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Project Management

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:41:27 +0000

Organization: International Law Institute
Start date: 31 May 2021
End date: 11 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 28 May 2021

Overview**

This seminar focuses on project management and monitoring, including team building and leadership. It sets the Context for Contract Management; Managing the Project Life Cycle and Hierarchy of Objectives; Contract Terms, Legal Aspects, and Performance Criteria; Investigating and Preventing Fraud and Corruption; FIDIC Contracts; Dispute Resolution; Contract Restructuring; Procurement from a Contract Management Perspective; Change Order Management/Implementing Change in Contracts; Managing Works and Contractor Performance; Managing Consultant Contracts; Practical Issues: the Mechanics of Payment and Delivery Contract Management and Implementation; Negotiations: Process, Skills, and Techniques; Performance-Based Acquisition.

It is especially designed for managers of developing country projects and for persons responsible for implementing such projects. Past participants have come from government, utilities, corporations, international organizations and NGOs. The seminar will examine crucial issues and steps in project management. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 10 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management

  • What is Contract Management?
  • Purpose - maximizing financial and operational performance and minimizing risks
  • Defining objectives (logframe)

  • Process - systematic and efficient management

  • Managing the project environment

  • Phases: (i) contract creation; (ii) execution; and (iii) analysis

  • The project life cycle

  • Project identification, preparation and approval

  • Financial and economic analysis

  • Project financing

  • Team building and leadership

  • Organization alternatives

  • Communication, motivation

  • Managerial styles

  • Conflict resolution

  • Role of project managers

  • Implementing change

  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)

  • Critical path method

  • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)

  • Cost control

  • Risk analysis

  • Reporting and control

  • Monitoring

  • Database management systems (MS Access Software)

  • Introduction to procurement

  • Key activities:

  • Establishing (negotiating) the terms and conditions of contracts;

  • Planning activities;

  • Controlling Implementation;

  • Reporting progress;

  • Making payments;

  • Managing variations that may arise during the implementation phase;

  • Documenting and handling claims;

  • Preventing and resolving disputes

Course Advisor

Veljko Sikirica has over forty years’ experience in Engineering, Project Design, Management, Implementation and Procurement. He has extensive experience as staff of the Inter-American Development Bank the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and in the last two years, as consultant on UN Development Program Projects. He has been part of the permanent faculty Teaching Staff and continues to teach at the International Master in Public Procurement Management (IMPPM), University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is also a permanent faculty, member of the teaching staff and Executive Committee at the above Belgrade University Master Programme. Mr. Sikirica holds a Graduate degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from “Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico” and a Masters degree in Finance from University of Maryland, USA.

How to register:

You can apply online at - http://ili.org/training/application.html

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Contract Administration

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:24:23 +0000

Organization: International Law Institute
Start date: 31 May 2021
End date: 11 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 28 May 2021

Overview

The course focuses on providing the knowledge and skills necessary to administering and managing a contract. The course also will discuss and examine FIDIC Contracts, which are increasingly being used by international construction agencies and Multilateral Development Banks, including the World Bank. In a time when contracts awarded by government and commercial entities are increasingly complex and involve sophisticated technology, a firm understanding of contract administration and management is vital to success. Through lectures, discussions and case studies, the course will examine contracts in the award and performance phases from the purchasers' and contractors' viewpoints.

The seminar is intended for project managers, contract managers, professionals from government ministries and agencies, consulting professionals, legal advisors, and all involved in the implementation and management of a contract.

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 10 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

Managing the Contract

  • Types, forms, and terms of contracts (including Donor Contracts)

  • Procurement

  • Concepts and principles of contract law

  • Key legal definitions and terms

  • FIDIC and other types of contracts

  • Contract price and payments

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiation objectives

  • How to negotiate

Contract Administration

  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities

  • Communications and teamwork

  • Monitoring contracts

  • Administering consulting contracts

  • Filing records and audits

  • Payment schedules

  • Cost control

  • Changes to the contract requirements

Managing Contractor Performance

  • Reporting

  • Issue management

  • Poor performance

  • Managing quality assurance of deliverables

  • Performance evaluation

  • Performance incentives

Performance and Scheduling Management

  • Baseline tracking

  • Integrated change control

  • Management of quality assurance and non-compliance

  • Risk and issue management

  • Management handover and contract closure

  • Documentation management

Claims Management

  • Understanding claims and why they arise

  • How to process and assess a claim

  • Dispute mechanisms in the contract

  • Dispute mechanisms under FIDIC

  • Managing arbitration

  • Dispute resolution

Course Advisor

Don De Amicis is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

How to register:

