USSL Training Approach
USSL PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED / TAILOR-MADE TRAINING
Training that is custom made to suit the needs and budgets of the trainees. The training program is organized according to the outcome of a needs analysis. The type of needs analysis is determined in consultation with the project administrator.
A participatory approach to training is applied. This means that the trainees have significant influence in choosing the “modules, resource persons, institutions, methods, etc” to suit their needs.
Since the training programs are customized specifically for a particular group, the trainees / officials have a scope to change the focus and depth of the program.
TRAINING METHODS ARE COMMONLY USED IN
A. Class room setting
B. Practical setting
C. Evaluation Setting
D. Documents for Training
A. CLASS ROOM SETTING
USSL puts a lot of emphasis on participatory, explorative and analytical training methodologies in conducting a classroom based session. Some of the classroom based training methodologies are mentioned below.
A prepared oral presentation delivered oral presentation delivered by a resource person to group participants.
A discussion is an exploration of specific topic by group. Discussions are most effective in- groups 10- 18 participants.
- Buzz Group
A large group divided several small groups of four to six people discuss a topic or perform a task, usually in less than 10 minutes.
- Brain storming
Brainstorming is a problem – solving approach in which participants are given a problem and asked to bring into the discussion any idea that come to mind, no matter how outlandish.
A fishbowl is a discussion group that is divided in to parts; the inner circle, consisting of four or five people who discuss a topic and the outer group consisting of up to20 people observe.
- Case study
A case study is an oral or written account of a realistic situation, including sufficient detail to make it possible for the participants to analyze the problems with which they must attempt to deal.
- Role playing
A strategy of human interaction involving realistic behavior in non-job setting. Two or more role players are presented with a hypothetical problem or conflict with which they must attempt to deal.
- Incidental process
The Incidental process is a variation of the case study method . participants are presented with an incident that is short and lacking in detail.
- In- Basket
The In- Basket is a timed Variation of a case study. Usually there is a group discussion of selected items.
- Action Maze
A printed description of an incident for analysis, followed by a list of alternative action. Each choice directs the participants to a new page, which given the result or that action and a new alternative from which to choose.
- Delphi Technique
A strategy that employs a number of experts who independently without Knowing whose opinion is this or stat , offer judgments on specific questions on two or more successive occasions.
B) PRACTICAL SETTING
The practical based training methodologies are mentioned below
A technique that shows how something works or gets done. It is intended to illustrate or clarify an idea, process or relation.
Simulation is a representation of a real situation- usually requiring appropriate action and reaction or a situation requiring the demonstration of technical expertise. For some, learning simulations offer involve the use of computers of other machinery. Simulation may be relatively simple or quite complex.
- On the job
This process is to analyze the task the trainee is to learn and to construct a task breakdown. This is probably the most effective training methodology.
C) EVALUATION SETTING
USSL does three types of extensive evaluation to prepare Evaluation report.
Evaluation of Overall Course:
Course venue, facilitators, course modules, training sessions, etc.
Evaluation of Trainers:
Knowledge and communication skills of trainers, modules, understanding of modules, attitude to the participants, overall program conduction, etc.
Evaluation of Trainees:
Ability of trainees to learn, responsiveness, learning etc.
D) DOCUMENTS FOR TRAINING
||Type Of Documents
||For all training courses, USSL develops training modules to meet the specific needs of the training program. This is usually done in 02 ways:
Using Standard Modules
- Developing Modules - Targeting the needs and design for Clients
||Training Manuals are developed for each training course, if deemed necessary. This manual includes:
► Time Tables
► Evaluation Criteria
► Other Details
||Before or after ( as per training methodology) each classroom session ,USSL provides trainees with handouts of the class ;
These handouts contain the following details
► Course Title
► Name of course supervisor and trainer
► Class Lecture notes
► Answers to the Questions raised in the classroom