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Process Improvement

This highly interactive course introduces key concepts of improving processes, based on international standards of quality and organizational excellence. It is recommended that participants attend the class in teams, with a mandate to improve an existing process.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

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Effective Presentation Skills

This course is an introduction to public speaking. It can be useful for professionals who must teach classes or conduct scientific presentations.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

  • Apply the four cornerstones method of a successful presentation
  • Develop and organize presentation content
  • Prepare and deliver a more effective presentation
  • Use visual aids and supportive materials effectively

This course includes a participant workbook, facilitators guide and PowerPoint presentation.

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Performance Management

This course is a practical introduction setting and managing performance plans with staff. It introduces methods for providing positive and corrective feedback in a constructive way.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

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Manage your Time: Manage your Stress

This DISTANCE BASED course enables learners to acquire basic knowledge and skills when they need it, to better manage their time and reduce their stress level.

When participants complete the workbook they will be able to:

    • Describe barriers to effective time management
    • Prioritize daily tasks
    • Use methods to minimize interruptions

When participants complete the workbook they will be able to:

  • Identify methods to reduce interruptions and set priorities at work

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Introduction to Leadership

This course provides a brief introduction to leadership, from the perspective that leaders are defined, not only by their title, but by their behavior. It can be taught in conjunction with Advocacy, Team Building, Coaching and Mentoring, Project Management or Building Health Programs that Work.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

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Grant Writing: An Introduction

This DISTANCE BASED course enables learners to acquire basic knowledge and skills when they need it, to successfully complete a grant application.

When participants complete the workbook they will be able to:

  • Diagram the grant application process
  • Describe the main sections of a grant application
  • Describe the roles on a grant writing team
  • Describe the characteristics of an effective statement of need
  • Identify funders of public health programs

When participants complete the webinar they will be able to:

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Effective Training from Start to Finish

This course is designed for subject matter experts who are given responsibility to teach adults about their area of expertise. Rather than a fictional exercise, participants use an example of a course they are planning to practice the concepts and skills.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

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Coaching and Mentoring

This highly interactive course uses examples from participants' experiences and role plays to learn techniques for effective coaching and mentoring.

This course requires an experienced coach to be the instructor. Therefore facilitator materials are not provided here. Please contact SMDP if you are interested in including this course in your curriculum.

When participants complete this session they will be able to:

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Advocacy

This workshop is an introduction to advocacy from the perspective that everyone can be an advocate for their health program.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

  • Write an ‘elevator‘ speech
  • Identify partners to help your program succeed
  • Identify sources for public health funding
  • Develop an advocacy work plan

This course includes a participant workbook, facilitators guide and PowerPoint presentation.

Estimated course length: 2 hours

Target audience:  Public health professionals

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Training Materials

The Sustainable Management Development Program strives to offer resource materials that will aid countries in building country capacity.  Below is a list of classroom and distance learning courses that we offer for mid-level managers. 

Click on the course topics below to access the materials. 

Classroom Courses

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