Skills Training

Project Date: 2010-Ongoing

The USAID English Writing Proficiency Course is offered to improve the quality of the American English writing skills of Foreign Service Nationals whose primary language is not English. The focus is on experiential learning with hands-on individual and group writing exercises that are tied to USAID assignments and work situations. EnCompass offers this course in a basic and advanced version. Both workshops are 5-days are offered through EnCompass’ GSA Schedule – MOBIS and can be customized for different client systems. EnCompass also delivered a three-day executive writing course to USAID Washington from 2009-2012.

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Project Date: 2015-2020

As a subcontractor to Social Impact, EnCompass is supporting activities to integrate gender issues into design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Mission activities. Support has included developing gender resources -- a gender compliance toolkit, “How To” Guides for USAID staff and implementing partners on how to use the toolkit, a gender compliance training for USAID staff and implementing partners, and a gender guide for agriculture value chain. EnCompass provides regular gender reviews of evaluation plans and tools for Mission programs and implementing partner projects.

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Project Date: 2015-2016

EnCompass worked with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, as the DC-based NGO’s learning and development partner. Having experienced enormous growth in the last 3 years, Oceana has 16 offices in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. Beginning in 2015, EnCompass was hired to work with Oceana leadership to develop a learning and development framework to guide on-boarding of staff and a full year of development for new staff, with the goal of creating a “One Oceana” culture throughout the growing organization. EnCompass was also contracted to develop specific training programs, explore and develop on-line resources for staff, and provide technical assistance to the HR team. With EnCompass’ collaboration,...

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Project Date: 2013-2018

Since 1984, the DHS has collected and disseminated high-quality data that helps decision makers plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. The DHS has conducted some 260 surveys in over 90 developing countries on infant and child mortality, fertility, maternal health, child immunization, and malnutrition levels. Over the next five years, as a subcontractor to ICF International, EnCompass will strengthen DHS capacity development through training and on-the-job mentorship to support the survey processes, including field work, data entry, and report writing, and enhanced analyses of DHS data. EnCompass will also help to improve the capacity of journalists, ministries of health and finance officials, local NGO staff, and faith-based organizations to...

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Project Date: 2012-2015

As a subcontractor to MSI, EnCompass provided support for USAID’s Development Outreach and Communications Officers (DOC)--staff in USAID missions charged with communicating the value of US foreign assistance to host country audiences. The program provided workshops, training materials, and facilitated an exchange of best practices.

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Project Date: 2012-2017

EnCompass is a recipient of USAID's FORECAST II - PT funding mechanism. The FORECAST program works to strengthen the abilities of host country partners through strategically designed, integrated training and technical assistance activities that address identified skill gaps and that directly improve job performance. The goal of FORECAST II - PT is to effect long-term sustainable economic, political, and social development within the diverse categories of countries USAID serves.

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Project Date: 2006-2020

EnCompass designs and implements human resource and performance management training for USAID in support of the Human Capital and Talent Management office. EnCompass designs and facilitates workshops, delivers proprietary and customized training, and facilitates a variety of staff developmental activities. In 2016, EnCompass is addressing a range of staff performance management needs and is developing a suite of six mandatory courses for all USAID supervisors.  Among the standard courses EnCompass implements are:

  • Career Candidate Corps orientation for new Foreign Service Officers
  • New Employee Orientation, both general schedule and...
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Project Date: 2015-2017

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to design a course on how to integrate GBV into USAID programming activities. The course, Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response across Sectors, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. Various modules address GBV integration into programming in agriculture, conflict-affected environments, health, education, energy and infrastructure and rule of law.  Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support.  EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions around the...

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Project Date: 2015-2020

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to redesign its staff training course on USAID gender policy and how to integrate gender into development programming. The new course, Achieving Development Outcomes Through Gender Integration, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. The curriculum was designed based on an in-depth learning analysis of the previous program and the needs of USAID staff. Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support. EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions...

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Project Date: 2015-2017

For the USAID Missions in Pakistan and Afghanistan, EnCompass is providing training and technical support to help integrate USAID gender policy into programs and into all elements of the program cycle. Technical assistance includes conducting gender analysis and incorporating findings of gender analyses into solicitations, as well as project designs, performance management plans, and evaluations. ADVANTAGE partner MSI is a subcontractor on this project. 

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