Background:

Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA   Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

Sub-Saharan Africa is a geographical area most devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In 2005, the region accounted for about two-thirds of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. The objective of this course is to identify, collect, and disseminate some updated information on the proven best practices of HIV/AIDS management. The purpose is to help managers and practitioners in the field improve their program performance. Most part of this course will be focused on how to improve on their implementation, monitoring, communication skills, and how to conduct research and seek funding through grant writing proposals to fund HIV/AIDS programs. Experts from the field will serve as facilitators in the workshop.

Course Learning Objectives:

This short course aims to equip personnel managers, health workers, program officers, and human resources officials the professional and managerial skills to succeed in achieving their organizational goals.

Course Content:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Participants will have up to 2 facilitators in this course. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies, presentations, and group projects. Assessment of participants is through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance.

The “Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Project Management” course has some of the following key areas of learning:

  • HIV/AIDS and other health issues in development management
  • New studies on the impacts of global patterns of HIV/AIDS on local communities
  • HIV/AIDS programs in the context of good governance
  • Relationships between HIV/AIDS funders and governments
  • Established practices in HIV/AIDS management
  • Understand HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction Processes
  • Eleven elements of successful HIV prevention programs
  • The ideal continuum of HIV prevention and treatment
  • What information needs to be included in HIV and AIDS education prevention campaign?
  • How to show support for HIV positive people and how not to discriminate against or stigmatize people living with HIV
  • The role of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Why people are disproportionately affected by the epidemic
  • Factors that can influence risk
  • Highlights of strategies for combating the spread: condoms, needle program, community testing, treatment as prevention, cultural strategies, outreach campaign, drug counseling, abstinence, peer education, etc
  • Case studies of some best practices in HIV/AIDS projects
  • Proposal writing techniques in the context of HIV/AIDS Funding
  • Group projects
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Guest speakers on the subject
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop to take home.
  • Site visits to community development projects

What You Will Benefit at the End of the Course:

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to gain powerful new knowledge and skills that can help them monitor and implement HIV/AIDS projects with focus, better planning, and efficiency. Participants will learn many tips that can be put to immediate use.

Learning Methodology:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?

This course will be helpful to individuals including healthcare workers, nurses, health care planners, doctors and individuals interested in acquiring more skills and information on best practices of HIV/AIDS management.

Course Duration:

1 & 2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Oct 14-25, 2019 Washington DC, USA: Jun3-14

Course Materials:

Include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.

Registration Fees:

The course fee is $4,550 for two weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs, and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register:

To participate in this course, the applicant must:
  • 1. Send a completed application form
  • 2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  • 3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  • 4. Be a senior member of the organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course