Before establishing goals and objectives, you must determine why or whether you need a training on diversity.This can be done by examining the material and your knowledge of a group or by distributing a brief questionnaire if there is time.This process is called the needs assessment. Here are some questions to help you.
- What are you must proud of in your community?
- What are you least proud of in your community?
- What's one thing you wish outsiders knew about your community?
- Who are your community's local heroes?
- Who are the informal leaders, the local people whose opinion carries weight?
- Where do the older people tend to gather? The younger ones? Families?
- What cultural or historical landmarks exist in your community?
- Which racial and ethnic groups are in your community? How long have they lived there?
- Which cultural centers, religious institutions, or organizations are most important to the community?
- What institutions have earned the most trust in your community?
- Which issues are not covered enough in the community?
Next, you must establish the goals and objectives:
- What do you want to achieve at the end of this training?
- List three ways that you think that this end is best achieved?
Evaluation is a very important tool in everything that we do. It should be incorporated into the planning of the training at the beginning.
- How do you usually evaluate a session?
- Has this been an effective tool?
- How can this evaluation be taken a step further?