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  • Overview of the total course program of the UTZ Academy

    What can the UTZ Academy offer you?

    We offer courses in 8 categories: - Training methodologies, - Certification, - Auditing practices, - Management, - Traceability, - About UTZ, - Farming practices, - Personal development. Are you a Technical Assistant, Certifier, Auditor, Scheme Managers, UTZ Trainer or UTZ employee? With our courses you can boost your business performance. Get inspired, click on a category below and find out more about our programs.

    • About UTZ

      Introduction to the UTZ program

      We are proud of the people we work with around the globe, who help us create a better world through sustainable agriculture. We are proud of our history and optimist about the plans for the future. Curious about how it all began and wonder how the program works? Find out more in this course.


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      Let's get started

      You are on your way to becoming fully "UTZified". With this course we want to help you get to know your way around the office, provide a platform to find and share knowledge with fellow new UTZies and guide you in your first year at UTZ in order to successfully find your way within our dynamic organization...

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      • Farming practices

        E-Course / IPM101 / Introduction Integrated Pest Management

        Welcome to the "Introduction to Integrated Pest Management" course for Technical Assistants and Service providers who would like to learn more about our approach for Integrated Pest Management and how to apply their knowledge in their training courses and implementation at field / cooperatives level.
        In this course you will learn about our sustainable approach when it comes to Integrated Pest management (IPM) through interactive videos. 

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        • Certification

          Intro to the UTZ program and CB approval

          In this course you will learn the structure of the UTZ program, including the certification process and the roles and responsibilities of Certification Bodies working with our standard. Understand the different roles within an UTZ approved Certification Body...


          Certification Protocol

          In this course you will learn the structure and content of the UTZ Certification Protocol, know the time obligations related to each step of the certification process and understand the details of the UTZ CB monitoring ranking and CB monitoring activities...


          Chain of Custody

          In this course you will learn the structure of the Supply Chain for all UTZ certified commodities, and the conditions that require certification for Chain of Custody. And see how the supply chain is reflected in the UTZ online traceability system...


          Chain of Custody - Herbal

          By completing this course you can apply for extension of scope to the Chain of Custody for the Herbal Tea program (for Certification Bodies already approved to perform UTZ ChoC audits for Tea and Rooibos)...


          Code of Conduct

          With the implementation of the Code of conduct, UTZ wants to contribute to a better farming for a better future. Learn about this internationally recognized set of criteria for the socially and environmentally responsible production and see how it is applied in the different...



          • Training methodologies

            Introduction to training

            "I have sat through a fair number of workshops that were so deathly boring that the only thing I have learned is how to pass the time until the next tea break." Do you recognize this? And have you ever wondered how this can improved? Then the first step is to follow this course for getting a basic feel on how learning activities...


            Training for trainers

            Being a trainer is one of the greatest professions in the world. Contributing to the development of peoples lives gives a great sense of fulfillment. And at the same time being challenged in every course can be a tough experience. You may sometimes even wonder why you decided to become a trainer in the first place...

            Fundamentals of training

            New discoveries about the way adults learn and changing expectations from trainees makes training for trainers essential.  Whether you've been training for a while or never trained before, this free online course is specifically designed for trainers that are looking for ways to improve their training journey. Enter the path of the mastery of training principles, learn to engage your participants and build confidence in applying great training techniques.

            Learn to manage a course in the UTZ Academy online

            Learn how you can manage a course in our online learning platform and maximise the learning impact through a blended learning strategy. Save time and benefit from our course administration system and have access to great course-material that you can roll out to your participants...


            Advanced functionalities in the UTZ Academy online

            Now you have set up a few training courses in the UTZ Academy online you may want to bring your enrollments to the next level. Get answers to your questions, learn from other trainers and find out tips and tricks in the UTZ Academy online....


            Peer to peer coaching for trainers

            Two people know more than one and that also applies for trainers. Have you ever had that your training result differed from what you had in mind initially? Was it something you could have prevented in your script? Or was it the dynamics of...

