The Training of Trainers is a course designed for students who have completed the CAT/ACT courses at Nechi and interested in becoming a Facilitator. The course comprises of four modules, which are progressive and builds on the previous module. The course is 40 hours in length and delivered over a period of four weeks, consecutively, during summer months. The content of the program focuses on issues such as communication, the development of a safe learning environment, course design, needs assessment, adult learning theory, experiential learning methods, preparation of learning objectives, group dynamics/group facilitation skills (including dealing with problem behaviours), and evaluation of learning.
TOT 1: Exploring Training Elements
These courses provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness needed to effectively design and lead training activities in Aboriginal organizations and communities. The content of the program focuses on issues such as communications, the development of a safe learning environment, course design, needs assessment, adult learning theory, and experiential learning methods, preparation of learning objectives, group dynamics/group facilitation skills (including dealing with problem behaviours) and evaluation of learning.
TOT 2: The Training Cycle
This course teaches trainees to develop a needs assessment format to determine training needs in their home community or for their target group; and analyze the needs assessment. It further assists the trainer in developing specific three-day workshop and lecturette designs.
TOT 3: Facilitation Process
This session is designed to assist the Trainee in enhancing their knowledge through the exploration of the Medicine Wheel, Awareness Wheel, and facilitator models to strengthen facilitation skills. Trainees will be provided with an opportunity to participate in experiential facilitation settings, group work, conflict resolution scenarios, and role-play therapy for designing facilitating models to deliver presentations.
TOT 4: Master Plan Competencies
This session will guide trainees through the process of exploring cultural competencies, redesigning, evaluating, and creating a master plan with goal oriented behaviours and methods for achieving self-directed change. The purpose of developing goals will further enhance trainer personal and professional development through a series of experiential practices and methods.