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Unit 1: Course Overview


This unit introduces participants to each other, the course overview, and the course objectives.


By the end of this unit, participants will:

  • Introduce each other and facilitators.
  • Reflect on their expectations of the training.
  • Explain the objectives of the training.
  • Agree on the ground rules/norms of the training.
  • Describe training materials and key teaching and learning approaches, including guided reading /self-study, and assessment of training.

Timing & Methodology

Total: 30 minutes

  • 10 minutes: Ice-breakers/Introductions
  • 15 minutes: Housekeeping, Ground Rules, Expectations, and Agenda
  • 15 minutes: Knowledge Assessment


  • Print, download, and gather materials
  • Prepare two flip charts: One titled “Ground Rules” and one titled “Garden”
  • Place the Course Agenda, markers, and Post-it notes on the tables for the participants
  • If using, prepare a series of short questions and answers on maternal and newborn health.

Resources Available Online

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.