You can apply online at - http://ili.org/training/application.html

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Online Budgeting Training

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:18:49 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 1 Mar 2021
End date: 3 Mar 2021
Registration deadline: 26 Feb 2021

If an organisation’s budgeting is in order much of the impact of your programme can be improved, as well as giving extra credibility with donors, partners and other stakeholders. In short, good budgeting means good development.

This Budgeting module covers all you need to know about budgeting in the international development sector. It includes a tour of budgeting processes and terminology, together with how to plan and monitor budgets and cash flow by identifying the most important figures. We give tips on how to manage budgets in uncertain times, which many organisations are now needing to consider very seriously. We also look at budgeting as part of wider organisational management, particularly how to use this information to ask incisive questions of partners and donors, using a number of checklists.

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

  1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
  2. Up to a 90-minute guided group webinar for the module (recordings made available).Webinar scheduled on the 3rd of March at 10am (GMT).
  3. Presentations and video inputs
  4. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular work to a dedicated portfolio
  5. Written resources and web links
  6. Relevant case studies
  7. Opportunity to apply financial management skills and techniques in your workplace
  8. Scheduled access to tutors
  9. Personalised mentoring session as a 3-month follow up

The module will take between 6-8 hours and should be completed before the webinar date.

How to register:

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for any questions

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Women's Leadership for Peace: Working towards gender equality in a male-dominated field

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 02:38:13 +0000

Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research
Start date: 11 Mar 2021
End date: 11 Mar 2021
Registration deadline: 11 Mar 2021

On the 11th March 2021, during the week of International Women's Day, UNITAR is pleased to be officially launching the ground-breaking Women's Leadership for Peace programme.

UNITAR has developed the Women's Leadership for Peace programme as a reflection of its position as an internationally recognised leader in supporting the capacity development of Member States, international and regional organisations and other stakeholders working to contribute to lasting peace and security in the world. With a particular focus on UNITAR's experience in providing capacity development opportunities to those working on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, the Women's Leadership for Peace programme will provide participants of the programme with an unrivalled set of growth opportunities through shared experiences, and the further development of knowledge and skills to advance to leadership positions in their respective contexts.

Therefore, UNITAR is honoured to be hosting a panel discussion which will take the form of an open virtual debate with the participation of renowned gender champions in the peace and security sector as well as the wider public. As part of UNITAR's commitments to gender equality and women's empowerment, the virtual public event will mark the occasion of International Women's Day 2021.

Partnership is one of the key guiding principles of UNITAR’s work, equally underpinning the development and implementation of the Women’s Leadership for Peace programme. During the 6-month needs assessment process for the programme, the UNITAR team reached out to thought leaders and pioneers in the Women, Peace and Security as well as Women’s Leadership fields. The exchanges we had were inspiring and thought provoking. UNITAR, therefore, uses the week of International Women's Day as an opportunity to bring together a few selected experts and thought leaders, who were involved in this process, to take this discussion to the next level.

With this virtual panel event, UNITAR is aiming to:

  • Give a timely and much-needed platform for advancing discussions about the importance and current challenges of women in leadership within the peace and security fields;
  • Share diverse perspectives, by giving voice to experts from the fields of human rights, the security sector, the world of diplomacy as well as training;
  • Discuss the role of training and capacity building in advancing more women to leadership positions in the peace and security fields;
  • Further increase engagement with the programme with an interested audience, including partners, future beneficiaries, and the donor community. **
    Speakers**

To be confirmed

Background: A Moment to Make Peace More Inclusive and Sustainable

In 2020, both the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration (1995) and the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) marked key opportunities to take further steps in ensuring that women's empowerment and gender equality are at the heart of all aspects of the United Nations' work. To contribute to the advancement of more women in the peace and security fields into leadership positions through targeted capacity building measures, UNITAR started developing the Women's Leadership for Peace programme in 2020. This programme will leverage all UNITAR's experience in providing skills and knowledge to overcome the underrepresentation of women in formal and informal mechanisms and institutions linked to sustaining peace.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, between 1992 and 2018, women represented only 13% of negotiators, 3% of mediators and only 4% of signatories in major peace processes. Similarly, research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women showed that in January 2019, the global average of women ministers was 20.7% compared to 18.3% in conflict and post-conflict countries. Moreover, data from the UN Security Council shows that, as of August 2020, women made up 41 per cent of heads of United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have noted how women leaders around the world have demonstrated successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic based on inclusive, evidence-based leadership; yet, women lead only seven per cent of countries.

