An evaluation of the needs of the target audience is a prerequisite for fulfilling your own teaching objectives as well as ensuring your audience’s satisfaction. Ideally, this assessment should be performed prior to the organization of the course, so that you will be able to select the appropriate modules, place them in a suitable order within the course and choose the appropriate training strategies and tools. It is however not always possible to conduct such a survey (see annex) before the course is set up. A more expedient way to solve this problem is to circulate a short form outlining the main issues to be included in the course and their relative importance to the participants once they have registered. Finally, an alternative is to begin the session with a quick discussion during which every participant introduces themselves and explains their expectations and needs.