AN ONLINE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
The Antares Foundation is creating an online community to connect people, networks and organisations and to enable them to interact together, share quality resources and build knowledge related to staff support, stress management and psychosocial support. The community is free and open to a wide range of people and organisations interested in the enhancement of the well-being of humanitarian aid workers. It provides a way for national and international field workers, university researchers, government policy makers, humanitarian managers and institutional donors to share resources, join or start (open and/or closed) groups and interact with others based on their interests and experiences.
In the coming year, through this community platform, the Antares Foundation also aims to offer distance services such as:
- direct crisis support for individuals and management of organizations
- individual and organisational MHPSS self assessments,
- online stress management and security trainings,
- online briefings and confidential end of assignment sessions for confidential conversations and support during and after missions,
- online forums and webinars on specific aspects related to staff support in humanitarian and development organizations.
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DISTANT LEARNING TRAINING COURSES
The distant learning courses combine online trainer-led presentations, discussions and exercises; peer learning and exchange with other participants based worldwide; self-directed work; and one-to-one coaching with our trainers. All our courses focus heavily on applying learning to the workplace. For this reason, outside of the trainer-led sessions, participants will also be encouraged to work through resources independently, thereby tailoring their learning to their specific needs. This innovative support strategy means individual's needs can be addressed while they balance their work commitments. It also saves on time and the cost associated with overseas travel. All our distance learning courses are delivered according to the following three parts format:
1. Online classroom
Participants 'remotely' attend the training delivered online (via webinar) and engage with other learners through our community platform in peer learning and exchange. During the online training participants are also supported in devising action plans for incorporating learning into their work.
2. One-to-one coaching
After the training online classroom, participants have a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session (via skype) with the trainer. This time is tailored to the needs of each participant and extra coaching sessions can be requested. Examples of use of the coaching time include:
- Reviewing learning and considering how to integrate it into current work
- Having contextual or issue-specific support
- Getting advice on developing a system or strategy
3. Final confidential end of assignment session
Participants attend a final three-hour webinar to consolidate learning, share challenges or successes of applying learning to the workplace, cover any outstanding learning needs, and discuss action plans.
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