TRAINING: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY TEAMS (Senegal)
As the head of a research project with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), I led a team of 8 in the design, facilitation, and evaluation of enumerator trainings. These training sessions included initial one-week periods with all field team members, ranging from 60 to 100 individuals, some experienced in survey administration and others just beginning their careers. We initiated day-long workshops for our 8 to 10 team leaders at the midpoint of the field collection. We led 2- to 3-day refresher sessions for returning team members.
WORKSHOP: DISCUSSION OF STUDY RESULTS
Following a 4-year quantitative sanitation study in partnership with public and private actors, we presented our results to partners and stakeholders. We also held sessions focused on opening the discussion to reactions, critiques, and most notably, actionable implications for next steps in program and policy development.
WORKSHOP: INITIATION TO INTERNET FOR ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT
I designed a simple Google Site that laid out the content for this training with teachers from CyberSmart Africa's four partner elementary schools. Previous internet usage for classroom and research purposes was extremely limited, so providing a tool for participants to continue to access and review the workshop content was crucial. I facilitated this four-day workshop by following the site, simultaneously explaining certain facilitation techniques I used in the process. Teachers who completed the workshop were expected to facilitate the first few modules for their colleagues upon their return, with the help of the site, their experience as participants, and additional remote support from my team.
TRAINING: SMS BIDDING SYSTEM FOR TRUCKERS (Senegal)
After leading the conception and supervising the coding of an SMS-based bidding system for desludging truckers, I designed and co-facilitated initiation sessions with groups of truckers. Each of the four facilitated sessions were attended by between 15 and 50 semi-literate desludging truckers. We used a combination of simple visualizations on PowerPoint slides and posters, case story examples, and simulations to both explain and test the understanding of these future bidders.
PRESENTATION: SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT (India)
Collaborating with DISHA International, I prepared a presentation entitled, "Top 10 Skills for Employment in 2020", based on a list released by the World Economic Forum. I gave the presentation to groups of 100 to 300 Indian college students, namely engineering and business major, citing real-life examples of these skills and facilitating short peer-to-peer or demonstration activities.
Over the years, I have led or collaborated on a number of organizational learning projects, encompassing a variety of settings, subjects, and challenges.
I am excited to share a sample of these projects.