ITCILO Training of Trainers workshop in Mazar-i-Sharif for SIYB trainers and coaches
As part of the “Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan” project, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization has implemented a three-day workshop on training methodologies for newly certified SIYB (Start and Improve Your Business) trainers in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, from 26 to 28 March 2018.
The workshop enabled participants to experiment with active learning methodologies and to improve their pedagogical skills.
As well as providing tips and techniques on presentation and facilitation, the course covered a wide range of topics, including when and how to conduct training needs analyses, how to identify the preferred learning style of your audience so as to make your intervention more learner-oriented, how to design a training intervention, and how to validate and evaluate your learning.
During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to try out the various techniques and receive meaningful feedback from the lead facilitators and their peers. They discussed the best ways to design training for adults, and identified the best approaches for managing difficult groups so that all participants can benefit from a learning intervention.
At the end of the workshop, each participant – and future trainer – was asked to develop a personal action plan for transferring their learning to their everyday work.
The workshop took place within the UNAMA compound in Mazar-i-Sharif and was made possible by the precious support of ILO Kabul and the ILO Road to Jobs project, based in Mazar-i-Sharif.