Training design

Hub training and development design is based on a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) process conducted with organisations that request training or development. The seven steps in the TNA process are outlined below.

1. Initial meeting between Hub na nÓg and client organisation

The Hub seeks information from the client on:

  • the reason the client is seeking training
  • the current policy and practice of the client organisation in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making
  • the national and international child rights obligations of the client organisation with reference to the voice of the child
  • the intended policy and practice improvements of the client organisation in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making
  • the specific information, support, guidance and training required by the client from the Hub

The Hub provides information on:

  • the Hub na nÓg training approach, with reference to:
    • the need for client organisations to identify specific programmes or projects in which they intend to involve children and/or young people in decision-making on which the training will be based
    • an understanding that participants will be required to undertake training tasks during and after the training that demonstrate the skills they have learned
  • the role of the client and role of the Hub in the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • timeframes for the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • estimated training costs
  • possible date/s and venue for training

2. The Hub develops and issues a dedicated client Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form

3. Meeting between Hub na nÓg and the client to review the TNA form:

  • Review the focus of training identified in the TNA form
  • Discuss specific child participation projects on which the training will be based
  • Agree the duration of training
  • Agree the number of participants and if all participants will attend every session in the training
  • Develop draft training and learning objectives
  • Develop an outline draft training programme
  • Agree the number of trainers required

4. The Hub develops final training and learning objectives and training tasks

5. The Hub and client organisation sign-off (by phone or email) on:

  • Training and learning objectives
  • Training programme and training tasks
  • Training costs
  • Deadlines for the development of the training programme, manual and materials
  • Date/s and venue for training

6. The Hub arranges training logistics

  • Retain trainers
  • Book the training venue
  • Book catering
  • Tender for print of the training manual

7. The Hub develops the training programme, materials and manual

  • Work with the assigned trainers to develop training methods and tasks to deliver the training and learning objectives
  • Finalise the content and flow of the programme and assign responsibilities to trainers
  • Review the national and international child rights obligations of the client organisation with reference to the voice of the child and develop a presentation tailored to their obligations, responsibilities and needs
  • Develop a best practice presentation tailored to the obligations, responsibilities and needs of the client organisation
  • Develop presentations on practice methods tailored to the responsibilities and needs of the client organisation
  • Commission the design and print of training materials
  • Develop the training manual
  • Develop a task and responsibilities list for Hub staff and contracted trainers outlining the layout and set up of the training venue, layout of training materials and running order for training day/s