Training of Trainers in Facilitation Skills for the Agricultural Sector (Agri-ToT): Farmer Engagement Training – Basics of Training Adults

    Target Audience

    The course is designed for agricultural extension workers who provide training and agricultural support to small scale farmers. Typically, the target audience trains farmers on a one-to-one or one-to-few basis on agricultural topics in fields or in outdoor meeting locations.


    Managers with direct responsibility for training programs and administrators with indirect responsibility for training may also find this workshop useful.


    Prerequisites

    None.


    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Describe characteristics, preferences and expectations of adult learners
    • Open meetings effectively
    • Present content effectively
    • Give and receive constructive feedback
    • Demonstrate a five-minute introduction and ten-minute meeting excerpt
    • Demonstrate how to ask and answer questions appropriately
    • Describe how to manage difficult meeting situations
    • Conclude a meeting effectively
    Methodology
    Classroom-based course
    The workshop uses an active learning approach with group and individual activities such as group discussions, case studies, and individual presentations interspersed between short lectures. During the course, the trainer acts as facilitator to help participants share their experiences. At the same time, participants develop an action plan for applying their new skills and tools to actual challenges at work.
    Accreditation
    Not available at this time
    Content
    • Introduction to the workshop
    • Presenting content effectively
      • Our audience, our starting point
        • Our learners - the starting point
        • Adult learning principles
        • What are learning styles
        • Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (VAK) learning styles
        • Learning cycle
      • Opening a Meeting
        • Introducing a training session using GLOSS
      • Presenting Content
        • Presenting with EASE
      • Providing feedback on learner progress
        • Giving feedback using FEED
        • Receiving feedback
      • Concluding with OFF
        • Using OFF
    • Short practice presentations
    • Increasing understanding and acceptance
      • Asking and answering questions
      • Meeting management techniques
        • Managing difficult participants
        • Using the LAPACT objection handling tool
        • Building rapport and influence
    • Long practice presentations
    • Concluding remarks

    Course Duration

    2 days (depending on number of participants attending)


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