How to organise a LEGS Training Course

LEGS is an independent initiative that aims to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.

How to Organise a LEGS Training Course

If you are planning a LEGS Training Course, please let us know so that we can add the details to the LEGS Training Calendar on this site. LEGS cannot provide funding for the 3-day Training course, but we are happy to  provide advice and information and guidance.

How to Organise a LEGS Training Course

The LEGS Trainers (graduates of the LEGS Training of Trainers – TOTs) are equipped with the skills, methods and training materials to carry out the LEGS 3-day Training Course.

LEGS does not organise these courses but leaves interested organisations to commission LEGS Training from any of the LEGS Trainers in their country or region. Only LEGS Trainers (who have completed a LEGS TOT) are authorised to deliver the 3-day LEGS Training – see the LEGS Training Policy for more details.

All graduates of a LEGS TOT are able to deliver the LEGS Training course and their details can be obtained from the LEGS Administrator. LEGS Trainers who have successfully carried out two LEGS Training Courses after graduating from a TOT become ‘accredited’ Trainers and are listed here.

What is needed for a LEGS Training Course

In order to organise a 3-day LEGS  Training Course, you will need the following:

  • A LEGS Trainer: if the Trainer is employed, you may be able to come to an arrangement with his/her employer for their time. If he/she is a consultant, you will need to pay their daily fee rate.
  • Copies of the LEGS handbook for each participant: these are available to purchase in hard copy direct from the publisher. Packs of 24 are also available for purchase in bulk.  Alternatively you can print out copies using the free pdf version of the Handbook.
  • Photocopies of the training handouts and other training materials which the LEGS Trainer will provide.
  • A suitable venue for participatory training: the LEGS Project recommends a maximum of 24 participants for participatory training, and a room that allows movement for group work, exercises and energisers.
LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook provides standards and guidelines for appropriate and timely livestock-based livelihoods responses in emergencies, using a participatory and evidence-based approach. The Handbook was produced through a broad consultation process, drawing on good practice worldwide. The LEGS Handbook is a companion to The Sphere Handbook alongside other humanitarian standards which make up the Humanitarian Standards Partnership.

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