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					                    TFT1: Training For Finance Trainers
                    How to Take the Fear Out of Finance

                       Mango Training Course Outline

 Course Code:                TFT1
 Course Title:               Training For Finance Trainers: How to Take the Fear
                             Out of Finance
 Duration:                   4 days
 For:                        NGO finance staff who have a training aspect to
                             their jobs

To build the confidence and course design and facilitation skills of finance staff to
deliver relevant and effective financial management training to NGO personnel.

Target Audience
This course is specially design for finance staff who are responsible for delivering
financial management training and support to finance and non-finance staff in NGOs.
Participants will be financially qualified and/or have significant practical experience of
financial management for NGOs. It is essential to be comfortable with the concepts
and tools of financial and management accounting to get the most out of this course.
Strong written and verbal English communication skills are a requirement for entrance
to this course.

Course Content
The final balance of course content will be decided by those attending the course,
according to their interests and training needs. Also see below for the Programme
The core components of this course include:

       the challenge of finance training
       how adults learn
       course design basics: learning objectives, lesson plans, selection of approach
       participatory training techniques
       how to make financial concepts accessible
       the use of resource materials to support learning
       how to deal with things that go wrong in the training room.

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                    TFT1: Training For Finance Trainers
                    How to Take the Fear Out of Finance

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
 Do              write learning objectives and create a session plan for a finance
                  training session
                 create effective resource materials to support the learning process
                 demonstrate at least 15 different participatory training techniques
                  that can be used in finance training
                 deliver a participatory-style training session, using plain language, to
                  build financial skills and knowledge
 Know:           describe the key challenges facing finance trainers and how to
                  overcome them
                 explain how adults learn and how that has an impact on course design
                 list the 5 key questions in the course design framework
                 outline strategies for dealing with challenging situations that arise
                  during a training event
 Feel:           appreciate the importance of using plain language in finance training
                 recognise that finance training doesn’t have to be boring and is more
                  effective when a practical, participatory approach is used.

Training Approach
The Mango training approach is highly practical, participatory and fun! We focus on
real issues and help participants to use the techniques covered, rather than just
discuss them.

                 “Mango training really does take the fear out of finance!”

The TFT1 course is restricted to 12 people so that we can be sure to meet the needs of
individual participants. We use a wide variety of learning methods to stimulate
interest and meet the differing learning styles of participants – including group
problem-solving activities and discussions, quizzes, games, illustrated presentations
and demonstration of techniques.

During the course, participants will design and develop, with full support and
guidance, a short finance training session to be delivered in pairs on the final day.

A comprehensive course resources folder packed full of advice and ideas is also
provided. We also offer a free follow-up service by email or phone to all Mango
trainees for 12 months after the course takes place.

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                    TFT1: Training For Finance Trainers
                    How to Take the Fear Out of Finance

How to Book
Please visit Mango’s website for detailed information on where and when our courses
are being held, current availability and course fees. All courses can be booked online
Booking forms and conditions are also available there for download. Booking
enquiries may also be sent to Mango’s training team at or by
fax to +44 (0)1865 204836, or you may telephone us on +44 (0)1865 423818.
The course fee covers: tuition; course manual and all materials including a
complementary Mango pen and calculator; lunch and refreshments during the course
and course certificate.
The course fee does not include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and
from the training venue.

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                    TFT1: Training For Finance Trainers
                    How to Take the Fear Out of Finance

                    Training for Finance Trainers
                – How to Take the Fear Out of Finance

                                   PROGRAMME GUIDE

   Module                          Content:
   Day 1                              Finance training – the challenge
   Course Planning and                The Training Process
                                      A needs assessment model
                                      Course design frameworks
   Day 2                              Writing Learning Objectives
   Making your training               What we can learn from how adults learn?
                                      Participatory training in action
                                      Session planning – identifying course content
                                      Selection and design of participatory techniques
   Day 3                              The challenge of technical terms and concepts
   Communicating and                  Making the most of flip charts, visual aids and
   supporting your                     handouts.
                                      How to avoid unexpected results
                                      Preparing resource materials
                                      Don’t panic! How to manage when things go
   Day 4                              Presentation practice
   Practice makes perfect!            Summary and action planning
                                      Certificates & close

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