Teaching and training

We support the next generation of development practitioners through teaching in International Development and through supervising PhD and Masters students. Our current higher degree research students are listed in the table below.

We teach or provide guest lectures into La Trobe’s Master of International Development, particularly in core subjects such as Field Methods and Research for Development, How Social Change Happens and Development in Practice.

We also build the skills and capabilities of social change practitioners and organisations through the delivery of professional development programs.

We are able to provide bespoke training to our partners in areas such as political economy analysis; adaptive programming; monitoring, evaluation and learning for complex adaptive programming; and partnership design, management and brokering.

Rather than provide training as a one-off service, we aim to accompany our partners over time in ways which build capacity, facilitate shared learning and contribute to systemic change.

In 2016/17 we partnered with the Australian Council for International Development to deliver Making Change Happen, a professional development program for emerging NGO leaders.  You can access the resources that were developed for this program via the Making Change Happen Resource Centre.

Ujjwal KrishnaThe political economy of development research and policyChris Roche and Jasmine Kim-Westendorf (Politics).
Kolaia Raisele

A critical realist exploration of youth leadership and civic engagement in Vanuatu

John Taylor (Social Inquiry) and Aidan Craney
Jaryd Stobaus

From theory to practice: An analysis of the impact of Critical Localism principles in practice and a reflection on the opportunity they present for transformative change to the development sector in the post-covid era: An I Am Woman: Rural India Project case study

Tom McNamara (Social Inquiry) and Ujjwal Krishna