| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
PRODUCED BY: CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING FEDERATION OF TORONTO, CANADA, 1986.
AVAILABLE FROM: CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING FOUNDATION OF CANADA, 56 SPARKS STREET, SUITE 401, OTTAWA, CANADA, KIP 5A9.
COST: HANDOUTS $CAN 10 PER SET INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL SENT ON REQUEST
NUMBER OF PAGES: APPROX 500
The Co-operative Housing Foundation of Canada is a member-based organization providing developmental and educational services to housing co-operatives and local federations of housings co- operatives. Its educational service includes a train-the-trainer programme. For this programme, a series of instructor's manuals is available on a variety of topics. The instructor's manuals are available to those who have gone through the train-the- trainer programme. Each training manual is accompanied by a set of course handouts for participants.
This manual is designed to provide directors and members who may become directors with some basic background what being a director of a housing co-operative involves. It also provides a useful overview for others, such as staff, involved in the management of a housing co-operative.
The manual contains five sections and is designed to provide all the information and materials necessary to conduct the course. The instructional techniques include lectures by the instructors, discussion and exchange of ideas by group members, handouts and group exercises; some topics are introduced or summarized by the use of prepared overhead transparencies. After the introduction, section two, THE COURSE OUTLINE, reviews the topics to be covered, with suggested times for each section, if all topics are to be covered in a two-day course: the material contained in the manual cannot be taught in the detail presented in a two-day session. It is organized so that the instructor can select elements for the groups he is working with. Each section of the course includes one or more exercises which are central to the learning experience. Some sections of the course can be taught on their own as evening or half-day workshops. The third section, INSTRUCTORS NOTES, contains the material to be covered in the course in point form. It also includes an overview of each section of the course for the instructor and describes how to use teaching techniques, how to conduct exercises and when to use handouts and overhead transparencies. The fourth section, MATERIALS, contains all lists and copies of the handouts and the overhead transparencies. The final section is a background paper on the Co-operative Housing Foundation.
Other titles in the same co-operative training manual series include:
- Leadership Skills: A Workshop on Chairing and Recording for Co-op Committees,
- Member Selection Committee course,
- Member Involvement Committee Workshop.
All come with instructor's manuals and a complete set of handouts.
This series of manuals has been produced in the context of the Canadian co-operative movement, and much of the terminology and the specific details of the financial, legal and structural aspects are relevant only in the Canadian context. Nonetheless, these manuals provide a complete package for the instructor and, therefore, they would be worthy of attention for anyone who is designing training packages for cooperatives or training of- trainers programmes in other parts of the world.