Cultural Orientation Guide and Video for Trainers

Refugee Training and Orientation: A Guide for Service Providers

This 254 page guide was created in 2014 as a tool to enhance the effectiveness of Cultural Orientation. It provides guidance on enhancing capacity to:

  • Effectively conduct needs assessments
  • Work with diverse groups of people and groups with special needs
  • Incorporate various training methods into orientation
  • Train trainers
  • Collaborate with partners in orientation design and delivery

It features chapters on:

  • Foundations of Refugee Orientation and Training
  • Planning a Training Program
  • Training Delivery and Assessment: Methods, Materials, Tips, and Tools
  • Developing Trainers and Partnerships
Refugee Training and Orientation: A Workbook for Trainers!

This 63 page companion to the Guide for Service Providers contains handouts, worksheets and checklists to further develop trainers’ skills and knowledge.

Training for the Non-Trainer Digest

This 12 page booklet provides basic information on adult learning theory, terminology and methods. Specific guidance on setting up a training room and soothing tensions among a group is also presented.

Cultural Orientation Training: An Introduction for Trainers Video

This 38:30 video provides an introduction to the work of Cultural Orientation. It would be useful to orient new and potential employees, volunteers, and interns. Starting at 13:20 we see demonstrations of different strategies and techniques to engage learners.