Professional development is a cross cutting component in all of our work. It is done directly through standard training programs, and in-directly through our various projects with the private sector, communities, entrepreneurs and even children.
Our professional development strategies include:
This is the classical model of professional training; where trainees join formal training programs that typically blend in-class training with on-line and self-learning sessions. The training process follows a practical and participatory approach where participants complete practical projects related to local environments and solve problems from their own fields of work. The design of each training package is usually based on interactive learning techniques, which are defined through macro and micro training needs assessment. Therefore, the training package for each module consists of structured learning exercises, role-play, simulation exercises, and case studies based on the local context.
Learning through Work
Learning takes place as partners and beneficiaries engage in projects being implemented by CCE for their benefits. The underlying principle here is working with the partners in designing and implementing their projects – not doing it for them. CCE mentors and technical experts provide limited training or orientation (where needed), work with the partners on the design of their intervention, give them assignments, and coach them as they develop the solutions for their own community or business.
Learning for Future Work
Work of the future will necessarily demand new attitudes and skills. Amongst these skills include on-going self learning, training and re-training that will be required by professionals to maintain their work, create work or find new jobs as old ones will be rapidly eroding away. CCE is providing self-learning models supported by mentorship and coaching and that are entirely project based.
CCE offers several professional diplomas accredited by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The diplomas cover a wide range of topics and are designed to meet the growing demand of professional and continuing education in a rapidly changing market and major shifts in the work dynamics. Currently, the Center offers diplomas in the following areas:
- NGO Management (320 hours including graduation project). For employees who occupy middle and upper levels of management with some experience working with NGOs.
- Management of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Covers 320 training hours and a project. For Owners and general managers of SME’s (services and production sectors) and vocational and technical schools’ graduates.
- Managerial Skills for Civil Servants (320 hours including graduation project). For managers of programs and projects in the public sector institutions.
- Family Counselling (320 contact hours). This program targets counselors and social workers working in the field of psychosocial services
- School Supervision (320 hours). For school supervisors and counselors who have experience in counseling services.
- Sports Management (320 hours including a project). For young professionals leading sports institutions and coordinating sports activities in government and nongovernment sector.
- Organizational Development (320 hours including a project). For senior managers and directors working in government and non-government institutions.
- Management of Technology Innovations*. For professionals working in organizations that either provide or receive technology solutions.
- Training of Trainers*. For professionals working in the field of training and consulting.
- Entrepreneurship Skills Program*. For university graduates seeking practical experience, working and would-be entrepreneurs.