Online Learning
CLI's digital formats for building competence

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle
1700+
participants in CLI's online training programmes
Advantages

What are the advantages of running courses online (instead of classroom trainings)?

  • CLI is versed in interactive and dynamic digital facilitation that allows for an immersive experience, connection among participants, and fun!
  • Diversity of facilitators; they can come from anywhere in the world
  • Diversity of participants; they can come from anywhere in the world and it is easy to include additional participants
  • Participants save on travel and accommodation costs
  • Save time that you would otherwise spend on travelling
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Working online shows respect during a pandemic
  • Courses will be recorded and turned into user-friendly short sessions for participants
  • Knowledge transfer made easy: most of us work with a computer every day, so all knowledge gained in an online is already there

To give you the whole picture, we also share here the disadvantages that we found in comparison to in-person classroom trainings and how to tackle these challenges:

  • Group dynamics: people connect with each other easier and more natural when they are in the same (physical) room. However, after 3 or 4 days of intensive online trainings, all our groups confirmed that they feel more connected to each other and would like to stay in touch with some other course participants.
  • Socializing and networking: in online formats, we cannot offer coffee breaks and welcome dinners like in our in-person trainings. However, creative ideas to socialize and network during the breaks are constantly developed, both by CLI and the participants themselves!
  • Zoom fatigue: sitting in front of a computer and concentrating the whole day is definitely a challenge and it’s obvious that some people have a higher risk of getting zoom fatigue when staying too long in front of the computer. However, you can minimize the effect by concentrating fully on the course and closing all other distractions that a computer offers during the course time. And CLI offers plenty or energizer excercises throughout the trainings to keep you engaged.

 

These are the CO2 flight emissions in 2020 that online intensive trainings saved compared to in-person open courses. For the current and detailed savings, please refer to the CO2 calculation list.

Participants' feedback
Formats of online training

CLI’s online intensive trainings always include conceptual input, self-assessment, and action learning. Participants work on their real cases and challenges and exchange with CLI facilitators and other participants to receive supportive inputs.

CLI offers online courses and programmes in English, German, French, and Spanish. We can also offer Arabic, Russian, and Ukrainian through partners. However, trainings in other languages (e.g. Khmer) with simultaneous interpreting can also be booked upon request.

CLI’s online tools are there either to supplement the training experience, or to explore CLI’s methodologies through videos, online sessions, and online platforms.

We offer the following training formats:

The Art of Leading Collectively

- 3 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: € 467 per online presence day
Registration status: OPEN

5 May — 9 May 2022
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 350 per online presence day
Registration status: OPEN

30 June — 5 July 2022
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Snapshots of CLI's online trainings
Online Certification

We are using the OpenBadge standard as certification for our online trainings. They are independent from any platform so all badge recipients can simply store them (in a JSON file which simply looks like an image file after downloading it) or collect them at a badge platform of their choice.

The metadata (your name, date, title and content of the course, etc.) are hidden in the image file and are thus digitally authenticated and stored. These data are also available via a public link which can be used for sharing the certificate or using it as reference.

CLI's digital certificates

CLI is using the platform https://eu.badgr.com for managing and issuing its digital certificates.

CLI site on badgr.com
References during the pandemic in 2020

Since the proclamation of the worldwide pandemic situation in March 2020, CLI was able to adapt and resond quickly to the new situation by conducting 37 trainings with 600+ participants within the rest of the year 2020 alone:

Place/Country/Region Topic Date and Status
Tunisia Art of Leading Collectively workshop for NGOs in Youth Empowerment 19-20 March 2020

+ 26-27 March

(successfully done — more information here)

Honduras Integrated transformation support for GIZ-PROCAMBIO UNESCO Biosphere project stakeholder system 25 – 26 March 2020
(successfully done)
Germany / worldwide DIGIPEER project first online seminar 2 April 2020

(successfully done)

Bangladesh Online feasibility study for textile sector April – June 2020

(successfully done)

Jordan Engagement mission including planning workshops with CSOs in Youth Employment Promotion May 2020
(successfully done — more information here)
Germany Online Lecture at Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences 8-9 May 2020
(successfully done)
Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 18 + 20 May 2020

(successfully done)

Kenya The Art of Leading Collectively open course 26-28 May 2020
(successfully done)
Germany Online Lecture at Konstanz University 29-30 May 2020
(successfully done)
Russia, Belarus Kick-off workshop for “platform for civil society dialoge” project 3-5 June 2020
(successfully done)
Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 9-10 June 2020

(successfully done)

Russia, Sweden, Germany Virtual Study Tour “Partnerships Matter” 15-18 June 2020 (successfully done)
Germany / worldwide DIGIPEER project 3D Learnspace sessions 16 June 2020

+ 17 June 2020

(successfully done)

Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships advanced seminar for German NGOs 18-19 June 2020

(successfully done)

Tunisia Second workshop for NGOs in youth development 22-23 June 2020
(successfully done)
Jordan Engagement session 24-25 June 2020
(sucessfully done)
Germany / worldwide The Art of Leading Collectively open course 24, 26, 29 June 2020

(successfully done)

Germany / worldwide The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 30 June, 1, 7, 8 July 2020

(successfully done)

Côte d’Ivoire online Art of Stakeholder Collaboration course 20 – 23 July 2020

(successfully done)

Russia, Belarus online Dialogic Change Model training group 1 17, 18, 20, 21 August 2020

(successfully done)

Germany webinar Stakeholder Engagement 9 September 2020
(successfully done)
Russia online Stakeholder Engagement training 11 – 12 September 2020
(successfully done)
Ukraine online Stakeholder Engagement training 11 – 12 September 2020
(successfully done)
Russia, Belarus online Dialogic Change Model training group 2 21, 22, 24, 25 September 2020
(successfully done)
Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 29 – 30 September 2020
(successfully done)
Senegal hybrid Art of Stakeholder Collaboration training 29 September – 2 October 2020
(successfully done)
Germany DIGIPEER – 3D Learnspace learning session 6 October2020
(successfully done)
Asia / worldwide The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 7, 8, 14, 15 October 2020

(successfully done)

Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 20 – 21 October 2020
(successfully done)
Morocco hybrid Art of Dialogue on-site course 27, 28 October, 3, 4 November
(successfully done)
Germany DIGIPEER project – final event 5 November
(successfully done)
Europe, Africa / worldwide The Art of Leading Collectively open course 11, 13, 16 November 2020

(successfully done)

Western Africa The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 16, 17, 19, 20 November 2020

(successfully done)

Myanmar Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminars for agricultural supply chain project 16, 17 November and 23, 24 November 2020
(successfully done)
Afghanistan, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea Stakeholder Engagement workshops for Asia Development Bank 17, 19, 24, 26 November 2020
(successfully done)
Europe, Africa / worldwide The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 24, 25 November, 1, 2 December 2020

(successfully done)

Jordan Online Art of Leading Collectively workshop 30 November, 2, 3 December 2020

(successfully done)

 

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