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Adapting to Complex Markets (Online Course)

September 4, 2017 - 4:29pm - December 15, 2017 - 4:29pm

Inclusive Markets InstituteThe labor, commodity and service markets where vulnerable populations participate as producers, employees or consumers are dynamic and forever changing as a result of unpredictable shocks and external factors to the market system. Facilitating systemic change to ensure that the most vulnerable can participate and benefit from participating in markets cannot be confined to a linear process of developing an intervention and implementing it. The constantly changing landscape of a market requires us to be responsive to the changes and adapt our approaches in order to influence systemic change. Adaptive Management requires knowledge and a new set of skills if we are going to facilitate systemic change in markets that benefits and includes the most vulnerable.

This course offers a guided learning experience that allows market development professionals to apply their learning to problem-solve on-the-job in their own context. Participants will take a key organizational or management issue to learn, experiment and adapt in real time through an action learning assignment based on an issue the participant is facing in their current employment situation. The learning from the course will be simultaneously tested and applied in the field while they are connected to a learning community where they can engage in discourse, share, question and problem-solve with peer support and market development experts

Conducted solely online, this course enables professionals to work while they are simultaneously engaged in this learning process. Instructional videos and coaching, along with peer group work, and online group discussions are some of the methods of engagement to be employed. Each module will explore a theme, through articles and video clips. To deepen the learning, participants will work in small groups reviewing case studies and engage in online discussions. Participants will gain valuable problem-solving skills that can be applied to any position and learn the essentials of adaptive management.

Check out our attached brochure and Syllabus. On the event website, you will find the application and other details of the course. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions!