Since many of us do not already have the experience necessary to plan effective cancer programs the National Cancer Institute has developed this program that will help you have the outcome that you desire.

I. Adult Learning Principles
  1. Introduction
  2. Principles of adult learning (underscores the importance of using the adult learning cycle to help participants apply skills learned beyond the training)
  3. Assess participants’ strengths and needs to design an appropriate training

II. Plan
  1. Defining an appropriate plan, training goals, and objectives
  2. Selecting appropriate training methods (seven commonly used training methods are explained)
  3. Principles for selecting and using audiovisual materials
  4. Tips for developing a realistic, responsive training plan

III. Implement
  1. Ways to create a safe and comfortable learning environment
  2. Tips on facilitating the training, including giving feedback, managing time, and ensuring cultural sensitivity
  3. Ways to actively engage participants using icebreakers and energizers
  4. Ideas on how to provide closure
  5. Evaluation methods

IV. Summary and ConclusionPuts it all together

AppendixesAppendix A provides examples of icebreakers, energizers, closing activities, and training evaluationsAppendix B contains worksheets to apply concepts and tips discussed throughout the guide

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If you already are doing cancer programs the material here wil enable you to make the programs better. If you not begun programs this material may inspire you to begin.

Want to join others in producing programs, click here for contacts in many of our states. If you do not find a listing for you state click here for information on forming a new coalition.