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Sustainable Development Blended Training | International: English | América Latina: Español

Sustainable Development Blended Training | International: English | América Latina: Español | Blended Field & Live Workshop Components
2 Month International Blended Training Program: September 2-October 31, 2013—Including:
A 6 Day Live Workshop: Antigua, Guatemala: September 29 - October 4, 2013
Haga click aqui para el programa en Español.
Programa de Capacitación Internacional de 2 Meses: 2 de septiembre al 31 de octubre de 2013—Incluyendo:
Un Taller en Vivo de 6 Días: Antigua Guatemala: 29 de septiembre – 4 de octubre, 2013
Diploma Program: Fall 2013
Join participants from over the world for an intensive training program to design, fund and launch a real project in your country, and spend 5 days with us in the land of eternal spring—Guatemalafully developing your project design prior to launch. During the 2 month blended training program you will participate in:
  1. Distance Learning: Participatory Needs Assessments. 4 Weeks. Conduct participatory needs assessments with a community in your own country in preparation for the Guatemala workshop—guided through distance learning by CSDi staff.
  2. A Face-to-Face Workshop. Full Project Design and Development. 6 Days. Upon arriving in Guatemala, you will use your needs assessments to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project with the workshop leader.
  3. Project Launch: Community Capacity Building: 4 Weeks. Return home to your country and launch your project with the continued guidance of your CSDi workshop leader.
What you will get out of this training program
This two-month training program will provide a system of building block activities for you to use on the ground in developing and implementing successful, sustainable projects. Based on use by participants from 147 different countries, the techniques illustrated in these training courses use a step-by-step progression to lead participants through problem assessment, project design, donor presentations, implementation, and community engagement.
The course will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to both improve current project effectiveness and to generate new projects. This practical training course is appropriate for administrators, policymakers, all levels of practitioners—as well as for students of both development and nonprofit programming.

Section 1: Designing & Funding Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Projects.
This blended learning program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools and resources to sustain it. Follow the link for a detailed syllabus.
What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.
Where does one turn to for information on designing, launching, and managing CBA projects? For many staff members it may feel overwhelming to launch an adaptation project. Where do you begin?  How do you convey climate change concepts to a community? Together, during this training program, we will explore the full process of developing CBA programs.
Section 2: Designing & Funding Sustainable Development Projects
Are you working in international development in areas such as food security, health and hygiene, watershed management, agriculture, or income generation? Then this training program is for you. Read the syllabus and see how the course is organized.
This two-month training program will present an ‘online field experience,’ and lead participants in the process of developing sustainable, self sufficient communities. This blended learning program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it.
The goal of the training program is to guide you in developing a sustainable project for your target community. As this is community-based development, we first need to identify your community's perception of their need. In the month before the live workshop, the workshop facilitator will guide you in leading participatory needs assessments with your community. We will provide handbooks and workshop lesson plans for leading the assessments. You will then bring the assessments to the 5-day workshop for full project development.
Section 3: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Programs in Developed Nations
If you work with a nonprofit in a northern country working on programs such as food banks, animal welfare, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, arts & culture, education, health, human services, community development, or environmental restoration—Diploma 240 for Northern Nonprofits will help you develop a sustainable, impact oriented, local program.
The course provides a system for staff to use in developing successful projects and includes the tools and resources needed to assess and organize information about communities, to work side-by-side with communities to develop long-term, sustainable programs, and to empower communities to participate in program management once up and running.
Projects that northern participants have done through the training courses have included activities for the elderly, the Inuit and climate change, alternative energy sources, alternative transportation, bicycle paths, business skills training for immigrants, community development, conservation, elderly care facilities, financial literacy, formation of a ranchers' association, natural resource management, recycling, revitalization of an Iowa town, youth employment, income generation, and vocational skills training.
Northern nonprofit students have come from these developed nations: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
An Option: 100% Online Learning. Join us on August 6 for an intensive series of courses with other students from all over the world.
Are you a donor, a development practitioner, in a job transition, or a student who wants to learn more about what works in designing impact-oriented projects? Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both individually and through North/South student partnerships.
Our online courses use each class assignment as a concrete step in developing a real project within a real community. You will take an assignment into the field and use it as a solution-oriented activity that you do together with community members—thereby finishing one component of the project you are developing in the class. And there you have it: an online field course with tangible, concrete results.
Visit Online Learning to see a listing of Summer Quarter courses.