Increasing the number of women elevated to lead and contribute to peace processes at all levels is not just desirable from an equity perspective, but it is crucial for sustaining peace. Data consolidated by UN Women provides evidence that women's direct participation in peace negotiations increases the sustainability and the quality of peace. A study investigating 82 peace agreements in 42 armed conflicts between 1989 and 2011 found that when women participate in peace processes, the resulting agreement is 35 per cent more likely to last at least 15 years. One reason for this is that women so often shape societal values and facilitate their access to decision-making; thereby, promoting social cohesion and ensuring that agreements are embedded into the social fabric in sustainable, long-lasting and transformational ways.

The coinciding of the COVID-19 pandemic with the aforementioned 20th anniversary of the Women, Peace and Security agenda represents a critical moment to develop a more inclusive response, committed to ensuring that women are heard, protected, and empowered. As national and international actors pivot their focus to shape a post-COVID world and adapt existing development, peacebuilding and humanitarian programming to this new reality, providing opportunities for women in leadership positions will become increasingly important in order to integrate gender-sensitivity into crisis management.

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How to register:

11th March 2021, 3-5pm CET (GMT+1), online.

Save the date and register here.

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Apprentissage en ligne HEAT (accrédité)

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 04:15:32 +0000

Organization: Safer Edge

Formation à la sensibilisation aux environnements hostiles. Abordable - Accessible - Inclusif

Cours d'apprentissage en ligne à la demande. Complétez le cours via notre portail d'apprentissage en ligne, Safer Edge Learn.

Parfait pour les rédacteurs d'aide; Professionnels du développement; Diplomates et donateurs; Universitaires; Journalistes

Convient au personnel national et international.

Cours accrédité de DPC avec certificat à la fin.

Téléchargez nos applications iOS et Android pour compléter le cours sur votre table ou votre téléphone.

Le contenu peut être téléchargé pour les endroits où la bande passante est faible.

How to register:

Vous souhaitez vous inscrire? Voir la liste des sujets enseignés? Essayez notre démo de cours? Visitez: https://www.saferedge.com/heat-hostile-environment-training

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“Sphere in Practice” Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) – English

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 03:08:27 +0000

Organization: Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Start date: 21 Mar 2021
End date: 3 May 2021
Registration deadline: 21 Mar 2021

Sphere in Practice is a brand new online course. You can study at your own pace (e-learning modules only), or you can study as part of a massive online open course (MOOC). The MOOC includes e-learning modules, assignments, live webinars, and moderated discussion forums. Studying at the same pace (3 to 4 hours per week) as hundreds of other people, you will learn from experts and each other.

Following a successful 2-week pilot in 2020, the full 5-week Sphere in Practice MOOC will be run for the first time between 21 March and 3 May 2021 (with two additional weeks until 17 May for ongoing discussions and catching up).

Frequently asked questions on the MOOC: https://www.spherestandards.org/sphere-in-practice/

How to register:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sphere-MOOC-2021

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Leadership in International Security Course LISC 2021/2022

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:53:45 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Start date: 11 Oct 2021
End date: 27 May 2022
Registration deadline: 31 May 2021

International Security in the 21st Century: Building a Resilient Future

The 36th edition of this highly competitive eight-month course in international security is designed for high-performing professionals seeking to enhance their career and effectively respond to the world’s most pressing security challenges.

Our approach is comprehensive and multi-faceted. This course will not only update your knowledge, but will build your skillset and toolset to better prepare you for dealing with our unpredictable international security environment.

During the eight-months, you will have the opportunity to learn from, and network with, over 120 members of the GCSP’s global expert community – including high-level practitioners from governments, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and civil society.

