Three weeks ago, I headed out for Humentum Week: Nairobi (#NairobiWeek) – my second big “Humentum Week” since Humentum Week: Bangkok in March 2017. Humentum Weeks offer five consecutive days of quality trainings in one convenient location and, since our merger last year, more activities than ever before for all who participate.
As of Monday this week, 20,000 learning moments have been supported through Humentum’s learning retention program. It’s an impressive number, but what does it mean?
In April 2015, Humentum decided to tackle the challenges associated with knowledge loss after a learning event. Although the science of remembering isn’t exact, it’s widely reported that just one week after a training, participants have already forgotten 90% of what they learned.
My five favorite takeaways from Inside NGO Week: Bangkok (#BangkokWeek)
The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature—a mission that’s supported by 4,000 employees in 60 countries. In February 2016, the organization launched WCS U, a new learning platform for professional development.
This blog originally appeared on the LINGOs blog.
In the NGO sector, there is an increasing demand for financial accountability but at the project level there is a widespread shortage of skills. Most NGO managers are not finance experts, and even those who are have no agreed standard of competency. That’s where FMD Pro comes in.
"Learning with Humentum" profiles professionals who have taken advantage of our many learning opportunities. In this post, we talk with Irinel Cocos of Winrock International (at right). Chief of Party for USAID’s Bangladesh Counter Trafficking in Persons Program for the last two years, Irinel is passionate about creating a learning environment for her team.
“I don’t know, I’ve really begun to sour on train the trainer programs.” I was having dinner with Humentum’s Libby Spader and Kim Kucinskas, and we were talking about the concept of training people to deliver better presentations.
“I hear your concerns,” Libby said to me, “but what if we offered some way for people to actually practice the skills they’ve learned after the Training of Trainers course?”
I was intrigued.
This post is the second in a four-part series on business development. Posts will be published every other Friday through September 16; check back September 2 for the next post. See the first post here.
Bea will be co-facilitating our two-day USAID Proposal Development: An Introduction workshop on November 3-4 in Washington, DC. Register here.
Fans and skeptics of eLearning alike agree: until now, comparing online learning to your typical face-to-face workshops has been a fruitless exercise. But what if you could find an eLearning experience that gave you the same benefits? Humentum has adopted a methodology that combines the convenience and innovation of eLearning with the engagement and expert guidance of participatory workshops.
Meet the eWorkshop. eWorkshops are designed and delivered under three guiding principles: