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Training Courses

Training Courses:

 

The following topics are covered either through individual workshops or training courses combining more than one topic. Workshops and courses are adapted to meet the specific needs of each group. The list below shows our stock of training materials, by theme. Additional materials are developed as required.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Report Writing
  • Time Management
  • Developing & Maintaining Filing Systems
  • Basic Office Administration Systems

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

  • Poverty & Development
  • Needs Assessments & Community Profiles
  • Communication & Group Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills

BASIC BUSINESS SKILLS

  • Business or Project
  • What is a small business venture
  • Basic Business Calculations
  • Steps in planning your small business venture
  • Marketing
  • Basic Business Functions
  • Business Plans

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

  • Leadership & Management Paradigms
  • Characteristics of Great Leadership & Good Management
  • The Difference between Leadership & Management
  • Delegation
  • Types of Power used by Leaders
  • Management Paradigms

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Budgeting & Basic Bookkeeping
  • Financial Policies
  • Financial Management Tools & Systems

PLANNING SKILLS

  • Basic & Advanced Planning Tools
  • Strategic Planning
  • Logical Framework

REPORT WRITING SKILLS

  • Effective Communication
  • Effective & Ineffective Reports
  • Planning Reports
  • Writing Reports

FUND RAISING

  • Introduction to Fund Raising
  • Community Fund Raising
  • Raising Funds from Funding Agencies
  • Developing a Fund Raising Strategy
  • Writing Funding Proposals

ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVCs

  • Exploring Children’s Rights & OVCs
  • Identification of Vulnerable Children in our Community
  • Sharing of our own Stories
  • Identifying Issues & Possible Solutions
  • Identification & Mobilisation of Resources

 

MANAGEMENT POLICIES & SYSTEMS

  • Roles & Responsibilities of Management Committees
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making Skills
  • Constitution
  • Staff Recruitment Policies, Employment Contracts & Job descriptions
  • Staff, Admin & Financial Policies

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC)

  • What is a Parish Pastoral Council
  • The tasks of a Parish Pastoral Council
  • Skills to perform the tasks

SUSTAINABILITY & IMPACT

  • What is Sustainability?
  • Improving an Organisation’s Sustainability
  • Measuring & Monitoring Results & Impact
  • Sustainable Livelihoods Approach

MONITORING & EVALUATION

  • Exploring Monitoring & Impact
  • Intended & Unintended Impact
  • Why, when & how to assess Impact
  • Developing Indicators
  • Identifying Means of Verification
  • Monitoring Systems The Report

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Sources of Income
  • Household Activities
  • Risk Protection & Loans
  • Personal Budgeting
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Effective Management of Finances

 GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

  • Gender sensitisation
  • Gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Gender-based violence & the workplace
  • Gender & our community
  • Personal commitment to gender equality
  • The effect of GBV on children
  • The link between HIV & GBV
  • Responding to GBV within a framework
  • Gender & our environment
  • Our response to GBV in our community

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

  • Foundation of the 7 Habits
  • Habit 1: Be pro-active
  • Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind
  • Habit 3: Put first things first
  • Habit 4: Think win-win
  • Habit 5: Seek to understand&, then to be understood
  • Habit 6: Synergise
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the saw

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

  • Understanding Democracy & its Principles
  • Governance & Legislative Process
  • Advocacy & Lobbying
  • Understanding Local Government
  • Public Participation
  • Integrated Development & Local Economic Development Plan
  • Monitoring & Evaluation in Government

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING SKILLS

  • Organisational Development Theory
  • How to Prepare & Facilitate Organisational Development Processes
  • Organisational Development, Training & Capacity Building
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Training Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Group work Methods