Training/Workshops

Why Train? (2002)

Calculating the Return On Training Investment

Whether or not there is a clear monetary return, proceeding with training can be difficult to justify unless a good return on investment can be proven.

This document outlines a study on how return on investment could be applied to training; a method of calculating return on training investment (ROTI) was developed.

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2005-08-25

Skills-Training for Women (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer1 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 4

This article is about a model for women's bridging and skills-training programs in Toronto. The programs are small in size, locally controlled, informal, and attune to the special learning needs of women. The participants prefer this type of training to a more traditional institutional form.

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2004-07-30

Extending Practices...Building Networks (2003)

An Institute on Research in Practice in Adult Literacy

The Institute was held in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2003. Organizers hoped that it would build and strengthen research capacity among literacy practitioners, and build connections among people involved in literacy research in practice across the country.

This report outlines the process of the Institute as a whole, and includes reports which document each of the courses, workshops and inquiry sessions.

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2004-03-01

Bridges to Equity (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 • vol. 9 no.2

This article is about the “BRIDGES to Equity training program (BRIDGES)”, an employment equity measure developed by the City of Toronto, designed to help women employees move from their traditional jobs into trades, technology, or operations within their own organization.

It is written in English with a summary in French.

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2004-02-11

How To Kit - Facilitating A Workshop (2004)

Facilitating a workshop can be a little intimidating if you are new to doing it. Even for experienced facilitators, workshops require a lot of preparation and work even before you get to the workshop. Facilitating a workshop is usually just the tip of the iceberg. A lot of planning and organizing goes on before the workshop and behind the scenes that the participants don't even see.

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2004-01-01

African Training and Employment Centre (1991)

Women's Education Des Femmes, Fall, Vol. 9, No. 2

This article profiles Toronto's "African Training and Employment Centre", which offers training programs to Toronto's African community, including a micro-computer skills training course, ESL, life skills, pre-employment preparation, and a Computer Numerical Control Operator Program.

The article is presented in English with a summary provided in French.

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2003-10-22

Family Literacy Matters! (2003)

Symposium Report

This report documents the "Family Literacy Matters!" symposium held from September 26-28 in Toronto, Ontario. Everyone present participated in a strategy session to identify critical issues in family literacy, and to develop "next steps" designed to move family literacy forward.

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2003-06-26

A Facilitator's Guide For Self-Esteem (1999)

Creating a Learning Culture in the Home

This document has a series of exercises that groups can use at workshops to learn how to understand, develop, and nurture self-esteem. It also has information to help someone facilitate the workshop.

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2003-06-24

Literacy and Health Research Workshop: (2003)

Setting Priorities in Canada

The National Literacy and Health Research workshop, held October 27-28, 2000 in Ottawa, provided 32 leaders in research, policy and practice with an opportunity to share information about current and past work and research in literacy and health and then to identify priorities for future research in this area in Canada.

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2003-04-28

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

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