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    ... Thema: Advanced Course on Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Social Learning Datum: Mo, 2. Juni 2003 11:36 MEZ Von: Woodhill, Jim
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      Thema: Advanced Course on Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Social Learning
      Datum: Mo, 2. Juni 2003 11:36 MEZ
      Von: "Woodhill, Jim" <Jim.Woodhill@...>

      We are pleased to announce the International Agriculture Centre’s (IAC) new advanced course on:

      Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes (MSPs) and Social Learning.

      We have established this course in response to a growing demand for professionals who are able to design and facilitate the processes of dialogue, negotiation, interactive decision making and social learning that are recognized as essential for sustainable development. The course focuses on levels of participation that go beyond local community processes. Therefore participants will deal with the challenges of integrating participatory development ideas with established institutions and governance mechanisms at provincial, national and international scales.

      The course covers the latest thinking and practice on MSPs. (Internationally recognised leaders in this field will be contributing to the course - see below.) A coherent conceptual framework is offered that enables participants to integrate diverse ideas from different disciplines providing a basis for effective and creative facilitation. Participants will explore a wide array of methodologies and tools that can be used in multi-stakeholder processes and will strengthen their facilitation skills. The course is built around personal learning agendas and provides participants with ample opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and learn from others.

      For whom?
      Senior and mid-career practitioners, policy makers, managers of development programmes and researchers who work with diverse groups of stakeholders at different scales. The course assumes an understanding of participatory development and is intended for those who wish to enhance their facilitation skills and ability to design complex multi-stakeholder processes.

      When?
      15 September - 3 October 2003. Note: The course is divided into three one week modules enabling participants to select a one, two or three week option.

      Where?
      Wageningen, The Netherlands.

      Guest facilitator:
      Professor Richard Bawden, internationally renowned for his work on systems thinking and learning in rural development. For information on the IAC facilitators see the web site.

      Open Seminar:
      "Linking Participatory Practice and Governance - Challenges for a Learning Society"

      On Wednesday September 17, 2003 the IAC will host this open seminar where course participants will join a wider public in discussing the tensions between the ideals of facilitating learning and dialogue and the realities of power, conflict and politics when up-scaling participation.

      Key note address: Dr Minu Hemmati, author of “Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability – Beyond Deadlock and Conflict” 2002, produced by the United Nations Environment and Development Forum (UNED) and Earthscan, London, (with contributions from Felix Dodds, Jasmin Enayati, and Jan McHarry).

      More info and registration: See attached file or go to: http://www.iac.wur.nl/services/training/regular/module.cfm?code=61/50

      Please forward this information to others in your organisation or network who may be interested.

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      The IAC also offers courses on: Participatory planning, monitoring & evaluation (PPM&E); fisheries management; Decision making in Natural Resource Management; Food and Nutrition Security; Adaptive Management in Forest Environments; Gender; and more!

      For a complete overview of the 2003/2004 IAC training program look at http://www.iac.wur.nl/services/training/
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