Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Community Strategic Planning and Organizaztional Management Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Course Outline:

In this Diploma Course the following modules are introduced Developing A Strategic Plan, Organizational Structure, and Training System.

Module 1. Developing A Strategic Plan
Section 1. An Overview of Strategic Planning or “VMOSA” (Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans)
Section 2. Proclaiming Your Dream: Developing Vision and Mission Statements
Section 3. Creating Objectives
Section 4. Developing Successful Strategies: Planning to Win
Section 5. Developing an Action Plan
Section 6. Obtaining Feedback from Constituents: What Changes are Important and Feasible?
Section 7. Identifying Action Steps in Bringing About Community and System Change

Module 2. Developing an Organizational Structure for the Initiative
Section 1. Organizational Structure: An Overview
Section 2. Choosing a Group to Create and Run Your Initiative
Section 3. Developing Multi-Sector Task Forces or Action Committees for the Initiative
Section 4. Developing an On-going Board of Directors
Section 5. Welcoming and Training New Members to a Board of Directors
Section 6. Maintaining a Board of Directors
Section 7. Writing By laws
Section 8. Including Youth on Your Board, Commission, or Committee
Section 9. Understanding and Writing contracts and Memoranda of Agreement

Module 3. Hiring and Training Key Staff of Community Organizations
Section 1. Developing a Plan for Staff Hiring and Training
Section 2. Preparing Job Descriptions and Selection Criteria
Section 3. Advertising for Positions
Section 4. Interviewing for Positions
Section 5. Developing Personnel Policies
Section 6. Developing Staff Orientation Programs
Section 7. Developing Training Programs for Staff

Module 4. Recruiting and Training Volunteers
Section 1. Developing a Plan for Involving Volunteers
Section 2. Recruiting Volunteers
Section 3. Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs
Section 4. Developing Training Programs for Volunteers

Module 5. Providing Training and Technical Assistance
Section 1. Designing a Training Session
Section 2. Delivering a Training Session
Section 3. Conducting a Workshop
Section 4. Organizing a Conference
Section 5. Organizing a Teleconference
Section 6. Organizing a Retreat
Section 7. Choosing a Consultant
Section 8. Serving as a Consultant
This Diploma Course is designed specifically for development organizations.

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated