The objective of our center is to build the operational, management and analytical skills of public health leaders and managers who work in field locations around the world. Our center does not focus on technical skills related to specific health topics, but on the general capabilities to lead people, manage projects, assess performance and improve program quality that every public health worker in a leadership position must have. Though our target audience is public health professionals, our capabilities are relevant for leaders working in any international development sector.
Our center designs and delivers flexible and customized learning programs that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals and organizations. We believe that skill development is an intrinsic component of project or program design, and that successful project delivery depends on the staff having the right skills at the right time. Classroom education is often unable to offer skills just when they are needed, but distance technology obviates the need for learning to take place in a certain location at a certain time. We are able to provide the right content using the right delivery systems so that learning can be immediately put into practice.
The Center for Global Learning has three capabilities.
Adults learn in different ways at different times according to their need. Sometimes learning from a teacher is the best approach; at other times, the teacher should take a back seat and facilitate students' learning from each other. The challenge is to recognize when different approaches are appropriate and to be able to switch from one model to another flexibly depending on the circumstances. Our carefully constructed learning plans and our suite of distance tools gives us this capability.
|Last updated February 21, 2012|