Short course at Radio Netherlands Training Centre(RNTC), Hilversum

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:55 AM

My decision to apply to an institution abroad for a short course which would help me upgrade and enhance my knowledge at the mid-career level lead me to explore many possibilities. I eventually settled for The Netherlands and have been very satisfied with the entire experience. Having been in the field as a Media Educator for many years, I was looking for an international platform where I could interact with colleagues from around the world to help me gain a perspective to my own situation, as well as to refresh my information base and options for the future. This was well achieved in the six weeks that I spent at the RNTC (Radio Netherlands Training Centre) which is attached with the Dutch international broadcaster Radio Netherlands Worldwide, located in Hilversum, the media hub of The Netherlands.

RNTC designs and implements courses and projects supporting the progress of the media sector and the effective use of media for development. The course that I attended was a “Training the Trainers” course catering to media trainers and educators from developing countries to help them review, explore and exploit traditional and new methods of organisation, design and delivery of training activities in the light of the contemporary challenges thrown up by new media technologies on one hand, and stringent budget allocations on the other. The course I attended was well conceptualized and implemented, and I gained a lot from it at both- the personal as well as professional level.I particularly admire the professionalism of the institute and its personnel and trainers.

As a country Netherlands is beautiful, and safe. The people are friendly and helpful and the very efficient and excellent road and rail connectivity makes it convenient to move around and see places. My six weeks in the Netherlands has been a brilliant exposure and experience, and I believe I will continue to conduit the learning in a very positive way.

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:55 AM