Welcome! Here you can find all the training opportunities that AFS International offers to help you become more prepared and effective in your role within AFS as a volunteer, board member, or staff.

To learn more about each program and to register, click on each program’s website link. For monthly launch dates, as well as info on any live training offered by AFS International, click on the Network Training Calendar button below.

 

Network Training Calendar

For Volunteers

Your AFS organization must approve of your participation in these programs in order for you to be enrolled.
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Foundations of Intercultural Learning and Global Competence

Learn about AFS and how we create impact, meet fellow AFS volunteers from around the world, and enhance your intercultural and global competence!

πŸ“Œ 11 modules
⌚ 4 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό πŸ’» Online + Zoom Sessions

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GCC Qualified Facilitator Certification Program

Become certified to facilitate any version of the AFS Global Competence Certificate program for your 18+ mobility participants and other learners.

πŸ“ŒΒ  18 modules of GCC + 8 modules of QF
⌚  10 hrs (avg)
πŸ“ΌΒ  Online + 1 two-hour Zoom webinar + follow-up assignment
Certification fee starting at $125USD

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Facilitator Program

Student Learning Journey Facilitator Program

In this program you’ll learn how to virtually facilitate live dialogue sessions of the AFS Student Learning Journey to high school students from around the world.

⌚1.5-hour live session
πŸ“Ό Zoom Session
β˜‘οΈ Prerequisites apply

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Qualified Trainer Certification Program

Become certified to facilitate intercultural learning and global competence to your fellow AFS volunteers and staff.

πŸ§‘πŸΎβ€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸΌ 4-5 days of in-person training
πŸ’» online assessment + Learning Session Design coaching calls

Paused for 2021

LDP

Leadership Development Program

A program created to develop chapter presidents and other key volunteers as leaders make leadership intentional at the local level.Β 

πŸ“Œ 19 modules + πŸ§‘πŸΎβ€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸΌ 4 days in-person training + πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 6 months mentorship
⌚6-8 month commitment
πŸ“Ό Online + Zoom Sessions

Paused for 2021

For Board Members

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Governance and Leadership for AFS Board Members

The most important policies and procedures, tools, and best practices to help AFS Board members achieve their goals.

πŸ“Œ 14 modules
⌚4-6 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό Online + optional Zoom sessions
β˜‘οΈ Standalone course

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Foundations.1

Foundations of Intercultural Learning and Global Competence

Learn about AFS and how we create impact, meet fellow AFS volunteers and staff from around the world, and enhance your intercultural and global competence!

πŸ“Œ 11 modules
⌚4 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό πŸ’» Online + Zoom Sessions

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For Partner Directors

UPENN

Impact House with the University of Pennsylvania

The AFS Impact House is a training program designed specifically for AFS by UPenn to help Partner Directors and Senior Leadership integrate social innovation and business acumen into their work for maximum impact.

πŸ§‘πŸΎβ€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸΌ 7-day in-person training
πŸ“Ό Pre-event online course
πŸ“At University of Pennsylvania Campus (Philadelphia, USA)

Paused for 2021

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Governance and Leadership for AFS Board Members

The most important policies and procedures, tools, and best practices to help AFS leadeship achieve their goals.

πŸ“Œ 14 modules
⌚4-6 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό Online + optional Zoom sessions
β˜‘οΈ Standalone course

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AFS Great Managers Training (Partner Directors Edition)

Designed to strengthen the core skills needed to be a great manager. Based on a combination of psychological research on management and feedback from the Network.

πŸ“Œ 6 live online sessions
⌚2 hours per session
πŸ“Ό Zoom Sessions

Coming late 2021

Foundations.1

Foundations of Intercultural Learning and Global Competence

Learn about AFS and how we create impact, meet fellow AFS volunteers and staff from around the world, and enhance your intercultural and global competence!

πŸ“Œ 11 modules
⌚4 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό πŸ’» Online + Zoom Sessions

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For Staff

GDPR

Data Protection and GDPR Training

Learn more about data protection requirements to ensure that AFS protects the rights of stakeholders, complying with the current legal regulations.

πŸ“Œ 7 modules
⌚5 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό Online
β˜‘οΈ Standalone course

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Volunteer

Volunteer Management Online Training

This course helps anyone working with volunteers to develop the necessary skills for managing the volunteer experience.

πŸ“Œ 9 modules
⌚4-5 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό Online
β˜‘οΈ Standalone course

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support

Participant Support Basics β–ΆLevel 1

We will look at different aspects of participant support at AFS so new and experienced staff will approach support in a consistent manner.

πŸ“Œ 9 modules
⌚3-5 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό Online
β˜‘οΈ This certification is a required for the in-person support training

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Participant Support β–Ά Emotional and Mental Health

A virtual training course which aims to develop a better understanding of emotional and mental health issues faced by our participants, and how to work together to provide support.

⌚1.5 h live session
πŸ“Ό 4-6 Zoom Sessions + 4 hours of offline work
β˜‘οΈ Prerequisites apply

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Foundations.1

Foundations of Intercultural Learning and Global Competence

Learn about AFS and how we create impact, meet fellow AFS volunteers and staff from around the world, and enhance your intercultural and global competence!

πŸ“Œ 11 modules
⌚4 hours (avg)
πŸ“Ό πŸ’» Online + Zoom Sessions
β˜‘οΈ Part 1 of ICL Training

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Managers-1

AFS Great Managers Training (Senior Managers Edition)

Designed to strengthen the core skills needed to be a great manager. Based on a combination of psychological research on management and feedback from the Network.

πŸ“Œ 6 live online sessions
⌚1 hour per session (avg)
πŸ“Ό Zoom Sessions
β˜‘οΈ Standalone course

Coming late 2021

For more information about our training opportunities you can contact Sarah Collins at [email protected]