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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

    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 details1

    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

    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

    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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