Rudolf Batliner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

NameMr Rudolf Batliner
E-mailrudolf.batliner@retired.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
865-0000-01LPlanning and Monitoring of Projects Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS
2 credits3GR. Batliner, F. Brugger
AbstractThe module deals in-depth different with approaches to results-based planning and steering of development projects. We encourage the participants to reflect upon the flexible use of the available instruments for project planning and monitoring in fragile contexts. Their use use enables project managers to adapt and steer the project implementation in a transparent and reproducible manner.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to describe the project planning process using the correct technical terminology, to make a comprehensive description of the initial situation and when needed to initiate the elaboration of different development scenarios, as well as to apply adaptive management in project implementation.
Content- Methods for analyzing the initial situation
- Elaboration of development scenarios
- Causation, result chains, theory of change
- Monitoring, indicators and project steering
- Result measurement, evidence and learning
- Outcome Mapping as partner-centred approach to PCM
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfill requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.
865-0000-02LCapacity Development in International Cooperation: From Personal to Organisational Learning
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GR. Batliner, L. B. Nilsen
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to capacity development as learning of persons, groups and organisations, and provides an overview of concepts, methods and instruments used in international cooperation.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- Explain basic concepts of Capacity Development used in International Development
- Select and apply core instruments according to specific situation in order to stimulate and facilitate learning of individuals, groups and organisations
- Reflect and exchange the experience made in the individual practical application of a specific instrument (application phase)
865-0038-00LModeration Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Development and Cooperation students.
2 credits3GR. Batliner, L. B. Nilsen
AbstractComplex linkages of development processes, difficult decisions, and multifaceted operational and social tasks can successfully be accomplished if teams of collaborators cooperate efficiently and with a clear goal orientation. This course conveys knowledge and abilities to design and lead well-focused and efficient workshops and negotiations to secure sustainable solutions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- plan and facilitate meetings and learning events
- define roles and assign tasks
- in front of groups, use language and body language in a congruent way
- visualise concepts and message
865-0065-00LVET between Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GR. Batliner, F. Kehl, M. Maurer
AbstractThe course aims at strengthening the capacity in portfolio management for VET, skills development and active labor market policies. It deals with basic issues and challenges of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Developing Countries. In view of the many of school leavers VET has to place itself between the contradicting intensions of quality education and short-term training interventions.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to
- Assess project proposals and ongoing project regarding their relevance and suitability in the specific country context
- Explain strengths and weaknesses of the opposing approaches "dual apprenticeship" and "competency based training" as well as synergies and incompatibilities between the two
- Describe the competent use of tools currently applied in VET
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL. Electronic registration may be done only after registration with NADEL secretariate.