Join a comprehensive online training package and connect with a global network of practitioners
Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
Eligible for both the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts and the Diploma for Social Protection Managers
The Academy on Social Security is the most comprehensive training package delivered by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) in the field of social protection. The course will be offered online for the first time this year. Over six weeks, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their competences in giving advice, designing, managing, administering and supervising national social security schemes at a time when these are of vital importance in responding to the current global crisis. The e-Academy covers a wide range of cross-cutting social protection themes, such as extension, governance, financing and reform, adopting a blend of self-paced learning modules, interactive exercises and assessments, and webinars led by social security experts. Successful candidates will obtain a Certificate of Achievement and the course may also lead to the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts.
The course is designed for officials committed to furthering social protection systems with innovative, practical methods and techniques. More precisely, (1) managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions, (2) policy-planners and officials from key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems, (3) representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions and (4) practitioners and consultants of UN agencies working in the field of social protection.
This course is part of two Diploma programmes:
The E-Academy provides advanced knowledge and tools needed for the effective design, management and governance of social security systems. Through covering a wide range of social protection crosscutting topics such as extension, governance, financing and reforms, the course offers participants the opportunity to:
The main aim of the E-Academy is to equip key actors involved in the social security sector with the concrete knowledge and skills they need to better advice, design, manage, administer and supervise national social security schemes in a rapidly changing global economic and financial context.
This online course offers a flexible and modular curriculum blending self-paced learning with live sessions over a period of six weeks, for an estimated total of 100 learning hours. The programme includes six live Plenary Sessions with sector thought-leaders as well as 20 Elective Courses to choose from, covering a wide range of issues in social protection.
Every week, participants will be able to select one Elective Course to follow from a total of five. Overall, they will be expected to spend up to 12 hours engaging in digital learning activities including: