Presentation of the module using slides and narrative requires
approximately 90 to 120 minutes. The following steps are recommended
when preparing for and conducting a presentation or interactive
Preparing for Your Session
- Complete the Self-Study version of this module to become
familiar with the information.
- If possible, review some of the materials listed in the
- Become familiar with relevant policies and procedures regarding
family planning and contraceptive methods in the country where
you are conducting the presentation or training.
- If you are presenting with the PowerPoint slideshow, you
can adapt the slideshow and narrative to meet the needs of
your specific audience, considering their level of education,
training and experience. Also, consider the amount of time
available for the presentation. Add or remove slides and information
- Use language that you are comfortable with and that will
be easily understood by the audience. Speaking from your own
notes is more effective than reading directly from the narrative,
even if not including participatory activities. Actively engaging
the audience with a combination of slides, activities and
discussion questions is optimal.
- Rehearse your session, preferably using the same room and
equipment that you plan to use during your presentation.
Preparing Materials for Your Session
- Make photocopies of the summary fact sheet and student
note-taking handouts for your audience. These printable documents
are all found as PDF files in Presenter Tools.
- Reserve a room large enough for your audience that can be
darkened for slide-viewing.
- Obtain a computer and data projector. Select a place to
project the image, either a screen, white sheet or blank wall.
If a data projector is not available, use the paper copies
of the slides to make overhead transparencies or use the pages
as a tabletop flip chart.
On the day of the meeting:
- Greet the participants as they arrive at the meeting site.
Use name tags if participants do not know each other. Ask
them to briefly introduce themselves.
- Introduce the presentation by telling participants that
these materials are developed by Family Health International
- Tell participants that a certificate of completion for the
training can be requested from Family Health International
- Pass out the summary fact sheet and student handouts. Encourage
the participants to make comments and suggestions on any of
these forms during the presentation.
- Begin the presentation; try to follow the suggested schedule.
- Take a refreshment break.
- Complete the presentation.
- After the presentation, lead a group discussion. Explore
the ideas presented and examine ways in which each participant
thinks he or she can improve information about and access
to contraception. Identify issues that are especially important
for additional training or research.
- Give participants the post-test.
- If applicable, ask participants to complete an evaluation
form. Please inform the participants that upon completing
the 12 modules, including the post-tests, they are eligible
to receive a certificate of completion. In order to receive
the certificate they need to fill out the evaluation form
and send it to FHI. Tell them that they may use the address
or fax number provided at the bottom of the evaluation form.
More information is provided in the Certificate of Completion
Ideas for Adapting the Module for Different Audiences
This training module provides basic information about the magnitude
of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemic and describes
prevention and management services that can be integrated into
family planning and maternal and child health programs. It is
designed to be used in many different family planning environments,
and is therefore very general. You can make this presentation
more interesting and valuable to your audience by adding information
about local experiences and practices, especially those that
apply to your audience. In addition, some adaptation may be
needed within the text or slides to make an appropriate presentation.
Here are some ideas for adapting the narrative for different
As designed, all slides and scripted material would be appropriate
for most clinicians. Key information would include program-level
activities, counseling, contraceptive choice and the use of
syndromic management. Information in the presentation may need
to be adapted to meet the specific needs, priorities, scope,
resources and constraints of different programs. Some of the
slides and the accompanying narrative may be inappropriate for
some providers, depending on the extent of their medical training.
The best way to select information and slides for your audience
is to ask yourself: What information does this audience need
to enable them to provide information and counseling on sexually
transmitted diseases to their clients? How much of the suggested
presentation can they understand? Answering these questions
will help you prepare an appropriate presentation for your audience.
Including information related to public health strategies for
STD prevention and management, as well as programmatic issues,
may be of greatest interest to policy-makers. This may include
any information about potential savings, costs for program development,
impact on the STD epidemic in their country, and similar issues.
The amount of clinical information that is appropriate to present
will depend on the medical background and knowledge of your
Certificate of Completion
Once participants complete all 12 modules, they are eligible
to receive a certificate of completion (as seen below). Participants
need to be sure that they complete the post-tests for each module
and review any wrong answers.
In order to receive a certificate, participants must complete
an evaluation form and send it to FHI. They may use the address
or fax number provided at the end of the form. Make sure that
they know to enclose their correct mailing address or a business
card so that FHI can send their certificate of completion. Make
sure that their mailing address is complete-have them include
the name of their country!
Family Health International
Training and Education Unit
P.O. Box 13950
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States of America
Telephone number: (919) 544-7040
Fax number: (919) 544-7261
Please visit our web site at http://www.fhi.org
or e-mail us at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!