10 Best Practices in Crime Prevention Facilitation

1. Greet your audience by establishing a personal connection. Maintain eye contact throughout the presentation. 

2. Use a voice loud and clear enough to be heard and understood. Employ body language that communicates your ideas visually. 

3. Describe your objectives in the beginning. Sum up main points at the end. 

4. Define key concepts. Provide at least one practical example of each one. 

5. Use support material that complements but does not complicate the presentation (PowerPoint, worksheets, chalkboard). Keep it interesting but simple! 

6. We learn by doing! Include at least one hands-on exercise from the manual

7. Gauge participants’ understanding by encouraging questions and comments. Rephrase the questions so the entire class hears them. 

8. Teach the objectives accurately, and as they are presented in the manual. 

9. Manage time carefully! Break up lectures and discussion at appropriate points. There is a lot of material, and you are likely to need more time instead of less.

10. Download PADF's bookmark to keep the tips in a handy place while teaching.