Training is an essential element of the United Nations’ strategy to address the ever-increasing challenges of today’s world. In fact, a significant portion of UN system organizations’ financial resources are dedicated to the continued development of UN staff. Training is often also a key instrument in programs and activities to achieve UN goals such as developing national capacity



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able:

  • Describe the role of the trainer
  • Recognize differences among learners
  • Identify various learning styles.
  • Conduct a needs assessment
  • Incorporate training methods to address varying learning styles
  • Write action-oriented, measurable learning objectives
  • Write an instructional plan
  • Select appropriate instructional methods based on the content and objectives
  • Determine training materials needed for a training application
  • Describe typical visual aids and their use
  • Deliver training in a positive and interactive way
  • Manage a group of participants in the classroom
  • Develop an evaluation plan

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

This course is delivered entirely online. It is a self-paced course that participants can start at any time and complete activities at their own pace. Once started, the participant is required to complete all activities within 3 months. Once completed, they will be required to complete the end of course questionnaire and get a certificate. There is no weekly webinar in this course.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

Topic 1: Role of a trainer and understanding adult learnersTopic 2: Conduct a Needs Assessment and Writing Learning Objectives.Topic 3: Designing and Developing Training ProgramsTopic 4: Developing Training MaterialsTopic 5: Delivering Effective TrainingTopic 6: Evaluating Training and Conclusion

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

This course is for anyone involved in organizing learning and training events to develop others. These include trainers, facilitators, managers, leaders, resource persons, instructors, etc.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of 750 USD covers full participation in the online course.

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