Taking the Fear out of Finance - Training for Finance Trainers



Taking the Fear out of Finance - Training for Finance Trainers

June 19, 2018 - 9:00am to June 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

London , United Kingdom

Offering Organization: Mango


Rob Hayes

Language: English

Early - May 08 Regular - Jun 18 Late - Jun 19
HUMENTUM MEMBERS $1,170 $1,300 $
NON-MEMBERS $1,345 $1,495 $


This course is designed to build the confidence and course design and facilitation skills of finance staff to deliver relevant and effective financial management training to NGO personnel

Target Audience

This course is specially designed for finance staff who provide financial management training and support to work colleagues and partner NGOs.

Participants do not need previous training experience to attend this course but they must have experience of NGO financial management or accounting. Strong written and verbal English communication skills are also required as all participants are required to complete a practical presentation.

Key Takeaways

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Write ‘SMART’ learning objectives as part of the course design process for a finance training session
  • Create a session plan for a finance training session using the ‘CPR’ process
  • Create effective resource materials to support the learning
  • Demonstrate at least 15 different participatory training techniques that can be used in finance training
  • Deliver a participatory-style training session using plain language, to build financial skills and knowledge
  • Describe how adults learn and why we should take this into account when designing a course
  • Outline strategies for dealing with challenging situations that arise during a training event

Learning Approach

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities supported by easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work.

Day 1

Welcome and overview

  • Introductions, expectations and program overview 

Course Planning and Design

  • The challenges of finance training
  • Getting organized – the Training Process
  • A training needs model – Skills vs Confidence Matrix
  • Course design frameworks – 5 Key Questions and CPR
  • Practical: mind mapping a course design

Day 2

Making your training effective 

  • Writing observable Learning Objectives
  • What we can learn from how adults learn
  • Participatory training in action
  • Session planning – identifying course content, activities and timing
  • Practical: Selection and design of participatory techniques

Day 3 

Communicating and supporting your message

  • Great flip charts, visual aids and handouts
  • Responding to the challenge of jargon – how to communicate technical terms and concepts
  • Giving clear instructions – or how to avoid unexpected results
  • Don’t panic! Be prepared when things go wrong
  • Practical: preparing resource materials

Day 4

Practice makes perfect 

  • Presentations by course participants
  • Summary and action planning
  • Evaluation, certificates & close

National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Room 5a
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL

Participants are responsible for booking their own hotel/lodging arrangements. 

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