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View the document Session III The forest of the world, peace corps forestry goals, the individual volunteers' roles
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View the document Session VII Flowers, seeds, the beginning
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Session LIV Project planning: goal setting

Total Time: 4 hours

Goals:

- To integrate the technical material, problems identified and personal [earnings into a clarified set of personal and project goals and objectives.

- To write immediate project goals and those in three months.

- To identify and list resources needed to accomplish goals.

- To identify personal learning goals for the next three months.

- Review learnings of and accomplishments in last 15 weeks of training.

Exercise I:

Lecture on goals, objectives and activities.

Individual work on three month project plan.

Individual work on personal learning.

Materials Flip charts, marker pens, tape. Participants may want to briny their journals.

Trainer's Note: You may want to suggest that participants bring their journals to this exercise.

Exercise I: Project Planning, Goal Setting

Total Time: 4 hours overview

In this session trainees take time to plan their projects and set their own goals. They will deal with integrating the training they have received, problems that have been identified and personal learnings. They will also look at accomplishments they have made since the beginning of training in-country.

Procedures

Time

Activities

 

1. Trainer opens the session by explaining the goals of the session; making linkages to the prior sessions will now stress their role as a volunteer. All the information they have gathered over the past 14 weeks is to he incorporated into a series of plans for the future.

 

2. Ask each person to review and list their major learnings during training.

 

3. Ask each person to review the learning goals they have set for themselves in session five. Now put into a written statement, if they have reached these goals.

 

4. Ask each person to then fill out the following matrix. Explain that the exercise has two parts. The first considers the specific volunteer project assignment. The second part asks people to set out goals for personal learning or development.

   

a. Where would I like to be on my project in 3 months?

 

Goals

To Do's

By When

Resources Needed

   

b. Benchmarks (or milestones)

 

To get to my next 3 month goals, I plan to have accomplished the following in 6 weeks:

   

c. When I get to my site, I plan to do the following things first.

1 hour

5. After the exercise is completed, ask the group to review the "goals", "to do's" and "resources needed" in pairs. Remind the group that this is another opportunity to use their planning skills and apply them to this situation. Use the following questions.

   

- Is the plan realistic, feasible?

   

- What will I do to measure success?

15 minutes

BREAK

20 minutes

6. Personal learning/action goals: Ask each person to look over their journal entries and the chart they made earlier and consider what they want to set as personal learning or action goals for the next three months.

30 minutes

7. when the list is completed, ask the group to go hack into the same pairs again and review each person's plan. The group should be instructed to share only what they feel comfortable sharing. Some areas may he private.

15 minutes

8. Close the session by asking:

   

1) What have you learned from this process?

   

2) Is there any unfinished business?

   

3) Will you be able to apply these tools in your work with the community?

FORESTRY TECHNICAL TRAINING

ECUADOR/PARAGUAY

Introduction to Planning (Sample Outline for Lecture)

The ability to plan is a key characteristic of a professional.

A. Need for Planning:

1. Necessary for effective Peace Corps Service.

2. Necessary for most host country agencies.

3. Underdevelopment is as much due to poor planning as it is to resource limitations.

B. The planning process begins with the establishment of clear objectives.

II. The formation of clear useful objectives.

A. The need for clear objectives.

1. The desired outcome of the project must be clear to plan necessary activites and tasks.

2. Evaluation of project effectiveness requires clear objectives.

B. The qualities of meaningfully stated objectives.

1. They identify in concrete terms the terminal project situation or behavior and give a picture of what should exist at the end of the project.

2. They identify any pertinent conditions or assumptions that would affect the achievement of the project objectives.

- To forewarn participants of any possible problems.

- To avoid misunderstandings when objectives are not met due to outside factors.

3. They specify the criteria used to establish acceptable project performance, giving a statement of specific quality, quantity or time necessary for fulfillment.

4. They are stated in concrete non-ambiguous terms:

a. Terms often used in objectives the are open to many interpretations.

- TO MOTIVATE people to plant trees,

- TO TRAIN people in nursery management,

- TO UNDERSTAND the essentials of nursery management,

- TO ENCOURAGE tree planting.

b. Terms open to fewer interpretations:

- TO ESTABLISH a nursery capable of producing 100,000 healthy trees each year.

- After participating in the training course participants will be able: TO DESCRIBE AND DEMONSTRATE the following essential skills of a forester.

- After training they will be able TO MAKE A LIST of most common pests and diseases found in nurseries.