Developing human resources is always central to any nation’s development aspirations. But widespread reforms in the public sector also make enhancing and updating human capacity at all levels a critical issue to be adressed. Current trends of harmonised donor support aligned to national policies, systems and capacities as well as the achievement of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals lead to a further increase in the focus on the capacity of the public sector. This course will provide context, inspiration, methodologies and tools in support of human capacity development which addresses the needs derived from these aspirations, reforms and trends.
This course will give participants the space to reflect on and design capacity development activities for their home organizations.
The course targets human resource managers in ministries and other parts of the public sector – at central, regional or local level – and others involved in human resources (e.g. private sector organizations and NGOs). All should be working in counterpart organizations to development programmes and projects supported by Denmark.
Key staff at South Training Institutions which have partnered with DFC are also invited to apply.
Entry Profile – Within the target group
- Good working knowledge of English
- Computer literacy
- Public Sector Reforms
- Results-based Management and Monitoring
- Good Governance
- Aid Effectiveness
- Capacity Assessment in Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening
- Management of Organizational Change
- Anchoring and Sustaining Institutional and Organizational Learning Processes
- Reflecting Teams and Practice-Based Learning
- Designing a Training Needs Assessment
- Getting It Right – Analysing the Data
- Responsive and Systematic Curriculum Development
- Curriculum Templates
- Principles of Adult Education
- Adult Learning Approaches
- Supporting Adult Learning
- The Reflecting Practicioner
- How To Be an Effective Trainer
- The Importance of Communication
- Setting the Stage for Training
- Evaluating Training Delivery
2 + 2 weeks.
Participation in both parts is obligatory.
This course will enable the participants to:
• outline capacity requirements in a national development context
• analyse and support capacity development in various instititutional and organizational settings
• plan and manage an informed training needs analysis and coordinate curriculum development
• motivate and create ownership among adult learners – in teams or as individual learners
• deliver effective training programmes
• support capacity development in their home organisations through action planning.
The course will draw heavily on participant involvement and a very high degree of participation and learning responsibility is expected from the participants.
During the course, participants are expected to incorporate elements from the course programme into Capacity Action Plans (CAP). The CAPs will include a realistic action plan for developing capacity in their home organization. The home organization shall support the participant in working on the CAP between course parts and after the course.
The course is co-funded by Danida Fellowship Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 2,500 per participant per tutorial week. This includes study fees, accommodation, allowances, insurances and international transport.
The total funding required is DKK 10,000. All course participants must be co-funded.
Place of Study
The course will be conducted by two consultancy companies – COWI (part 1) and Grontmij (part 2).
The full course schedule can be seen here.