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  • Learning plan for Associate trainers

  • Deliver the f2f training on the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standards and Certification Rules to certificate holders

    Learn to deliver the face to face training on the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standards and Certification Rules to certificate holders. 

    Learning objectives

    • Recognize which topics are relevant for pre-merger RA - and pre-merger UTZ -Certified members.
    • Interpret the assignments from the trainer's guide and tailor it to your context including handouts and slides.
    • Get prepared to implement the script, evaluate your experience and report suggestions for improvement.


    Characteristics


    • Deliver the online training on the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standards and Certification Rules to certificate holders

      Learn to deliver the online training on the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standards and Certification Rules to certificate holders.

      Learning objectives

      • Assess the activities that Certificate holders complete in advance of the online sessions.
      • Interpret the activities that are implemented in the online session and tailor it to your context including handouts and slides.
      • Get prepared to implement the script, evaluate your experience and report suggestions for improvement.


      Characteristics


      • Sustainable Agriculture Standard 2020

        Welcome to the e-course on the Sustainable Agriculture Standard 2020. This course will provide you with in-depth and practical understanding of all topics in the standard.  Each requirement is explained through photos, illustrations and real examples from the field. There are also short-case studies that are presented throughout the course in the form of quizzes so that you can self-assess your level of understanding. This course is under development and new modules will be added on a weekly basis. In the next few months, all 38 modules will be available to cover all topics in the standard.

        Learning objectives

        • Lean to implement the standard on a farm or a group by understanding each requirement in depth, through visual explanation, practical examples from the field and interactive quizzes.

        Characteristics

        • Type: E-course | Length: 10 hour | Trainer: Reiko Enomoto
        • Enrollment method:  Open access
        • Pre-requisite: N/a

        • Fundamentals of training

          New discoveries about the way adults learn and the ever-changing expectations from trainees result in making training for trainers essential. Whether you've been training for a while or never lead your own training session before, this online course is specifically designed for trainers who are looking for ways to improve their training journey.

          Learning objectives

          • Identify the key components to stimulate the senses and distinguish knowledge, skills, attitude in training.
          • Understand that people have different learning strategies and find out how the attention span effects learning impact.
          • Understand that a good trainer reasons from the daily practice of the participant and not from the content.
          • Learn about the six steps you go through in each training and get access to brainteasers and energizers.


          Characteristics

          • Type: E-course | Length: 4 hours
          • Enrollment method: Open access
          • Trainer: - Rene Pieneman (English), - Guillermo Claverias (Spanish), - Sylvain Kouame (French)
          • Pre-requisite: N/a

        • Deliver an online skills training

          You may find yourself in a confident position when delivering a training resulting in a great learning experience for you and for the participants. Maybe you have even already learned from your pitfalls and are enjoying a deep sense of fulfillment when you contribute to the development of peoples' lives with your well prepared face to face trainings. The truth is that reality nowadays poses different challenges for trainers. What to do when Covid-19 regulations prevent people from getting together in a training room? Or when there is simply no opportunity to travel and to meet each other in person? In that situation you can benefit from online strategies that simulates a face 2 face training.

          Learning objectives

          • Understand the advantages and acknowledge the limitations of an online (sensory poor) training.
          • Apply role-play as a participatory online exercise to bridge gaps in skills and attitude.
          • Manage energy levels and encourage online participation, track progress, support continuity, regularly check time and adjust.
          • Ensure learning outcomes and evaluate a participant’s competence with feedback from observers. Manage online group dynamics and create a safe and positive learning climate.


          Characteristics


          • Get started with Zoom for your online session

            Zoom helps our organization bringing teams together in a cloud platform for video, voice and content sharing. It also enables our trainers to connect with their learners across mobile devices, desktops, telephones and room systems.

            Learning objectives

            • Recognize the differences in functionalities of the free and paid version.
            • Schedule a Zoom session, share the invitation, record the session.
            • Mute and unmute participant(s) share your screen, setup a poll, assign a co-host.
            • Setup a breakout room, allocate participants, broadcast messages and  set a timer.


            Characteristics

            • Type: Online | Length: 6 hours (2 days) | Trainer: (tbd)
            • Enrollment method: Personal invitation
            • Pre-requisite: N/a

            • Learn to manage a learning intervention

              As part of our vision for continuous improvement of training process, all internal and associate trainers are strongly encouraged to document their learning interventions in the Rainforest Alliance Learning Network. This will allow our trainers and participants to access different learning interventions in one place and for RA to periodically monitor and improve the quality of e-courses, face-to-face and online trainings based on collected data and feedback. In such platform trainers also have the chance to track the progress of participants' competences.

              Learning objectives

              • Understand how to schedule a learning intervention and get access to the training materials via a copy of a template.
              • Process changes in text and activities in the supporting course.
              • Manage enrollments of participants and collect feedback.
              • Check badges and competencies


              Characteristics

              • Type: E-course | Length: 40 minutes | Trainer: Daniel Uosukainen
              • Enrollment method: Open access
              • Pre-requisite: (N/a)

            • Training Methodologies

              As a trainer, contributing to the development of peoples' lives enhancing their experiences gives us a deep sense of fulfilment and pleasure. At the same time, being a trainer is a continuous learning experience that can be tough at times: we are often confronted with pitfalls and challenging group dynamics. The good news is that we can easily increase our success by learning to better design our courses and tailor those to the needs of our target audiences. Some key elements to take into account when doing so are the adult learning cycle principles and the application of practical tips to deliver a great learning experience. All of this should be in line to the standards of the Training and Learning department.

              Learning objectives

              • Design learning objectives to bridge gaps in knowledge, skills and attitude. And ensure learning outcomes.
              • Distinguish Kolb's learning styles and demonstrate flexibility in the application.
              • Practice participatory training methods, manage expectations and understand the concept of brain-based learning
              • Manage group dynamics, learn to deal with resistance and create a positive learning climate.
              • Apply constructive feedback and build learner motivation
              • Communicate effectively by creating rapport, read body language and establish credibility as a trainer.


              Characteristics

              • Type: Face-face | Length: 4 days | Trainers: (tbd)
              • Enrollment method: Personal invitation
              • Pre-requisite: (N/a)