We are pleased to announce that a new course for trainer use has been released.
The course has been developed around CiviCRM 4.3 and can be found on the CiviCRM Wiki - wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Training.
The course is based on a modular format with 14 individual sessions - wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Sessions.
Each session contains both trainer notes and exercises for the learners.
The modular nature of the course means this can be run in multiple formats, like a '2 day course' or a '1 day course focusing on fundraising'. Instructions for the trainer have been provided along with training tips, suggested course timetables and printable trainer/learner notes.
The full course is slide free - the idea is that the trainer delivers the whole course on a live CiviCRM site. The course materials prompt the trainer to start discussion with the learners and involve them in the learning process.
Over the last few months we have trialled the full 2 day course with over 60 learners and have received fantastic feedback. There are still some improvements to be made to the exercises and we will be making changes over the next few months.
We welcome any feedback on the course and if you would like to assist with the course material update to 4.4. or other improvements please get in touch.
When we started this process it was clear that over time lots of people have produced their own training materials but our hope is that this new resource can be used in the long term as the basis for all new training materials with continual improvement.
Oliver Gibson and Michael McAndrew