Learning outcomes

As a result of this course, you will:

  • Harness your individual leadership skills, drawing on your own strengths as well as those of a network of security professionals,
  • Conduct objective in-depth analyses of the complex and broad security issues of today’s interconnected world,
  • Generate policy options to promote sustainable solutions,
  • Enhance your ability to work across cultures, organizations, and professional domains.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Open to mid-career professionals working in national ministries. Applications from IOs, NGOs, civil society, academia and the private sector will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Candidates must have had exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.

For further information, please contact lisc@gcsp.ch.

COSTS: The course is offered free of tuition charges for participants as part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

APPLY NOW

Deadline to apply: 31 May 2021 - After submission of the online form, candidates will be contacted by the LISC Team to request further documents to complete the application file.

How to register:

Please register via this link, your application will be reviewed and the course coordination team will be in touch with you regarding your application as soon as possible.

The course is offered free of tuition charges for participants as part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme. Fees apply for the MAS Programme. GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.

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Assistive Technology: A Better Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:32:53 +0000

Country: Jordan
Organization: Sustainable Research and Development Center
Start date: 23 May 2021
End date: 27 May 2021
Registration deadline: 19 Apr 2021

Program Content

The present training program has been specially designed to provide a thorough knowledge on the impact of Assistive Technology (AT) in persons with disabilities and it addresses its contribution to differently abled children and adults with Dyslexia, Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD or ADHD, with Intellectual Challenges, with Severe Learning Difficulties, with Motor Control Problems, children who are Slow Learners or are Communicatively impaired, persons who are hearing or visually impaired and generally persons who need a different approach and tools to support them.

The program provides many opportunities with lots of practical examples and case studies rather than been theoretical and will cover a big series of issues and topics with emphasis on the implementation, the use and contribution of AT. The trainees will realize that there is strong justification for the use of AT, learn of terms and definitions, work with special devices and special software (demonstration and hands-on experiences), acquire skills of basic assessment procedures and tools and will become able to integrate AT into the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) of the student/child.

Duration of training: 5 consecutive days, 6 hours daily.
Note: Trainees will be given a free, fully functioning in Arabic, software called SALAM (Speech and Language Acquisition Method).

Language of training: Arabic and/or English, based on participants preference.

Date: 25 – 29 April 2021

Venue: Corp Hotel, Amman – Jordan

Contact: srd@srd.edu.jo

For more information:

SRD Center website

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(Project DPro) Flex: Gestión de Proyectos para profesionales del sector desarrollo

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:16:35 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 7 Apr 2021
End date: 1 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 4 Apr 2021

Trabajando para el crecimiento del proyecto en el sector de desarrollo.

Este curso en línea desarrolla las habilidades del mundo real que se necesitan para iniciar, planificar, ejecutar y cerrar proyectos de manera efectiva, específicamente diseñados para la comunidad internacional del sector de desarrollo. Nuestros expertos facilitadores guiarán a los participantes en la identificación de los retos únicos de los proyectos en este sector, describirán los principios clave de Project DPro en materia de gestión de proyectos y le proporcionarán herramientas prácticas para aplicar en su día a día laboral.

How to register:

Visite la página del evento y haga clic en registrarse. Una vez completado el proceso de inscripción, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con instrucciones para unirse al evento virtual.

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Groundwater Development School

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:34:13 +0000

Country: Uganda
Organization: Groundwater Relief
Start date: 1 Aug 2021
End date: 29 Aug 2021
Registration deadline: 4 Apr 2021

Groundwater Development School (GDS) is a 4-week comprehensive training programme that educates graduates and professionals on how to develop a groundwater supply. The course provides a holistic approach to groundwater supply and includes every aspect of siting, developing, managing, and monitoring a groundwater source. This is combined with a hands-on experience learning directing, and working professionally with local contractors and a partner charity to provide an appropriately sited and constructed borehole to a community.

Water security remains a key issue for much of the world, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water. Groundwater is the solution for many communities, especially in rural areas with extended dry seasons, often made worse and less predictable by climate change. There is a significant and growing demand for boreholes to be drilled. Importantly, poorly sited and constructed boreholes, which are common across the globe, lead to high rates of borehole failure, poor yields and wasted money.

The Groundwater Development School provides training to improve technical capacity and reduce the rates of failure which will improve outcomes for vulnerable communities and donors. There is a lack of supply and a high demand for these skills and this course will be hugely beneficial for those wishing to develop careers in Humanitarian, Development and WASH sectors.

