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Gender-based Analysis Plus do-it-yourself training toolkit

The purpose of the Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) do-it-yourself training toolkit is to assist people from various organizations in developing and delivering tailored GBA Plus training.

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How to design and deliver successful GBA Plus training

To help you get started, this video will guide you in designing and delivering successful GBA Plus training.

Video: A Guide to Designing and Delivering Successful GBA Plus Training

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GBA Plus DIY Training Toolkit

A guide to designing and delivering successful GBA Plus training


The purpose of this guide is to provide:

Before you begin…

If you haven’t already done so, take the Introduction to GBA Plus online course

A primer on designing & delivering effective training


Using the well-respected ADDIE method for instructional design, this guide will help you to:

Note: The use of ADDIE in this guide is meant to help ensure that a solid and objective-focused approach is taken to designing and delivering departmental GBA Plus training.

Know your adult learner audience

Know your audience

Start with the end in mind

Start with the end in mind (continued)

Set SMART objectives

In order to be effective, objectives should be:

Apply GBA Plus to your design

Determine delivery methods

Illustrative example

Case study

Determine length of training

Now that you know your audience, have set your objectives and determined your delivery method, how long will your training be?

GBA Plus Training Elements

Use this tool to guide the development of your training. Remember that the majority of your time will be spent in the “A-D-D” of ADDIE. Sample selections in are in yellow.

Set timelines

Set timelines

How to adapt GBA Plus training to meet your organizational needs

Design & Develop
Adapt existing training to meet your needs

Deliver your training

Facilitation tips

Use a simple process framework

Assess the success of your training

Assessing whether or not your training achieved the desired results is an often-overlooked – but critical - step

Good luck!

Learn who you can integrate GBA Plus into your instructional design

Access sample facilitator lesson plans

We have prepared a number of sample GBA Plus training formats for use and adaptation. Remember to "start with the end in mind" and to design for your audience.

If your goal is to start to build basic skills in applying GBA Plus, consider a half-day session that incorporates an illustrative example and/or a case study. Here are two sample facilitator lesson plans for a half-day session:

Design a full day of training to develop deeper GBA Plus competencies, with a focus on building skills in applying GBA Plus through a more detailed case study. Here are two sample facilitator lesson plans for a full-day session:

Other supporting documents include:

It is important to supplement your training with other activities, for example you can plan a GBA Plus event; encourage employees to start or join a GBA Plus network; and develop and deliver more advanced training.

Develop case studies

Case studies are one of the key components in the delivery of GBA Plus training. They are a valuable method to test the processes and anticipated outcomes and have been found to be one of the most effective tools. Furthermore, in-house case studies can also be developed to address specific training needs and raise GBA Plus awareness within individual organizations.

The GBA Plus training has been designed using three different case study formats:

The following video will help you develop your own case studies:

Video: Guide to develop case studies

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GBA Plus DIY Training Toolkit

Developing Case Studies


What are case studies?

Case studies are a form of problem-based learning, where a situation is presented that needs a resolution

Why use a case study?

Case studies are a great way to improve a learning experience, because they:

When to use case studies

For developing skills in:

In addition to developing skills, case studies can be an “on-the-job” reference to guide your GBA Plus.

Adult learning

Adults usually learn best:

Adults also tend to view learning as an opportunity to solve problems

The learning process


The learning process (continued)

Case study basics

Types of case studies

For our purposes (GBA Plus training) we refer to:

What makes a good case study?

Case study content (GBA Plus)

The case study should:

Fact or fiction

Format (GBA Plus)

Things to remember

Things to remember (continued)

Now what?


You can also consult the Case study template and follow the Demystifying GBA Plus part of the online course

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