Mentored Sustainable Development Masterclass Week-by-Week Detailed Syllabus

Mentored Project Management Online Workshop
Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management

Syllabus: Sustainable Project Design Aligned To The UN Sustainable Development Goals
A Six Month, Mentored, Sustainable Development Certificate Program

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Syllabus: The step by step process. This mentored program on Sustainable Development Projects is designed in a progression where each weekly module represents one sequential step for you to take in the process of project design and development. Assignments have real tools for you to download, print out, edit, and use as templates over and over again in launching new initiatives. We will take approximately one month for each one of the following six, core steps:  

Quick Summary
Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management.
A Six Month, Mentored, Sustainable Development Certificate Program for Development Professionals.  

Are you a self starter? In this six-month mentored training we will look at designing a new sustainable project that will meet your nonprofit’s mission and your clients’ needs. It will present a compelling story to donors and provide project management tools to run it successfully: start to finish!  

STEP 1: PROJECT PLANNING.Months 1 and 2: In the first two months you will develop a sustainable development project that fulfills your NGO’s mission and that includes community input from a participatory needs assessment. You will research solutions to the special challenges in your sustainable development project in order to refine your nonprofit project’s activities. You will also develop a set of project management and presentation documents-such as a budget, logframe and a fact sheet for your donor communications.

  • Conduct a participatory needs assessment.
  • Design a sustainable development project using best practice, evidence-based activities.
  • Develop sustainable development project management documents.

STEP 2: PROJECT FUNDING.Months 3 and 4. In months 3 and 4 you will package your compelling sustainable development project concept for a donor presentation. You will then identify a potential donor and make an appointment to present it.

  • Develop presentations for donor communications.
  • Identify donors for your new presentations.
  • Present your project concept to potential donors.

STEP 3: PROJECT MANAGEMENT.Months 5 and 6. In months 5 and 6, while waiting for the funding to roll in, you will select a series of no-cost/low-cost activities from your sustainable development project design. You will develop ownership within the community and officially launch the sustainable development project. You will learn how to launch, manage and develop long-term sustainability in your sustainable development project.

  • Learn the importance of community engagement and project co-management.
  • Identify no-cost/low-cost activities from your nonprofit project.
  • Learn how to launch and manage your project.
  • Build sustainable development project impact through community engagement.

Bonus: This new sustainable development project design can be used as a template for rejuvenating existing nonprofit projects for greater successes.                        

10 People Only. This mentored training program is limited to 10 people. We will have weekly communication through my advice and comments on your weekly assignment modules. I will also respond to quick questions that you send me.   If one of the tracks below fulfills organizational need, then this mentored training program is for you.

  1. New project. Design a fundable, sustainable, impact oriented program from scratch.
  2. Pre-launch. Fine-tune a project you are about to launch to increase its manageability, its impact, and its sustainability.
  3. Sustainable Development Projects in process. Get a current project with challenges back on track and increase its impact.

Write Faster to Save Time I’ve created 20 sets of program templates (detailed step-by-step instructions and finished examples of each module for you to use) that you can download and customize to best fit your emerging project. 20 logical steps: No more writing from scratch—just edit and modify my templates to best fit your project.

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Mentored Masterclass Program: Take this course with a live mentor. You will have complete access to the downloadable course resources and lessons described below. Certificate: Turn in the weekly assignments to your course mentor who will answer questions and offer professional comments and encouragement.

“Tim and his online team are only an email away and based on my own experiences never failed to respond to my challenges, concerns, successes and queries. I know that my community members and I have benefited tremendously from our interaction with Tim and participation in the program. I do wish you continued success with your commitment and drive in providing excellent service, and valuable and practical knowledge.” Gillian Primus  

“Thank you so much, Tim – till the next course. It will be a pleasure to go out and demonstrate the elegant simplicity and effectiveness of your system. It was also my great fortune to have been partnered with Sam, thanks to Tim. I thank you for a wonderful learning experience together. Looking forward to another time as classmates or colleagues.” Carol Wallace.  

“Keep up the good work. I am very grateful for the opportunity I was offered to join the valuable online course six years ago. Due to the assignments related to the course I got in contact with different institutions/NGO’s, communities and individuals. Since then I am involved in more community- based projects, especially with the focus on adaptation to climate change.”  

“All the very best and please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance from me.” Usha Satnarain, MSc. Research-Assistant, Programme in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. Suriname

“This program was absolutely awesome! The course content, instruction, example projects, on-line resources and the most valuable – your timely guidance on the assignments were all perfectly done.” Burt Mento   “

“Thank you for all your effort in putting together a great program and all of the program resources. Thank you for everything – for making this possible, for your guidance, and for your continuous optimism and encouragement. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the next session.” Wye Yee Yong  

As you know, as a real beginner in designing projects, without your project example templates I could never have written even a single word by myself.” Moise Tend

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