EWB-USA provides online presentations to train and equip our members to be successful in their roles and their projects. This page contains links to our live and recorded online presentations. EWB-USA does not provide recorded conference presentations or micro-courses here. Project teams preparing for initial assessment of a new international project are required to complete a series of presentations as part of technical approval.

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Leadership & Member Roles

EWB-USA New Officer Orientation

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The New Officer Orientation provides officers of new and existing chapters guidance on the EWB-USA chapter and community development model, policies and procedures, and resources. Attendees should come away with an understanding of basic principles and where to find additional information and resources.

EWB-USA New Program Kickoff Presentation

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Congratulations on the approval of your new EWB-USA Program! This is an exciting time for your chapter and you’ll have a lot of questions before you take the next steps. This presentation will acquaint your chapter with EWB-USA’s project process and ensure your chapter is heading in the right direction.

Mentoring of EWB-USA

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In this presentation, chapter members will learn what to expect from a mentor and how to successfully work with a mentor. Mentors will learn what is expected of them and what they can expect from a chapter.
**Beginning in January 2015, mentors are required to participate in this presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for any project type.

Member Code of Conduct

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The Member Code of Conduct presentation teaches members about the rules that must be followed while in the field and while working on EWB-USA projects. It is a must for members to understand how the culture of EWB-USA compels members to respect each other, their host countries, and the communities that they’ve come to serve.
**Beginning in January 2015, project teams are required to participate in this presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for any project type.

Community Development & Sustainability

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Program Introduction

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This presentation will describe the key elements of EWB-USA’s impact assessment approach, including specific resources for chapters.

**Beginning in January 2015, PMEL Leads are required to participate in this presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for any project type.

Planning for Sustainability on Assessment Trips

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This presentation will guide your team to prepare for the long term success of the project when developing an assessment trip plan. The information presented will be general to all project types and will include ways to plan for sustainability early on in the project development.

**Beginning in January 2015, project teams are required to participate in this technical presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for any project type.

Developing Appropriate Educational Materials

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One of the most important aspects of a sustainable project and program is providing educational tools to your local community partners to enhance capacity building, knowledge transfer, and behavior change. This presentation is intended to guide chapters and members on various types of community appropriate educational tools, how to develop these, and when chapters should be providing educational tools throughout the overall project process at EWB-USA.

New International Community Program Application Process

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This presentation focuses on the new international community program application process (501), with an emphasis on understanding the three-way partnership at the heart of a community program, the role each partner plays and conveying that information in the 501 application. Particular attention is given to obtaining community input and incorporating this into an application. The presentation also draws upon Application Review Committee (ARC) review experiences to identify common shortcomings and trouble spots of the 501 application process.

Technical Presentations

 

Assessment Trips for Water Supply Projects

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This technical presentation will prepare your team for an assessment trip that is focused on a water supply project. The information presented will be general to all water supply projects but will include references to other resources available for your specific type of water supply project.

**Beginning in January 2015, project teams are required to participate in this technical presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for a water supply project.

Preparing for your Latrine Assessment Trip

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This technical presentation describes how a chapter completes a 521-Pre Assessment Report for a latrine assessment to prepare for a Latrine-Focused Assessment Trip.

**Beginning in January 2015, project teams are required to participate in this technical presentation prior to technical approval for their first assessment trip for a latrine project.

Structure Assessments

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This technical presentation describes the best practices for an assessment trip for a structural building project.