"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Global Learning Partners, Inc. (GLP) was invited to collaborate with C-Change, an international communication specialists, to co-design, field-test, and revise a capacity-building package on the topic of Social and Behavior Change Communication. The package was designed specifically to guide staff of NGOs to manage large social change efforts. The learning methodology is built on fundamental principles of dialogue-based learning, the specialty of GLP. We also drew on globally renowned facilitation practices of Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP). The course is now available worldwide and has been accessed in high numbers by a range of international organizations.
Based on the success of this capacity-building package, GLP and the partner company Dynamind, Inc. were also asked to develop an e-learning course for Managers of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Together, we assessed priority content for the e-learning course, created innovative learning evaluation tools, and crafted multiple, interactive modules using the USAID designated platform.
This multi-year, multi-country effort demanded that we work closely with AED to identify practical strategies for NGO managers and create opportunities for them to use these strategies in their own communication programs. The package offers people many different tools and examples from which to learn about effective communication efforts, and try out the tools that work for them. It combines practical strategies and tools, with real-life examples. We were challenged to prioritize content and we transformed that content into engaging learning opportunities for busy staff, worldwide.
(Click on SBCC Modules for the original English version of the six-part Facilitator’s Guide and the full, accompanying Participant Handbook.)