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Book contents

Use this table of contents to make sure your workshop covers all your needs. Do ask me about any other modules you want.

CHAPTER 1: About this book

Why there’s never been a better time to do environmental training
Who is environmental training for?
What exactly is training?

CHAPTER 2: The 7-step model: Core elements of a successful environmental training program

Step 1   Partnership: the fundamental platform
Step 2   Research: building a robust case
Step 3   Monitoring, evaluation and review
Step 4   Policy, regulation and enforcement: a management framework
Step 5   Technical guidelines: a performance benchmark
Step 6   Training and capacity-building
Step 7   Program resourcing and support

CHAPTER 3: Case studies of different environmental training programs

Erosion and sediment control in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina
E-training for a water supply, wastewater and stormwater utility
Voluntary community riparian restoration and enhancement programs
In-house environmental training for a large, multi-site manufacturer
The Digger School: a polytech-government partnership
Environmental self-regulation by dairy farmers and supply chain managers
Community capacity-building: a first nations example
Trade unions greening their workplaces
The power of partnership – other bright ideas for inspiration

CHAPTER 4: Dimensions of success

Emergence of a new profession
Other indicators of success and factors that create success
Regulation and enforcement: essential or not?

CHAPTER 5: Setting up and improving your environmental training program

Playing devil’s advocate – is training the solution to the problem and can anyone else can do it?
Defining the training needs, workplace support and encouraging trainees to come to the training
Making the case for training – including the business case
Your training partners
Recognition of learning (assessment, endorsement, certification, accreditation, qualifications, licensing, registration)
Resourcing your program

CHAPTER 6: Measuring success

A word about program monitoring and evaluation
Planning your program for measurable results
Assessing the contribution of the training to your program outcomes
Getting clear about learning, workplace, business and environmental outcomes
Participatory or collaborative monitoring and evaluation

CHAPTER 7: At last! The training itself

A book for adults who learn – trainers, trainees and the people around us all
Your trainees (using personas; individual and institutional issues that affect trainees’ ability to learn)
Your training (content, learning outcomes; delivery, e-training; piloting, materials; fees; sponsorship)
Your trainers (who will deliver the training?; who will own the intellectual property?; training the trainers)

CHAPTER 8: Ongoing program support

CHAPTER 9: Beyond success … people who rest on their laurels are wearing them on the wrong end!