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Training of Trainers, A programme on Training approaches and methods
Development Alternatives

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 5:47:00 PM



A non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods

Capacity Building Series (2007- 08)

Training of Trainers

A programme on Training Approaches and Methods

(February 27-29, 2008)



As the external environment, and the economy, change, the Development Sector today is also undergoing rapid changes, to cope with these external changes. This in turn requires regular training and re-training of staff of development organisations. Added to this is the greater turnover of staff in development organisations, which means that almost every month new staff need to be appointed and trained. Such training cannot be carried out by external faculty alone, but needs at least a few short programmes in-house, to be conducted often by the senior staff. However, a major challenge is in developing the right skills and approach among the staff, to make training effective. It is important that even if staff themselves do not conduct the training, they need to be aware of relevant methodologies, so that they can assess the effectiveness of the training independently.



The training programme will be conducted to meet the following objectives:

     To help CSO senior staff and resource persons learn effective training techniques.

     To help in conducting an appropriate training Needs Analysis as a pre-training activity, to ensure that training content is relevant and appropriate.




This module has been designed as a participatory programme that would build-upon the experiential knowledge of participants. The methods will use the Adult Learning Cycle as the basis for the training, with interactive group sessions and exercises.


Course Contents


The training programme includes the following:


     Learning Styles - VARK (Visual, Aural / Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic), Self-assessment

     Effective communication as a primary tool for training

     Factors affecting training effectiveness - AURA (Attention, Understanding, Retention, Application)

     Developing exercises and games for training

     Design of training - Training Needs Analysis, setting objectives and detailed design


Programme Outcome


At the end of the three day programme, the participants are expected to have


     Developed an awareness of the Adult learning Cycle Approach

     Learnt relevant techniques for training using the Adult Learning Cycle

     Learnt the process of conducting a Training Needs Analysis on an annual basis

     Practised use of the techniques in a training situation




This programme is designed for Development Professionals from NGOs, academic institutions, CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, and international development organizations who are involved in capacity building and training.



3 Days

The training will be for a period of 3 days which will essentially consist of:

  1. Class room sessions
  2. A guided tour to the development models within TARAgram campus
  3. An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and fort.




INR 10,000 per participant for Indian Participants


INR 18,000 (450 USD) for Overseas Participants  


To be sure of participation, we request you to send the nomination form (enclosed below) and the course fee (non-refundable) by 20th February, 2008.


The confirmation is made after the payment and the seats are reserved on First Come First Serve basis.


Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of Development Alternatives payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh The address for sending the Demand Draft   is -


Training Coordinator

Development Alternatives

1087, Civil Lines


Ph.-+91 510 2911368


Overseas participants may please send the fees through wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be sent to each selected trainee once we get their nomination form.




The training will be held in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. TARAgram is a campus set in the rural environment of Orchha. It is a centre which showcases the Livelihood models developed by DA in the field of appropriate technology, and environment.

Participants to the training will be provided a guided tour of the campus which will enrich the learnings from the class room sessions.


Tips of getting to TARAgram


Participants coming by train should take a ticket till Jhansi (UP) Railway station. From there, TARAgram is 9 kms away. There will be a pick up facility based on the information provided on the arrival time.


Other Useful Tips


1. The Training fee covers the following:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Course material
  • Leisure trip to the famous Orchha Temples and Fort


2. The participants can arrive one day before the training date and leave on last day of the training by a train which leaves around 5.45 pm


3. The participants will be expected to book and reserve their tickets. The training fee does not include the travel expenses.


4. DA reserves the right to withhold the fee for administrative and other costs for cancellations prior to the start of a course. A suitably qualified replacement may attend the course in place of the registered person. DA also reserves the right to cancel a course if too few participants have registered.


 5. Interested participants who are unable attend this Training on the given dates due to prior engagements can let us know of their interest. We will keep you informed when the same training is conducted again.




  1. Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station


  1. TARAgram Campus - an overview


  1. Orchha Temples and fort - a glimpse





Resource Person




Mr. Bhat has completed his B. Tech (Hons) from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India. He has been involved in designing and conducting Training for the community as well as the Civil Society Organizations. He has strong workshop moderation and group facilitation skills which makes him impart effective training. His clients in the past years have included UNDP, UNCTAD, WTO and Economic Commission of Africa, African Centre for Women and others. He has been with the development sector for the past 16 years. He has also completed a number of short term courses on different aspects of development, team work and motivation, and has been involved strongly in entrepreneurship development and training of trainers across the country.


Enquiries and Suggestions

If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following:



Juhi Nigam - + 91 510 2911 368, +91 983 9820 689

E-mail:  trainings@devalt.org


Development Alternatives

111/9-Z, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -1100 70, India





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Training date Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Intended Audience Development professionas and please see above
Cost INR 10,000

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Contact Juhi Nigam
Telephone + 91 510 2911 368
Email trainings@devalt.org
Website http://www.devalt.org

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