ERIC Number: ED189369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Primer for Trainers. One of a Series of Studies in Volunteerism, Training & Employment.
Chastain, J. Dale; Schindler, Arlene K.
Intended for novice trainers, this primer contains basic information about workshops and the tasks and skills necessary for effective leadership of workshops. Likening the tasks of a workshop leader to those of the classroom teacher, the first chapter deals with the workshop as an educational event and the management of the workshop. The following chapter provides direction on creating a learning environment, presenting information, and directing and monitoring activities. Chapter 3, Managing Individual Participation, explores the behavior states of both leaders and participants, leader participant transaction, and the fact that no leader states have inherent value in and of themselves. Another chapter is devoted to the processing of contributions of participants and the integration of them into the workshop content. The final chapter discusses interpersonal communication among participants and with the workshop trainer, with emphasis placed on the recognition of the respect for cultural diversity. (MEK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women in Community Service, Inc., Washington, DC.