MINIMUM REQUIRED ELEMENTS OF A 1-DAY TRAINING DESIGN FOR TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
Training design is like a well-detailed lesson plan. At a minimum, the design should contain:
• A title
• A brief (1 paragraph) needs statement
• An overall goal in general terms. It is often the inverse of the need.
• A description of the target audience
• 3-5 “SMART” Behavioral Learning Objectives per hour of training. SMART = Specific,
Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Framed.
• A list of materials needed and if necessary, state when they are used.
• A 1- paragraph synopsis of the training
• Trainer’s prep notes for set-up at the beginning of the day and for each module.
• An outline of the training with time frames. This is usually in Harvard Outline form such as
It is followed by:
• The design itself (an expansion of the outline, also in Harvard Outline form), including the same time frames and more detailed trainer instructions for what the trainer says and does during the training and all procedures:
o A list of “housekeeping” and ground rules to the state to the participants, such as the locations of bathrooms and “Please set cell phones on vibrate.”
o A list of prepared newsprints If PowerPoint is not being used and the actual prepared newsprint material throughout the design. (If PowerPoint is being used, a copy of the PowerPoint slides with appropriate script notes)
o Processing questions for the trainer to ask after each activity.
o Any necessary “trainer notes” to help guide the trainer
• Handouts including, but not limited to:
o A participants’ agenda with contact information and without time frames
o Any worksheets used
o Group task instructions (if used)
o Evaluation form (must!)
• A closure with a summary