How to Become a Facilitator
Candidates for facilitator traning are required to have attended and completed the full (3-day) curriculum workshop and have received a Certificate of Participation for the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC). Permission to attend the Facilitator Training Workshop may be granted by the CCCIP if the candidate has not participated in the workshop but has an adequate number of years of experience in the field of injury prevention. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate that they have had previous experience in facilitating a group of 10 or more adults.
An agreement between Facilitator Training candidates, their organization or agency of employment and the CCCIP will be written up to ensure that as a result of this training there is an expectation for the trainee to incorporate this course facilitation into their employment/position.
Completion of the Facilitator Training Registration is required. Please contact your CIPC Provincial Representative, for more information or to discuss further.
CIPC Facilitator Training Course Overview
The CIPC facilitator training course came about in direct response to facilitator feedback following the pilot workshops for the CIPC, held across the country in 2001/2002. Facilitators felt that while they could review the Facilitator Guide and prepare the content for teaching they didn't have the facilitation skills necessary to ensure they got the content across to adult learners. In particular there were concerns around teaching technical content and increasing the number and types of alternate facilitation strategies from the predominant lecture mode. As a result of that feedback, a one and a half day Facilitator Training Course was developed.
The Facilitator Training Course focuses on facilitator development, the application of adult learning principles, presentation skills, training strategies and coaching skills. The program is designed to offer participants to maximum time to practice facilitation and training skills, focusing on adult learning principles and training strategies rather than injury prevention & controls skills and knowledge. It is therefore expected that the participant will come to the course with a pre-existing extremely high proficiency in these areas.
Day one (full day)
- Session planning
- Adult Learners Principles
- Qualities of a Good Facilitator
- Time Management
- Presentation & Training Techniques
- Question Techniques
- Instructional Techniques
- Handling Difficult People.
Day Two (half day)
- Facilitating Learning of Theoretical Content
- How to Use the Instructor's Guide
- Self Evaluation
- Wrap Up and Course Evaluation.
Every Registered Facilitator is supported with:
- Facilitator Trainer's Manual
- Facilitator Guide - with reference information and support material
- Participant Manual
- Curriculum workshop slides - CD ROM
- Access to website for workshop coordination information and materials
- Access to a Facilitator's listserv for discussion and Q&A.
It is important that candidates for the Facilitator Training Program have a competent understanding of injury prevention; therefore candidates should have on of the following:
- Completed the CIPC as a participant or
- Have a working knowledge of injury prevention & control as demonstrated through time in the field or collegial reference.
To complete the Facilitator Training Program, participants will be expected to achieve the following:
- Model the qualities of a good facilitator
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner.
- Demonstrate adult learning principles in their sessions.
- Work effectively as a members of a team.
- Use various training techniques in different learning situations.
- Effectively use different training methods, adapting as circumstances change.
- Commit themselves to learning and self-improvement..
The Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum Facilitator Training Program focuses on facilitator development through:
- Adult learning principles
- Presentation skills
- Training strategies
- Coaching skills.
It is important that candidates for the Facilitator Training Program have a complete understanding of injury prevention and a commitment to offer the CIPC course. Therefore, candidates should have:
- Completed the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC).
- Have a working knowledge of injury prevention, as demonstrated through time in the field or collegial reference.
- Have facilitation experience.
- Have a commitment from their agency and manager to provide them with release time to facilitate the CIPC.
Equally important to the successful completion of the program are a willingness to participate actively and to share with other candidates in the program.
Contact a CIPC Provincial Representative, for more information about how to become a Facilitator for the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum.
This section is exclusively for trained Facilitators of the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC). The purpose of the Facilitators' section is to provide facilitators with information, materials, new resources and updates on the curriculum. You can download materials such as registration forms and information documents to assist you in organizing a workshop.