Groundwater Relief (GWR) specialises in the sustainable development and management of groundwater resources. Our object as a charity is to bring people out of poverty and relieve suffering through providing communities and households with better access to groundwater resources. GWR’s core staff and our global volunteer membership of over 320 groundwater experts have undertaken over 100 projects in the last 5 years, with some of the world’s most vulnerable people, providing direct technical support to a range of partners including International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Oxfam, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-F, MSF-OCB), and the British Red Cross.

GWR has multiple years of experience in training groundwater professionals in borehole construction with one off drilling trainings in Bangladesh and Myanmar amongst others and GWR founded the annual drilling school in the UK with RedR and Cranfield University. Years of feedback from course attendees has helped GWR create the GDS syllabus in Uganda to provide a comprehensive hands-on training programme.

Information Webinars are on 25th February at 1pm (GMT) and 24th March at 1pm (GMT). Further details on the website https://groundwater-relief.org/services/supporting-groundwater-professiona...

How to register:

Applications are open now and the first round closes on March 8th 2021.

The second round of applications will end on April 4th 2021.

Please download the application form from the bottom of this webpage. https://groundwater-relief.org/services/supporting-groundwater-professiona...

To apply please email your completed application form and CV to admin@groundwater-relief.org

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) DPro

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:03:49 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 17 Mar 2021
End date: 11 May 2021
Registration deadline: 14 Mar 2021

In this highly participatory online workshop, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to effectively design, plan, and manage MEAL systems for development and relief projects. Created by NGOs for NGOs, MEAL D Pro exists to improve MEAL skills across the humanitarian and development sector. This Flex Workshop is an in-depth introduction to the essential skills of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Design logic models that later become the foundations of MEAL in projects. These tools include the Theory of Change, Results Frameworks, and Logical Frameworks (logframes).
  • Plan for MEAL using practical tools that include Performance Management Plans, Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, Summary Evaluation Tables, etc.
  • Collect MEAL data by using well-designed qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, appropriate sampling methods, and recommended data management practices.
  • Analyze MEAL data by using quantitative (descriptive and inferential) statistics and qualitative methods to analyze, interpret and visualize MEAL data.
  • Use MEAL data to inform project decisions, communicate with stakeholders and practice adaptive management.
How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once you complete the registration process you will receive a confirmation email with instructions how to join the virtual event.

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Designing, Producing, and Delivering Virtual Events

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:02:31 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 2 Mar 2021
End date: 4 Mar 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Mar 2021

Join Humentum Learning Services (HLS) and Endurance Learning for a two-part online webinar series on March 2 and March 4 for the fundamentals of online events – from design to implementation. You will hear from HLS partner, Endurance Learning as they share their expert knowledge in engaging presentations as well as producing online events. This webinar registration gives you access to both sessions listed below.

Not sure if you can attend? Register and you will receive the recording and presentation after the event.

Tuesday March 2 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

In this first of two sessions, Endurance Learning's Brian Washburn will walk participants through several fundamental design and delivery considerations to ensure every presentation is engaging and can lead to positive change. By the end of this session, attendees will have increased abilities to:

  1. Compare and contrast skills needed for effective in-person vs. virtual delivery

  2. Identify effective ways to use common virtual training features for maximum engagement

  3. Connect learning objectives/outcomes with activities and features such as chat, breakout rooms, whiteboards, and more.

Thursday March 4 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

In the second of two sessions, Endurance Learning's Lauren Wescott will share her experiences serving in the Producer role. By the end of this session, attendees will have increased abilities to:

  1. Compare and contrast the role of a co-facilitator with the role of a producer

  2. Explain why a virtual training session producer is not just a "nice to have" role

  3. Identify the principle responsibilities of a producer

  4. Troubleshoot and identify workarounds for when virtual presentation technology doesn't work like you want it to.

How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once you complete the registration process you will receive a confirmation email with instructions how to join the virtual event

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Extended Diplomatic Skills: Core Hospitality Training

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:53:47 +0000

Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research
Start date: 30 Mar 2021
End date: 6 Apr 2021
Registration deadline: 24 Mar 2021

Background

The service-oriented 'new diplomat' and 'new public servant' can communicate with a wide range of state and non-state actors; is open-minded, flexible, and demonstrates natural authority by creating an atmosphere of comfort and trust. Hospitality skills lie at the centre of this approach.