            A training guide to train farmers

            Build the capacities of farmers to meet the requirements of the sustainability standard. Have access to this guideline and get advice how to structure your sessions. Find participatory interventions for different training subjects and commodities and ..

            • Auditing practices

              Auditing practices supply chain

              In this course you will learn the structure and content of the UTZ Certified Chain of Custody Standard, for all certified commodities, and the auditing practices for Chain of Custody audits...


              Auditing practices - Coffee

              In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for coffee producers...


              Read more >> Program for Auditors, Certifiers - Under construction


              ccAuditing practices - Cocoa

              In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for cocoa producers...


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              ttAuditing practices - Tea

              In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for tea producers...


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              hhAuditing practices - Rooibos

              In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for rooibos producers...


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              hhAuditing practices - Hazelnuts

              In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for hazelnut producers...


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              Risk assessment and sampling guidelines

              In this course you will receive guidance on the best practices to perform a risk assessment analysis when choosing the sample for audit...


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              • Management

                Introduction to an IMS



                Read more >> Program for Technical Assistants - Under construction


                Implementing an IMS

                This quality management system of UTZ is the heart of the UTZ Code of Conduct. The IMS helps you to manage the implementation of the UTZ Code of Conduct, detect and manage non-conformities and take business decisions based on information about your group and its group members, which you are collecting in the IMS...

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                • Traceability

                  Learn how to use the Good Inside Portal

                  Traceability is one of the foundations on which the UTZ programs are based. Therefore, it's important that members are able to use the traceability system correctly. This course gives employees of the department Field Development a broad overview of the transactions in GIP along the supply chain and...


                  Reporting in the UTZ program

                  In this course we would like to share with you why we ask you to report certain information, what has changed compared to the last version of reporting questions and...



                  Online certificate handling with GIP

                  In this course you will learn the technical functionalities of the UTZ Good Inside Portal online traceability system.


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                  • Personal development

                    Presenting effectively

                    The secret of a powerful presentation is to master the art and science of communication. Public speaking, training or speech? Your presentation is the vehicle for delivering your message and to create results. If you wish to sell your ideas for a new project, train an audience, or share...

                    Pyramid Principle Training

                    In our everyday work it is important to be concise and communicate in a to the point kind of way. Instead, many times we tend to reflect our own train of thought, the process that we ourselves have followed. Are you ready to learn a new writing method?

                    Resilient Workshop

                    Resilience, by definition is the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, have the strength and recovery skills to move forward, as well as the courage and enthusiasm to embrace challenges and change. Do you also want to better care for yourself & others in and out of the workplace?

                    Save and secure travelling

                    Since many of our staff is traveling abroad, we feel it is important to raise awareness about safe and secure traveling. During this course we will help the participants to set their own safety parameters so as to recocgnise and avoid trouble. ...


                    Zero inbox

                    Would you like to maintain an empty inbox and become more organized? Would you like to increase your productivity and develop great email habits? If your answer is yes than this course is for you.


                    How to give effective feedback

                    Are you tired of giving feedback that falls on deaf ears? Why not learn how to give feedback that gets you fantastic results? Sign up for this E-course and develop the skills to master the art of feedback through a rich multimedia process...


                    Tips to get started with peer to peer coaching

                    Peer coaching can be a great way to work through whatever is troubling you at work. Bounce ideas off a trusted thinking partner. Feel free to ask him/her for their perspective, input, and feedback, but focus primarily on generating the solutions yourself. The answers you come up with yourself will be significantly more...


                    Working with Wikis

                    UTZ' ability to adapt, innovate and scale up depends largely on how good you get, as individual and as a team, at retaining, retrieving, and re-using the knowledge needed to get things done. Figuring out what needs to be done in is an important aspect of...

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                    Communicating accross cultures

                    Culture  impacts on how we give and receive information, how we make decisions, how we lead and manage, how we work in teams, how we view authority and how we use space and time. We will look into the different aspects of culture and how ...

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