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Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (P/CRCL) Officers and other subject matter experts are often charged with making presentations, designing training or conducting outreach.

Use these three resources from CRCL to help prepare for your next training session:

  • Training Techniques Training Manual (57pp | 3.1mb | PDF) Designed for subject matter experts, this concise practice guide will help you select the most effective training technique for each situation, design the most effective flow and pace for your training (no matter how long or short), and use room setups that enhance learning in different situations. It provides an easy-to-use, actionable path forward for experts acting as part-time trainers.
  • Subject Matter Experts as Trainers (6pp | 620kb | PDF) A short pamphlet with 10 helpful tips for the non-professional trainer to ensure your presentation works.
  • Rx for Training Handouts (6pp | 824kb | PDF) Quick tips on when, why, and how to effectively use handouts.

The CRCL Institute also maintains a small lending library of some 80 practical books and job aids that focus on the skills of effective training. P/CRCL Officers may order the set of materials or request books to borrow by contacting FusionCenterTraining@dhs.gov.

Looking for ideas for P/CRCL brown bag lunch discussions? Consider the bi-weekly "In the News" e-newsletter as a starting point.


Source: The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Last date page updated: 12/05/13 (CRCL)

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