Español: El Programa Internacional de Formación de 2 meses también está disponible en español:
Diploma de 2 Meses
Trabaje con nosotros en diseñar y financiar su proyecto y pase 6 días en el país de la eterna primavera—Guatemala. Durante este aprendizaje mixto de capacitación de 2 meses participará en:
  1. 1. Aprendizaje a Distancia: Evaluación Participativa de Necesidades. 4 Semanas. Se realizarán evaluaciones participativas de necesidades con una comunidad en su propio país como forma de preparación para el taller en Guatemala-guiado a través del aprendizaje a distancia por el personal de CSDi.
  2. 2. Un Taller en Vivo. Diseño y Desarrollo de un Proyecto Completo. 6 Días. Al llegar a Guatemala, usará sus evaluaciones de necesidades para comenzar a desarrollar un proyecto completo y listo para presentar a un donante y ser lanzado durante el taller de 5 días con el líder del taller de CSDi.
  3. 3. Lanzamiento del Proyecto: Desarrollo de Capacidades Comunitarias: 4 Semanas. Regrese a su país para lanzar su proyecto con la orientación continua del líder del taller de CSDi.
Este programa de aprendizaje mixto está disponible en 2 temas especializados:
Tema 1. Diseño y Financiamiento para Proyectos de Adaptación al Cambio Climático Basado en la Comunidad
Este programa de aprendizaje mixto le servirá como una guía para el desarrollo de un proyecto real, en tiempo real y en una comunidad real y además le proporcionará las herramientas prácticas de campo para sostenerlo.
Este programa de capacitación de dos meses proveerá un marco de actividades esenciales a utilizarse por los participantes en el campo para desarrollar e implementar proyectos exitosos de adaptación al cambio climático que pueden ser administrados y sostenidos por las comunidades de manera conjunta.
¿Dónde se puede encontrar información sobre el diseño, el lanzamiento y la gestión de proyectos de CBA? Para muchos miembros de personal puede resultar una tarea abrumadora poner en marcha un proyecto de adaptación. ¿Por dónde empezar? ¿Qué herramientas prácticas funcionan actualmente? ¿Cómo transmiten conceptos sobre el cambio climático a una comunidad? De manera conjunta durante el taller de capacitación, exploraremos el proceso completo de desarrollo de programas de CBA.
Tema 2. Diseño y Financiamiento de Proyectos Sostenibles de Desarrollo Internacional
¿Está trabajando en el desarrollo internacional en áreas tales como la seguridad alimentaria, la salud y la higiene, manejo de cuencas, la agricultura, o la generación de ingresos? Entonces, este programa de capacitación es para usted.
Las técnicas presentadas en esta capacitación llevarán a los participantes paso a paso por un proceso de evaluación de problemas, diseño y ejecución de proyectos y toma de control de la comunidad. El curso le dará las herramientas y técnicas necesarias para mejorar la eficacia actual de los proyectos, para introducir la adaptación basada en la comunidad en la programación organizativa y para generar nuevos proyectos.
Este taller no se basa en conferencias—se basa en la acción. No vamos a usar estudios de caso: inmediatamente antes del taller en vivo tendrá 4 semanas para facilitar una evaluación participativa de necesidades con una comunidad real donde su organización trabaja. Luego, desarrollará productos tangibles, herramientas y técnicas para su proyecto específico en base a la evaluación de su comunidad
Una Opción: Cursos 100% en Línea. 6 de Agosto
¿Es usted un donante, director de personal de desarrollo o estudiante con interés en aprender más sobre aspectos funcionales en el diseño de proyectos orientados al impacto? Participantes del curso en línea están usando nuestros cursos para desarrollar proyectos reales y locales con comunidades de verdad—ambos individualmente y a través de colaboraciones con estudiantes del Norte y el Sur.
Cada tarea de clase es un paso concreto en el desarrollo de un proyecto a implementarse en el campo. Algunas se realizarán en las comunidades a las que usted sirve: llevará su tarea al campo, la hará como una actividad con la comunidad y terminará un componente de su proyecto de clase. Estos cursos dan la misma experiencia práctica que se obtiene con la asistencia a uno de nuestros cursos de campo.
Personas de 147 diferentes países y 475 organizaciones han usado los cursos en línea de CSDi para desarrollar proyectos, impactando a 330,000 personas.
Para más información y para inscribirse en el curso, favor de visitar Cursos en Línea sobre desarrollo.
Tim Magee, Executive Director
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.
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