Learning and Capacity Strengthening

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EnCompass developed a 40-minute e-learning program that teaches advisory services staff about legal issues that impact their work. Using interactive case studies drawn from real situations, the course covers the five legal instruments that must be used when entering into any agreement with clients in their respective countries of work. The course is required for all advisory services staff, who receive a certificate of completion.

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EnCompass converted a three-week Operational Research program delivered via face-to-face training into a blended learning program which now includes six virtual instructor-led (synchronous) training sessions delivered through Adobe Connect, intersession work supported by a Moodle-based course portal, and coaching from subject-matter experts. In addition to completing the design for all program sessions and topics, the EnCompass team is also facilitating and producing the vILT sessions.

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EnCompass supported a key UN organization by facilitating meetings and events and conducting training of trainers. EnCompass facilitators provided design and delivery support to enable successful and effective meetings. The aim of this work was to help groups of staff and stakeholders work together to solve problems, discuss issues, plan and implement activities, build teams, make decisions, and manage change. EnCompass designed and delivered five-day training of trainers workshops for program staff.

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EnCompass provides technical assistance and planning services for the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) as it hosts policy, research, and planning meetings abroad and in the United States. Ranging in size from 40 to 80 participants each, the events are opportunities to share common knowledge, lessons learned, and good practices to support USDOL’s approach to child labor elimination projects.  As part of this work, EnCompass developed two reports on inclusive growth through social protection within Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)member nations.

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EnCompass provided organizational, logistics, facilitation, and reporting services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor’s initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor around the world. Over the course of several contracts, EnCompass has provided the following services:

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EnCompass designed and delivered a 2-day retreat focused on strategic planning and team building to support OSDBU staff in defining goals and link Office operations to the overall mission of USAID. EnCompass conducted a series of individual interviews and focus group sessions and implemented a staff survey/assessment to inform the design of retreat activities.  Post retreat, EnCompass developed a recommendations report including possible follow-on activities to further strategic planning and team building efforts.

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EnCompass supported the Peace Corp’s Food Security Program to revise a series of 18 training manuals on community agricultural practices that provide sustainable, adequate nutrition. PC Volunteers will use these manuals in the field as part of its engagement with the Feed the Future Initiative. EnCompass updated the technical content and presentation layout of the manuals to ensure ease and accuracy of use.

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Under subcontract to Business Community Synergies, EnCompass designed and facilitated a five-day training course for USAID Education Sector staff in effectively implementing new USAID policies and a new program design cycle.  Sessions were interactive and included a simulation, small group strategy huddles, best practice case studies, and an appreciative exploration of participants’ own experiences.  The community of practice that followed the course included targeted virtual sessions, as well as custom-design performance support tools.

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To help the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) strengthen its learning processes, EnCompass identified the competencies and learning objectives required to achieve training and technical assistance outcomes. The EnCompass team mapped competencies to existing courses and identified gaps.

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EnCompass provided instructional design support and created materials for this course on compliance and project implementation rules and regulations for USAID implementing partners (IPs). Participating IPs gained a better understanding of USAID’s structure, how to achieve successful audits, and how to improve their business models.

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