Customized courses


Customized courses

Meeting local training needs and contexts

Our tailor-made approach

We work with you to build the course you need

Today’s learners are tech-savvy and ready to co-create their learning journeys. That’s why the Centre’s mission is to help individuals build their knowledge and skills on a range of relevant topics through innovative training activities, delivered online, on campus, and in the field.

We also work with our constituents to design and deliver tailor-made training courses and training materials. When we’re not running our standard courses, we’re designing tailor-made ones. We work with partners to come up with the journey, process, and content for these customized experiences.

How does it work?

In-person and distance learning may be combined into a hybrid, multi-step learning journey. We provide flexible training options, including mobile-first courses, webinars, free self-guided modules, and more. Learners can earn stackable credentials, which lead to executive education certificates. 

By request, we also develop online learning platforms with an array of collaboration options for ILO constituents and other institutional partners. These external platforms help us amplify our outreach to people everywhere in the world of work.

Did you know?

More than 60% of our training activities from 2018 to 2019 were tailor-made. We reach tens of thousands learners per year with our customized courses.

Customized courses support specific development strategies, may be regional, national, or international in scope, and are available in a range of languages. These courses cover topics such as rights at work, employment, social protection, social dialogue, gender equality, sustainable development, training methodologies, and more.


The training allowed us to exchange experiences and best practices with various employers’ organizations. This will help us reach our goals by implementing and applying relevant experiences to our current contexts.

Têvi Tete-Benissan
Executive Director of the National Council of Employers of Togo

Learning is equal to content + practice + coaching + feedback. When we create a new course with our partners, we want them to be able to make decisions and perform actions, not just repeat knowledge.

Alessia Messuti
Learning Innovation Officer, ITCILO
Why choose customized training?

Our expert team of learning designers and subject matter specialists works with you to create the course you need. We take the time to understand your skills, schedules, and learning needs, and deliver the training in a way that makes sense for you.

Customized training courses and materials are more effective than off-the-shelf content because they are learner-centric. If your organization has specific training needs, this is the solution you’re looking for.

What does learner-centric mean?

We design customized courses for real people: you and your team! One of the biggest benefits of these tailored learning programmes is that we present content within your context. 

For example, we might design an interactive VR module that features your real warehouse floor and tools. We could depict an accurate workplace environment with the sounds and objects you see and hear every day.

It’s also much more efficient. Together, we define knowledge gaps and learning objectives, focusing on the specific skills and competencies you need for success. Plus, we cater to different learning styles using time-tested formats and approaches.

Other learning and training materials

In addition to courses, we also produce: 

  • Toolkits, like this one designed to extend social protection to migrant workers and their families
  • Training implementation guides, like this one which improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises as part of a larger programme, SCORE
  • Customized eCampus platforms, like this one designed specifically for the Myanmar government to increase capacity on social protection and international labour standards

We are ready to work with you on any type of learning journey. Tell us what you have in mind!

All services