Integrating real time e-learning and e-coaching
On the job e-coaching to help you apply learning to your context
Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
Two years on from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries across the world are still grappling with the ensuing socio-economic consequences. Social protection is still high on the agenda in most countries and programmes are still essential to help cushion people from this protracted crisis. With one in every two people in the world not benefiting from any form of social protection, this continues to be an unprecedented challenge. Drawing on the ILO's knowledge and expertise, this e-learning programme offers you the opportunity to further strengthen your competences in social protection in the context of this global crisis, learn about best practices, and get on-the-job technical support through e-coaching. As a result, you will be able to devise more responsive and sustainable social protection interventions to help your country better manage the disruption brought about by COVID-19 and mitigate its longer-term social and economic impacts on the most vulnerable groups.
This programme is designed for a wide range of professionals working in social protection institutions, ministries, international organizations, and social-partner and civil-society organizations, tasked with designing and implementing social protection measures, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following requirements are therefore essential for participation in the programme: the ability to use and access a computer with internet connectivity; a working knowledge of written English. Same country delegations are strongly encouraged to take part in the programme, in order to devise systemic responses to country-specific challenges.
This new e-learning programme offers a flexible and phased learning experience to enable a wide range of professionals to better respond to changing social protection needs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This online learning programme is specifically designed for experienced officials and professionals working in social protection to help them analyze and respond to their rapidly changing context.
This programme consists of a number of online modules as well as an e-coaching component for an estimated total of 60 learning hours over a period of 12 weeks.
The programme is divided into four distinct phases:
Phase 1: Social protection fundamentals in light of COVID-19 (2 weeks, 12 learning hours): Optional online self-paced modules including interactive sessions and engaging video presentations on key social protection models, issues and challenges within the current context.
Phase 2: Best practices and lessons learned (2 weeks, 12 learning hours): This phase will consist of two interrelated learning streams:
Phase 3: Contextual analysis and responses (2 weeks, 12 learning hours): You will be asked to complete a technical note on the policy implications and responses to the current crisis in your own context. You will:
Phase 4: On the job e-coaching (6 weeks, 24 learning hours): Participants will be allocated an expert e-coach based on their area of focus. This will support you to learn on the job in order to develop and implement effective and responsive social protection interventions. The e-coaching module will comprise:
Participants will also have the option of enrolling on a Virtual Reality (VR) version of the programme. Applied to Phases 3 and 4 of the course, VR state of the art technology will allow participants to be immersed in highly interactive and lifelike engaging e-coaching sessions.
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The coaching component of the programme will be made available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic based on participant needs and depending on the availability of suitable coaches.