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The "Common Premises online training" is a self-paced learning path developed by the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) in collaboration with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) with the aim of providing learning solutions for the Common Premises working groups in each country.
Premises shared by UN organizations are an important component of the Secretary-General’s UN Reform Programme. The objective of Common Premises (CP) is to build closer ties among United Nations staff and promote a more unified presence at country level in a cost-effective manner.
There are five modalities outlined for the development of these Common Premises:
Common Premises is a key enabler for common services and shared services between agencies and forms an integral part of the United Nations efforts to harmonize common operations at the country level.
The overall objective of the programme is to train staff in the field (mainly the CP Working Groups under the Operations Management Teams) on CP elements, processes and procedures of the Task Team on Common Premises and Facilities Services (TTCP+FS) and the CP methodology, which includes the setting up of a Country Common Premises Plan. At the end of this learning programme, CP Working Group members will be able to:
The Common Premises online training is a structured self-paced learning path. The learning is based on micro-learning modules, videos from subject matter experts, storytelling and scenario-based learning. Course participants will be able to consolidate takeaways through reflective practices and interaction with other participants via discussion forums, and other activities.
Each module is estimated to require approximately one to two hours of study and reflection time to complete at your own pace.
The Common Premises online training is hosted on the UNSSC Blue Line platform. The learning path currently consists of the following four modules:
Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the four modules.
The primary target audience of this learning path are the Common Premises Working Groups in each country, which usually include staff from: