This course is designed for interested individuals to develop a
basic understanding of basic values, principles and methods of community development and how they may be applied within their own work setting. Specific community development applications and methods, such as community asset mapping, will be explored. Appropriate roles of practitioners in collaborating with other organizations to work on broad community issues will be considered, along with factors that contribute to the success of community partnerships and coalitions. The course includes readings, exercises, case studies and resources for further information.
This course will help you to become an informed participant or perhaps even a leader in
community development initiatives in your community.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge and skills in the following areas: community development values, concepts and practice, and how it differs from community outreach and community-based programs; community asset mapping; aligning services with community priorities and values; success factors in community partnerships and collaborations and overview of the organization of the course content
Certificate of Completion
Throughout the course, you will be prompted to test your understanding of terms and concepts. When you have completed the course, you will take the certificate examination as appropriate.
If you pass the exam, you will earn the Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development's Diploma OR Professional Certificate in Community Development
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