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close this book Forestry training manual Inter-America Region
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View the document Conducting the training program
View the document Weekly evaluation form
View the document Session I day one
View the document Daily schedule for technical training
View the document Session II special projects
View the document Session III The forest of the world, peace corps forestry goals, the individual volunteers' roles
View the document Session IV Language class
View the document Session V Exercise I: Record keeping
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View the document Session VII Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session VIII Spanish language class
View the document Session IX Non-verbal communication
View the document Session X Basic site selection, planning and layout of a nursery
View the document Session XI Spanish language class
View the document Session XII Cultural values
View the document Session XIII Soil preparation, seed bed sowing, and reproduction by clippings
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View the document Session XV Communication through illustration
View the document Session XVI Fertilizers, watering and containers
View the document Session XVII Spanish language
View the document Session XVIII Protection and record keeping
View the document Session XIX Individual interviews
View the document Session XX Planting trees
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View the document Session XXV Volunteer's role as an extensionist
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View the document Session XXVIII Spanish language
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View the document Session XXX Spanish language
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View the document Session XXXVII Soils
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View the document Session XXXIX Community analysis introduction
View the document Session XL Soil erosion
View the document Session XLI Spanish language
View the document Session XLIII Watershed management
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View the document Session XLV Review of expectations - mid way
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View the document Session XLVII Species report
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View the document Session L Field trip overview
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View the document Session LII Individual interviews
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View the document Session LIV Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session LV Spanish language
View the document Session LVI Resources
View the document Session LVII Compost heap - insect collection - light gaps
View the document Session LVIII Spanish language
View the document Session LIX Cultural shock - are we ready for it?
View the document Session LX Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session LXI Spanish language
View the document Session LXII Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session LXIII Final interviews
View the document Session LXIV Graduation

Session LXII Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials

Goals:

- To help trainees adopt a professional demeanor when interacting with host country officials.

Overview

In this session trainees will practice interacting with host country officials in a professional manner.

Exercise I: Role Play

Materials: flip chart, marker pens, tape.

Exercise I: Role Play

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Overview

Through a series of role plays and the processing of those role plays, trainees will come to understand the importance of interacting professionally with host country officials

Procedure

Time

Activities

 

1. Trainer introduces a series of role plays and trainees take on roles of volunteers to practice professional interactions.

 

2. The important part of this exercise is the processing.

Trainer's Note: Role plays that follow are samples. You may want to write your own based on actual people.

Role Plays

Bruce

(1)

MAG official is pro-U.S. and anti-communist. He is in favor of U.S. invading Cuba, Nicaragua etc., to stop the spread of communism. He sees PCV as anti-communist. Criticizes U.S. for its weak foreign policy (does not bomb Cuba, etc.).

 

(1)

Volunteer - this is your first visit to MAG official who will be your contact for your job.

Bruce

(2)

MAG official is leftist. U.S. is inflicting misery and capitalism on poor people in Third World countries. U.S. is sending PCVs to Third World countries as spies to influence public opinion in these developing nations. (PC and CIA are both run by the State Department).

Joan & Bruce

(2)

Counterpart & PCV arrive at MAG office. Counterpart and MAG official are old friends, with family ties, etc. PCV is completely ignored.

Gene & George

 

Established PCV arrives at HAG office. He has been working two years with MAG official and is good friends with him. MAG official lets it be known that he is worried about new PCV - who is quiet, immature, and speaks little Spanish.

Gene

 

Female PCV comes to visit MAG official. He makes pass at PCV trying to get her to commit to meeting later, going to dance or dinner together.

Francisco

 

PCV Visits MAG official for first time. MAG official is nice, very helpful and interested in work plan of PCV. He offers assistance and help in getting PCV to work on project.

Francisco

 

PCV visits MAG office for first time. MAG official interested in agricultural crops and tries to exclude any reference to planting forest trees. Tries to get PCV to help in planting potatoes and onions for MAG official's personal use.