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Participant Workbook

A workbook to support facilitator training participants guiding them through the participatory planning toolkit and process.

About the Workbook for Participants Attending a Facilitator Training

This workbook supports those who are being trained to facilitate planning workshops by guiding them through the participatory planning workshop and process. For this reason, it is built into the toolkit. Though originally created in response to COVID-19 restrictions, the training strategy and this workbook can be adapted and used in other contexts where travel is severely limited.

Facilitator Training Overview


This training uses blended learning based on reverse classroom principles and is organized in three parts:

  1. Independent study (at least two weeks before the training)
  2. In-person group study (in the morning of the training)
  3. Virtual interactive training session with facilitators (in the afternoon of the training)

See Template K for an example of the agenda for the one-day training with in-person group study and virtual session. See Template L for a sample training evaluation form.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be:

  • Familiar with this toolkit and its steps, including preparations and follow-up.
  • Able to prepare the practical aspects of the workshop and adapt the pre-designed documents to the context.
  • Able to facilitate a planning workshop utilizing the methods and techniques described in the workshop toolkit.
  • Able to summarize the outcomes of the planning workshop and compile the evaluations and other documents and information necessary for proper documentation of the workshop.

Note to Training Participants

You are about to join the facilitator training where you will learn to run participatory planning workshops for comprehensive SRH services and programming.

  • To get the most out of the training, you are strongly encouraged to read and reflect upon this workbook at least two weeks in advance.
  • Depending on your level of familiarity, you may need to study additional documents to have as much context as possible, including international standards such as the MISP.
  • We also encourage you to coordinate with other training participants and meet at least four hours before the training.
  • When undertaking an independent study of this workbook, please pay attention to the gray-colored boxes. These boxes are intended to help you reflect upon the workshop steps and resources and prepare for the training.

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.