ISBN 9788130930527,How to Change the World : A Practical Guide to Successful Environmental Training Programs

How to Change the World : A Practical Guide to Successful Environmental Training Programs



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788130930527

ISBN-10 8130930528


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


How to Change the World identifies the secrets of success of an acclaimed environmental training program of 20 years. Everyday workplace activities cause a host of problems that bedevil businesses and government bodies, for whom worsening air quality, water quality, fisheries and recreational values give rise to public complaints and growing community concerns. Environmental training to directly address these problems is growing apace, as agencies of all kinds seek to reap its economic, social and environmental rewards. The book - and the free accompanying workbook - will help environmental experts set up successful environmental training programs in and for many sectors, including: local governments, educators, businesses and utilities, professional and trades associations not-for-profit groups.

In this book:

The 7-Step Model: Core Elements of a Successful Environmental Training Program
Case Studies of Different Environmental Training Programs
Dimensions of Success
Setting Up and Improving Your Environmental Training Program
Measuring Success
At Last! The Training Itself
Ongoing Program Support
About the Author

Clare Feeney is an award-winning speaker and trainer. She has over 20 years' experience in environmental management and training for sustainability. Clare has worked with factories, universities, farms, rivers and big earthworks sites - but she got out of sewage treatment before she fell in - it's an occupational hazard of the job! This is Clare's first book, and she has two more under way.Contact Clare for further support and about professional speaking and training via her website:

Table of Contents:
Disclaimer About the Author Imagine Acknowledgements Chapter 1: About This Book Why there's never been a better time to do environmental training Who is environmental training for? How to use this book Helicopter view What exactly is training? Auckland's erosion and sediment control program - telling the story The region and its councils Risk and research Guidelines and regulations The need for training to support compliance A gradual evolution Chapter 2: The 7-Step Model: Core Elements of a Successful Environmental Training Program Step 1 Partnership: the fundamental platform Step 2 Research: building a robust case Step 3 Monitoring, evaluation and review Step 4 Policy, regulation and enforcement: a management framework Step 5 Technical guidelines: a performance benchmark Step 6 Training and capacity-building Training as a profession Recognition of training required as part of professional development Industry capacity and recruitment Step 7 Program resourcing and support Chapter 3: Case Studies of Different Environmental Training Programs Erosion and sediment control in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina 1 Assess the need and identifythe benefit 2 Identify the target audience 3 Develop the training content 4 Deliver the training 5 Set up and maintain record-keeping systems 6 Create synergies 7 Challenges, rewards and issues E-training for a water supply, wastewater and stormwater utility Voluntary community riparian enhancement programs In-house training for a large, multi-site manufacturer The Digger School: A polytech-government partnership Environmental self-regulation by dairy farmers and supply chain managers Community capacity-building: a first nations example Trade unions greening their workplaces The power of partnership - other bright ideas for inspiration Chapter 4: Dimensions of Success Emergence of a new profession Other indicators of success What creates success: the Australasian experience The Auckland experience Partnership Expert trainers Technical excellence and pragmatic administration Site inspections The Australian experience Numbers that count: a scoring system for environmental controls Regulation and enforcement: yes or no? Chapter 5: Setting Up and Improving Your Environmental Training Program Playing devil's advocate Is training the solution to the problem? Can anyone else do the training? Can we clearly define the training needs? The TNA of success What can we do about workplace support? How can we encourage trainees to come to the our training? Making the case for training Being realistic Your training partners Recognition of learning - and more Assessment Approval Certification and accreditation Qualifications Licensing or registration Resourcing your program Chapter 6: Measuring Success A word about program monitoring and evaluation Planning your program for measurable results Logic models The orders of outcomes framework Baselines and benchmarks Using the 'SMARTER' checklist to frame measurable objectives Building a logic model of your program Assessing the contribution of the training to your program outcomes Getting clear about learning, workplace, business and environmental outcomes The training evaluation Auckland has done Participatory or collaborative monitoring and evaluation Some other thoughts Chapter 7: At Last! The Training Itself A book for adults who learn - trainers, trainees and the people around us all Your trainees Using personas to characterize your trainees Individual issues that affect our trainees' ability to learn Institutional issues that affect our trainees' ability to learn Your training Technical content Framing learning objectives and outcomes Delivery: online, onsite, face to face, at work? Piloting Training materials Free or fee? Sponsorship Your trainers Who will deliver the training? Who will own the intellectual property? Training the your trainers Chapter 8: Ongoing Program Support The three golden rules Must-haves to support your training program A stakeholder database Image and media archive A marketing plan A workshop logistics system Documentation of your procedures Budgeting and tracking income and expenditure A web presence A communication plan Nice-to-haves for your training program A learning management system