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Training and Assessing Workbook - Implementation guide

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Section 4: Sample session plans for workshops

4.1 What is the aim of the workshop?

The workshop aims to:

4.2 What materials and equipment are required?


4.3 Session plan – 2 hour workshop

Time Content Activity Training tools
5 minutes Introduction to the workshop objectives, housekeeping, and expectations of participants Facilitator  
10 minutes Overview of a supervisor's role in training supported employees in a Disability Employment Service 1. Whole group input to the question 'What does your role as a workplace trainer involve?'

2.
Trainer to summarise on whiteboard. If possible, place responses in columns:
  • identifying needs
  • designing
  • delivering
  • assessing and recording.
 
10 minutes Review of the Train the Trainer and Assessing resource package Whole group provided with copies of the resource package and time provided for individual perusal.

Trainer to highlight layout, icons and possible uses.
 
15 minutes A background to training and learning 1. Small group activity. (10 mins)

2.
Trainer to summarise. (5 mins)
Activity 1
15 minutes Identifying supported employee's needs 1. Individual activity. (2 mins)

2.
Small group activity – trainer asks groups to sort their responses into similar responses. (5 mins)

3.
Gather whole group responses by asking the groups to combine their responses. (5 mins)

4.
Note the range of responses. Talk about the supervisor's role in identifying training needs. Mention Section 2 in the manual as a possible reference. (3 mins)
Activity 2
20 minutes Designing training 1. Using the information in Section 3.2 of the Train the Trainer manual, introduce participants to the 5-step training design process. (5 mins)

2.
Ask group to apply the five steps to the case study: 'Colour for you'. (10 mins)

3.
Summarise group responses. Refer participants to Section 3 of the manual. (5 mins)
Case study (Colour for you) and a packet of coloured pencils for each group
15 minutes Delivering training 1. Brainstorm activity with whole group – 'What makes training delivery effective when working with supported employees?' (6 mins)

2.
Refer to Section 4.1 and present information on demonstration as a delivery method. (4 mins)

3.
Summarise. Refer participants to Section 4 of the manual. (5 mins)
 
20 minutes Assessment, evaluation and reporting 1. Small groups with Activity 3. (13 mins)

2.
Summarise responses. (7 mins)
Activity 3
10 minutes Conclusion and evaluation 1. Summarise workshop sessions. (5 mins)

2. Participants to complete evaluation. (5 mins)
Evaluation

4.4 Session plan – 4 hour workshop

Time Content Activity Training tools
5 minutes Introduction to the workshop objectives, housekeeping, expectations of participants Facilitator  
10 minutes Overview of a supervisor's role in training supported employees in a Disability Employment Service 1. Whole group input to the question 'What does your role as a workplace trainer involve?'

2.
Summarise on whiteboard. If possible, place responses in columns:
  • identifying needs
  • designing
  • delivering
  • assessing and recording.
 
10 minutes Review of the Train the Trainer resource package Whole group provided with copies of the resource package and time provided for individual perusal.

Trainer to highlight layout, icons and possible uses.
 
40 minutes Training supported employees Guest speaker with experience in training supported employees.  
15 minutes Break Invite guest speaker to stay for the break and encourage participants to discuss aspects of training with guest.  
15 minutes A background to training and learning 1. Small group activity. (10 mins)

2.
Summarise. (5 mins)
Activity 1
30 minutes Identifying supported employees' needs 1. Individual activity. (5 mins)

2.
Small group activity – Trainer asks groups to sort their responses into similar responses. Add more as group discusses the existing responses. (10 mins)

3.
Then move to gathering whole group responses by asking the groups to join their responses. (5 mins)

4.
Trainer to note the range of responses. Talk about the role of supervisors in identifying training needs. Using material from Section 2 in the manual as a reference, discuss the various indicators that training is needed. (10 mins)
Activity 2
30 minutes Designing training 1. Using the information in Section 3.2 of the Train the Trainer manual, introduce participants to the 5-step training design process. (5 mins)

2.
Ask group to apply the five steps to the case study: 'Colour for you'. (10 mins)

3.
Trainer to summarise group responses. Ask groups to identify the tasks involved with this job and the physical skills and knowledge a supported employee would require to complete the job. Present key points from Section 3 of the manual, referring to the group's responses to the activity. (15 mins)
Case study (Colour for you) and a packet of coloured pencils for each group
45 minutes Delivering training 1. Brainstorm activity with whole group – 'What makes training delivery effective when working with supported employees?' (5 mins)

