Enhancing Organizational Capacity of AWAJ Foundation through Developing Effective Managerial Skills
Funded by: C&A Foundation
CED offered a set of capacity development and/or training programs that would help develop the professional expertise of the employees of a garment workers’ rights oriented organization named AWAJ Foundation (AF), as well as enhance the organizational capacity thereof. The training program aims at enhancing the participants’ understanding and knowledge on project management, proposal writing, leadership development, project cost management, budgeting, project implementation, and other areas relevant to their professional responsibilities. CED courses incorporate tested approaches that are appropriate for adult learning and non-university educated staff. Training sessions are designed to provide structured opportunities to the participants so that they can apply and practice new techniques and internalize new attitudes. The approach is interactive and participatory, using different techniques such as case studies, role-plays, lecture followed discussion, and group exercises, providing a number of occasions to experience sharing and learning.
CED will conduct a Post-Training Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the training participants after 10 months of the training implementation. As a part of effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of AWAJ officials’ capacity after completing the training program successfully, CED would also incorporate a thorough “Review of Learning and Application” in addition to the post-training M&E, as this is critical to include regular check-ins. The purpose of such check-ins is to review, assess, and supervise practical implementation of the learning from training in the ongoing projects of AWAJ. Such review would in fact help reconcile the gaps between classroom learning and real-life activities, if any.