The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented strain on social protection systems around the world as governments and social security institutions have taken action to protect lives and livelihoods. As the crisis unfolds, we have an unprecedented opportunity to maintain this momentum and build stronger and more responsive social protection systems. In order to help social protection practitioners rise to the challenge, this Executive E-coaching Initiative aims to provide a dedicated learning journey tailored to each participant's professional needs. Through ten online one-to-one e-coaching sessions with a social security expert over a period of six months, participants will get additional technical assistance and guidance on the specific social protection challenges they are facing in their own context. Team packages and a virtual reality option are also available.
This programme is aimed at a wide range of professionals working in social protection institutions, ministries, international organizations, social partners and civil society partners, tasked with designing and implementing social protection measures.
E-coaching is a two-way exchange between a learner and an expert e-coach. It is meant to build on, and refine, a learner’s existing knowledge and expertise as well as providing additional technical assistance to help them address some of the professional challenges they are facing. The learning path is customised to the learner. It is informed by their specific needs and framed by their unique context. The e-coach provides guidance and support accordingly, fostering self-reflection and the practical application of knowledge acquired by the learner.
Learners will be able to strengthen their knowledge and skills in a specific technical area of social protection as defined by them. They will get tailored technical assistance and guidance from an expert to help them find practical solutions to the concrete problems they are facing where they are.
This online learning programme is specifically designed for officials and professionals working in social protection to help them analyse and respond to their rapidly changing context. Participants will:
The programme is delivered entirely online, offering participants the opportunity to learn where they are without the need to travel.
The e-coaching engagement will consist of a cycle of ten sessions with an expert e-coach over a period of five months. The time, duration and structure of the sessions will be agreed upon with the e-coach. Please note that the programme will take an estimated 40 hours to complete.
More than one person from the same organization/team can join the programme to receive group e-coaching sessions. If you are interested in this modality, please contact the ITCILO for further information about pricing and application.