More than half of the courses in the Academy programme are available in the languages of English, French and Spanish
19.9243.7-025.00Roles and Competencies in Consulting
You would like to improve your competencies as a consultant and gain a better understanding of the various roles a consultant holds in the field of international cooperation.1
19.9253.6-050.00Capacity Development: Concepts, Processes and Tools (Online Course)
Capacity development (CD) is crucial for making the intended results of development interventions sustainable. Therefore, a program specific Capacity Development Strategy (CDS) is regarded as an essential part of any development intervention and a quality criterion of effective planning and implementation of a program. However, designing a holistic capacity development strategy considering the various dimensions of CD (individual, organizational, network and societal) as well as appropriate type of interventions enabling change and transformation toward sustainability is not an easy task. This course will support you in developing a sound understanding of key concepts, principles and tools for Capacity Development and translate insights to your ongoing program.2
19.9253.6-011.00Effective Communication and PR for Development Cooperation
This training is based on our 6 decades of experiences in development PR and communication is essential element for project visibility and outreach. Good communication strategy and right PR will enable the team and organization to convey the right key message the project want to deliver to different stakeholders, create mutual understanding and contribute to goal achievement. Besides supporting the management for development result, PR and communication is important for visibility of the cooperation effort, which is also a required element of project component for many donors, for example the EU.
19.9253.6-037.00Effective Training Design and Management (online course)
“Training is the most expensive Human Resources Development (HRD) measure”, many say that. After people get trained, nothing happens. They continue performing their tasks in the same manner. They have not or only occasionally applied the new know-hows or skills in their reality. To increase the effectiveness of training measures, the key success factors and enablers are: enabling participants to be active, supporting them in making experiences and initiating reflection for the transfer of training contents into daily practice. In this training, the participants will exchange their experiences on how adults learn best and how to design and conduct training that enables personnel competency development. They will take their current training activities for application exercise and get peer feedback through the whole training cycle.In this virtual course, you will go through various live sessions and home assignments. The course will take 5 days, 4 facilitated hours per day. Please also reserve 0.5-1 hour per day in addition for self study and home assignments.The course will start at 8 AM and end at noon (German time UTC+1).3
19.9253.6-036.00Effective Workshop Design (online course)Workshops create space where people from different background & interests work together to achieve specific results. In development cooperation, managing this space can be a real challenge.
Effectively designed workshop processes and effective moderation techniques can help people to adjust their interests and contribute for a mutual goal. It also helps us to overcome barriers of hierarchy, conflicts, competition, and self-interest which are common in any societal context. In this course, we will deal only with the first element i.e. designing workshop process.
This virtual course will cover the part of workshop design. You will go through various live sessions and home assignments. The course will take 5 days, 4 facilitated hours per day, therefore last altogether 20 hours. Please also reserve 0.5-1 hour per day in addition for self study and home assignments.The course will start at 8 AM and end at noon (German time UTC+1).6
19.9252.8-003.00Evidence of Employment Effects - Methods and practical implementation (1-Day Course)
The course offers an introduction into basic quantitative methods of measuring employment effects, the focus of the course will be on the application of the presented methods to improve the monitoring practice in the participants’ projects with regard to employment effects and report to key indicators
19.9252.8-002.00Evidence of Employment Effects: -Methods and practical implementation- virtuell (4 morning sessions)
You are a member of the GIZ staff team or an external customer, i.e. a member of national or international staff in an implementing agency, and you are involved in the assessment of employment effects. For the course, basic knowledge of impact monitoring and evaluation is required.
19.9253.6-038.00How to develop a virtual training successfully? (online course)
“Corona-times” have changed our ways of working and learning. Many training courses take place meanwhile in virtual rooms. Therefore one of the key questions trainers, training developers and training managers / organizers ask themselves is: “how can we virtualize training courses?”.
In finding answers to that question the training course will focus on differences between face-to-face events and virtual events and their implications on course design and implementation. Participants will elaborate core elements of didactics incl. consequences for methods in virtual courses. The purpose of amended didactics and methods is strengthening the activation of learners in a virtual room. Participants will apply the learning in a self-selected own training unit by “translating” it from a face-to-face unit to a virtual unit. An introduction into technical tools like MS Teams, Mentimeter etc. will frame the course elements.
The training will take place between 8.00 to 12.00 hrs. German time (UTC+2). Please check your local training time before applying.
19.9253.6-048.00How to Tell Impactful Stories in Development Work (Online Course)
We all have stories to tell in our personal and professional life. We listen to stories in many ways, through our eyes and through our ears. Some stories are informative, some are entertaining, and some are very touching and leaves us with a lot of feeling & motivation for action afterwards.
As a development practitioner, we are often very good at communicating about our strategy, fact and figures. But to facilitate change and move our audience, we need stories of people journey that speak to them.
In this “How to tell impactful stories in development work” course, we invite you to look into your communication materials that will support your work in sustainable development. You will learn to pick the right ingredients to spice up your storytelling skills and get you ‘key message’ across to your audiences more effectively. You will explore tips & trick how to communicate those stories through different media/channels e.g. writing, video, social media. You will be equipped with a new lens to look for different media and able to select how to best communicate the impactful stories of your work or your project.
This training will be a starting point for you to use real stories as well as finding a new perspective in the stories that you will encounter. The impact is here and now, and you can create energy for change in others by telling impactful stories.
