The OTT School

The OTT School offers a unique range of capacity building opportunities for policy entrepreneurs, thinktankers, think tanks and policy research centres to develop their personal and organisational competences.

Our courses are developed from over 20-years of research and research-based experience supporting of think tanks, policy research centres, evidence informed policy initiatives and policy research networks around the world.

We provide participants with the knowledge to develop their personal skills and organisational competencies needed to support better policymaking.

Courses focus on the following key themes:

  • Governance and management
  • Funding
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Our learning opportunities are delivered in three ways:

  1. Free webinars – a short introduction to a key issue
  2. Strategic courses – an opportunity for deeper learning on a key issue
  3. The School for Thinktankers– an intensive one week course
  4. The Fellowship programme – long term mentoring for individuals committed to personal and professional development

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Bespoke courses

How to work with the
OTT School?

The OTT School is an excellent opportunity to support thinktankers across the world. Our approach is based on the level of commitment necessary to maximise the impact of the support provided. Funders can maximise the impact of their own support to policy research and think tanks by supporting the OTT School.

We are happy to work with think tanks, networks and funders interested in developing bespoke solutions for the members and grantees.

If you would like to find out more and work with us,  please get in touch.


If you would like to find out more about the OTT School's learning opportunities, please email us: school@onthinktanks.org