Training Plan Development

Help University of Arizona Foundation fbo Cooper Cen... create a structured training plan with specific methods, timelines, and resources so new staff or volunteers can quickly become effective contributors.
University of Arizona Foundation fbo Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
Tucson, AZ, USA
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Tucson, AZ, USA

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Posted April 7th

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What We Need
  • Training goals for a specific population (volunteers, staff, program participants, etc.)
  • Advice on what training methods the Organization should pursue to meet its goals (webinars, lectures, print materials, etc.)
  • Suggestions for curriculum design, creative messaging, call to actions, methods and timeline
  • Budget for implementation (taking the Organization’s resource constraints into consideration)
  • A written document that summarizes objectives, strategies and actions steps
Additional Details

Our environmental education organization is in need of a plan for training and onboarding new staff and volunteers. We are hoping to create a specific plan that can be repeated with each new hire in order to effectively train staff and volunteers in how to lead our programs.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a draft of our employee handbook, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have staff anecdotes of our own training/onboarding experiences, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $6,000 , allowing us to provide the funds for approximately 600 students to participate in our programs for free.

Our hope with this project is to streamline our new staff and volunteer training and onboarding process, so that all new hires feel confident in leading our educational programs. We hope that by making this process more smooth and consistent, new hires will feel more welcome within our organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Distribution of Information & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager outlines any current training activities and strategies and shares any existing training materials
  • Volunteer communicates with the Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session, to discuss goals, target audiences, and existing activities/materials
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Milestone 1: Research & Program Design
  • Volunteer conducts research and analysis to determine the training methods that the Organization should be using, and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
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Milestone 2: Draft Deliverable
  • Professional drafts full training plan with guidelines for the different methods, timeline and budget and and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
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Milestone 3: Final Deliverable
  • Professional delivers final Training Plan to Volunteer Manager
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University of Arizona Foundation fbo Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
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Paige H.

Instructional Specialist

Our Mission

The Mission of the Cooper Center is to serve Southern Arizona as a leader in:

-Increasing ecological understandings and deepening feelings for the natural world,
-Providing hands-on, research-based programs in science and earth education,
-Creating lifelong memories through our overnight and multi-night experiences;
-Inspiring learners of all ages, from children to university students to adults, to live more lightly in our Sonoran Desert community and beyond.

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