Adapting to Complex Markets
Online Course Adapting to Complex Markets
September 4- December 15, 2017
Deadline for course applications is August 25 and payment must be received by August 30.
Conducted solely online, this fifteen-week course enables professionals to study while they are working and living at home. Each module will explore a theme through online discussions, instructional videos, articles, webinars, and coaching. There will be assessments and upon completion, participants will receive a certificate.
Who is this Course For?
- Inclusive Market Development Practitioners with at least 2 years of work experience in the field
- Practitioners who have received some basic training in M4P or the Value Chain Approach
- Currently working on a project engaged in inclusive market development as a middle or senior manager
- Consultant or Advisor to a team currently working on a market development project in the area of program design, management, evaluation or coordination
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Articulate and pose a clear strategic question pertaining to an operational or management challenge that is impeding systemic change
- Design and adapt tools that solicit feedback
- Develop appropriate tools to solicit feedback, and learn from the feedback.
- Analyze the qualitative data collected
- Make a convincing evidence-based argument as to why an activity or program should be adapted in response to the feedback received from market actors
- Explain the elements of a market system
- Describe complex adaptive system properties within a market system (emergence, self-organization, and adaptation)
It is suggested that participants set aside at least six to seven hours a week to
engage in the participatory exercises and dedicate time to the action research assignment.
To apply for this course, please fill out the application and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Community -embedded learning is the learning acquired by individual students who are embedded in a local physical community where they work and live, while at the same time creating shared knowledge in an online learning community.
Source: Lee, N., Irving, C., & Francuz, J. (2014). Community-embedded learning and experimentation: fostering spaces for transformative learning online. In A. Nicolaides & D. Holt (Eds.), Spaces of transformation and transformation of space: Proceedings of XI International transformative learning conference (pp. 499–506). New York, NY: Teachers College, Columbia University.