13) Training of trainers course in citizenship – Beirut September, 2016

Supported by: EuroMed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI

Lebanon – Hazmieh 16-27 September, 2016

Within the frame of the Enabling program, and in further implementation for the activities of Citizenship League within the project of “Capacity building in the concept of citizenship and gender equality”; the project that aims to strengthen the capacities and experiences of activists, and develop their skills and knowledge in areas related to the concepts of gender and citizenship and its values, and after achieving 2 workshops in 2016; (1- Gender equality, and 2- Gender and Citizenship), Citizenship League organized a course entitled “Training course for trainers in citizenship and gender equality” in Lancaster Tamar Hotel, Hamish, Beirut, Lebanon between the 16th and the 27th of September 2016, and supported by Euro-Med Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI.

The volunteers/trainers of this course were: Dr. Hassan Abbas, who presented a review about the concept of citizenship, its basis, and values, Mr. Wissam Jalahej: who presented a review about the concept of gender, and the link between gender and citizenship, and Mrs. Joumana Merhy: trainer on training skills and mechanisms.

There were 21 invitees to the course among which; 3 of them lived in Turkey (they all apologized from attending due to circumstances related to their work and their legal status

in Turkey). There was finally, 15 participants in the workshop; (33%) men and (67%) women; they all, men and women, came from different civil society organizations and various actors in society, including attorney and press, and working in refugee camps in Lebanon.

This workshop aimed to train trainers in the field of citizenship and gender, in addition to giving advanced empowerment for actors in our society (women and men), and civil society organizations in the concept of citizenship, its basis, and values, as well as in gender concept.

 

The course covered the following subjects:

1- Definition of training; as a participatory process.

2- The eight rules of training.

3- Training process contents.

4- Determine the content of the training courses. – Identify training requirements.

5- Drafting training objectives.

6- Participatory training techniques and methods: case study – Lecture and discussion – Brainstorming – workgroup – Role-play / Drama – eyewitness testimonies.

7- Training tools: Audiovisual tools – Flipchart – Blackboard – Presentations – Publications.

8- Skills for moderating a training course.

9- Training Evaluation: Why? How? What to evaluate? Evaluation, training and follow-up skills.

10- Planning for a training session.

11- Review (History of citizenship – the concept of citizenship).

12- Review (principles of citizenship: participation, freedom, responsibility, and equality).

13- Review (values of citizenship).

14- Review (Potential citizenship and active citizenship).

15- Review (The link between citizenship and gender equality).

 

  In all training sessions, training methodology relied mainly on an interactive mode (in addition to a review of issues related to citizenship and gender), through examples from the reality about the concept and principles of citizenship, and the link between gender and citizenship, using brainstorming technique to engage participants in the idea’s conclusion process.

After receiving the necessary training on training skills and methods, and planning for a training session, 15 titles of the topics addressed during the sessions were distributed among participants; every participant had to prepare him/herself a training session using one topic. Every participant prepared a first demo presentation for a quarter of an hour and then another training presentation for half an hour; all performances were recorded by a video camera to display and evaluate them, and therefore to identify strengths and weaknesses of the training.

Participants’ interaction was excellent, everyone participated in the discussions about citizenship in the region, and expressed the importance of this training, and their willingness to have another experience with Citizenship League in this field, some of them suggested having similar course about citizenship issues.

The course program:
Date Session Content Facilitator
16/09 First

09:00-11:00

Welcoming – introductions – introducing the League activities.

The objective of the workshop of trainers in citizenship

Charter of participants work – Determine the daily work groups – Daily report

Wesam Jalahej

Joumana Merhi

11:00 – 11:30 Break
Second

11:30 – 13:30

Definition of training; as a communicative, participatory process

(Trainers – trainees – training materials)

Joumana Merhi
13:30 – 14:00 Break
Third

14:00 – 15:30

The eight rules of training
15:30 – 16:30 Lunch break
Fourth
16:30 – 18:00
Training process contents
17/9 First

09:00 – 11:00

Report of previous day’s activities

Prepare for the training:

Determine the content of the training courses, identify the training requirements.

Joumana Merhi
11:00-11:30 Break
Second

11:30 – 13:00

Prepare for the training:

Drafting training objectives.

13:30-14:00 Break
Third

14:00-15:30

Participatory training techniques and methods

case study – Lecture and discussion – Brainstorming – discussion

15:30-16:30 Lunch break
Fourth
16:30-18:00
Participatory training techniques and methods

work group – Role-play / Drama – eyewitness testimonies Presentation – recording and watching – individual exercises

18/9 First

9:00-11:00

Report of previous day’s activities Training tools.

