Convene key stakeholders to review and help adapt the proposed curriculum.
The purpose of this step is to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and practical, meets the needs and expectations of the larger community, and contains no surprises or inappropriate activities. It also builds a sense of ownership among partners and potential partners of the program: local entrepreneurs and business people, government officials and staff of other organizations.
How you plan and carry out this adaptation workshop depends on the type and length of the curriculum you are working with. The examples provided here can help you figure out an approach that will work for you. At minimum, plan to give an overview of the objectives, topics, and types of activities used in the curriculum and get feedback from the group on the relevance and appropriateness of each. To guide this feedback process, you may wish to use questions similar to the ones in the previous step. If you have time, involve participants in looking more closely at the materials in question, through small group activities and/or trying out some of the activities with the full group.
By the end of the workshop, you should have enough feedback to guide the specific revisions to the curriculum. You may identify participants who can help rewrite parts of the curriculum, or who would be willing to review the adaptations made by the staff.