Continuing Education

Welcome to the Continuing Education section of the Global MIG website. Here, you will find ideas for and access to educational opportunities that can connect you to the world of international and intercultural nutrition and increase your capacity in nutrition and nutrition sensitive topics as well as international development and humanitarian action. For some of the offerings, you will be able to obtain CPEUs from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Others will be solely for the purpose of increasing your knowledge and abilities to work at a level of excellence. The Education Committee is working to certify more organizations as providers of CPE for the Academy, however, currently, besides the Academy and any of the DPGs or MIGs, credits will be granted for all activities from the following organizations only:

American Academy of Family Physicians - AAFP
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – AANP
American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA
Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education –
ACCME A list of these organizations can be found here: https://www.accme.org/publications/list-all-currently-accredited-cme-providers
Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education – ACPE
A list of these organizations can be found here: https://www.acpe-accredit.org/accredited-providers-by-org-name/
American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC
American Psychiatric Association – APA
American Psychological Association – APA
American Public Health Association – APHA

You will also note that credit is not automatically granted for some types of continuing education, even if provided by accredited providers. Under each individual type heading below, requirements beyond attendance, if any, are noted. We have tried to denote which offerings can be submitted for CPEUs, but check against the PDP guide to verify if you have questions. Find that here: https://www.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/files/PDP Guide—2019.pdf

If you know of an opportunity not listed that would be of interest to our members, please send a link and any additional pertinent information to GMIG@eatright.org.

Conferences

Conferences attended live may be claimed for CPEU if they pertain to nutrition or nutrition sensitive topics. The organization does not have to be on the above list but should be a legitimate and recognized organization or CDR may not accept the credits. You should only claim CPE for those parts of the conference which are nutrition related if there are other topics included in the conference.

FNCE®

If you attended FNCE® in a given year, you will receive credit for online viewing of any sessions from that year free of charge. If you did not attend, there will be a cost for each presentation. Access the FNCE® presentations at the Eatright Store on the Academy website.

Check out the FNCE® sessions by the numbers displayed below. There may be others you will find relevant to international or inter-cultural work, but the sessions listed have been screened by the Education Committee and are suggested for GMIG members.

2017 FNCE® Sessions: Cost of each session is $32 if you did not attend FNCE® 2017
Suggested sessions: 118, 126, 128, 160, 266, 272, 274, 276, 311, 312, 313

2018 FNCE® Sessions: Cost of each session is $32 if you did not attend FNCE® 2018
Suggested sessions: 125, 137, 142, 207, 338, 343, 423, 437, 509, 511

2019 FNCE® Sessions: Cost of each session is $24 if you did not attend FNCE® 2019
Suggested sessions: 155, 161, 177, 226, 239, 240, 265, 285, 296, 301, 384

Upcoming Conferences

An Advanced Study of Global Food Customs
April 20 – 24, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

For other relevant conferences, please see Events under the “Home” tab. You may be requested to provide an itemized list of lectures attended at annual meetings or conferences if your PDP is audited.

Recorded Conferences

Please note that recorded conferences will not be allowed for credit unless they have been pre-approved by CDR or are provided by an organization that has been approved as a CPE provider by CDR as noted above.

    


Webinars

Live webinars from many organizations are allowed for CPEUs as long as they relate to nutrition and dietetics in some way. Many of the organizations listed under the External Relations drop down on the GMIG home page provide live webinars on occasion.

New as of January 2020-CDR is mandating the Critical Thinking Self-Study Evaluation Tool (linked below) be completed by the learner for all self-study CPE activities recorded after January 1, 2020, including those presented by the Global MIG or the Academy, unless they were originally recorded live. You will find the link to the tool here along with instructions.

The above is true for all recorded webinars from the Academy, any MIG or DPG, or any of the accredited providers listed under the Continuing Education heading. Credit will not be granted for recorded webinars from organizations other than accredited providers, even if they were originally presented live.

If you join the email list of the organizations listed below, you will receive information about upcoming webinars, some of which pertain to nutrition, nutrition sensitive topics or employment with international organizations:

Devex www.devex.com
The New Humanitarian www.thenewhumanitarian.org
The Humanitarian Leadership Academy www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org

It is always best to obtain a certificate after watching a webinar to retain as a record of your participation. If one is not available, you will want to keep a record of date, topic, organization providing the webinar and presenters(s).

