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Inclusion of Minorities in Community Development

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Inclusion of Minorities in Community Development
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  • Certification
  • Inclusion of Minorities in Community Development is the third in a series of free online courses that will assist you in the delivery of a community development project and help you include the different minority groups in the process. Using community health as a springboard for understanding community development you will learn to identify diversity in the community and how to include minority groups who may have been overlooked in the decision making process. You will get an overview of the challenges of including minorities in a community development project, such as changing demographics and barriers to equitable access as well as getting an overview of why inclusiveness is important. You will also learn about the benefits that accrue to an organisation or community that is inclusive. The course then outlines the process for organisational change before going through the steps needed to affect change. Finally, you will be introduced to a number of tools and techniques, such as how to use a template for the terms of reference or how to conduct a focus group, that will help you implement inclusiveness. This course will be of great interest to professionals or volunteers working in community development and with community organisations. It will also be of interest to learners who would like to know more about community development and its role in changing and improving local communities.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Identify key contribution factors where barriers exist;
    - Discuss the role of changing demographics in minority groups;
    - Identify the steps in each stage in implementing inclusiveness;
    - Explain why it is important to assess your organisation;
    - Discuss the role of training and development in the process;
    - Explain why it is important to evaluate progress;
    - Discuss ways to make events more inclusive;
    - Outline the techniques use to respond to opposition;
    - Select criteria to be included in a community demographic assessment;
    - Identify strategies to encourage diverse community involvement;
    - Plan and manage a focus group.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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