Certificate Course in Community Development from 1st August to 30th September 2017

Certificate in Community Development Course

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Community Development from 1st August to 30th September 2017)

Course Overview
People involved with government, neighborhood groups, social action, overseas aid, schools, local councils, sustainability, Indigenous groups, social services, the arts, business and tourism are all talking about community development as a new way of doing things. This often involves improving and enhancing the conditions and circumstances of local people and helping community groups identify and obtain resources to deal with community problems and aspirations.
This online certificate program is designed for people who currently work in community development and desire to advance their careers as well as those who plan to work or volunteer in this field. You will be equipped with practical tools to meet today’s challenges as project directors, community leaders, grassroots activists, funders, and field workers in community-based organizations and governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Course Content
I. Basics Concepts of Community Development
II. Principles of Community Development
III. Community Development: A Process
IV. Community Organizational Structures
V. Leadership Patens
VI. Strategies for Community Capacity Building, Mobilization and Empowerment
VII. Cross Cutting Issues in Community Development

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,
PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit FOUR assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Two Months) Course Starts 1st August to 30th September 2017
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]
: www.africadevelopmentresources.org