Who can Become a Master Trainer?
Any person who is, or who is part of an organisation that is, an Academy Partner can apply to participate in an Academy Master Training to become a Master Trainer.
The qualities we are looking for in potential Master Trainers are prior training experience, field experience working with smallholders,
and good communication skills.
Why Become a Master Trainer
There are several reasons to become an Academy Master Trainer:
Access to the Academy Training Guides
During the Academy Master Training you will be trained in, and actively practice,
learner-centered and adult-learning training methodology, and the use of the comprehensive
Academy Training Guides and Materials, covering everything from GAP and sustainable smallholder farm management to
smallholder group formation and strengthening, to social and environmental practices. As a Master Trainer you will
use these skills within your organisation or network and can keep building them further as you learn from other Master
Trainers and other Academy resources.
Become a Global Pioneer
As a Master Trainer you become a Global Pioneer of the Academy, helping set a new benchmark for smallholder training and capacity building for others to follow.
Build your Training Opportunities
The Academy strives to support Master Trainers in growing their training network and opportunities.
As the Academy Community grows, so do the opportunities to provide Training-of-Trainers for trainers, groups and smallholders within other organisations.
Join a Global Community of Peers
As a Master Trainer, you join a global Community of peer Master Trainers.
Connect and learn from one another through the Academy Partner Portal, Master Trainings, and other Academy events.
Regular Master Training Across Regions and Sectors
From August 2019 onwards, the Academy aims to organise a minimum of 3 Master Trainings (MTs) annually across Africa,
Latin America and South East Asia. The MTs bring together experienced trainers from across different sectors and
countries for a 6-day training in the use of, and training method behind, three new Academy Guides:
the Smallholder Training Guide,
the Group Training Guide,
The Programme Design Guide.
Every MT will have a field day included to cover certain agronomic and environmental essentials.