GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Each training session should have a clear goals statement
which introduces the concepts that will be delivered in the session
– in general terms, an answer to the question “why
is this session occurring?”, for example, ‘To define
the concept ‘violence against women’ or ‘To
facilitate an understanding of the variety of human rights legal
instruments for addressing violence against women’. The model
session contains example of a goals statement presented
in the facilitator’s [introduction to the session]
[link to the model session “What is Gender-Based
The next step in developing a training program is to identify
the training objectives. The training objectives should be based
on the findings of the needs assessment and the goals statement.
They should be the central focus of the facilitator's preparation
and should be explained clearly to the participants. Clarifying
these objectives will aid in the process of selecting the appropriate
content and structure for each session.
A learning objective is the response expected from the participant.
It is not:
Writing The Learning Objectives
1) Begin the objective with
a statement of the expected result, e.g. "As a result of
this session, the participants will be able to…"
2) Select the appropriate verb
- be sure to use an action verb, e.g. identify, write, organize,
utilize, create, define, apply, analyze, conduct, evaluate, develop.
3) Complete the learning objective
with the content of the relevant course segment, e.g. "As
a result of this session, participants will be able to create
an effective training program."
The model sessions on gender-based violence contain more
examples of [training objectives]. [link
to model session “What is Gender-Based Violence” training
What is a Training |
Needs Assessment | Goals
Organizing a Training Workshop
| [Preparing the Training
Program] | Conducting Exercises
| [Training Methods] | Tips
for Facilitators | [Model
Sessions] | [Final Remarks]
[Guidelines for Developing a Training