“We spend a lot time designing the bridge, but not enough time thinking about the people who are crossing it.”
– Dr. Prabhjot Singh
What is ‘deep listening’, why does it matter and how can it benefit the UNDP approach to effective policy and program craft? In this session we will touch upon some of the top modalities for getting this right, even in the COVID context, and have the opportunity to learn from those running it in the field.
Practitioner coaching sessions allow COs to bring a case study or initiative to a practitioner to walk through how a specific approach might be applied. The session kicks off with a practitioner walking through a project timeline to show the approach in action. A country office then gives a 4-minute, one-slide presentation of what they are hoping to do. This is followed by questions and discussion around the project. Country office case studies for this session must be submitted in advance. Where there are multiple coaches, the session is divided into breakout groups. This session is conducted under Chatham House rules.