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Past Trainings

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact professional activities in the last years. As such, changing conditions and sudden restrictions on international mobility affected our well-established face-to-face SLE TRAINING courses for experts and leaders working in international cooperation worldwide.        

In 2020, we took the opportunity to transform our courses into live online trainings. This required some flexibility and troubleshooting in terms of new conceptual, didactic, and technical approaches. Adjustments made towards the new online format proved to be popular and successful, providing for a continued high demand and positive evaluations: For example, “Amazing! The 5-day online training course has presented me with a wealth of new content, experiences and impressions!” (Osman Vatansever, participant “Conflict Management and Conflict Transformation” 2020)

Since then, many online training sessions have taken place with international participants joining from all over the world. Upon request, online training courses were tailored specifically to the needs of partner organizations, for example GIZ India, the Philippine Private-Public Partnerships Centre, and the Asian Development Bank.

The consistent focus on interactive elements, the inclusion of participants' previous experiences in through a peer-to-peer learning approach, and the practical expertise of trainers continued to be successful in the online training sessions via Zoom and MS Teams. The vast majority of participants, therefore, again rated the overall impression of the sessions as "excellent.”

As in previous years, the high diversity of participants in terms of professional background and field of work related to international cooperation was positively highlighted. More than 96% of the participants stated that they had gained new knowledge for application in their work contexts, as well as more confidence and competence in dealing with course topics covered in the sessions.    

We look forward to welcoming international training groups at the SLE in Berlin again once the situation regarding the pandemic allows it! Meanwhile, we will continue to offer online courses, which additionally benefit climate protection. We are excited to welcome you soon!