Audiovisual tools – Flipchart – Blackboard –Publications

Skills of moderating a training session.

Joumana Merhi
11:00-11:30 Break
Second

11:30-13:30

Training Evaluation: Why? who? How? What to evaluate?

Evaluation, training and follow-up skills

Planning for a training session

13:30-14:00 Break
Third

15:30-14:00

Planning for a training session:

Work groups to draft three training plans

15:30-16:30 Lunch break
Fourth
16:30-18:00
Planning for a training session:

Discussing the results of drafting training plans

Agreement on topics that will be adopted in the first
training presentation and introducing the evaluation form

19/9 First

09:00-10:30

Review (History of citizenship – concept
of citizenship).
Dr. Hassan Abbas
10:30-11:00 Break
Second

11:00-12:30

Review (principles of citizenship: participation)
12:30-13:00 Break
Third

13:00-14:30

Review (principles of citizenship: freedom)
14:30-15:30 Lunch break
Fourth
15:30-17:00
Review (principles of citizenship: responsibility)
20/9 First

09:00-10:30

Review (principles of citizenship: equality) Dr. Hassan Abbas
10:30-11:00 Break
Second

11:00-12:30

Review (values of citizenship).
12:30-13:00 Break
Third

13:00-14:30

Review (active citizenship).
14:30-15:30 Lunch break
Fourth
15:30-17:00
Review (citizenship and gender). Wesam Jalahej
21/9 First

09:00-11:00

Briefing of previous day’s activities

Participants to prepare the first training presentation

Joumana Merhi
11:00-11:30 Break
Second

11:30-13:30

Delivering first training presentation; participants submitted 5 presentations (15 minutes)
13:30-14:00 Break
third

14:00-15:30

Delivering first training presentation; participants submitted 5 presentations (15 minutes)
15:30-16:30 Lunch break
Fourth
16:30-18:00
Delivering first training presentation; participants submitted 5 presentations (15 minutes)
22/9 First

9:00-11:00

Evaluation of the first training presentation Joumana Merhi Wesam Jalahej
11:00-11:30 Break
Second

11:30-13:30

Distribution of topics that will be addressed in the second training presentations.
Preparation for the second training presentation (30 minutes); prepare
and review of work plan.
13:30-14:00 Break
Third

14:00-16:00

Preparation for submission of the second training
presentation: (30 minutes) – Delivery of work plans
Lunch break
Eighth Day – 23/09/2016 (Break and preparation for presentations)
24/9 First

9:00-1100

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes) Dr. Hassan Abbas

Joumana Merhi
Wesam Jalahej

11:00-11:30 break
Second

11:30-13:30

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes)
13:30-14:00 break
Third

14:00-15:30

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes)
15:30-16:30 Lunch break
25/9 First

09:00-1100

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes) Dr. Hassan Abbas

Joumana Merhi
Wesam Jalahej

Sabah Hallak

11:00-11:30 break
second

11:30-13:30

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes)
13:30-14:00 break
Third

14:00-15:30

Participants’ Presentations (30 minutes)
15:30-16:30 Lunch break
26/9 First

09:00-11:00

Evaluation of participants’ presentations Dr. Hassan Abbas

Joumana Merhi
Sabah Hallak

11:00-11:30 break
Second

11:30-13:30

Evaluation of participants’ presentations
13:30-14:00 break
Third

14:00-15:30

Evaluation of participants’ presentations
15:30-16:30 Lunch break
27/9 First

9:00-11:00

Evaluation of participants’ presentations Dr. Hassan Abbas

Joumana Merhi
Sabah Hallak

11:00-11:30 break
second

11:30-13:30

Evaluation of participants’ presentations
13:30-14:00 break
Third

14:00-15:30

Course overall evaluation – follow up recommendations – conclusion (rap up)
15:30-16:30 Lunch break

Course outcomes:

a- 15 activists (men and women) acquired advanced empowerment on topics related to the concept of citizenship, its basis, and values, as well as the link between citizenship and gender.

b- 15 activists (men and women) acquired: training skills, training process contents, training requirements, drafting training objectives, participatory training methods, training tools and moderating training courses.

The League thanks to the participants for their interaction, and significant, serious effort in preparation and submission of presentations, and thanks to the trainers and the coordinating group of the League, and all those who contributed to the success of this course.

 

  

           

  

 

 

 

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