Training/education

FAO Capacity development learning module 2: FAO approaches to capacity development in programming: processes and tools

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2012

This second learning module includes examples and tools to support endogenous capacity development processes in the areas of FAO’s mandate.

Learning Module 2 is organized around four major themes:

  • engaging with national/local actors
  • analysing the context and assessing capacity needs
  • focused objectives and indicators (including monitoring and evaluating capacity development)
  • highlighting sustainability

It also offers a toolkit including examples, methods and instruments.

 

FAO Capacity development learning module 4: Organization analysis and development

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2013

This fourth learning module aims to create a basic understanding of organization development (OD) and system thinking approaches, as even a basic understanding can cultivate a new way of working. It reflects the learning experience, constructive inputs and wealth of exchanges from the OD seminar series which was held in FAO between March and November 2012.

The module covers the following areas:

  • understanding organization analysis and development
  • supporting the design of change processes
  • engaging in effective multistakeholders' processes
  • measuring organizational change.

FAO Capacity Development Learning Module 3: FAO Good Learning Practices for Effective Capacity Development

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2012

This third learning module reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Capacity Development, which cuts across the entirety of the organization, and the importance that FAO management and staff have placed upon it.

This Module covers the following curriculum areas:

  • Learning activities as modalities for Capacity Development
  • Planning and coordinating learning activities
  • The Learning Management Cycle
  • Evaluation of learning activities 
  • Selected FAO good training practices
  • 8 Toolboxes

FAO Capacity Development Learning Module 1: Enhancing FAO's practices for supporting Capacity Development in Member Countries

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2011

The purpose of this module is to provide FAO staff and consultants at all levels with a basic understanding and knowledge of the Capacity Development (CD), reflecting the international debate as well as FAO's perspectives on CD. It also provides some key concepts for adopting changes in responsibilities, behaviours and attitudes that are consistent with FAO's new role in CD.

IMARK: Free e-learning module on knowledge sharing for development

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The module was developed to provide organizations and communities with the necessary tools and methodologies required to develop their knowledge capacities, and enable them to work more effectively.

Target audience

It is aimed at staff working in a wide range of organizations including international organizations, donor agencies, multilaterals, NGOs, research institutes, national governments, regional organizations, and indigenous NGOs.

Addressing the Blind Spot of Our Time – Theory U, Leading From the Future as it Emerges

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In this extensive executive summary to his new book, Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges” (Cambridge, MA: Society for Organizational Learning, 2007), Otto Scharmer introduces readers to the theory and practice of the U process, based on a concept he calls “presencing.”