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Diploma in Community Development

Learn how to make a positive change in your community through successful projects with this community development course

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Are you interested in learning how to organize a community group? This online community development course will teach you the values, concepts, and practices commonly found in the community development sectors, and show you how to use community health as a springboard for understanding community development. By the end of the course you will know how to identify and address serious issues in your community. That’s not bad for a free course!





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This online community development course will show you how to maintain the momentum, evaluate the effectiveness, and sustain the progress of your community development projects. You will learn about media communication techniques, how to work with other organizations in the community, how to recruit community volunteers, and what makes for a successful volunteer program. You will also get an overview of the challenges and benefits brought about by the inclusion of minorities in a community development project.

Along with becoming familiar with the templates used for referencing and conducting a focus group, you will also become aware of the ethical and unethical practices and principles in the context of community development when you take this online community development course. You will learn how to create specific promotional objectives and outcomes, choose appropriate strategies and resources, and set indicators for measuring the success of the promotion. Most importantly, you will learn how to effectively develop, package, submit and follow up your proposal.

This community development training course will ensure that you get a clear understanding of the key communication and active listening techniques, as well as the six stages needed to conduct a situation assessment. You will also be able to get a list of the different media channels that can be used to engage the public, learn to develop the program plan before seeking funding, and identify and research potential funders when you take this course. So why wait? Start the course now and boost your community development skills today.


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Module 1: Introduction to Community Development

Module 2: Community Development - Getting Started

Module 3: Community Development - Getting Organized

Module 4: Community Development - Communication and Leadership Skills

Module 5: Successful Partnerships in Community Development

Module 6: Community Development - Evaluating and Sustaining the Project

Module 7: Diploma in Community Development First Assessment

Module 8: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

Module 9: Tools and Techniques for Implementing Inclusiveness

Module 11: Planning Health Promotion Programs

Module 12: Seeking Funding for Community Projects

Module 10: The Role of Ethics in Community Development

Module 13: Diploma in Community Development Second Assessment

Module 14: Diploma in Community Development Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Define community development values, concepts and practices; - Identify community development strategies and features; - List success factors in community partnerships and collaborations; - List the characteristics of an effective team; - Explain what governance is and what the key areas to be monitored. - Describe some key communication techniques and active listening; - List the different media channels that can be used to engage with the public; - Identify the key factors that make a successful partnership; - Outline the components of a successful volunteer program; - Discuss the different project evaluation methods that can be used; - List activities that can help sustain momentum within a community group; - Identify the steps in each stage in implementing inclusiveness; - Discuss ways to make events more inclusive; - Explain ethics in the context of community development; - Identify and discuss the key areas of ethics to be considered in community projects; - Identify strategies to encourage diverse community involvement; - Explain the importance of planning and managing a promotional program; - List the six stages of needed to conduct a situations assessment; - Explain the purpose of and the process for creating outcome objectives; - Explain the reason for developing the program plan before seeking funding; - Identify and research potential funders; - Outline the content of each section of the proposal.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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