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MasterClass Series

Designed for universities looking to complement theoretical learning with practitioner-led content in a virtual setting.

AVI’s 69-year history and reputation as a global leader in international development ensures contemporary seminars and workshops that are engaging and offer real world insight for students. Universities can even custom build the MasterClass from a suite of topics to match academic requirements.

Masterclass Series Topics

Responsible Development

Deep-dive into what makes a development project ethical with long term impact.

Child Safeguarding

Explore current guidelines and legislation around the rights of children and risk to their constitutional privileges and welfare.

Risk & Security

Learn about risk and security best practice in the international volunteering sector.

Locally-Led Change

The essence of AVI’s approach and one of the primary tenants of ACFID’s responsible volunteering for development toolkit.

Soft Power

Learn about AVI’s approach to ‘soft power’ through building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

Gender & Inclusion

Learn about the critical importance of gender and inclusion where all services, opportunities, and establishments are open to all people, in sustainable development.

Modality & Delivery

  • Four week structured learning delivered via online platforms
  • 12 x one hour interactive workshops grouped into weekly themes
  • Two hour end-of-series presentation by students
  • Online resource library
  • Mentorship and support of students from experienced AVI practitioners
  • Peer-to-peer support framework
  • End of series evaluation report

“We cannot thank you enough for the thought and consideration you put into engaging our students. The value of the Masterclassescontinues to be evident in the research being developed by ourstudents, and in the daily discussions in classes.”

Jessica O’Connor

Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Arts, ACU

“Enjoy it. Take it all in! It’s so full of practical information that will really benefit our future working in the development sector.”

Sophie Dawson

Student, Australian Catholic University

COVID-19 meant a large group of students from ACU were unable to travel to Cambodia to gain first-hand experience. Instead, our facilitators guided them through an engaging online MasterClass to learn how AVI uses best practice in its programming. Here are some lovely reflections from three students on how they were feeling before it began.

Some lovely reflections from a handful of third year International Development students from ACU who recently completed AVI’s four-week online MasterClass Series.

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