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south china volunteersThe curriculum for the South China Sea MPA Management Capacity Building Training is downloadable in segments below.

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Mentorship Module 1
Leadership Training: Knowledge
(22 pgs., 403.2K)
Powerpoint presentation
(30 pgs., 9.5 MB)
Focus is on enhancing our knowledge of marine and coastal ecology, legal issues, and sociological issues, and we will learn effective facilitation and training methods that can be used to assist and mentor colleagues in their roles as MPA resource managers.

Handout 1.1: Functions of Selected Ecosystems
(1 pg., 62.1K)
Handout 1.2: Non-point Sources of Pollution
(1 pg., 56.5K)
Agenda - Day 1: Leadership Training, Knowledge Development
(2 pgs., 75.6K)

Mentorship Module 2
MPA Networks
(13 pgs., 256.1K)
Powerpoint presentation
(17 pgs., 2.9 MB)
Focus is on learning about the ecological & social benefits of different types of MPA networks, studying the practicalities of scaling up from individual MPAs to networks of MPAs, and also to learn how to design MPA networks, including the pitfalls and advantages.

Agenda - Day 2: Leadership Training, MPA Networks
(2 pgs., 98.1K)

Mentorship Module 3
Facilitation Training
(14 pgs., 599.9K)
Powerpoint presentation
(25 pgs., 3.3 MB)
Focus is on learning the basic facilitation skills of staying neutral, actively listening, asking questions, paraphrasing and summarizing. Also, focus is on learning how to apply basic facilitation skills to effectively manage group discussions and public forums.

Handout 3.1: Definitions
(2 pgs., 84.9K)
Handout 3.2: Facilitation Checklist
(2 pgs., 85.5K)
Handout 3.3: Selecting a Facilitator
(2 pgs., 72.8K)
Handout 3.4: Best Practices and Pitfalls
(1 pg., 61.8K)
Handout 3.5: Working with Adults
(1 pg., 70.1K)
Handout 3.6: Improving Group Discussions
(2 pgs., 92.5K)
Agenda - Day 3: Facilitation Training
(2 pgs., 111.1K)

Mentorship Module 4
Facilitation Training: Team Building
(22 pgs., 524.5K)
Powerpoint presentation
(27 pgs., 6.6 MB)
Focus is on learning how to use facilitation skills to build a successful team, including influencing behavior within a group, collaborative problem solving, and conflict resolution. Also, provide experience in applying facilitation skills to deal with disruptive behaviors and to integrate facilitation skills into the mentorship role during the MPA Management Capacity Training.

Handout 4.1: Team Building Exercise
(1 pg., 58.2K)
Handout 4.2: Methods of Resolving Conflict
(1 pg., 72.3K)
Handout 4.3: Steps in Conflict Resolution
(1 pgs., 61.4K)
Handout 4.4: Intervention Language Review
(1 pg., 53.6K)
Handout 4.5: Collaborative Processes
(1 pg., 60.3K)
Handout 4.6: Information-Gathering Tools
(7 pgs., 122.6K)
Agenda - Day 4: Facilitation Training - Team Building
(2 pgs., 104.2K)
Capacity Building Training
Introduction
(4 pgs., 98.3K)
Background and purpose of the training conference.

Capacity Building Training Module 1
MPAs: An Overview
(19 pgs., 432.1K)
Powerpoint presentation
(36 pgs., 5.49 MB)
Objective is to welcome and introduce participants and cover the workshop objectives and workshop format. To provide an understanding of the scope of the concept of marine protected areas (MPAs) and their relevance to the management of coastal and marine environments and also to introduce coastal management techniques that are compatible with MPAs.

Handout 1.1: Biodiversity Glossary
(2 pgs., 74.5K)
Handout 1.2: Matrix of Management Objectives and IUCN Protected Area Management Categories
(1 pg., 105.7K)
Agenda - Day 1: MPA Overview
(2 pgs., 77.2K)

Capacity Building Training Module 2
Zonal Management
(13 pgs., 744.9K)
Powerpoint presentation
(34 pgs., 9.1 MB)
Focus is on understanding the functions of zoning through spatial or temporal allocation of uses and activites within an MPA, how zoning can be used as a tool to address resource use conflicts, how to priorities (biodiversity, sustainable fisheries) determine spatial and temporal distribution of no take zones, and understanding the stages in the development of an MPA zoning plan.

Handout 2.2: The Use and General Design of Buffer Zones
(1 pg., 528.7K)
Handout 2.3: Zonation of Biosphere Reserves
(1 pg., 97.9K)
Handout 2.4: Sample Zone Names and Corresponding Restrictions
(1 pg., 75.9K)
Handout 2.5: Guidelines to Follow for Zonal Plans
(1 pg., 57.4K)
Agenda - Day 2: Zonal Management
(2 pgs., 68.4K)

Capacity Building Training Module 3
Community-Based Management
(19 pgs., 843.5K)
Powerpoint presentation
(30 pgs., 10.96 MB)
Focus is on learning why and how communities play an important role in successful resource management and on demonstrating a participatory approach to identifying, involving, and engaging stakeholders in MPA management.

Handout 3.1: Glossary of Terms
(4 pgs., 97K)
Handout 3.2: Attributes of a Participatory Approach
(2 pgs., 86.6K)
Handout 3.3: Hypothetical Situations
(2 pgs., 70.2K)
Handout 3.4: Levels of Stakeholder Involvement
(3 pgs., 84.5K)
Handout 3.5: Phases of Community Involvement
(1 pg., 82.7K)
Agenda - Day 3: Community-Based Management
(2 pgs., 132.2K)

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