The IFOAM Academy offers:
The IFOAM Academy was launched with the express aim to provide capacity-building training programs for the global organic movement.
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Training has always been at the heart of IFOAM. Through the Training Platform, the Training Manual and the Programs Pillar we have been addressing training needs for decades. Now, training and capacity building has its own home, and can offer its tailored services to a growing organic sector.
The IFOAM Academy aims to support skills development capacity in the global movement, by integrating and developing training programs that are relevant, needs-based and effective.
Our flagship program is the Organic Leadership Training Course, taking place in regions across the globe - growing networks, building capacity and developing skills in the sector where it matters.
CULTIVATING ORGANIC LEADERSHIP: The IFOAM Organic Leadership Course (OLC)
The organic pioneers who initiated Organic Agriculture in the early 20th century were impressive personalities. The drivers of organic development today are committed and competent leaders in the organic sector, advanced in their thinking and inspiring in their actions.
They are farmers, activists, scientists, teachers, advisors, networkers, advocates, processors, traders, communicators, certifiers or consumers.
Their roles are diverse, but they share a vision of a more sustainable, a healthier and a fairer organic world. Organic development in our current dynamic times, in which the world urgently needs organic solutions to address its environmental and social challenges, is in the hands of our leaders worldwide.
Organic people can be organic leaders. Leadership needs talent, vision and commitment, but it needs also learning and interaction with like-minded people.
In order to support organic leadership, IFOAM offers a course for people assuming present or future responsibilities in the organic world. Through the Organic Leadership Course, IFOAM provides a space for learning and experience, and for developing innovative strategies and strong networks.
The course is targeted at present and future leaders of the organic movement. During the course of one year, it will provide an intensive, on-the-job learning process that empowers them to actively assume greater responsibility in pushing the world towards increased sustainability.