Outreach Coordinator's Handbook
Jeff E. Brooks-Harris, J. Judd Harbin, Laura W. Doto, Paulette M. Stronczek, & Bert H. Epstein
9. Providing Outreach Training
- Has your staff been trained to design and facilitate
- It may be helpful to provide in-service training for staff or trainees so that everyone has background knowledge and feels confident about their skills.
- You may want to choose a particular model or book on workshops to guide your training. Take a look at the examples of books and other resources listed in Workshop Design Strategies.
- Training should cover both workshop design and group facilitation skills.
- You can also encourage your staff to use the materials here on Workshop Central as a way to learn more about workshop design and facilitation.
- If your staff or trainees don't have a lot of workshop experience, it may be helpful to provide pre-designed outlines so that they can master presentation and facilitation skills before moving on to design.
- It may be helpful to offer novice presenters the opportunity to co-facilitate with a more experienced mentor before they have to "fly solo."
- You may want to make yourself available as a design consultant as staff or trainees are making initial efforts at designing their own workshops.
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