For our consultants it implies that they follow the framework as follows:
Level 1: Informing.
Gathering information and clearly communicating about the reasons to gather information or the objectives of the assignment. Planning if all stakeholders are included.
Creating a first overview of collected information and verify with the stakeholders. Collecting the knowledge of the relevant stakeholders on the topic.
Level 3: Deciding together.
Stimulating sharing ideas and deciding the best way forward.
Level 4: Acting together.
After deciding, it is important that stakeholders form partnerships to work together.
Level 5: Supporting independent initiatives.
There might be additional needs coming out of the actions that are undertaken.
Research shows that projects do become more sustainable, appropriate and effective as the level of local participation increases. People/employees are unlikely to commit to projects or jobs that are not relevant to them or that they cannot control.
We provide training on-the-job for groups of up to a maximum of 25 members and Training of Trainers. We are able to provide consecutive trainings or with intervals, eepending on the needs and the impact the training needs to have.
Systems using participatory approaches have been successfully used to investigate livelihoods and natural resource management; health and disability issues; education and learning; gender and development; building organizational capacity; community mobilization; involvement in governance and advocacy; and to tackle HIV and AIDS awareness-raising and behavior change.
Examples of topics:
- Time management
- Quality Assurance
- Customer Service
- Business communication
- Change management
- Core qualities (coaching & reflection)
- Higher Diploma Program (TDP)
- Active Learning
- Mainstreaming crosscutting issues (HIV/AIDS, gender, equality)
- Conflict management
- Assessment systems
- Curriculum development & design
- Project design
- Program management
- Monitoring & Evaluation Systems
- Child protection & children/human rights
- Classroom management
- Human Resource Management
- Writing project plans, business plans
- And others ....
During workshops we will continuously monitor the progress and ideas of candidates. We will follow up the candidates and provide personal support. Continuous assessment is applied for all training and workshops we run, which will be reflected in a report at the end of the training/workshop rounds.
1)One remark needs to be made that top management of course is part of the organization.