IFSD Academy (iAcademy) is a dynamic and flexible learning centre that helps individuals and organisations to achieve their capacity strengthening goals, either through standard or customised professional development and learning services. iAcademy can also connect you to relevant specialist training providers when we don’t have in-house expertise to cater to your needs.
We offer practice-focused and intellectually reflective internship opportunities on a variety of topics – from climate change to graphic design and copy editing. These are typically run in group settings with ample opportunity to obtain guidance and mentorship from our globally renowned experts. You will have the option to write papers or create an art work of your choice. For more information, please click this link.
Our professional development services are fully customised to the needs of individuals. Whether you are a fresh graduate or a mid-career professional, we have a range of expert guidance packages, mentorship services, and hands-on trainings to help you advance your professional development.
Research and leadership trainings
We offer two streams of learning opportunities – research and leadership on a fully customised basis. Research training can enable you to pursue PhD research from a recognised University. Leadership training can enable you to learn skills to manage groups, non-profits, and small business in professional services sectors.
Work-Integrated Learning and Professional Development
We offer a variety of customisedwork-integrated learning and professional development:
Doing participatory action research
Building partnership and collaboration
Knowledge management and communication
Environment and climate resilience
Water Policy Lab
Forest Policy Lab
Adapting Governance for Inclusive Climate Resilience
Scientific writing for professionals
Writing policy reports
Digital teaching and learning systems
Graduate dissertation writing
Leadership and Management
Research Training - Towards PhD
PhD preparatory courses for experienced professionals
Do you have a good record of scientific publication but no PhD yet? Are you looking for help in finding a shorter and smarter way to obtain a PhD by capitalising on your prior research and publications? Do you think spending 4-5 years for a conventional PhD is not worth it at this stage in your career?
If your answer is yes to these questions, then this course is for you!
This course will enable you to become better prepared for the PhD by prior publication at a university of your choice. Remember this PhD option is not available at every university, but we will help you identify those universities that match your interests. More than that, we will guide you through the process of better preparing and presenting yourself to this new and emerging approach to getting a PhD.
If you have a good record of research experience and publication, then you deserve the academic recognition that a doctoral degree brings!