Upcoming Webinars

     

Recorded Webinars

    


Online Courses

There are excellent free online courses offered by well-known and recognized international NGOs and bi-lateral organizations. Often, the original purpose of providing these courses online was to train and increase capacity of staff in remote places. Over time, these courses were made easy to find and open to anyone interested. Now, many of these organizations have collaborated to post their courses on a single platform. By accessing one of the platforms, you will find many excellent courses on nutrition, development, humanitarian management, monitoring and evaluation, and many other related topics. Unfortunately, we cannot obtain credit (yet) for these excellent courses, but the Education Committee is working toward getting them accredited by CDR. Search for “nutrition” or related topics to find relevant courses.

Kaya

A service of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy – Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and others are involved in this platform.

Kaya is the global learning platform of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Here you will find both online and in-person learning opportunities, which are completely free to access.

On Kaya you can access the following:

Online self-directed courses and pathways
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
Webinars (streamed film of events that you can access from your phone or computer
Information and registration for face-to-face workshops
Videos, documents and resources
Games, quizzes and assessments

Agora

UNICEF’s global hub for learning and development

International Federation of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

There is likely some crossover on these two sites.  The ICRC focuses mainly on humanitarian law, but there are a number of nutrition resources, as well.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

E-learning to meet the needs of agriculture and food security professionals

Global Health Learning

USAID - offers courses, mini-courses, and certificate programs

Global Health E-Learning Center Nutrition Certificate Program

One-third of the world’s population experiences some form of poor nutrition, leading to increased rates of illness, mortality, and lost productivity. There are interventions that can be employed to address poor nutrition and diarrheal disease.

Three courses to earn certificate:

  • Diarrheal Disease
  • Nutrition (an Introduction)
  • Social and Behavior Change for Nutrition

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

There are many courses offered online free of charge.  CDR will not grant credit unless you can provide a certificate and often you will need to pay and turn in assignments to obtain one for a course.  However, if a course is offered live and is from a recognized academic institution, CDR will allow it. Listed are some of the major providers of MOOC.

Before starting in with MOOC, you may want to read here https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/moocs/ about them.

Coursera

Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM.

Edx

Includes courses from universities overseas.

Canvas

UNICEF Nutrition In Emergencies

From training homepage: This course covers basic concepts around the humanitarian system and reform, undernutrition and response in emergencies, individual assessment and micronutrients. The package aims to increase the accessibility of information within key modules of the Harmonized Training Package: Resource Material for Training on Nutrition in Emergencies (the HTP) to strengthen the technical knowledge of individuals working in or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition.

The course has 5 sections comprised of lessons and mini-lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and each mini-lesson takes 10–15 minutes.

You should allow 3½ – 5 hours per section for Section 1 – Section 4, and 7 hours to cover all the content of Section 5.

This training course (Sections 1-4) was commissioned by UNICEF to the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and was jointly developed and produced.

Section 5 on infant and young child feeding in emergencies was produced in a separate initiative by the IFE Core Group, an interagency collaboration, in 2009/2010 funded by the Global Nutrition Cluster. IFE Core Group members are UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, IBFAN-GIFA, CARE USA, SC UK, SC US, Concern Worldwide, ACF International Network, coordinated by the ENN.

The ENN e learning Team comprised Valerie Gatchell, Marie McGrath & Chloe Angood (technical content, coordination & management), Diane Holland (test development), Phil Wilks (fruitysolutions.com) on IT design, Rachna Pisani, Mariangela Bisani & Rachna Kaura (instructional designers), Brian Jones (functional reviewer).

The project was conceptualized by and developed in collaboration with UNICEF, particular acknowledgement goes to Flora Sibanda-Mulder, Ilka Esquivel, Erin Boyd, Nune Mangasaryan, Marjatta Tolvanen-Ojutkangas (HQ support and technical review), to Rachel Lozano, Laura Irizarry, Roger Mathisen, Anna Hiltunen (functional review), to Susan Markisz (UNICEF Communications) and to Peter Dawkins & Alma Santiago (UNICEF IT).

Sections 1-4 were peer reviewed by the HTP update editorial management team (EMT) and the following technical experts and HTP authors for V2: Lola Gostelow (Section 1), Carmel Dolan (Section 2 & EMT), Diane Holland (Section 3) and Andy Seal (Section 4).

Thanks to IFE Core Group focal points for reviewing the Section 5 test: Mary Lung’aho, Nune Mangasaryan, Rebecca Norton, Lida Lhotska, Ali Maclaine, Karleen Gribble, Vicky Sibson, Kate Golden, Zita Weise Prinzo, and Therese Fliesendevuyst.

Some universities also offer courses online to audit, but most do so in conjunction with a MOOC provider such as those listed.

    

    

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