The Program Design should be initiated two months before the workshop date. The steps of the Program Design are:
A Needs Assessment is conducted to find out if there is a need or desire for a particular service, in this case a Disability Awareness Workshop for literacy workers.
There are several ways to carry out a Needs Assessment. The method that is chosen will depend on the size of the group, the structure of the group, the location and other resources that are available.
Some methods for gathering information for a Needs Assessment are:
The following is an example of a Needs Assessment Questionnaire completed by a literacy program. A blank copy of this Needs Assessment follows the completed one. This assessment questionnaire could be photocopied or used as a guideline when developing one.