The Specialized Training Materials on Training of Trainers (2022) provide trainers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively deliver pre-deployment and other UN peacekeeping training. Peacekeeping training is an important part of improving mandate implementation, and the work that facilitators do to adequately prepare and deliver a training programme has a major impact on its success. The STMs include five modules on the training cycle, training design & theories of learning, training evaluation & reporting, lesson development, and training delivery.
These STMs aim to equip trainers to:
- take into account the needs and experiences of training participants and incorporate these into the design and delivery of training
- facilitate training that are interactive in nature, utilizing a mix of learning activities that teach to a broad range of learning styles based on adult learning principles
- utilize good practices of teaching and facilitation, including delivery skills, interpersonal interaction, debriefing, providing feedback, flexibility and responsiveness to the room, effective communication, effectively engaging all participants and handling challenging audiences
- plan and conduct training evaluations, and report on training effectiveness when required.