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Peace Building Initiatives, Conflict Management and Resolution

Course Objective: This is a two phased training program. Each phase is a 5 day workshop meant to build the capacities of the participants towards promoting conflict resolution and peace initiatives among diverse communities and the people they serve. The training is expected to enhance their skills towards effective interactions with diverse community members within their constituencies.

Course Content: The course topics will include the following:

Phase one:

  • The concepts in peace building and conflict resolution
  • Understanding conflict
  • Two schools of thought on conflict
  • Types of conflicts
  • Different ways in which conflict can be expressed
  • Perceptions on conflict
  • Underlying causes of conflict
  • Conflict Formation
  • Conflict analysis
  • Stakeholders Analysis
  • Conflict mapping
  • The conflict tree
  • The ABC triangle

Phase two:

  • What is peace?
  • Forms of peace
  • Levels of peace
  • Understanding peace building
  • Relationship between conflict and peace building
  • Strategies and methods of peace building and conflict resolution
  • Case studies of peace building initiatives at regional, national and local levels
  • Communication skills for peace builders (the language of peace building)
  • Role of peace builders / facilitators
  • Monitoring and evaluating peace building initiatives

Target Group: This course targets program managers, fundraising staff, Local government employees, Managers, department heads, team leaders and supervisors of NGOs, LNGOs, CBOs, Church leaders, technical and academic team members.

Dates and Venues:

- 3-7, July, 2017, Juba, South Sudan

Duration: 5 days

Course fees: US$600 including tuition, food and accommodation

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

Course Objective: The Course seeks to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge on methods/tools/process of effective and efficient Organizational Development. More importantly, participants will get an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and knowledge on OD.

Course Content: The Workshop topics will include the following:

  • The concept of M & E within development projects
  • Understanding participatory evaluation
  • Functional relationships between monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation in project intervention models
  • Requirements for setting up sounds M & E systems
  • Practical guidelines for developing M & E systems
  • Hierarchy of project objectives in relation to M & E
  • Developing practical and realistic indicators
  • Decision making and responsive structures for PME frameworks
  • Developing users friendly tools for M & E
  • Undertaking PME with partners and stakeholders
  • Sampling for an evaluation: key determinants
  • Systematic stages in conducting realistic PME
  • Useful participatory techniques and tools in data collection
  • Participatory analysis and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative Methods & Data Analysis
  • Writing an Evaluation Report
  • Preparation and Validation of an Evaluation Report
  • Tips of draft report preparation and validation of an evaluation
  • Challenges of undertaking successful PME in project

Target Group: Project managers and coordinators, development workers/field workers, social workers, field animators, interns and development volunteers

Dates and Venues:

-  26-30, June, 2017, Juba, Southern Sudan
- 5-9, June, 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 5 days

Course fees: US$600 including tuition, food and accommodation

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Organizational Development (OD)

Course Objective: To provide practical experience sharing and experiential learning on the organizational ethnic, features, growth and principles underlying the productivity of development organizations; and how such organizations can be re-aligned to focus on their mandate.

Course Content: The course topics will include the following:
- The concept of M & E within development projects
- Understanding organizational development
- The context of OD in development organizations
- Features and principles of organizational development
- Advantages of organizational development
- Stages of growth and development in organizations
- Organizational culture and how it impacts on performance
- Using OD as an alternative assessment approach
- Enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of organizations through OD
- Strategic re-organization through OD
- Reviewing information systems
- Planning for OD: some preconditions to review
- Challenges of organizational development
- Determining the way forward with organizational development

Target Group: Project managers and coordinators, development workers/field workers, social workers, field animators, interns and development volunteers.

Dates and Venues:

- To be announced

Duration: 5 days

Course fees: US$600 including tuition, food and accommodation

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Strategic Planning as a Tool for Organizational Restructuring

Course Objective: This is a one week course that seeks to equip development practitioners with requisite techniques and skills in applying the strategic planning approach for organizational growth.

Course Content: The course topics will include the following:
- Concept of participatory development
- Understanding strategic planning
- Distinct approaches in strategic planning
- Components of the planning process
- Creating a realistic future through collective visioning
- Determining organizational mandates (Mission statements)
- Strategy development
- Identifying the core values
- Strategic directions focus
- Developing strategic objectives
- Key strategies or actions
- Mapping of interventions on timelines
- Determinants of the implementation of change
- Using strategic planning as an instrument for Organizational Capacity Assessment as well as Monitoring and Evaluation
- From strategic planning to LFA

Target Group: Project managers and coordinators, development workers/field workers, social workers, field animators, interns and development volunteers.

Dates and Venues:

-- To be announced

Duration: 5 days

Course fees: US$600 including tuition, food and accommodation

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