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Training course for Trainers of WMO UN

From 2 March to 13 April 2020 the online Training course for Trainers (ToT) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO UN) conducted jointly with State Hydrological Institute (SHI of Roshydromet, St. Petersburg) took place. It was supported by the GET READY project in the frames of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme «South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020».
 
The course covered the following competencies established in the WMO Technical Regulations as Competency Requirements for Education and Training Providers for Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services.
 
•         Identify learning needs and specify learning outcomes
•         Determine a learning solution 
•         Design and develop learning activities and resources
•         Deliver training and manage the learning experience
•         Assess learning and evaluate the learning process.
 
Twenty nine applications were submitted. Twenty one participants, who have successfully completed the course, were certified. 
They present State Hydrological Institute (5 participants), three branches of Aviamettelecom of Roshydromet (7 participants), Russian State Hydrometeorological University (Saint Petersburg), Moscow State University, Bashkir State University (Ufa) and Eco-Express Service LLC.
 
The course was delivered via Google Classroom with the use of the WMO training resources translated into Russian, which covered the standard ToT Course content. 
The final survey has shown that about 53% of the participants assess the course as «good», 37 % – as «excellent». The course is going to be highly recommended by 89% of the respondents.
In the online after course conference 13 participants discussed the lessons learned through the course and ways for future collaboration.
Certified trainers got great experience on how to deliver training courses distantly for different target groups and in the most effective way, what is especially actual in the conditions of coronavirus pandemia.