Common Questions About The Course
When does the course start and finish?
Once enrolled you will have until February 1, 2021 to complete the assignments and receive a certificate.
Will I receive a certificate?
Participants who complete all online modules and the 6 assignments by February 1, 2021 will receive a certificate.
Is the course completely online and asynchronous?
Yes, the entire course is online and asynchronous - so it can be completed on your time at your convenience and pace. There are no live webinars, but there are many opportunities to ask questions to course facilitators and other students within the comment sections of the course.
How long will I have access to course materials?
Participants will continue to have access to all online content until Oct. 1, 2021 and will always have a copy of the workbook (which includes all of the theories, models, and frameworks; assignments; suggested readings and additional resources; and the activities). Therefore, the only element participants will lose access to on Oct. 1, 2021 is the online videos.
What is the time commitment?
In terms of time commitment, we anticipate it to be about 3 hours a week. Each week there are approximately 1 hour of videos (split into 3-7 videos), 1 hour of online activities, and 1 hour for the assignment. The assignments are about directly relating the content back to your own work; therefore how much time can be quite variable depending on how much background work you choose to do.
What is the difference between Regular and Premium Enrollment?
Course components (i.e., Regular Enrollment) include: 10+ hours of informative video content, interactive activities, a 100+ page workbook, assignments, networking opportunities; and a Certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon successful completion of the course.
Premium Enrollment provides an extra level of support from our course facilitators: in addition to all course components above, you will receive tailored feedback on your assignments which will enhance your learning and be a valuable resource to help you apply what you've learned directly to your own work.
Are there student and LMIC discounts?
Yes, we aim to make Designing for Implementation accessible to everyone. For full-time students, we offer a special discount on the Regular and Premium Enrollment prices. For individuals in low- and middle-income countries, we offer a special reduced rate. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.
What kind of support will I receive from the course facilitators?
For all enrollment types, our course facilitators will respond regularly to your questions on our online discussion boards until February 1, 2021. This is where you can receive direct support.
We will also be offering 2 live group sessions with our course facilitators to go over frequently asked questions. These sessions will be scheduled based on maximizing participant attendance.
If you select Premium Enrollment, you will receive tailored feedback on your assignments in addition to the above. The deadline to submit assignments is February 1, 2021 in order to receive a certificate (all enrollment types) and to receive feedback (Premium Enrollment and Coaching Program Enrollment).
When will the course be available again?
Designing for Implementation will be available every October.