iCRA’s tailor-made trainings are designed to integrate new concepts with practice in discovery-based reflection, planning and action learning cycles. Our learning services can be adapted to design one or a series of training workshop(s), followed by practice in the field (“action”) and on-the-job coaching.
To be able to design an effective capacity strengthening plan, iCRA first ascertains the capacity needs of to-be trained facilitators. We then offer three main 'learning options':
This options consists of a (in-house) training workshop for individuals. The focus of such a workshop is on the acquisition of new concepts and skills. It ends with the formulation of an action plan on how to use the learnings in the field. This option is easily planned, short, and self-contained. However, participants will need to go through a reflection process themselves in order to consolidate learning after the practical application of the new concepts in the field.
In a one-week sprint, iCRA's trainers facilitate a full 'learning cycle' which includes the following stages:
With this option, iCRA's trainers support participants to consolidate their learning and help to refine action plans based on actual experience and practical application. The time for reflection is however still relatively short and based on minimal field exposure.
Finally, iCRA offers the option to facilitate a series of learning cycles. For each learning cycle, iCRA trainers deliver:
This option and the 'learning blocks' involved can be increasingly tailor-made and adjusted during the process. With this learning option iCRA can deliver a more complete, embedded and iterative learning process. iCRA has extensive experience with this option in the 2SCALE project.