WHEN AND WHERE IS THE COURSE?
The first residential session will be held from 3-10 June in Zagreb, Croatia. It will take place at the Makronova Educational Facilities, which is located in the city center of Zagreb. This vibrant city full with cultural sites and local charm, will give everyone the opportunity to visit organic farms and experience the prevailing organic movement.
WHAT WE COVER IN THE COURSE?
Understanding the Organic World
Gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the organic sector and the ability to apply this knowledge at work in promotion, communication and advocacy.
Develop skills for organizational development, professional project management and the ability to forge strategic alliances for cross-sector collaboration.
Acquire up-to-date knowledge and the appropriate skills to communicate effectively both within and outside of your organization and sector.
Organic Value Chain
Increase your understanding of the organic guarantee system underpinning the organic value chain. This will enhance your ability to drive and support Organic Agriculture and trade development.
Organic Services and Development
Better understand local and global support structures enabling you to strengthen the sector as a whole, and lead effective decision-making processes to achieve long-term sustainable development.
First residential face-to-face session (F2F1): 3 - 10 June 2018, Croatia (8 days)
10 online learning sessions (webinars): May 2018 - February 2019 (3 hours per session)
Second residential face-to-face session (F2F2): 7 - 12 February 2019, Germany (5 days)
REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE
- Commit a total of 25 days to the course
- Attendance of two residential modules in Croatia and in Germany
- Attendance of 10 online learning sessions (webinars)
- Preparation of a country or thematic report and a presentation
- Development of an action plan for a concrete project to be started upon completion of the OLC
- Public contribution, for example conference paper, interview or panel participation
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Euro 3100 – this includes the tuition for both residential sessions as well as the webinars, all materials, accommodation (twin sharing), organic meals, refreshments and study visits. The fee excludes travel to and from the training venue.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Submit a statement of motivation, a letter of support from your employer and complete the application form available at www.ifoam.org/academy, no later than 9 March 2018. Your application will be evaluated as soon as you apply, and you will be informed of the result by no later than 1 April 2018. The maximum number of participants is 26.
Thanks to our collaboration with and support from local sponsors and partners, the Academy will be able to offer scholarships. These scholarships will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
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