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JS 1 Preparing to Facilitate

JS 1 Preparing to Facilitate

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Preparing to Facilitate is a planning document for mentoring coordinators that will be training mentors
Preparing to Facilitate is a planning document for mentoring coordinators that will be training mentors

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Module 1
Part 2: Training Mentors
Preparing to
 Time: 2 hoursLimit: 20 participants
Facilitate
 
PART 2:
 Training Mentors
MODULE 1:
Preparing to Facilitate
NOTES
1
Introduction
Session Goals
As a first step toward providing training to their program’s mentors,participants will explore fundamentals that are important for becom-ing an effective facilitator. By the end of the workshop, they should:Have identified characteristics of adult learnersUnderstand effective approaches for facilitatingtraining sessionsBe able to develop training activities for new mentorsUnderstand the importance of reflection for strengthening theirskills as trainers
 The Basics
1.Adult learners tend to be practical and goal-oriented. They
want
to learn what they
need
to learn in order to succeed.2.People are most likely to learn when they are active participantsin the learning experience.3.“Facilitate” means “to make easier.” A good facilitator makes learn-ing “easier” for participants in the training session.
 
PART 2:
 Training Mentors
MODULE 1:
Preparing to Facilitate
NOTES
2
Agenda
1.Introductions
(15 minutes)Participants describe what they want to strengthen about them-selves as trainers.
2.A Good Learning Experience
(25 minutes)Small groups explore the question: “What makes a good learningexperience?”
3.Helping Mentors Learn
(10 minutes)Participants discuss principles of adult learning.
4.Tips for Facilitating
(15 minutes)Participants review characteristics of effective facilitation.
5.Planning an Activity
(40 minutes)Small groups develop an activity for training new mentors.
6.Now What?
(15 minutes) The group reflects on their experiences during this session.
Connections to Other Training Sessions
 This session is intended as the first of four sessions designed to helpprograms train their mentors. The information and strategies referredto in this session are applied and expandedupon in these JUMP train-ings:“JUMPstarting Your Mentors”“Connecting and Communicating”“Keeping the Relationships GoingIf members of your training group have already attended any of thosesessions, you may want to draw on information they have learnedthere. If they have not yet attended those sessions, you will want to,where appropriate, encourage themto attend in order to reinforce andadd to the information that is covered during “Preparing to Facili-tate.”

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