The following references present a broad array of information that will help you understand and participate in capacity building and training.
Effective Adult Learning Toolkit [PDF]
The Effective Adult Learning Toolkit will help you put together effective learning for adults. Intermediate- or advanced-level users may choose to scan the sidebars as reminders when developing instruction, rather than reading the full text.
This toolkit contains four sections: Adult Learning Overview; Learning Objectives; Tools and Templates; and References.
Effective Presentation Toolkit [PDF]
This Effective Presentation Toolkit will help you put together effective presentations, whether in-person or online. Intermediate- or advanced-level presenters may choose not to read the full text, but to use the sidebars as reminders while putting together materials.
The toolkit contains five pieces: What Do I Need to Know; Presentation Slides: The Before and After; References; and a Built for You PowerPoint Toolkit.
Trainers Toolkit [PDF]
This toolkit provides an introduction to the principles of adult learning; and a collection of tips, tools and techniques for planning, designing, delivering and evaluating learning events for adult participants.
This toolkit was written by Medical Teams International.
Institutional Strengthening Guide
The Institutional Strengthening Guide is a reference for organizations wishing to develop or improve existing institutional strengthening systems and processes. The Guide presents principles, minimum standards and best practices business processes, references and tools deemed important for effective, efficient and sustainable organizations. The Guide consists of ten chapters that cover the key functional areas of most organizations. Each chapter can be used as a stand-alone.
Center for Teaching Excellence
This site, presented by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, provides clinical education tips and tutorials.
100 Ways to Energize Groups [PDF]
This is one of a series of resources that the Alliance is developing to encourage participation in practice.
It is a compilation of energizers, icebreakers and games that can be used by anyone working with groups of people, whether in a workshop, meeting or community setting.
This document is published by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
The Resource Center
Provides tools and training for volunteer and service programs and has a section on Designing Effective Training with some interesting content and tools; and another section called Training and Development Topics.
Offered by the Corporation for National & Community Service.
Teaching and Learning
The first section of the module presents information about variables that influence teaching and learning--system variables, teacher variables and learner variables. The interaction of these variables (and their constituent elements) determines both the character and the effectiveness of the teaching-learning interaction. This impact can be planned or unplanned, depending on our level of understanding of each component, and our willingness to consider each and make thoughtful choices as we go about teaching and learning. The second section of the module addresses planning for an effective teaching-learning interaction. Finally, Activities 3 & 4 ask you to apply concepts and principles covered in the module.
This training information is provided by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing.
Teaching Styles/Learning Styles [PDF]
An Educational Monograph for Community-based Teachers. Includes a learning styles self-assessment tool.
This is provided by the Mountain Area Health Education Center.
Health Systems in Action [PDF]
An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers, which was produced by Management Sciences of Health and USAID. Published 2012.