15 March 2024

Applications open for new “Deep Dive Series on Strategic Learning” course

Philea has opened applications for its new “Deep Dive Series on Strategic Learning”, a learning journey that will introduce participants to concepts, tools and frameworks of strategic learning and how to incorporate them into their own practices and organisations.

Designed for practitioners and leaders working in philanthropic foundations who are not topical experts, have an interest on strategic learning and are motivated to support their colleagues to engage with these practices, the course will take 20 participants through 3 modules that are practical and interactive, and based on adult-learning principles. The sessions will include short presentations from the trainer and from participants; practice activities and games; peer-to-peer feedback and exchange; plenary and small groups discussions.

To build the learning muscle of organisations, all teams and functions have a role to play. These sessions will support non-specialists to increase their agency to lead and collaborate with their colleagues to introduce or deepen these practices in their organisations. To further create a rich learning environment, we will seek to create a diverse group of participants with different backgrounds, who represent different functions in their respective organisations and who will represent the plurality of European philanthropy


  • A stand-alone journey of 3 x 90 min sessions during the month of April, each taking place between 14.00-15.30pm CET
  • Sessions will be virtual, using Zoom


  • Session 1 – “Grounding our practice in the current context and culture” – 9 April
  • Session 2 – “Understanding Strategic Learning” – 18 April
  • Session 3 – “Bringing Strategic Learning to Life” – 30 April


Marta Arranz is an independent consultant working with philanthropy, collaborative initiatives and non-profits in strategy, facilitation, learning and evaluation. She has a particular interest in complex, systems-oriented work and its political dimensions. She combines consulting with training and teaching.

Before working independently Marta led Oak Foundation’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work from 2019-2023, supporting 7 global programmes and 3 national ones. Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Marta worked for large international NGOs, including Oxfam Great Britain and Save the Children International.


To access all three modules of the pilot series, there is a proposed €242 EUR fee.

If participants wish to contribute a higher/lower amount they consider fair for the learning offer and taking into account the resources of their organisation, they can indicate this in the application form. Paying a higher amount will help cover costs for participants from organisations that do not have access to the same level of resources.

How to apply

To register your interest in the Deep Dive Series on Strategic Learning, please fill in this form.


4 April EOB.


Stefanos Oikonomou
Head of Programmes – Peer-Exchanges