About our Training Services
LINC conducts training and provides coaching to support the work and missions of local actors and local stakeholder groups in diverse locations throughout the world. We utilize participatory experiential learning techniques, integrating theoretical concepts and analysis with practical experience and know-how – our goal with every course is to have participants walk out immediately able to apply what they learned to their work.
Our training modules support local organizations to formalize their organizational policies and procedures, establish performance management and evaluation systems, build their technical and fundraising capacities, and incorporate systems approaches into their work. LINC’s work with networks and stakeholder issue groups includes training workshops to increase collaboration, align stakeholders around a vision for systemic change, establish and reinforce mechanisms to listen and respond to local priorities, and catalyze resources around issues.
Additionally, LINC offers training on systems thinking and locally-driven development to philanthropic organizations, institutional donors and international NGOs. We believe that systemic change and sustainable results requires all of us – local and international stakeholders alike – to shift our thinking in intervention design, measuring success and adapting our work to an ever-evolving context.
Training in Action
In Mexico, LINC works with Mexican partner NGO, Fondo Unido Mexico and local institutes of higher education to develop and self-sustain the Civil Society Organizational Training Certificate Program. The training courses were launched in 2014 with pilot activities and scaled up through the USAID-Funded Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA). The course has transitioned to local ownership and local resource mobilization in 2019. Over the course of five-years, approximately 250 local Mexican organizations have been trained in ten functional areas, including strategic planning, fundraising, human resources, and M&E, among others.
In September 2019, LINC began offering a series of courses on Systems Thinking for International Development to international NGOs and donor agencies in Washington, DC. The first course introduced fundamental systems concepts and why complex development challenges prove to be persistent. Participants also conducted a System Scan for their own development problems and uncovered new insights to improve intervention design and performance monitoring.
Under the USAID-funded Local Systems Practice activity, LINC and our consortium partners delivered a series of training modules on Systems Thinking for International Development for 25 local civil society organizations in Latin America and Asia. The course was designed to give local development practitioners the ability to apply systems thinking methods and tools directly to their work. Read more.
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