Facilitators Guide to Gender Training

The Facilitators Guide to Gender Training was written by the Royal Tropical Institute in Demark.  The guide, which is an online resource, is available in English and is free.

"This Facilitators Guide for Gender Training has been developed to support the design and delivery of gender training by GFPs. It is not a training of trainers manual but rather a resource to support GFPs (Gender Focal Points) . It is comprised of instructions, notes and “tips” specifically for the training modules and sessions included in this Guide, but does not include more generalized and comprehensive guidance on gender training."

The Guide is described as follows:

"There are three sections following this introduction: (i) Overview of gender training, (ii) Training modules, sessions and suggested workshop plans and (iii) Resources:

 Overview of gender training
This section provides a “cautionary tale”, discussing some of the current thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of this method to strengthen staff capacities to contribute to gender-equitable development. It also provides brief overviews of different stages of gender training (such as training needs assessments, training design, etc) as well as an overview of the key training and facilitation methods used in the Guide. The section ends with a set of minimum standards for gender training.

Training modules, sessions and sample workshop outlines
The core of this Guide, this section is divided into four modules, each of which includes a number of sessions, as well as a description of suggested other exercises including ice breaker and energizer activities:

 Module: Introduction to Gender and Development
• Social relations of gender
• Gender inequity and poverty
• Institutional production and reproduction of gender

 Module: Gender Analysis and Planning
• Gender analysis: key concepts
• Review of Gender Analysis Concepts
• Gender and the program cycle
• Gender aware design and planning
• Gender aware monitoring and evaluation

 Module: Gender Mainstreaming and Organizational Change
• Policy approaches to addressing gender and equality in development
• Gender mainstreaming
• Gender and Organizational change

 Module: Advocacy and Change
• Advocacy and Change
• Power and Change
• Developing advocacy strategies

Introductions/ice breakers
• Introducing a partner
• Name game
• Take a stand
• What I like-What I don’t like...

 Energizers
• Fruit salad
• Gender relay
• Gender quiz
• Numbers game

 Suggested workshop plans provide ideas for how this Guide can be used to design workshop outlines.

 Resources
Included in this section are general key resources, a glossary of terms, as well as those included in the session outlines."

 

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