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Unit 1: Course Overview


During this unit, participants will reflect on their expectations for the training and agree on ground rules.


By the end of this unit, participants will:

  • Reflect on their expectations for the training.
  • Agree on ground rules (norms) for the training.

Timing & Methodology

Total: 45 minutes

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

*Note: Participants can begin the knowledge assessment during registration and finish during this session to save time.


  • Print, download, and gather materials
  • Prepare two sheets of flip chart paper: “Ground Rules” and “Garden”
  • Prepare a Course Agenda handout with detailed information on the course units, subtopics, and schedule
  • Prepare small pieces of paper with written numbers, one for each participant
  • Place the Course Agenda, Learning Objectives, Pre-test, markers, and Post-it notes on the tables for the participants prior to the start of the day

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.