Advanced Professional Development Programme

This programme addresses the needs of professionals working in diverse field, who wish to develop their knowledge in a certain area. Training programmes are individually designed for each participant according to their specific needs. Components include courses offered by Fida’s faculty, is complimented by guided and monitored projects and study visits.

Approach to Training

Practical participant – centered activities are fundamental to all Fida courses. In line adult learning principles, Maximum use is made of syndicate exercises, case studies, field trips, role-playing, management games, plenary sessions and training videos. Participants are encouraged to be directly involved in analysing and solving managerial problems. Although participants will usually work in groups, there will be an expectation for each person to develop an individual action plan for implementation on return to their working environment.

Our Facilities

The centre has a fully-networked computer laboratory, featuring latest personal computers with windows software
The centre has a fully-networked computer laboratory, featuring latest personal computers with windows software

International Training Courses

Training course at Fida usually last from one week to 12 weeks. Fida’s professional staff ensures that new courses are developed based on market demand. In 2010 Fida’s faculty will be offering training in the following broad specialisations.
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
  • Financial management & Accountability
  • Business Management& Administration
  • Information Systems Development & ICT Technologies
  • Professional Development Programmes
  • Public Sector Institutional Strengthening 

Customised Training Courses

In addition to enhancing capacities through training, Fida designs, develops and implements customised training to the specification of the requesting client organisation. 

Every organisation with which we work is unique and change interventions required by our clients are most usually specific to that organisation. Wherever required, therefore, we work closely with our clients to develop unique training solutions that meet their specific needs. 

For all customised training courses, Fida works closely with the client. The process will usually start with the clients own terms of reference, to which Fida responds. Meetings are scheduled with the client to discuss all aspects of the training, and to ensure that clients’ needs are met. 
The centre provides ten (10) principal state-of-the-art training rooms with average seating capacity of fifteen participants. Each room has specially-designed modular training furniture, combined with the latest tracked teaching systems, which includes televisions and powerful projectors. This allows our cosy training rooms to be configured to different teaching styles. The largest room can accommodate up to 30 delegates at a time.
The centre provides ten (10) principal state-of-the-art training rooms with average seating capacity of fifteen participants. Each room has specially-designed modular training furniture, combined with the latest tracked teaching systems, which includes televisions and powerful projectors. This allows our cosy training rooms to be configured to different teaching styles. The largest room can accommodate up to 30 delegates at a time.

Seminar & Study visits

Many professionals are interested in field visit to observe state -of-the-art practices in their field. Course seminars –cum-study visits are designed to provide senior government officials, administrators and managers with opportunities to: 
  • Visit and observe current and best practices in their fields. 
  • Exchange information and experiences with local counterparts, project personnel and beneficiaries on development and management of similar projects and 
  • Discuss and exchange views with participants from other countries 
At the end of each course a forum is conducted by Fida to enable participants to reflect on what has been learned and what can be adopted and integrated into their own development contexts. 

Consulting Services

The range of technical assistance and consulting services offered by Fida broad consulting of services includes: 
  • Human Resource Development: Development of human resources, development (HRD) programmes and projects assessment of training needs in organisations, evaluations of training programs projects or plans, review and evaluation of the management and operations of training centres, management and implementation of training development projects. 
  • Educational Development: curriculum design and development evaluation of educational programs and project management and implementation of educational development projects curriculum design development and implementation.
  • Information Technology: strategic information technology planning, information systems analysis and design, IT project management. 

Training venues

Mbabane - Swaziland
Mbabane – Swaziland
Pretoria - South Africa
Pretoria – South Africa
Accra - Ghana
Accra – Ghana
Dubai - U.A.E
Dubai – U.A.E
Chatham-Kent, UK
Chatham-Kent, UK