Module 8: Train the Trainer

The principal aims of this module are:

  1. To introduce participants to the IFLA Building Strong Library Associations Programme
  2. To help participants develop the knowledge and skills to become a confident trainer for the IFLA Building Strong Library Associations activities

The presenter will need to adapt the material and customise it for the given audience. If delivered in its entirety, this training package is designed for a three day workshop. Suitable local examples will be needed to illustrate key points and to maintain audience interest.

Three day workshop. Length and topics can be customised.

TOPIC 1: TRAINING FUNDAMENTALS: SETTING THE SCENE
1.1 Learning outcomes
1.2 Overview of the Topic
1.3 The aims of the IFLA BSLA Train-the-Trainer workshop
1.4 Participant outcomes from the Train-the-Trainer workshops
1.5 Introductions and icebreaker
1.6 Ground Rules

TOPIC 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE IFLA TRAINING PROGRAMMES
2.1 Learning outcomes
2.2 Overview of the Topic
2.3 The Building Strong Library Associations Programme
2.4 The BSLA training package
2.5 Content of the modules
2.6 Who should participate
2.7 Train-the-Trainer, or cascade training
2.8 Trainer responsibilities
2.9 Cultural factors
2.10 The IFLA Online Learning Platform
2.11 The BSLA programme structure

TOPIC 3: THE IFLA LEARNING CONTEXT
3.1 Learning outcomes
3.2 Overview of the Topic
3.3 Adult learning
3.4 Group learning
3.5 Understanding facilitation

TOPIC 4: PRACTICAL TRAINING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS
4.1 Learning outcomes
4.2 Overview of the Topic
4.3 Giving and receiving feedback
4.4 Peer assessment and self-assessment
4.5 Group learning activities
4.6 Symptoms of a training session in trouble
4.7 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 5: INTRODUCTION TO PRESENTATION EXERCISES
5.1 Learning outcomes
5.2 Overview of the Topic
5.3 Five minute professional presentations
5.4 BSLA learning activities
5.5 Selecting the training activities for Day 2 and Day 3
5.6 Preparation time

TOPIC 6: FIVE MINUTE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
6.1 Learning outcomes
6.2 Overview of the Topic
6.3 Five minute professional presentations

TOPIC 7: TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR BSLA MODULE 1: LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS IN SOCIETY
7.1 Learning outcomes
7.2 Overview of the topic
7.3 Working with Module 1, Topic 1
7.4 Review and feedback
7.5 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 8: TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR BSLA MODULE 2: BUILDING YOUR LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
8.1 Learning outcomes
8.2 Overview of the topic
8.3 Working with Module 2, Topic 2
8.4 Review and feedback
8.5 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 9: UNDERSTANDING SWOT ANALYSIS
9.1 Learning outcomes
9.2 Overview of the Topic
9.3 SWOT analysis

TOPIC 10: TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR BSLA MODULE 3: SUSTAINING YOUR LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
10.1 Learning outcomes
10.2 Overview of the topic
10.3 Working with BSLA Module 3, Topic 1
10.4 Review and feedback
10.5 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 11: TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR BSLA MODULE 4: STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS – PARTNERSHIPS AND FUNDRAISING
11.1 Learning outcomes
11.2 Overview of the Topic
11.3 Working with BSLA Module 4, Topic 6
11.4 Review and feedback
11.5 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 12: UNDERSTANDING CASE STUDIES
12.1 Learning outcomes
12.2 Overview of the Topic
12.3 Case studies in the BSLA programme

TOPIC 13: TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR BSLA MODULE 5: LIBRARIES ON THE AGENDA
13.1 Learning outcomes
13.2 Overview of the Topic
13.3 Working with BSLA Module 5, Topic 2
13.4 Review and feedback
13.5 Tips and tricks for group learning activities

TOPIC 14: EFFECTIVE REVIEW AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES FOR IFLA TRAINERS
14.1 Learning outcomes
14.2 Overview of the Topic
14.3 Impact evaluation
14.4 Reflective practice
14.5 Learning journals
14.6 Community of practice
14.7 The IFLA Trainers Community of Practice

TOPIC 15: IFLA TRAINING STRATEGIES
15.1 Learning outcomes
15.2 Overview of the Topic
15.3 Group discussion
15.4 Preparing to deliver training
15.5 Customisation process
15.6 Tips for customising materials
15.7 Preparing participants for their learning experience
15.8 Materials needed for workshops
15.9 Cascade activities
15.10 Strategies to keep learning as a trainer
15.11 Accreditation of IFLA Trainers

Associations, Building Strong Library Associations, Training

Last update: 5 October 2012