Planning questionnaire (for host team)

Contact info

What are the first names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least two people involved in setting up the training?


  1. Who are the people in your town asking for training? What sort of organizing work are these people doing, or what sort of social conflict are they facing?
  2. Are you asking to be trained for a specific protest action, out of a general desire to be prepared, or for other reasons?
  3. What would you like to learn? How long do you have?
  4. Do you want to offer continuing education credits (CEUs for nurses/social workers/emergency medical workers, CMEs for doctors, or CLEs for lawyers) at this training?
  5. Tell us at least three possible dates that will work for your community.
  6. Where will the training be — or likely be? I realize you may need to confirm dates to reserve space.


  1. Is the space accessible to everyone? How big are the room/rooms available for training?
  2. It costs a surprising amount of money to develop and support the training program. I suggest a $30-$300 donation per person. Is this a problem?
  3. How many people do you expect at the training? How are you letting people know about it? It takes a huge amount of time to organize trainings and the trainers have to take time off from work. I generally can't support teaching less than 15 people — it takes that many to allow for lots of skills practice and build a realistic scenario atmosphere.
  4. Should you plan for children of students to be present during training? If so, what sort of child care arrangements have you made?
  5. Do you expect that everyone at the training will speak and understand English? If not, can you arrange for skilled interpreters, and translations of some print materials?
  6. How much do you expect travel expenses to be for trainers? Do you have any concerns about being able to fundraise these prior to the training? (Please let me know as soon as possible if you anticipate needing help to raise money to cover basic travel expenses. If your circumstances are really extraordinary, I'll try to help you out but my ability do this is very limited.)
  7. Can you provide housing for one or two trainers? Where?


  1. Considering the above logistical challenges, are there local people who can teach this training? (I'm happy to provide outlines and advice to help potential local trainers assess their readiness to present street first aid training. I'm also happy to come and train, but my priority is to build on the strengths of local communities. If you can think of creative ways this training can help facilitate that in your town, please let me know.)
  2. Will some people planning to attend the training have previous conflict first-aid experience or health care background?
  3. Are there trained people there who can assist me with training and/or "apprentice" so that they can eventually train locally?
  4. Are there people there who are involved in or interested in starting a radical health collective or medic affinity group locally?

Extra credit question:

I'll show up even if you live in a boring place, but just to give me something to look forward to, tell me the three most exciting things about your town.

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