2.
Trainer to refer to Section 4.1 and present information on demonstration as a delivery method. (15 mins)

3.
Trainer to summarise. Refer participants to Section 4 of the manual. (5 mins)

4.
Pairs activity using the 'Time for a cuppa' activity in Section 4.

If tea-making facilities are available, have the pairs make a cup of tea with milk and two teaspoons of sugar. One participant is to be the trainer/demonstrator; the other is the learner. The learner is to follow the exact instructions the trainer provides. Demonstrator and learner to discuss main learning points (and have a cup of tea). (15 mins)

Whole group to discuss the activity. Trainer to summarise key learning points. (5 mins)
 
30 minutes Assessment, evaluation and reporting 1. Small groups with Activity 3. (20 mins)

2.
Trainer to summarise responses. (10 mins)
Activity 3
10 minutes Conclusion and evaluation 1. Trainer to summarise workshop sessions. (5 mins)

2.
Participants to complete evaluation. (5 mins)
Evaluation

4.5 Session plan – 6 hour workshop

Time Content Activity Training tools
10 minutes Introduction to the workshop objectives, housekeeping, and expectations of participants Facilitator  
10 minutes Meet and greet An activity in pairs. Break group into pairs, preferably pair people with someone they haven't met before or don't know well.

Ask participants to discuss their backgrounds in working with supported employees, the type of work they have done, highlights of the work, issues or concerns they have about training.

This activity can be done with groups who work together or those who have just met. The activity focus is on the experience of the participant rather than the personal elements. (5 mins)

Ask the pairs to provide a summary of the other person's background to the whole group. Write training issues on board/ paper for reference during the workshop. Let the participants know you will try to address the issues. (5 mins)
 
15 minutes Overview of a supervisor's role in training supported employees in a Disability Employment Service 1. Whole group input to the question 'What does your role as a workplace trainer involve?'

2.
Summarise on whiteboard. If possible, place responses in columns:
  • identifying needs
  • designing
  • delivering
  • assessing and recording.
 
10 minutes Review of the Train the Trainer resource package Whole group provided with copies of the resource package and time provided for individual perusal.

Trainer to highlight layout, icons and possible uses.
 
45 minutes Training supported employees Guest speaker with experience in training supported employees.  
15 minutes Break Invite guest speaker to stay for the break and encourage participants to discuss aspects of training with the guest.  
30 minutes A background to training and learning 1. Small group activity. (15 mins)

2.
Summarise small group responses and provide an overview using information provided in Section 1 of the manual. (15 mins)
Activity 1
30 minutes Identifying supported employees' needs 1. Individual activity. (5 mins)

2.
Small group activity – Asks groups to categorise their responses into similar responses. Add more as group discusses the existing responses. (10 mins)

3.
Then move to gathering whole group responses by asking the groups to combine their responses. (5 mins)

4.
Note the range of responses. Talk about the role of supervisors in identifying training needs. Using material from Section 2 in the manual as a reference, discuss the various indicators that training is needed. (10 mins)
Activity 2
40 minutes Designing training 1. Using the information in Section 3.2 of the Train the Trainer manual introduce participants to the 5-step training design process. (5 mins)

2.
Ask group to apply the five steps to the case study: 'Colour for You'. (15 mins)

3.
Summarise group responses. Ask groups to identify the tasks involved with this job and the physical skills and knowledge a supported employee would require to complete the job. Present key points from Section 3 of the manual, referring to the group's responses to the activity. (20 mins)
Case study (Colour for you) and a packet of coloured pencils for each group
30 minutes Break    
45 minutes Delivering training 1. Brainstorm activity with whole group – 'What makes training delivery effective when working with supported employees?' (5 mins)

2.
Trainer to refer to Section 4.1 and present information on demonstration as a delivery method. (15 mins)

3.
Trainer to summarise. Refer participants to Section 4 of the manual. (5 mins)

4.
In pairs using the Time for a cuppa' activity in Section 4.

If tea-making facilities are available, have the pairs make a cup of tea with milk and two teaspoons of sugar. One participant is to be the trainer/demonstrator; the other is the learner. The learner is to follow the exact instructions the trainer provides. Demonstrator and learner to discuss main learning points (and have a cup of tea). (15mins)

Whole group to discuss the activity. Summarise key learning points. (5 mins)
 
50 minutes Assessment, evaluation and reporting 1. Small groups with Activity 3. Ideally you will be able to form three groups; each group can take one of the topics on the activity sheet and report back. (15 mins)

2.
Summarise responses. (5 mins)

3.
Small groups. Ask participants to write an assessment tool on butcher's paper that includes observation, a written test, work samples and questioning for the 'Colour for you' case study. (15 mins)

4.
Trainer to display group responses and discuss. (15 mins)
Activity 3
20 minutes Conclusions and evaluation 1. Trainer to summarise workshop sessions. Ask each participant to describe one useful piece of information they gained for the workshop and how they might apply it at their workplace. (15 mins)

2.
Participants to complete evaluation. (5 mins)
Evaluation

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