Challenges Worldwide ICS includes CMI accredited consulting training. Become a qualified consultant by completing our UK Government funded programme.
Well.. in the lead up to the Christmas holidays, we thought it would only be fitting to tell you about The 5 Days of Professional Consulting Training.
It is during this orientation week that ALL challenges Worldwide ICS volunteers, from the UK, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda or Zambia, get trained in preparation for their business placement, as well as meeting and working collaboratively with each other at a professional capacity for the first time.
Below is a break-down of the week and a few Volunteer testimonies….Queue the Ice-breakers
On the First Day of training Challenges gave to meee… (a lesson on)
–Cross Cultural Living- Host Homes
-Cross Cultural Working
-Security, Incident Reporting and Health
-Volunteer Committees and Weekly Meetings
Question: How did Challenges facilitate integrating the new group on Day 1?
Answer: “Challenges staff ensured we got to know in country volunteers by providing us with plenty of fun ice-breakers and by ensuring that our seating arrangements were regularly being changed. People were all very friendly and excited to find out more about each other’s cultures.” -Michelle Stribley
On the Second Day of training Challenges gave to meee… (a lesson on)
-Introduction to CMI
-Exploratory Meeting and Contract Development
Question: For many people working with data can be a daunting prospect, how did day 2 of training simplify this learning?
Answer: “I was fairly confident about working with data because of my experience at University and managing my own ventures. Training was a great as it allowed me to gain an understanding of the skills and tools required to gather and organise data in a structured manner.” -Jordan Richards
On the Third Day of training Challenges gave to meee… (a lesson on)
-Supply Chain Map
-Scavenger Hunt Around Kampala
Question: What did you gain most from the Scavenger Hunt around Kampala?
Answer: “I got to visit some places i had never visited in kampala and got time to know more about some of my counterparts.” -Mark Mirembe
On the Fourth Day of training Challenges gave to meee… (a lesson on)
-Recommendations and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
-Presentations to Group
-Review of Presentations
-Introduction to Implementation
-Announcement of Host Homes and Placements
-Review Risk Assessments
Question: How did Day 4 of training help develop your teamwork skills?
Answer: “Getting to work on a challenges case study and presentation enabled us to not only practice working with a diverse group of people, but it also allowed us to practice our public speaking, organisational and presentation skills.”- Abikaye Welford
On the Fifth Day of training Challenges gave to meee… (a lesson on)
-Review of Presentations
-Host home pick up!
Question: How did Day 5 of training help you better understand Challenges marketplace?
Answer: “I found her session to be useful, she explained it all pretty well and I’m comfortable using it to track my businesss’ progress.” -Aban Mohamud
Challenges Worldwide ICS is a UK Government funded programme for young people from the UK, Ghana and Rwanda. It is open to 18 – 25 year olds who want to play a role in positive economic development.
We are now recruiting for our April – June placement. Visit Challengesworldwide.com/ICS for more information
Aplication deadline is 31st of January, 2018.
Now check out the 10 weeks in Kampala video