ERIC Number: ED464259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The New Project Design and Management Workshop Training Manual.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This training manual presents guidelines for planning and conducting a project design and management (PDM) workshop to teach Peace Corps volunteers to involve local community members in the process of using participatory analysis tools and planning and implementing projects meeting local desires and needs. The first six sections contain the following materials: a list of acronyms and abbreviations; guidelines for planning a PDM workshop; nine tips for PDM workshop trainers; a PDM session grid; definitions of key terms; and an annotated list of six resources and reference materials. The remainder of the training manual consists of 15 detailed training session plans on the following topics: (1) characteristics of effective projects; (2) identifying resources and expectations; (3) steps in project planning; (4) participatory analysis and priority setting with the community; (5) desires, needs, and problems; (6) determining project visions, assets, and strategies; (7) determining project goals, objectives, signs of success, and feasibility; (8) identifying and sequencing tasks; (9) assigning roles and responsibilities; (10) making a timeline; (11) monitoring and evaluation planning; (12) resource identification and budgeting; (13) proposal writing and optional project presentations; (14) identifying funding sources; and (15) taking the project home to the community. Two sample community project designs and guidelines for working with an interpreter are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Change Agents, Classroom Techniques, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Planning, Definitions, Developing Nations, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Participative Decision Making, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Guides, Resource Materials, Sex Differences, Teaching Guides, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Volunteer Training, Womens Education, Workshops
Peace Corps, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research, Information Collection and Exchange, 1111 20th Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20526 (ICE Publication no. T0107). Tel: 202-692-2640; Fax: 202-692-2641. For full text: http://www.peacecorps.gov/publications/pdf/T0107.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.