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Capacity Building and Effective Organizational Development

Capacity Building and Effective Organizational Development

Why Attend

This course offers individuals a comprehensive and practical understanding of methodologies to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to assess capacity gaps, design tailored interventions, and foster continuous learning within their organizations.

The course explores best practices, case studies, and real-world examples, inspiring participants by providing practical ideas to apply in their contexts. It delves into capacity-building strategies, emphasizing alignment with organizational or community priorities and considering gender dimensions. Participants will gain insights into organizational twinning, resource mobilization, stakeholder engagement, and timing for successful capacity-building initiatives.

Ultimately, the course empowers participants to drive organizational success, promote growth, and create sustainable impact through effective capacity building and organizational development.

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Course Methodology

The course relies on engaging lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, and case studies.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles and concepts of capacity building
  • Identify key stakeholders and the roles of different actors
  • Demonstrate the main approaches and tools for capacity building
  • Identify capacity-building strategies aligned with organizational priorities
  • Understand exit strategies in capacity-building initiatives
Target Audience

The course is designed for professionals and practitioners involved in development projects, program managers, project coordinators, specialists, policymakers, and individuals responsible for implementing capacity development interventions.

Target Competencies
  • Needs Assessment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Partnership Development
  • Systems Thinking
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Capacity-Building
    • Conceptualizing Capacity-Building
    • Definitions and critical terms in capacity-building
    • Differentiating capacity-building from related concepts (training, development, etc.)
    • Core principles guiding effective capacity-building
    • Equity, inclusion, and social justice in capacity-building
  • Purpose and Actors of Capacity-Building
    • Understanding the purpose and goals of capacity-building
    • Linkages between capacity-building and sustainable development
    • Exploring the relationship between capacity and empowerment
    • Identifying critical stakeholders in capacity-building processes
    • Roles and responsibilities of different actors (government, NGOs, communities, etc.)
  • Collaborative Approaches to Capacity-Building
    • Understanding the Farmer Field School approach
    • Role and importance of demonstration models in capacity-building
    • Concepts and principles of organizational twinning
    • Developing partnerships between organizations for mutual learning and capacity-building
    • Participatory approaches to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps
  • Capacity-Building Strategies
    • Key components and elements of an effective capacity-building strategy
    •  Aligning capacity-building strategies with organizational or community priorities
    • Engaging stakeholders in the design and implementation of capacity-building initiatives
    • Considerations for timing capacity-building
    • Understanding the gender dimensions of capacity-building
  • Overcoming Capacity-Building Challenges
    • Planning and implementing exit strategies in capacity-building initiatives
    • Monitoring and evaluation for assessing progress and identifying gaps
    • Mobilizing resources and support to achieve the vision
    • Promoting positive mindsets and attitudes for capacity development
    • Understanding the role of failure in capacity-building processes
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