TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
WHAT WE OFFER
Trainings are always community and learner-centred — a needs assessment or interview is conducted with the host organization and/or potential facilitators to determine training needs and skill gaps.
Scheduled: We offer trainings across the country, or can create a customized training for your organization or community.
Trainings are based on our Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) strengthened based philosophy following an experiential delivery method, but training can be augmented with other FESA programs, including ESL, Indigenous, First Steps in Financial Literacy, Domestic Violence, and Workplace and Essential Skills components, to ensure that participants have the skills to work with their population of learners.
WHO SHOULD TAKE TRAINING?
Anyone who is looking to implement adult foundational learning, literacy, or parenting programming into their agencies services.
Literacy practitioners, instructors, facilitators, volunteer tutors, and community workers who work with foundational learners.
Training can be utilized by those working with low-literate learners in a variety of workplace environments — including schools, family resource centres, community centres, preschools, outreach and intervention programs, drop-in centres, clients’ homes, and churches.
FESA provides Train the Facilitator workshops nationally, building community and organizational capacity to address client gaps in foundational learning skills, literacy, and parenting skills.
We offer several models of facilitator training for those working with new Canadians, Indigenous communities, vulnerable families, single fathers/mothers, francophone communities, and the domestic violence sector, to name a few.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Train the Facilitator trainings range from 1–3 days in length.
Participants can become certified facilitators in delivering one or more of our program models.
Training participants receive a fully developed program manual, with handouts, adaptable lesson plans, and other tools that will assist them in the delivery of programming.
Topic areas covered include: facilitation strategies, assessing community needs, literacy instructional techniques, cross-cultural facilitation strategies, and parent education.
Participants will leave with the skills necessary for leading literacy and parenting sessions in their own agencies and communities.
HOW WILL MY CLIENTS BENEFIT?
Training participants will learn interactive techniques and activities that can be used with clients, as well as parent-child interactive activities for clients to take home to their children.
Clients benefit from tailor-made programs that more effectively address their specific learning needs while building foundational learning, literacy, and parenting skills.
Because training topics are structured around literacy and essential skills and activities are designed for low-literate learners, our programs are suitable for adults and children from many socio-economic backgrounds, including those in remote and isolated communities.
Interested in training?
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