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Design & Management of Interactive Learning in Rural Innovation, 4 - 22 November 2013 (DM-IAL2013)

Three-week course on Design & Management of Interactive Learning in Rural Innovation, taking place from 4 to 22 November 2013, in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

For: Agricultural professionals from research, extension, or farmer organisations and the private sector.

Objectives: The programme will enhance participants' competencies to facilitate, trigger and coach collective learning in rural innovation. It aims at strengthening the capacities of learning facilitators within the context of existing innovation processes, programmes, and projects.


  • Analysing learning context: needs assessment; target group and stakeholders; role of learning within capacity strengthening.
  • Designing interactive learning: adult learning & experiential learning; learning objectives; content, activities.
  • Faciltating and managing learning processes: learning in teams; facilitation & coaching; planning, budgeting, logistics; monitoring & evaluation.

Modes of instruction: Experiential learning supported by interactive workshops, based on the experiences of the participants and the context in which they are working. Participants' on-going and/or envisaged learning programmes will be analysed and reflected upon.

Educational requirements: Analytical and problem-solving capabilities equivalent to MSc, PhD or MBA.

Professional experience required: Candidates should have at least 5 years professional involvement and experience in rural innovation and facilitation of learning.

Additional requirements: Candidates have the approval of their institution to participate in this course; good level of proficiency in English language.

The course had participants from 12 countries.


Course brochure

DM-IAL Nov2013 (pdf, 187K)

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