Best Interests Course for Programme Officers

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Best Interests Course for Programme Officers
by Peter Dixon - Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:37 PM

Dear 6 Principles Community of Practice members,

We are happy to announce that the Best Interests course for staff with Programme Officer type responsibilities has been completed. The current version has been developed from the earlier pilot version taking into account the inputs and feedback from the task group(s) and those who under the course, to who should go many thanks.

This Best Interests course consists of 4 main modules including an Introduction, Theory and Concepts, and Practical application. Every organisation in the CoP is different, and so the course content could not be specific to every different setting, but we hope the content can be used and adapted by persons with programme staff responsibilities. As well as the modules, the course also includes two interactive case studies, together with a wealth of resources, many of which have been sourced from 6P Community of Practice members.

The course has been written to follow on from key concepts covered on the  foundation course on the Child Rights Based principle and so unlike the CRB course we ask that anyone who would like to take the course contacts us via and we will manually enroll them to the course depending upon whether they have completed the online CRB course or were a member of the Benchmarking courses in the earlier years of the Capacity Development Programme. The link to the course is now live on the Course Hub  and can be accessed directly (as a guest, for viewing only) here.  In the longer term we plan to automate this process so that sucessful completion of CRB course automatically entitles entry into the remaining 5 courses as they become available.

As with the Child Rights Based Principle course, sucessful completion of the modules and case studies will enable participants to download a certificate of compleltion. 

We are working hard on the Participation course at the present time and hope to have it available in the near future. The experience we have developed with these first two courses is making it easier to finalise, and so it will not be such a time consuming task to finalise the remaining courses now we have the settings and methods sorted !

Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to hearing from you with your requests for enrollment.

Peter, Annabel and Niru