Organisations and individuals can join the Academy as Partners. Join the Academy as a Partner now to enjoy some great Partner Benefits.
Why should you become a Partner if you only want to become an Academy Master Trainer?
Academy Partnership is a requirement in order to become a Master Trainer.
Each Partner can have one or more people join the Academy Master Trainings.
Read more about the Master Trainer benefits here.
As a Partner, you:
Get free access to the Academy training materials – available in six languages - which you can use to run your own smallholder (training) programme
Can have one or more of your team join one or more Academy Master Trainings worldwide
Run your own smallholder training, group training, or training-of-trainers and have access to the Master Trainers of other Academy Partners to help you
Are entitled to direct support by the Academy through the Academy Partner Portal
Have access to peer support by other Partners as your organisation develops and implements its own smallholder training programme
Have access to a growing body of learning and resources from the Academy Community
Access to the Academy Training Guides
As an Academy Partner you can use three comprehensive guides offered by the Academy (available in six languages: English, French, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish and Thai):
the Smallholder Training Guide,
the Group Training Guide, and
the Programme Design Guide.
The Training Guides are global and will be reviewed periodically.
Partners can collaborate with each other and with the Academy Team to create local adaptations of the Guides,
the only condition being that the adapted materials are shared with the larger Academy Community through the Academy Partner Portal.
Free Access to Academy Master Training
As an Academy Partner you are entitled to have two people join for free as participants to one
of the Academy Master Trainings per year. Over the course of 6 days, participants learn to use the Academy
Training Guides and the Academy’s adult-learning and learner-centered training methodology. Finishers receive
a Training Certificate and commit to a 1-year involvement as an Academy Master Trainer. Academy Master Trainers
get access to training opportunities throughout the Academy Community.
Run your own Academy Trainings
As an Academy Partner you can run your own Academy Training Programme using the Academy Training Materials.
You can get Master Trainers of other Academy Partners to (co-)lead your Training of Trainers,
Group Trainings or Smallholder Trainings at discounted rates.
Access to Training and Programme Support
As an Academy Partner you are entitled to support for your Academy trainings and smallholder programme via the Academy Partner Portal. This gives you access to:
A variety of free knowledge resources and online learning paths on training methodology and programme planning
A growing body of learning and resources from the larger Academy Partner Community
Dedicated monthly support by the Academy team on training and programme design and implementation
Peer support by other Partners as your organisation develops and implements its own smallholder training programme
Join a Global Community of Peers
As an Academy Partner you join a pioneering global community of peers who work with smallholders and their communities towards more sustainable livelihoods. This Community:
Provides opportunities for Partners to train and be trained
Co-creates local adaptations of Academy Training Materials and new training resources
Advances the Academy together through active participation and innovation
Connects directly through the Master Trainings, Academy Partner Portal, and at Academy meetings.