19.9252.8-001.00Labour market policy and employment promotion - Background and concepts -virtuell (4 morning sessions)
Following a systematic overview of the key labour market challenges in developing countries, the focus of the course will be on the basic concepts of employment promotion and specific approaches surrounding labour market policy1
19.9253.6-045.00Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Results (Online)
This online course on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) supports you in gaining a sound understanding of key concepts and principles of M&E and in acquiring an overview of relevant tools for designing and implementing M&E related activities in a systematic way. You have the opportunity to reflect with peers key challenges related to M&E and to develop your competencies for dealing with such challenges successfully. The online course provides the opportunity to reflect on key topics such as results chain, indicators, data collection methods, monitoring plan and OECD evaluation criteria. As the course uses your real cases, you get the opportunity to design or fine tune your present M&E activities. Considering the uncertainties, we are facing at present, a special slot will focus on the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) and discuss challenges for project management and how M&E can address related issues.3
19.9253.6-040.00Negotiation towards Successful Cooperation – A peer-to-peer case clinic workshop (Online Course)
“Negotiation towards Successful Cooperation – a peer-to-peer case clinic workshop” is an intensive individualized training for those who want to be successful in constructive negotiations. The course is especially suitable for directors, managerial staff and managers, who currently are/or planning to enter into dialogue with stakeholders.
This intensive online workshop is based on the Harvard Method of negotiation and focuses on how to strategically plan and conduct negotiations in participants’ own programme/project context. Putting their own cases on the table, participants enter into a workshop-style training. Participants will also act as consultants in a guided peer-to-peer-consulting setting, so different viewpoints, assumptions and approaches can be used to define the own negotiation strategy.
Through peer-to-peer consultation and mutual learning, at the end of the course, participants are not only equipped with necessary knowledge in negotiation, but have applied, practiced and sharpened their negotiation strategy to be implemented in their own project context.2
19.9233.8-010.00Online course GIZ GPS: Sustainability Management & Sustainability Standards of GIZ / Guide for Practicing corporate Sustainability
19.9245.2-014.00Online - Setup and Management of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP)
This training will support you to develop your competencies of cooperation with different societal partners and interest groups in a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP).3
19.9245.2-011.00Private Sector Development (Tutored Online Training)
Private Sector Development is one of the biggest intervention areas of Germanys International Cooperation. The subject is important, complex and many-faceted. This course will give you the tools and knowledge to take part in our aim to foster sustainable economic development.2
You will get an overview of the principles and approaches of private sector development in German development cooperation, on the BMZ’s sector strategy for private sector development as well as an overview on current innovative topics of private sector development .
The theoretical learning will be accompanied by the study of cases and in peer to peer discussions and expert rounds the participants will be encouraged to bring in and discuss own cases and challenges.
A transfer phase at the end of the study of the modules will be supported by peer to peer and expert counselling.
19.9253.6-039.00Question techniques for meeting and workshop facilitation (online course)
Workshops always start with a question. In a workshop, people come together and work on that specific question to find out the result or the answer. Good questions are the key to a vivid and focused moderation. They’re the most powerful tool a facilitator has. They can trigger participants in their thinking with various functions such as fuelling creativity of participants, inviting everyone to contribute, keeping the discussion in focus, capturing consensus in the group and many more.3
This 4-hours course will introduce you the question techniques and provide space for practice. It will start at 8 AM and end at noon (German time UTC+1).
19.9253.6-005.00Results-based Management Workshop
This training is based on our 6 decades of experiences in development cooperation in Thailand and international practice. The training focuses on fundamental concepts and tools for results-based management, and how they can be applied by participants to improve their project implementation.1
19.9253.6-035.00Understanding Your Project Strategy and Result Models (Online course)
Most of the times, understanding, designing and realizing your project strategy could be proved challenging, especially for those who have joined in the middle of implementation phase or who do not have project management experience before. How does my project come about? Why is it designed this way? Why certain activities need to be planned and conducted with partners? How do we ensure that our project is delivering? If you would like to have an insight into the rationale behind your project and a constructive prospect on how to continue, this course could be what you are looking for.
“Understanding Your Project Strategy and Result Models” is an online course designed to lay a solid foundation to support participants not only to understand their project context and rationale in-depth, but also to analyse their on-going project strategy using result-oriented concept and tools.
What's so special about the course?
(1) The course emphasizes the use of individual project as a case. Participants can choose to work on their own case or join others in exploring projects they are not familiar with, which is also a good way to learn from peer's experience.
(2) The course offers individualized coaching through daily one-on-one or group consultation sessions with experienced trainers, who are master in their trade. - This is to ensure that your case and questions are attended to.
(3) The course offers live Q & A, running in parallel throughout all in-class sessions to ensure participants understanding on the discussed concept and tools. The use of chatbox ensures that all questions are addressed and recorded.3
The course does not only enhance your understanding “what” the project is about and “why” the project is being strategized the way it is, but also provide you an orientation “how” to proceed in the future implementation.
The course is also open for on request delivery, shall any country/organization/project be interested in having the course delivered with the focus on their own specific context/time zone.
19.9243.7-018.00ValueLinks 2.0 - Introduction to the methodology for the promotion of value chains
Valuelinks methodology aims to improve the understanding of the value chain and its development as a structural change of the market-oriented economy.2
19.9243.7-060.00ValueLinks 2.0 - The methodology for the promotion of value chains
Valuelinks methodology aims to improve the understanding of the value chain and its development as a structural change of the market-oriented economy.3