This programme goes beyond traditional training of direct profession-related skills while at the same time addressing aspects of the diplomat’s activities, such as attending formal dinners, offering, presenting, and receiving gifts under different cultural requirements, appreciating cultural and religious etiquette during social events, and hosting important guests

Overall Goal

The programme’s overall objective is to provide all participants with the necessary knowledge base and confidence that will permit them to attend and host formal and informal social events in an intercultural setting by:

  • Enhancing their understanding of formal etiquette around the table;
  • Allowing them to anticipate and adhere to cultural and religious hospitality and other customs;
  • Teaching them how to contribute to the ambience of a social event by correctly presenting and describing various foods and beverages.

By enhancing beneficiaries’ knowledge base and skillset in hosting and attending formal social events, UNITAR will provide diplomats with the opportunity to practice what is known as "Charismatic Leadership" in leadership theory (Weber, 1922; House, 1976; House & Howell, 1992), namely a set of behaviours which are increasingly relevant in the relationship-oriented diplomatic and business communities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and adapt to the main differences between table etiquette in different cultures;
  • Avoid the main universal and culture-specific faux-pas for various hospitality settings;
  • Apply objective tools and models to decipher foreign cultures with greater ease;
  • Appreciate the various attributes of wine and wine-food pairing;
  • Utilise the acquired knowledge to experience more confidence at international social events.

Content

Module 1: Table Etiquette

Implemented as a one-day e-workshop

What goes where?: Basic table presentation;

  • “From Soup to Nuts”: Introducing multiple course-meal etiquette;
  • What is this for? Using the correct cutlery and the correct glass;
  • Communicating with your plate: Cutlery placement etiquette;
  • Table etiquette in different cultures

Module 2: Wine Knowledge and Introduction to Wine Economics

Implemented as a three-day e-workshop

  • Introduction to Wine History
  • Wine economics
  • Explaining wine labels
  • The Labeling System
  • The Main Appelations in Europe
  • Oenology
  • Effective wine-tasting techniques
  • Wine and food pairing
  • Wine and art

Module 3: Effective Hospitality in an Intercultural Setting

Implemented as a two-day e-workshop

  • Food and culture;
  • Cultural specifics;
  • Symbolism and exchange of gifts in different cultures;
  • Guest-host power dynamics in different cultures;
  • Culture-specific and international faux-pas.
  • Conclusion: Intercultural networking skills
How to register:

To participate, please use the registration link: https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/extended-diplomatic-skills-core-... and click 'apply here' on the left side of the page. Participation will only be confirmed once course fee is received. Registration and payment deadlines are set for March 24.

Focal Point contact details: daniel.nazarov@unitar.org or +41 79 127 37 58

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ONLINE PFST training (Personal Security Field Training) _ English

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:47:10 +0000

Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 11 Jun 2021
End date: 18 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 9 Jun 2021
Training days: the 11th, 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th of June | 9am - 12.30pm (GMT +1)

This training was specifically designed for aid workers working in or travelling to medium/high-risk environments or remote areas in order to increase their level of awareness and preparedness and allow them to help beneficiaries while increasing their own safety. Its goal is simple: providing a set of tools for the participants to prepare effectively for the management of their personal security in their working environment.

More specifically, it is intended to provide:

  • AWARENESS of the practical realities of managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • KNOWLEDGE of basic tools for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • SKILLS for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.

→ These 3 components are used under the acronym AKS.

Components of the training.

To meet these objectives, the training course has four mutually reinforcing components:

  • Theoretical sessions, aimed at consolidating methods (pre-departure checklist, do's and don'ts in violent situations, etc.);
  • Practical sessions, aimed at training in basic practices (first aid, radio protocols, etc.);
  • Simulations, which aim to crystallize the use of the above-mentioned methods and practices in a tangible framework;
  • Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key takeaways).

Topics addressed:

  • Personal security
  • Preparation of the mission
  • National Staff
  • First Aid
  • Communications
  • Threats when travelling in vehicles
  • Orientation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Incident reporting
  • Hibernation, Evacuation, Relocation
  • Sexual violence
  • Weapons in the field
  • Hostage situation and kidnapping
  • Dealing with aggressive behaviour
  • Operations (Food Distribution example)

    Successful participants will receive the following certification:

  • OSC PFST HPass Badge

Audience: This training is suitable for every Humanitarian worker present in the field.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

The OSC Team.

