Inclusion of Minorities in Community Development
Learn about youth participation in the community development process from this free online course.Publisher: Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
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As the third in a series of courses, Youth Involvement in Community Development will assist you in the successful delivery of a community development project and help you encourage inclusiveness of the different minority groups in the process. With community health as a springboard for understanding community development, you will be able to identify diversity in the community and learn how to include young people who may have been overlooked or marginalized in the decision making process.
Furthermore, you will learn about the challenges of including youth in a community development project, such as changing demographics and barriers to equitable access as well as why inclusiveness is necessary in community development projects. Next, you will learn about the benefits that accrue to an organization or community that is inclusive.
Finally, you will be introduced to various tools and techniques from how to use a template for the terms of reference or how to conduct a focus group that will help you implement inclusiveness. You will also learn how to encourage youth and adults in community involvement and how to respond to opposition, the roles of stakeholders and how to evaluate your success.
This free online course on Youth in the Community Development Process will be of immense interest to professionals or volunteers working in development of the community, community planning, community activities and community organizations. It will also be of interest to students, individuals and community members who would like to know more about community development, community efforts and the role in changing and improving local communities. Enroll in this free online course today and start learning about youth engagement in community development.Start Course Now
Understanding Diversity And Inclusion
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
Issues and Challenges
An Organizational Change Strategy
Steps to Inclusivity - Part 1
Steps to Inclusivity - Part 2
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion - Lesson Summary
Tools And Techniques For Implementing Inclusiveness
Tools and Techniques for Implementing Inclusiveness - Learning Outcomes
Planning Inclusive Events
Responding to Opposition
Sample Terms of Reference
Community Demographic Assessment
Encouraging Diverse Community Involvement
Key Representative Interviews
Conducting Focus Groups
Organizational Self-Assessment Tool
Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders
Evaluating Your Success
Tools and Techniques for Implementing Inclusiveness - Lesson Summary
The Role of Ethics in Community Development
The Role of Ethics in Community Development - Learning Outcomes
What Do We Mean by Ethics?
Why Ethical Behavior Is Important
Who Is Subject to a Code of Ethics?
What Are the Ethical Issues to Be Considered?
The Role of Ethics in Community Development - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Enumerate the key contributing factors where barriers exist
- Explain the effects of changing demographics in minority groups
- Outline the various steps in each stage of implementing inclusiveness
- Identify why it is necessary to assess your organization
- Appreciate the role of training and development in the process
- Explain why it is important to evaluate progress
- Discuss ways to make events more inclusive
- List the techniques used to respond to opposition
- Choose criteria to be included in a community demographic assessment
- Identify strategies to encourage diverse community involvement
- Plan and manage a focus group
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