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Dealing with groups of people will always be an element of social development within communities. No matter the purpose of involvement, the approach will always necessitate the community to be organized as a group. The process in which a consensus among the members is formed is vital to the success of that forum.

This Course will aid leaders and workers in community development programs to effectively approach and manage the formation of forums to make sure the overall project is a success.


This Course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of key development principles
  • Community forum and CBO definitions and examples
  • The difference between community forums types and their relative traits
  • The skills to deal with challenges that may arise in order for the forum to work successfully
  • Keys to forum feasibility, maintenance and longevity
  • An understanding of Volunteer and Common Interest principles within community projects
  • Tools needed to get adequate support needed for a forum to perform public duties as a CBO
  • Urban community development notions

Who Should Attend

All members involved in community projects or development programs will gain real knowledge by taking this Course. NGO and NPO management, CEOs, business owners and project manager all stand to improve their existing skills to make sure their projects within communities are a success.


Day One

  • Introduction to community development principles
  • What is a community forum
  • Who should have a stake
  • Why communities need representation by a forum
  • The global village and my village

Day Two

  • Types of community forums
  • Community mobilization for establishing a forum
  • Define Common problems and common interest
  • Community leadership, roles and responsibilities

Day Three

  • Leadership election and forum establishment
  • Registration with authorities and operational mechanisms
  • Training community leadership
  • Training and awareness at community in general

Day Four

  • Participatory Appraisals and planning
  • Executive role of community forums
  • Managing community forums to stick on its mandate
  • Development of development plans
  • Fundraising for community development

Day Five

  • Conflict management at community level
  • Gender and minority inclusion
  • Project management and community based procurement
  • Participatory monitoring
  • Grand scale contribution

    Fees for this Training Course include the following:

    • Tuition Costs
    • Certificate
    • Study materials
    • Meals (Lunch and refreshments)
    • A social program (after the training)


    Not covered in the Fee:

    • Visas, travel costs and insurance
    • Accommodation
    • Personal expenses
    • 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 quote.

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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