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Animation is that stimulus to the mental, physical, and emotional life of people in a given area which moves them to undertake a wider range of experiences through which they find a higher degree of self-realization, self-express, and awareness of belonging to a community which they can influence” – quoted by Simpson 1989:54 referred in Smith, 1999.

Designed with proven ‘research-based’ principles, this Course will aid leaders who promote community involvement in developmental programs. This extensive workshop will help people to heighten their performance through positive change and is ideal for leaders across all fields of business.


This Course will provide you with:

  • Known rural development biases
  • The tools needed to recognize the difference between social animation and social mobilization
  • The fundamentals of animation within communities
  • A guideline for community animation planning and implementation
  • The role of the Animator in the community animation process
  • Management principles of stakeholder involvement in community animation
  • Sustainable outcomes for community animation

Who Should Attend

All levels of management including team leaders, NGO directors, business holders, and project managers will gain useful practical skills through this Course. Any person wanting to better their understanding in this field is also welcome to join, including consultants and freelancers.


Day One

  • Principles of Community Development
  • Active and Passive role of communities
  • Community Mobilization versus Animation
  • Practical Work

Day Two

  • Animation principles and features
  • Animation Process
  • Community animation scope
  • Community involvement

Day Three

  • Practical group work
  • Steps of Community Animation
  • Resources needed and preparations required
  • Stakeholder management for community animation

Day Four

  • Managing the Inter community outcomes of animation
  • Using the animation practice for planning development work
  • Maximizing the benefit and integration of community development work
  • Practical Work on Animation Techniques

Day Five

  • Proper use of animation results for planning and funding
  • Inter-agency decision making based on animation results
  • Group activity to practice inter-agency decision making
  • Maintaining sustainable development

Fee Information

Course Fees vary based on location, topic and dates of the course. Please contact us to get details. Standard course fee includes:

  • tuition costs
  • certificate
  • study materials
  • meals (Lunch and refreshments)
  • a social program (only if more than five participants attend)

  • Course Fee does not cover
  • Visa
  • travel costs
  • any insurance
  • accommodation
  • personal expenses and other meals

  • Discounts may apply for groups, In-house training or destinations other than specified in the program. Please contact us with your requirements and we will provide you with a quotation.

    Important Notes

    General Notes:

  • As an open course, this program is offered in specific destinations. However, for groups and as an in-house training, it can be offered in many parts of the world. Please contact us for more details
  • This program can be integrated with any other program in the same category and the client will get a considerable discount.
  • Accordemy courses can be offered in other languages than English too. Please contact us for your needs.

  • What Participants Receive?
  • Certificate of course completion issued by Accord Worldwide, Inc. The USA.
  • Lifetime free access to online version of the course material.
  • Lifetime free membership in related online discussion groups.
  • Discounted fee for future courses.

  • Travel Management

    If you require support in managing your trip to the course destination, we can provide you with information or arrangement. Travel management will be done by third party service providers and any discount will not apply on travel expenses.


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