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Diploma in Community Development - Revised

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

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This free online course in community development will teach you the values, concepts, and practices commonly found in the community development sector, and show you how to consider community health in understanding community development. Are you interested in learning how to organize a community group? This course will teach you how to identify and address serious issues in your community. Start today with this free community development 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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Introduction To Community Development

Community Development - Getting Started

Community Development - Getting Organized

Community Development - Communication and Leadership Skills

Successful Partnerships In Community Development

Community Development - Evaluating And Sustaining The Project

Diploma In Community Development First Assessment

Understanding Diversity And Inclusion

Tools And Techniques For Implementing Inclusiveness

The Role of Ethics in Community Development

Planning Health Promotion Programs

Seeking Funding For Community Projects

Diploma In Community Development Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define community development values, concepts and practices
  • Distinguish community development strategies and features
  • Identify success factors in community partnerships and collaborations
  • List features of an effective team
  • Explain governance and key areas to be monitored
  • Describe key communication techniques and active listening
  • List different media channels used to engage the public
  • Identify key factors that make a successful partnership
  • Outline components of a successful volunteer program
  • Discuss different project evaluation methods that can be used
  • Plan activities that can help sustain momentum within a community group


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:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

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