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Living Smart Facilitator Training

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to be determined - close to Fremantle

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Friday May 4th, Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th 8.45- 4pm each day

(Please note if you have attending a full Living Smart course you only need to come to day two and three of this training)

Three Day Living Smart Facilitator Training presented by Shani Graham from Ecoburbia

DAY ONE Setting the Scene - A taste of a typical Living Smart course

This day will provide participants with an insight into what various Living Smart sessions might be like.

During this day we will basically demonstrate the processes you might use during the first session of a course - introducing the group, establishing norms, determining expectations and expertise, and introducing the concepts of behavior change and goal setting.

We will then present some other sessions – a one hour session on living simply, based on the resources available online, and a few other activities from various topics, demonstrating more strategies and giving participants an idea of the breadth of the course.

Participants will engage as if they have enrolled in the program. As well as getting a feel for the program, this day will provide participants with the groundwork and understanding of the different strategies used so they can be discussed in more depth the next day. A “facilitations questions” board will be set up so that issues are dealt with over the next few days of the program.

DAY TWO Facilitating Living Smart

During the second day, the essential elements that make Living Smart different will be explored – the adult learning principles; goal setting and behavior change elements; and the breadth of the program, including how to develop a curriculum that matches the needs of the group you are working with.

During this day material will be presented, using cooperative learning strategies that can be applied in different situations. After each strategy is used, a quick debrief will allow participants to consider how they might use the strategy in a Living Smart course or their own work. Reference will be made to the good practice modeled the previous day. On line and other resources will be shared.

During the afternoon, participants will spend some time exploring aspects of the Living Smart Facilitator Policy that relate to designing and implementing a course, including the essential evaluation components. Other policy items will be covered in the last day.

The required homework will also be introduced:

-prepare a full Living Smart program outline including a rationale as to why different topics were grouped together,

-prepare a full plan for the first night, and

-prepare a full plan for one other session.

-present a 20 minute activity from one of their planned sessions, on an allocated topic.

-prepare a mid week email

Finally, resources to assist in the homework will be share – especially focusing on the Living Smart website’s facilitator section.

DAY THREE Sharing Living Smart Ideas and Inspiration

The Policy requirements for delivery

The morning of the third day of the program is a sharing session, with participants presenting their plans and 20 minute activities in groups of three. There is plenty of time for feedback and discussion.

In the afternoon more of the administrative essentials of Living Smart will be discussed, including relevant policies, evaluation requirements, how to apply to run a course, the applicable fees and charges and advertising guidelines.

At the end of the day various strategies will allow participants to reflect on both their confidence to run a course and how likely they are to do so. There is time allocated for discussion about the next steps in introducing Living Smart in various communities, plus plenty of time for questions.

As part of the program participants will received a facilitator’s handbook with plenty of room for notes and ideas, and the Living Smart Participant’s Guide.

Once the course and homework has been presented, participants will also have access to the facilitator’s section of the Living Smart website.

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to be determined - close to Fremantle

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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