Online course in strategic planning for IPPC

CIDT online course

CIDT online course
IPPC and FAO logosThe International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has contracted CIDT to provide online training on results-oriented Strategic Planning to professionals who will become Facilitators of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) in countries across four continents.

A total of 66 PCE Facilitators will complete the training between April and November 2016. They will all attend a workshop facilitated by IPPC/FAO, yet the online training programme is a prerequisite for the face-to-face sessions.

Blended learning – comprised of both online and face-to-face training – has been proven to be a cost-effective and efficient way to strengthen capacity.  The online training will provide participants with fundamental information on terminology, concepts, tools and processes so that they come to the face-to-face workshop with a common level of understanding. This will enable them to immediately dive into practical examples and hands-on exercises during the in-person sessions.

The online course consists of 10 modules covering the use of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) to conduct strategic planning and programme/project design. It provides case studies and interactive exercises to enable the learners to improve their understanding of key Results-Based Management (RBM) tools that can facilitate the design of both strategic plans and programmes or projects.  Find out more about the online course.

Individuals can directly enrol themselves in the RBM/LFA online course, and discounts are offered to organisations that enrol their staff. If desired, CIDT can to tailor the existing generic course to an organisation’s particular situation, whether it is to use bespoke branding colours and logo or to adapt the entire content to a specific sector/context, as we have done for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Commonwealth Secretariat, and Rwanda’s Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA). We also have the capacity to develop brand new courses from scratch in different topics to meet organization’s Capacity Development needs.  Contact us today to enquire.

Feedback on the online course

  • 52% of participants of the online course “liked it a lot” and 48% “liked” it.
  • 100% reported that the modules followed a logical flow/progression.

Quotes on what participants appreciated most:

  • “The course is a process which a learner should go through step by step. I really liked all aspects and objectives of the course.”
  • “[It] was easy to follow and the examples were relevant.”
  • “The practice tests within the modules were nice – made for better understanding.”
  • “The course is understandable and comprehensive.”
  • “Perfect combination of theory with practice“

(Based on survey responses)

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