INTRAC delivers effective and useful consultancy because they take the time to listen to what their clients need. In a very short workshop, we focussed entirely on information that was useful to us. We were challenged, supported and guided to come away with some really useful learning.
–Charlie Dalrymple, RedR UK
In addition to training open to people from a variety of groups, INTRAC designs and carries out training courses tailored to meet the needs of specific organisations. These courses can be tailored to the time you have available – one day, one week – or they can be run as modular courses over a longer period of time. We can also build in follow-up programmes. Many of our courses can be delivered in Arabic, Spanish or French.
- Tailored course design focusing on your organisation's objectives and programmes
- Flexibility in when and where the course is run
- Savings on delegate travel, time and accommodation
- Training advice from our experienced team of consultants who have in-depth knowledge of the subjects we cover
- Facilitated discussion and exchange of ideas relevant to your specific issues.
Tailor-made training can cover the subject matter of any of the courses in the open training programme. We can also offer a whole range of training on a number of topics within our thematic framework. Examples of these are workshops on creative facilitation skills, logical frameworks, financial management and on managing change.
The value of 'follow up' after a tailor made training
The European Youth Forum is an umbrella organisation representing 99 youth organisations. In April 2013, it decided to integrate a rights-based approach (RBA) into their advocacy work on youth rights. To do that, 18 staff members needed a greater understanding of RBA and how to integrate it into their work.
INTRAC designed a capacity building programme for the European Youth Forum including an initial two-day workshop and a follow-up workshop eight months later. The follow-up workshop was designed to review progress and reflect on what had and hadn’t been achieved since the initial workshop, as well as to identify medium- to longer-term actions to strengthen the rights-based approach.
The gap between the initial training and follow-up workshop allowed staff to learn by doing. Staff members were able to share their experiences of adopting RBA in practice and collectively deal with some of the challenges. The second workshop also allowed staff to step back from their day-to-day work and reflect upon the progress they had made.
“The INTRAC training was essential at helping us to build capacities of the staff to work with a rights based approach. The trainer supported us to understand what is a rights-based approach in our context. The follow up-workshop was useful in taking measures of the progress achieved and identify[ing] longer term perspectives.” Giorgio Zecca, European Youth Forum Policy and Advocacy Coordinator