Training Design

Hub training and development design is based on a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) process conducted with organisations that request training or development. The seven steps in the TNA process are outlined below:

1. Initial meeting between Hub na nÓg and client organisation

The Hub seeks information from the client on:

  • the reason the client is seeking training
  • the current policy and practice of the client organisation in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making
  • the national and international child rights obligations of the client organisation with reference to the voice of the child
  • the intended policy and practice improvements of the client organisation in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making
  • the specific information, support, guidance and training required by the client from the Hub

The Hub provides information on:

  • the Hub na nÓg training approach, with reference to:
    • the need for client organisations to identify specific programmes or projects in which they intend to involve children and/or young people in decision-making on which the training will be based
    • an understanding that participants will be required to undertake training tasks during and after the training that demonstrate the skills they have learned
  • the role of the client and role of the Hub in the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • timeframes for the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • estimated training costs
  • possible date/s and venue for training

 

2. The Hub develops and issues a dedicated client Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form

 

3. Meeting between Hub na nÓg and the client to review the TNA form:

  • Review the focus of training identified in the TNA form
  • Discuss specific child participation projects on which the training will be based
  • Agree the duration of training
  • Agree the number of participants and if all participants will attend every session in the training
  • Develop draft training and learning objectives
  • Develop an outline draft training programme
  • Agree the number of trainers required

 

4. The Hub develops final training and learning objectives and training tasks

 

5. The Hub and client organisation sign-off (by phone or email) on:

  • Training and learning objectives
  • Training programme and training tasks
  • Training costs
  • Deadlines for the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • Date/s and venue for training

 

6. The Hub arranges training logistics

  • Retain trainers
  • Book the training venue
  • Book catering
  • Tender for print of the training manual

 

7. The Hub develops the training programme, materials and manual

  • Work with the assigned trainers to develop training methods and tasks to deliver the training and learning objectives
  • Finalise the content and flow of the programme and assign responsibilities to trainers
  • Review the national and international child rights obligations of the client organisation with reference to the voice of the child and develop a presentation tailored to their obligations, responsibilities and needs
  • Develop a best practice presentation tailored to the obligations, responsibilities and needs of the client organisation
  • Develop presentations on practice methods tailored to the responsibilities and needs of the client organisation
  • Commission the design and print of training materials
  • Develop the training manual
  • Develop a task and responsibilities list for Hub staff and contracted trainers outlining the layout and set up of the training venue, layout of training materials and running order for training day/s