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Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce a Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management Course. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
The Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management is crafted to addresses a wide Spectrum of practices involved in Humanitarian Programmes. Learners shall be equipped with relevant skills and knowledge to run and Manage Humanitarian Programmes in More Sustainable and Efficient Manner.
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:

Module 1: Developing a Strategic Plan

  1. An Overview of Strategic Planning or “VMOSA” (Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans)

  2. Proclaiming Your Dream: Developing Vision and Mission Statements

  3. Creating Objectives

  4. Developing Successful Strategies: Planning to Win

  5. Developing an Action Plan

  6. Obtaining Feedback from Constituents: What Changes are Important and Feasible?

  7. Identifying Action Steps in Bringing About Community and System Change

  8. Human Rights and Civil Society

  9. United Nations and Social Justice

Module 2: Developing an Organizational Structure for the Initiative

  1. Organizational Structure: An Overview

  2. Choosing a Group to Create and Run Your Initiative

  3. Developing Multi-Sector Task Forces or Action Committees for the Initiative

  4. Developing an On-going Board of Directors

  5. Welcoming and Training New Members to a Board of Directors

  6. Maintaining a Board of Directors

  7. Writing By Laws

  8. Including Youth on Your Board, Commission, or Committee

  9. Understanding and Writing contracts and Memoranda of Agreement

Module 3:Hiring and Training Key Staff of Community Organizations

  1. Developing a Plan for Staff Hiring and Training

  2. Preparing Job Descriptions and Selection Criteria

  3. Advertising for Positions

  4. Interviewing for Positions

  5. Developing Personnel Policies

  6. Developing Staff Orientation Programs

  7. Developing Training Programs for Staff

Module 4: Recruiting and Training Volunteers

  1. Developing a Plan for Involving Volunteers

  2. Recruiting Volunteers

  3. Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs

  4. Developing Training Programs for Volunteers

Mode 5: Providing Training and Technical Assistance

  1. Designing a Training Session

  2. Delivering a Training Session

  3. Conducting a Workshop

  4. Organizing a Conference

  5. Organizing a Teleconference

  6. Organizing a Retreat

  7. Choosing a Consultant

  8. Serving as a Consultant

Assignments: There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper counts for 30%, while the Final Exam accounts for 30% of the total mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

Duration and Course Load: 24 weeks (5 to 6 hours per week)

Dates: (Six Months) Course Starts at 1st of Every Month

ParticipantsDevelopment Professionals

Regions: Global

Organizer:  Africa Training Institute

Language: English

Format: Web-based and Distance Learning Facilitated

General Course Contact: The Academics Manager -
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