For me, INTRAC's [advocacy blended learning] training does not just build your capacity in what you do but also builds your hope and confidence by identifying with you, patiently walking with you and finding simple and workable solutions to your level of knowledge, conditions of work and challenges. Thanks again.
INTRAC's Online training, delivered remotely
INTRAC's Online training courses allow the needs of the individual to be addressed while they balance their work commitments, offering time to work through resources independently. It also provides an opportunity for participants to develop an action plan around their current work and receive feedback from a highly experienced trainer. They are delivered via a mixture of online webinar and skype.
To view INTRAC's Online training courses please select a course by theme from the training home page.
They are delivered in 3 parts over 8 weeks:
Part One: Trainer-led and self-directed (week 1)
Participants 'remotely' attend four days of training. Each day includes three hours of trainer-delivered content (via webinar) and 1 hour of self-directed and peer learning. Participants then devise action plans for incorporating learning into their work.
Part Two: One-to-one coaching (week 5)
In week 5, participants have a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session (via phone or skype) with the trainer. This time is tailored to the needs of each participant. Examples of use of the coaching time include:
- Reviewing learning and considering how to integrate it into current work
- Having contextual or issue-specific support
- Getting advice on developing a system or strategy.
David Russell of SURF, who attended the Advocacy and Policy Influencing programme from June to July 2013 explains his experience with the coaching element:
Part Three: Trainer-led (week 8)
In week 8, participants attend a final three-hour webinar to consolidate learning, share challenges or successes of applying learning to the workplace, cover any outstanding learning needs, and discuss action plans.
How Amanda Amito of KwaAfrica, who attended the Monitoring and Evaluation programme from June to July 2013 was able to utilise the learning in her work: