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 Conclusion Puts it all together

Appendixes Appendix A provides examples of icebreakers, energizers, closing activ