Healthy Ageing for Impact in the 21st Century: Global Online Leaders Training
**THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. If you are interested to take this course when a new round is offered, please click 'Enroll me for this course'. This will allow us to store your contact details and contact you in the future should you secure a place when a new round becomes available. Please make sure to register using your professional email address and to complete all relevant fields in your profile such age affiliation, age and country of nationality.** In the 21st century, demographic shifts are making a significant impact on the structure of populations, bringing forth the phenomenon of an ageing population. *Healthy Ageing for Impact in the 21st Century* gives participants the building blocks to become future leaders in this critical area. This course will provide participants with the competencies needed to work on this agenda as part of the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030), showcasing that societal change for Healthy Ageing can be achieved at scale in an impactful manner.
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Language: English

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Overview: This programme will equip participants with the skills and competencies needed to work in the area of ageing, enabling participants to become the change agents that are needed to generate and drive action for the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The programme is grounded in an innovative e-Didactic format based on online collaboration with a focus on teamwork, peer-to-peer feedback, mentorship and project-based collaboration.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should:

  • Have the skills and capacities that will allow for constructive engagement with the topic of Healthy Ageing;
  • Be able to re-frame how to think about challenges and opportunities for ageing populations;
  • Have connections with peers that will help them build the international networks that are needed to achieve impact in policy and practice surrounding Healthy Ageing at scale; and
  • Be part of a unique group of global leaders working collectively to develop real-world action plans which aim to resolve challenges to Healthy Ageing and can be adopted on a local level.

Didactic format: The programme will operate in a collaborative online environment where participants will work as part of a team and receive guidance from a dedicated tutor. In their learning journey, participants will be guided through an open, structured, and solution-design process that will require the completion of individual and team assignments. Solving assignments consecutively, participants will provide each other with constructive feedback and grow professionally as the programme progresses. Throughout the programme, participants will receive inspiration from a range of distinguished global experts, thought leaders and practitioners, who will share their knowledge and experience with the programme community.

Target audience: This programme is available free of charge, and its primary target audiences include government officials, ageing focal points at relevant ministries, UN staff in country offices, and those working in Civil Society Organizations in the field of ageing. Academics, social and health care workers, and those working in the private sector are also welcome to join the programme. Participants must have a minimum of working proficiency in English (speak-read-write), be able to commit an estimated 6 hours per week, and be open to working as part of a team.

Course start date and duration: The course runs for a total of 14 weeks, with an estimated commitment of up to 6 hours per week. If you are interested to register for future waves of the course, please click on 'enroll me for this course', making sure that you are using your professional email address when registering and that you complete all fields in your profile.

Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be provided to participants who score 70% and above on the course assessments. In addition, a Confirmation of Participation will be provided to participants who complete at least 80% of the course material.

Course contents

  • Teaser video:

    In this section, participants will be able to watch a teaser video.
  • Experts:

    Here participants can find a list of the experts involved in the course, alongside a short biography of each individual. Experts are keynote speakers who inspire the community of participants with their expertise and insights on the programme topic. They are distinguished global experts, thought leaders and practitioners, who will help the community to open their mind to new ways of approaching and thinking about Healthy Ageing.
  • Welcome:

    The introductory period allows participants to identify effective online collaboration practices and to purposefully navigate the online learning environment. Over one week, participants are asked to introduce themselves to their team members, the learning community, and their Mentor, and agree with their team members on a team communication style that suits their needs.
  • Module 1: Ageing In A Changing World:

    By the end of this module, participants will be able to comprehend the effects of important demographic and epidemiological shifts in society, as well as macro-level changes, including urbanization and environmental risks. At the same time, participants will learn about the typical biological and psychosocial changes that affect individuals as they age. Participants will also understand the ways in which systemic inequalities play into each of these social and biological elements.
  • Module 2: Societal Responses to Population Ageing:

    In this module, participants will gain a better understanding of existing responses to population ageing. They will also learn about ageism and by the end of the module they will be able to describe how ageism impacts responses to ageing.
  • Module 3: Understanding Healthy Ageing:

    In this module, participants will learn about Healthy Ageing and the basic concepts of intrinsic capacity and functional ability. They will also become familiar with the two key components of Healthy Ageing – integrated care and environments and learn about the importance of measuring progress in the implementation of Healthy Ageing programmes.
  • Module 4: Finding a Response to the Selected Challenge:

    In this module, participants will identify appropriate responses to population ageing by applying the Healthy Ageing framework. They will learn about the actions that can be taken by effective care systems in selected countries; and the key aspects of an age-friendly environment. Participants will then apply what was learned and compile a list of preliminary solutions for their selected challenge, developing a draft action plan.
  • Module 5: Refining the Response:

    In this module, learners will evaluate the feedback that they receive to develop a more concrete and feasible action plan that will resolve their selected challenge. It also gives teams an opportunity to engage with their peers and others to elaborate on the recommendations that they have already developed. By focusing on collaborative solutions, the hope is to ignite changes on local/regional levels, influence stakeholders in Healthy Ageing, dispel stereotypes, and create a more age-friendly world.
  • Closing: Reflection and Outlook:

    The closing phase is an opportunity for the team to present and reflect on their work with the larger community. Over one week, participants will reflect back on the programme and revisit questions that may have arisen throughout the programme to personalise their results. Using the strategies of growth mindset that they have learned, participants will be able to develop a personalised action plan for the implementation of their team projects.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning at least 70% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 80% of the course material.

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