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close this bookTraining Programme for Women Entrepreneurs in the Food-processing Industry - Volume I (UNIDO, 1985, 356 p.)
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View the documentComposition of the Manual
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View the documentCounselling Sessions
View the documentHow to use the Workbook
View the documentProposed Time Schedule

Preparing for the Sessions

Do not fall into the trap of believing that you need less time for preparing because you have pre-prepared guidelines; the participative method which is the basis of each session requires you to be ready for any possible response to your questions; every participant has her own views, and in most sessions there are no right or wrong answers. Your task is to elicit and guide participants' contributions, and to help them to share their views in such a way that each participant evolves her own understanding of the particular topic, built on what you and her colleagues have to contribute.

Be sure to have the right number of copies of the properly modified case studies or exercise ready for distribution at the right time; if you wish, prepare flip chart sheets, overhead projector slides or other visuals in advance but be ready to modify these in the light of participants' contributions.