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Launch of Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program and Training Scholarships Program. Presentation by Mrs. Katie Waller Senior Program Officer, IAIM Secretariat March 20, 2014. Inaugural IAIM Webinar. Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program.

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Launch of Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program and Training Scholarships Program

Presentation by Mrs. Katie Waller

Senior Program Officer, IAIM Secretariat

March 20, 2014

Inaugural IAIM Webinar


Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program

  • Purpose: To provide the opportunity for current immunization managers who would like to advance their management skills - and their country’s immunization program - to visit an immunization manager in another country to learn from that program's successes and challenges

  • Intended outcome:Immunization managers benefiting from the program write a Plan of Action, upon return to their country, detailing how lessons learned will be applied to strengthen their skills and their immunization program

Inaugural IAIM Webinar


Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program Details

  • Peer-to-peer exchange visits:

    • Typically last one week

    • Are focused on a management theme chosen by the immunization manager applying for the peer-to-peer exchange (the “Peer Requestor”)

    • Are supported by a “Peer Supporter”- an immunization manager in another country who possesses experience in the area of interest

Inaugural IAIM Webinar


Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program Details, cont’d

  • An estimated 72 peer-to-peer exchanges will be funded from 2014-2016

  • Two application cycles will occur per year (with an estimated 12 awards each cycle)

  • IAIM pays for flight, per diem, and lodging for the travelling immunization manager; also supports costs of receiving immunization manager

Inaugural IAIM Webinar


Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program Application Information

  • Application cycle opens TODAY- visit IAIM website (www.iaimanagers.org) for details

    • You must be a current immunization manager, registered as an IAIM Immunization Manager Member, to be eligible to apply.

  • Those interested in applying must fill out an application form (found on the website) and submit no later than May 9th

  • Award notifications will be sent by June 27

Inaugural IAIM Webinar


Training Scholarship Program

  • Purpose: To provide current immunization managers with the opportunity to take a training or course in a management-related topic and improve their management and leadership skills

  • Intended Outcome:To enhance immunization managers’ capacity to serve in their complex managerial role

  • Inaugural IAIM Webinar


    Training Scholarship Program Details

    • Trainings can be online or in-person

    • Providers should be accredited by an accrediting body.

    • IAIM will pay the cost of the course

      • For in-person trainings, IAIM will pay travel and lodging costs associated with training.

      • Maximum total cost supported per training (including travel expenses) is USD $10,000

    • An estimated 18 Training Scholarships will be funded from 2014-2016

      • One application cycle will take place per year

    Inaugural IAIM Webinar


    Training Scholarship Program Details

    Illustrative topic areas include:

    • Management & Leadership studies, including but not limited to:

      • Human Resource Management

      • Communication

      • Strategic Planning

      • Financial Planning

    • Supply Chain Management, including but not limited to:

      • Procurement and Contract Management

      • Operations Management

      • Warehousing, Storage and Transportation Management

      • Forecasting and Demand Management

    • Information Systems Management, including but not limited to:

      • Data Management

      • Systems Design and Analysis

    Inaugural IAIM Webinar


    Selected Eligible Trainings & Courses

    • The IAIM Training Scholarship Program is applicable to a wide variety of trainings and courses.

    • Select eligible trainings may be offered through institutions such as:

      • University of London International Programmes /London School of Economics (Diploma for Graduates in Management)

      • American Management Association (Making the Transition to Management seminar)

      • Capacity Africa institute (Certificate Course in Procurement and Supply Chain Management)

      • And many others

    • Additional guidance on eligible courses & trainings will soon be available on the IAIM website.

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    Training Scholarship Program Application Information

    • Application cycle opens TODAY- visit IAIM website (www.iaimanagers.org) for details

      • You must be a current immunization manager, registered as an IAIM Immunization Manager Member, to be eligible to apply.

  • Those interested in applying must fill out an application form (found on the website) and submit no later than May 16

  • Award notifications will be sent by June 30

  • InauguralIAIM Webinar


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