How to register:

Please contact us via email at contact@othersolutions.net for quotes.

You can register and book online via our website https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/ .

Feel free to also have a look at our other online training upcoming.

French online PFST training:

  • on the 11th, 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th of June (afternoon sessions)

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ONLINE PFST training (Personal Security Field Training) _ English

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:46:27 +0000

Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 14 May 2021
End date: 17 May 2021
Registration deadline: 12 May 2021
Training days: the 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th & 21st of May | 9am - 12.30pm (GMT +1)

This training was specifically designed for aid workers working in or travelling to medium/high-risk environments or remote areas in order to increase their level of awareness and preparedness and allow them to help beneficiaries while increasing their own safety. Its goal is simple: providing a set of tools for the participants to prepare effectively for the management of their personal security in their working environment.

More specifically, it is intended to provide:

  • AWARENESS of the practical realities of managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • KNOWLEDGE of basic tools for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • SKILLS for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.

→ These 3 components are used under the acronym AKS.

Components of the training.

To meet these objectives, the training course has four mutually reinforcing components:

  • Theoretical sessions, aimed at consolidating methods (pre-departure checklist, do's and don'ts in violent situations, etc.);
  • Practical sessions, aimed at training in basic practices (first aid, radio protocols, etc.);
  • Simulations, which aim to crystallize the use of the above-mentioned methods and practices in a tangible framework;
  • Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key takeaways).

Topics addressed:

  • Personal security
  • Preparation of the mission
  • National Staff
  • First Aid
  • Communications
  • Threats when travelling in vehicles
  • Orientation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Incident reporting
  • Hibernation, Evacuation, Relocation
  • Sexual violence
  • Weapons in the field
  • Hostage situation and kidnapping
  • Dealing with aggressive behaviour
  • Operations (Food Distribution example)

    Successful participants will receive the following certification:

  • OSC PFST HPass Badge

Audience: This training is suitable for every Humanitarian worker present in the field.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

The OSC Team.

How to register:

Please contact us via email at contact@othersolutions.net for quotes.

You can register and book online via our website https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/ .

Feel free to also have a look at our other online training upcoming.

French online PFST training:

  • on the 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th & 21st of May (afternoon sessions)

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ONLINE PFST training (Personal Security Field Training) _ English

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:44:48 +0000

Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 16 Apr 2021
End date: 23 Apr 2021
Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2021
Training days: the 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd of April | 9am - 12.30pm (GMT +1)

This training was specifically designed for aid workers working in or travelling to medium/high-risk environments or remote areas in order to increase their level of awareness and preparedness and allow them to help beneficiaries while increasing their own safety. Its goal is simple: providing a set of tools for the participants to prepare effectively for the management of their personal security in their working environment.

More specifically, it is intended to provide:

  • AWARENESS of the practical realities of managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • KNOWLEDGE of basic tools for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.
  • SKILLS for managing personal security abroad in the frame of aid operations.

→ These 3 components are used under the acronym AKS.

Components of the training.

To meet these objectives, the training course has four mutually reinforcing components:

  • Theoretical sessions, aimed at consolidating methods (pre-departure checklist, do's and don'ts in violent situations, etc.);
  • Practical sessions, aimed at training in basic practices (first aid, radio protocols, etc.);
  • Simulations, which aim to crystallize the use of the above-mentioned methods and practices in a tangible framework;
  • Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key takeaways).

Topics addressed:

  • Personal security
  • Preparation of the mission
  • National Staff
  • First Aid
  • Communications
  • Threats when travelling in vehicles
  • Orientation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Incident reporting
  • Hibernation, Evacuation, Relocation
  • Sexual violence
  • Weapons in the field
  • Hostage situation and kidnapping
  • Dealing with aggressive behaviour
  • Operations (Food Distribution example)

    Successful participants will receive the following certification:

  • OSC PFST HPass Badge

Audience: This training is suitable for every Humanitarian worker present in the field.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

The OSC Team.

How to register:

Please contact us via email at contact@othersolutions.net for quotes.

You can register and book online via our website https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/ .

Feel free to also have a look at our other online training upcoming.

