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Changing Food Systems SASS

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Course overview

DATE: 4 July 2019

This is the second course on Food Systems run by The Centre for Food Policy at the University of Reading.

Aimed at all those in the food sector, including government, industry, NGOs, charities and educational institutions, this course is designed to put you at the forefront of food systems thinking. This course comprises a combination of lecture and workshop style teaching. IFSTAL's method of teaching brings together diverse actors within the food system to work together on challenges through the application of systems methodology.

Following on from ‘Understanding Food Systems, this second day-long course will address ways of intervening in complex adaptive food systems. This course will introduce different approaches to multilevel change in the food system and identify key skills and tools for implementing change. You will work in multi-sector groups developing the communication and analysis skills you will need to be a food systems thinker.

The full cost is £350. A 20% discount for NGOs/Charities/Self-funded individuals is available [please email ifstal-city@city.ac.uk to discounted course].

To book please follow the link to the e-store:

Changing Food Systems (day 2) https://estore.city.ac.uk/short-courses/centre-for-food-policy/food-policy/ifstal-cpd02-changing-food-systems?token=bf003024dabae5b9503ae7cd9d8fc3f4

Other information

This course will be in the Hopkins Building, which is on the Whiteknights Campus. Further details of how to reach Reading University and a campus map can be found here: http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/visit-us.aspx

For participants attending both days of this course, do contact us for advice on places to stay nearby.

For further information please email: ifstal-city@city.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7040 4514

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

Drawing on the most up to date knowledge on food systems, you will also have the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with a diverse range of other professionals and work together in applying the methods taught. You will enhance your network and learn from other professionals, acquire the knowledge and skills for collaboration to enact change and learn to use the tools that create impact in your organisation and beyond.

This course will enable you to:

  • Describe how food system change is initiated and managed by different actors
  • Identify areas in which you can make positive change
  • Use systems methodologies to analyse the effect of interventions
  • Build your capability to enact positive change in your organisation
  • Collaborate effectively to spearhead change
  • Enhance your network and learn from other food sector professionals

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic understanding of food systems is preferable, see Course 1 ‘Understanding Food Systems’.

Some experience working in the food sector desirable.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Assessment

Assessment

This course combines presentations from the course tutors and guest speaker(s) with active learning and group work. There is no formal assessment but participants will be asked to contribute to small group exercises and activities and feedback their work to the larger group.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Recommended readings will be sent before the course takes place.

Module leaders

  • Dr Annabel de Frece

    Annabel is a Teaching Fellow on the IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning IFSTAL) project at City's Centre for Food Policy. She shares this post with Rebecca Wells and both are based in the Centre for Food Policy. IFSTAL is a postgraduate, multi-disciplinary, inter-university project which aims to promote food ...

  • Dr Rebecca Wells

    Rebecca is a Teaching Fellow on the IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning IFSTAL) project at City's Centre for Food Policy. She shares this post with Dr Annabel de Frece and both are based in the Centre for Food Policy. IFSTAL is a postgraduate, multi-disciplinary, inter-university project which ...

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