Making training effective
Training is one of those professions many people think is easy. Telling someone how to do something IS easy. But it’s not training. Training is about two-way communication and building trust. And it’s about persuading people to change. That’s the hard part.
Abi Daruvalla offers tailor-made ‘training the trainers’ workshops for trainers and journalists involved in training. The aim is to help them design and deliver (more) effective courses, workshops and/or coaching sessions based on well-formulated learning outcomes and creative learning activities.
But to be genuinely effective, training needs to be embedded into the broader goals of the organisation.
We offer tailor-made workshops/consultancy for training organisations and NGOs around the world who are involved in training activities for the media.
This means working with clients and discussing the need for a comprehensive learning needs analysis, looking at ways to develop relevant training, select effective trainers and evaluate results.
- “Abi Daruvalla (U2Media) was my course leader and personal supervisor for my final project on online storytelling – which I went on to successfully implement. I came out of that course with many tools which gave me confidence as a trainer. I still share my progress, challenges and bounce off new ideas with Abi. My appreciation for effective training has seen me grow and today I am training coordinator for Internews in Nairobi.”Dolphine Emali, Internews Kenya
- “Abi Daruvalla (U2Media) is an excellent trainer for journalists who want to become trainers. Her training sessions have a natural flow. You hardly notice she is, in fact, in full control. She's very much aware of the needs of every individual participant. As a trainee be prepared to work hard, learn a lot, to be inspired - and entertained. Because she also has a pleasant and humorous way of getting her message across.”Hans Noortman, programme-maker/trainer Zindermedia
- “The Training of Trainers course helped me to formulate a plan which has been accepted by my organisation to enhance the strategic training role of Uganda Health Communication Alliance by using effective training to achieve its main objective of training health journalists to become better at their work,” Dusdedit Ruhangariyo, award winning health journalist and trainer at Uganda Health Communication Alliance
- “I would like to thank you for your continuous support and solidarity, I did your Training the Trainers course at RNTC in 2010. Thank you for helping me grow." Jaya Luintel, founder/ceo of The Story Kitchen in Nepal and one of the BBC’s Top 100 Women 2014