French online PFST training:

  • on the 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd of April (afternoon sessions)

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IFRC-TISS Certificate Programme in Disaster Management

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:34:35 +0000

Organizations: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Start date: 21 Feb 2021
End date: 31 May 2021
Registration deadline: 31 May 2021

About the Programme:

A one-year online programme specially designed for working professionals and field practitioners to bridge the knowledge-practice gap in disaster management. Extensive theoretical modules in linking Disasters to Development, GIS, Humanitarian Laws, Principles and Standards, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Response and Recovery. Highly engaged programme team to help guide you through the lessons and assignments, and faculty supervisors to guide you through your research paper.

Who Can Apply?

The programme is meant for a wide variety of learners/practitioners in disaster management globally. IFRC, National Society volunteers, the staff at all levels along with others interested in disaster management and humanitarian response should apply.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Bachelor’s Degree or it's overseas equivalent. Although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made.

Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.
Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Up to 50 qualified participants will be selected to participate in each cohort.

Ability to work on a computer with a reasonable level of access to the Internet.

How to register:

Apply here: http://apply-ifrc.tiss.edu/

You can write to us: onlinedm@tiss.edu; saumya.kumar@tiss.edu

You can call us on +91 9784716030 or 022-25525000

Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/TISSIFRC/; https://www.linkedin.com/feed/; https://twitter.com/home

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Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro)

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:17:49 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 10 Mar 2021
End date: 4 May 2021
Registration deadline: 7 Mar 2021

This online workshop builds the real-world skills you need to effectively initiate, plan, execute and close out projects - specifically designed for the international development community. Our expert facilitators take you through identifying the unique challenges of projects in this sector, describe PMD Pro's key principles of project management and provide you with practical tools to implement back at your office.

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Organize your work to make you and your organization more effective at managing projects
  • Articulate what is in your project scope, what is out of scope, and why
  • Plan effectively and develop an accurate schedule to manage projects
  • Define roles and responsibilities for your project team
  • Stay in control of your project to deliver on time, on budget, and on scope
How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with details how to log onto the live online learning sessions.

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Maximize your Indirect Cost Recovery (East Coast /GMT-5)

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:16:33 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 9 Mar 2021
End date: 11 Mar 2021
Registration deadline: 8 Mar 2021

This highly participatory workshop helps individuals and organizations effectively manage their programs and maintain donor compliance with a USAID focus. We help you evaluate your methods for calculating indirect costs and determine if you’re maximizing your rates of cost recovery. Additionally, you will be able to go back to your organization with understanding the basics of the US Government’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).

Our expert facilitators will cover the strategies and tactics for strengthening your NGO’s indirect cost recovery approach in a dynamic and evolving funding environment.

This online workshop runs over 3 days and you are required to log in at set times each day to attend live webinars, each lasting approximately 90 minutes. You will also access videos and join in on discussions relevant to the content. In addition to this you will also receive email prompts and support to guide you through the training and help you stay on track.

We estimate this workshop requires 4 hours per day, depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with details how to log onto the live online learning sessions.

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USAID Cost Reimbursement Contracts Practicum: Winning, Implementing, and Closing Out

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:21:04 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 9 Mar 2021
End date: 27 May 2021
Registration deadline: 7 Mar 2021

Are you a New Partner bidding on a cost reimbursement contract with USAID? Or an existing not-for-profit or for-profit USAID implementor who would like to learn about the details of USAID cost reimbursable contracting? Or maybe you are already well-versed in USAID contracting, but you would like to validate your interpretation of cost reimbursable contracting rules and be able to say with all confidence: I knew it! Or perhaps you are an USAID CO, who wants the view from the other side?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is the course for you!

Presented by Humentum and Avallon Consulting, this online course will be 24 one and a half hour sessions spread over 12 weeks, which will teach you the fundamentals of USAID Cost Reimbursement Contracts. USAID Cost Reimbursement Contracts Practicum: Winning, Implementing, and Closing Out goes into every detail of USAID Cost Type contracts including risks & mitigation, teaming, proposals, negotiating, subcontracting, cost principles, personnel compensation, IP rights, travel, audit and close out, and much more.

Just three hours a week - think of it as your weekly mind yoga class! If three hours is not enough - you will get to ask questions, which are answered in a weekly FAQ email to all participants. You will also get access to exclusive handout materials and downloads.

How to register:

Visit the event page and click register. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with details how to log onto the live online learning sessions.

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