Native Women’s Association of Canada Call for Trainers!

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091247 Views

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Call for Trainers:
NWAC has carried out the first phase of the Violence Prevention Toolkit project, by developing the workshop content, the toolkits and has delivered approximately 15 training workshops across Canada to over 350 people. NWAC is now seeking qualified individuals who have participated in these workshops, and who are interested in taking their facilitation skills to the next level to assist delivering the NWAC training workshops to help us meet the demand of community training requests across Canada. In order to be eligible, applicants must have previously attended one NWAC training workshops.Individuals who meet the qualifications will be invited to attend an information/training session to be held in Ottawa on March 3031, 2009. At the session, participants will be refreshed on the Toolkit, informed of roles and responsibilities, and share ideas and best practices on innovative ways on delivering the training workshops.

Trainers will be added to the NWAC Database of Violence Prevention Toolkit Trainer and selected for community requested training workshops based on location, availability, and application.

Background:
The NWAC Youth Council’s Violence Prevention Toolkit project is made successful by funding from the Status of Women and the Department of Canadian Heritage. The NWAC Youth Council and the Youth Department developed the Toolkit in spring of 2007 and was officially launched in December 2007. This three year initiative to 2010 is geared toward youth and services providers in a “Train the Trainer” type workshop with hopes that the trainers will provide additional training in their communities. The participants will be trained on five comprehensive youth Power Point Workshops developed by NWAC youth dealing with the subjects of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Date Violence, Emotional Violence, and Bullying; the Facilitator Guide which instructs facilitators how to use the Toolkit and deliver the Workshops; Fact Sheets and Handouts on all five topics including additional topic of Community Action which teaches youth and communities how to get involved in violence prevention in their communities. The toolkit also contains Evaluation Forms for delivering the Workshops and the CD containing all Toolkit materials.

The workshops are made to be delivered interactively in a variety of creative ways for participants, for example; facilitators can easily incorporate their own cultural teachings within the workshop or include games using the tools provided.

Recommended Qualifications for Trainers:
Trainers are required to have the following qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Successful completion of one of NWAC’s Training Workshops
• Experience in delivering workshops, seminars/training or teaching
• Confident public speaker with ability to engage participants in discussion
• Basic computer literacy (word processing, email, and PowerPoint)
• Ability to oversee the logistics for training workshop (i.e.: ensuring signin sheets are handed in… etc.

Roles and Responsibilities of Trainers and NWAC
· Provide all workshop materials
· Provide marketing and advertising support to facilitators in order to assist promotion of the workshops
· Provide guidelines and logistical information on about the training session and host community organization
· Provide at least 30 days notice of upcoming
training workshop
· Provide travel, accommodation and meal allowance where applicable

Note: Facilitators will not be compensated by NWAC for delivery of training workshops, unless NWAC specifically requests a trainer to deliver a training workshop on its behalf. Flatrate honorarium process from host organizations will be discussed during the information session.

Trainers agree to:
· Provide a onepage summary report (template will be provided) outlining the number of participants and feedback from the workshop
· Ensure each participant completes necessary evaluation forms
· Ensures necessary paper work for travel is completed no later then two weeks before the training and reconciled no later then 30 days after the workshop
· Participate in ongoing communication with the Project Coordinator
· Sign a Code of Conduct

Selection of Trainers:
Trainers will be added to the NWAC Database of Violence Prevention Toolkit Trainers and selected for training workshops based on the following: location, availability, funding, and application.

Application Process:
Interested individuals who meet the qualifications outlined above and agree to fulfill the roles and responsibilities as stated must complete the attached registration form and submit to Pauline HuppieParsons, Violence Prevention Toolkit Project Coordinator.
Deadline for Applications: March 11, 2009 4:30 EST

For more information, please contact Pauline HuppieParsons
at phuppieparsons @ nwachq.org (no spaces) or 8004614043
ext 247.

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