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This curriculum contains guidance and recommendations about how much time trainers should spend on specific substantive topics and learning activities. The guidance and the recommendations about timing appear in a number of places, including:

  • Outlines - Outlines are provided for each section of each version (long, medium, and short) of the curriculum. The outlines provide a table of contents for the sections and a suggested time allotment for the specific topics covered in each. Click here to be taken to the outlines of the five sections of the long version of the curriculum.

  • Version "Home Pages" - Each version (long, medium, and short) of the curriculum has a "home page" that contains the recommended time allotment for that version, a brief summary of the subject matter, and a short description of the learning activities that have been included.

  • Lecture Content and Teaching Notes - The Lecture Content and Teaching Notes for each section of each version of the curriculum also contain recommendations about how much time trainers should spend on each topic and on the learning activities that have been included.

Please remember that the times that have been recommended in this curriculum are MINIMUM times. Breaks have not been integrated into the material, and only a short amount of time has been allotted for sharing the outcomes of the learning activities with the larger group. In addition, question and answer periods have not been included. You are encouraged to schedule breaks every 2 - 3 hours and to address questions and concerns from the audience with whatever strategy or mechanism suits your presentation style.

Most of the substantive material is presented in a way that is very easy to abridge, if necessary. We recommend that you do so according to the needs and interests of your audience.