Assignment Six Discussion
Online Learning: OL 203 Designing and Funding Non Profit Projects. The Community Focus
Center for Sustainable Development

Assignment Six. Leading a Participatory Teambuilding Workshop: Forming a Project Committee

This is going to be a very short discussion today because you have lots to do in preparation for your workshop.

In the workshop from four weeks ago you learned a lot about local knowledge, community vulnerability, skills and capabilities, and assets—and you also increased community ownership of the project concept.

Now, you are beginning to make their project real. This week you are going to hold another workshop that is aimed at creating long-term sustainability for the project outcomes. This will be in the form of creating a project committee to work as your partner in launching and implementing the project.

This week’s workshop is simply to gain consensus among a group of participants in the validity of forming this committee and in electing/appointing the first committee members.

Make the workshop as participatory as possible by keeping the exchange of information as conversational as possible. If you bring up comments or questions in an effort to keep the workshop lively—make sure that they are directed towards getting responses and feedback from the participants: this isn’t meant to be a lecture.

Please send me photographs of your workshop!

Good luck—I look forward to hearing about your results—please move on to Assignment Six.


Tim Magee