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Financial Literacy Training the Trainers: Helping Financially Vulnerable Families

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Financial Literacy Training the Trainers:
Helping Financially Vulnerable Families
19-20 & 21 November 2014

Workshop highlights:
  • Highly participatory
  • Packed with training examples and awareness builders ready to use with your clients
  • Behaviour focused and client-centred
  • Adapted to Cambodia context
  • Wide variety of training programmes, short sessions and 5 minutes awareness builders and ideas to include them in your existing programmes (WASH, livelihood, communication…)
  • Concentric learning: start simple, repeat and add more each time
  • Empowering: your trainers learn to manage their own money to be able to train your clients and practise training during the workshop – includes a test to identify key learning points that participants have not understood by day 2.
  • Empathy and compassion: your trainers experience the stress of earning a dollar a day.
  • Free access to our online training database.

Do the target groups that your organisation helps struggle with debts and financial difficulties? Does your staff find it difficult to help them be less vulnerable? Are you looking for practical and engaging ways to improve your target groups’ situation which are immediately applicable and connected to their daily lives? 

Course objective: 
Participants understand the importance of managing money and the main tools to better control expenses and debt and to save (budget, tracking, expense categories, goals setting, spending limit…). They identify the challenges of becoming financially literate, especially the behaviour and social parts. They apply these tools to better manage their own money and thus be able to explain them to others.  They experience training examples and awareness builders as participants and as facilitators. They can run a participatory training and short awareness sessions on financial education for their low income clients and analyse what methods would best empower their target groups. They can assess their clients' main financial issues, choose what training sessions would be most relevant to their clients and adapt examples. They understand how to set simple impact indicators to measure the impact of their financial literacy programme. They can use training examples straight away once back to their organisation office. Participants are enthusiastic about Financial Education and how it can help alleviate poverty; they become long term actors of Financial Education in their own organisation.

Who should attend?
  • Local and International NGO staff,
  • Social workers,
  • Community workers,
  • Micro-credit institutions officers,

Workshop detailed programme:
Day 1: Learning the basics of financial literacy for low income families
In this first day, trainers experience our various programmes as families.
  • Analyse the consequences of not managing money through a story
  • Get a clear understanding of how debts grow and impact future expenses
  • Overview of simple money management main tools through games (planning next month and prioritising basic monthly expenses, tracking, controlling spending by using envelopes, tracking, following a plan despite emergencies, inflation…)
  • Analyse how we spend/choose (social pressure, short term, emotional…)
  • Practise planning and managing irregular/non-monthly expenses and save for emergencies and yearly expenses and analyse where to keep savings.

Day 2: Helping our clients better manage their money
In this second day, participants get back to their real role: facilitators and learn how to build an efficient programme for their target groups and practise facilitating
  • Assess training needs and resistance: how to change habits (awareness building vs. training)
  • Build effective programme: long term prevention and crisis solutions
  • Set relevant learning objectives and key learning steps to help our target groups climb the financial ladder and become less vulnerable
  • Addressing budget and time constraint challenges: how to integrate financial education in existing programmes (health, nutrition, GBV, livelihood...),
  • Practise sessions: participants start drafting their training plan, select a training activity or awareness builder from day 1 and facilitate it.
  • Training tips and  do’s and don'ts of financial education,
  • Written test on financial concepts and participatory training.
Day 3: Building financially literate communities
In this third day, participants switch hat again and experience more training and awareness examples that they can run with their clients.
  • Test review: explain key points that are not assimilated yet.
  • Involve families in money management
  • Practise communicating effectively and sensitively about money
  • Project management and decision taking applied to big expense (motorbike, wedding, move...)
  • Controlling debt level: planning how to pay back before taking a new debt
  • Analyse how to manage irregular incomes
  • Quick introduction on business profit
  • Ethics: other challenges of money
  • What is wealth: exploring non-financial assets (health, education, attitude, relations…)
  • Action plan, course evaluation, certificates and group photo

Trainer’s profile: Sophie Paine (a+b=3- Founder and Managing Director)
Sophie holds a DECF (Qualified Accountant), a Master degree in business studies (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), a post-graduate in finance and banking (Paris-Dauphine) and a diploma in Islamic Finance (ETHICA). She has worked in financial management and accounting in international corporations and non-profit organisations for more than 15 years. She has facilitated numerous training workshops around Asia, and in USA and Africa. Since 2005, a+b=3’s programmes have reached more than 8,000 people. Our mission is to help people make better decisions with money to have a more harmonious and healthier life. This workshop will be co-facilitated in Khmer by a VBNK trainer. www.aandbmake3.com
Our Approach:
participatory, group activities, case studies, training demonstration and practise sessions. Our training workshops put finance in context and include behaviour and social issues. They are only one step in our endeavour to contribute to poverty alleviation: participants will also have access to our training database and technical review notes, plus support to implement their own training programme.

Why you can’t miss this workshop:
  • Learn how to help your clients reduce their financial vulnerability ,
  • Learn how to include financial education in context and engage your clients,
  • Offer holistic financial education workshops.
  • Gain confidence by practising facilitating,
  • Address your clients’ reluctance to change their financial habits,
  • Improve your workshops’ attendance and measure their impact.
Impact your clients’ lives!   

REGISTER TODAY
Date:          19-20 & 21 November 2014 at 8:00-17:00 (including a 90 minute lunch break)
Fee:            US$195 (lunch, refreshment, training material and certificate from a+b=3 included)
Venue:        VBNK, #23, Street 554, Boung Kok 1, Toul Kork, PO Box 2307, Phnom Penh
Language:  English and Khmer, Information in Khmer Tel: : 023 885 805, 023 885 815
Deadline for registration: November 8th 2014 Early bird discount: October 25th 2014 ($20 off). Group discount (three and more participants – please ask us). Additional bundle discount with Financial literacy for youth (24-25 November) and/or Microbusiness: contact us.
Inquiries : info@aandbmake3.com , REGISTER ONLINE


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