Train the Trainers Training program for Jordanian Organizations


Round one: March 25th to March 29th, 2012 (5 days)

Round two: April 1st to April 5th, 2012 (5 days)

Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel, Amman- Dana meeting room

The USAID Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project is cordially inviting you to a “Train the Trainers” Training Program at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Amman- Dana meeting room. This generic ‘Training of Trainers’ course is a five day participatory course. Its major goals are to provide participants with the opportunity to acquire and practice skills in designing, developing and delivering  the most professional training programs using current adult learning theory and new knowledge about how the brain works. Participants, at the end, will be proficient in all forms of training, and will be able to make important and critical input in the design of training materials and to conduct training in their specific technical fields.

The workshop expert trainer is Deborah Laurel an international training expert. Ms. Laurel has more than 35 years of professional experience as a training consultant, facilitator, and curriculum designer. She is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASCD). She is the Owner and President of Laurel and Associates, Ltd which is an international human resource development training and consulting firm that specializing in enhancing interpersonal dynamics within organizations, designing and presenting tailored participant-based training programs, and training and development services including training needs assessments, program design, curriculum and trainer manual design, program delivery, train-the-trainer certification, and program evaluation.

Ms. Laurel has 13 publications covering diverse training topics. Over her professional life, she has represented key training and organizational development institutions in the US and internationally.

PAP is offering two back-to-back “Train-the-Trainers” training programs to satisfy the need of its partners; first round will be from March 25th to March 29th, 2012 and the second round will be from April1st to April 5th, 2012. Both training programs will take place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Amman- Dana meeting room.

Because space is limited and demand high for this training we encourage early registration by email to Registration window will close on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm. When register please include the following details:

1. Full name (Forename, Middle Name, Surname)
2. Mobile No.
3. Organization & Title
4. You must identify the round you want to participate in (March 25th or April1st).

PAP is welcoming two representatives from each organization. Big organizations that include different centers can book a space for two representatives from each center/department.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Maha directly at 077-555-65-90.


How on earth can we live togather?

The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.

I don’t know why, but I have always had dead ears when it came to environment issues. Either browsing online or reading an article in newspaper, I used to always skip-it when the title is merely close to the subject of environment or climate. I am not sure whether this a general problem in this part of the world where people don’t realize it as a real threat because they deal with other threats they percieve to be more important, or it is just me being unaware of it.

For me, things has changed in Alexandria, when Carl Mossfeldt from Tallberg foundation presented the damage we are inflicting on our environment and the threats that are heading to our way because of the effect of climate changes.

It was an eye opener for me. I have never really realized the dangers that climte change entails. I have heard about ice melting and the increase of sea levels, but thought that it is happening NOW! I have witnesses the Tsunami couple of years ago on news channels, but didn’t connect it with us damaging the environment. I have heard about the conflictn darfur, but didn’t realize that the main cause of it is drawft where people moved from a place to another ending up fighting over limited resources.

There are threats of environment changes all over the world, and all of us are interdependent. Jordan is one of the lowest countries in the world in term of water resources. Water conflicts is a major threat in this area.

I may not be the best person to talk about these issues, even after the presentation, my information are still very limited. I just want to share Tallberg foundation and with you. I wanted to do so yesterday in the Day of Earth but I didn’t have time for that.

350 is an initiative to help building a global movement to fight climate crisis. Read more on their website

One thing that I would like mention, it is the words of Queen Rania at Tallberg event ‘How on earth can we live togather’ in 2007, she mentioned how sad it is the we are breaking apart at the time we really need to work togather.

Tallberg is preparing a Rework the world event in Sweden next year. It is an open initiative to boost viable ventures that drive sustainability and create green jobs. People with idea and projects along those lines can apply to attend the event. Check out their website for more information