OL 102. Sustainable Development: Planning Long-Term Sustainability Into Your Project
Participate in this sustainable development training program and learn how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn project design, how to write donor presentation documents & develop tools for effective project management.
What? A 6 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your UN Sustainable Development project that was started in OL 101. Each one of the assignments will be a concrete step in preparing your project for a donor presentation. By the end of the 6 weeks, you will have developed a full set of donor documents and project management tools—and make an initial, exploratory donor presentation.
Learn by doing. You will embed impact into your sustainable development project design with a set of powerful management tools: Logframes, budgets, schedules and compelling fact sheets. They will communicate to donors & stakeholders exactly what you are going to accomplish and can be used for effective management of the project once funded.
How? A dual approach will be used in this course:
1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by developing donor presentation documents for project funding.
2. You will also develop the management tools necessary for executing your project for long-term sustainability and impact.
Who should take this course?
1. This course is perfect for nonprofit and development professionals working in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, health, education, or DRR—and who want to develop practitioner-level skills. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or an executive director—you will develop real skills mastery.
2. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the nonprofit/development world and wanting to develop employable skills.
8 Weeks: Develop donor & project management tools.
Week 1. Assemble a logframe using your project challenge and solution.
Week 2. Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan.
Week 3. Create a budget for your project.
Week 4. Develop a project schedule.
Week 5. Write a compelling 2-page fact sheet to present to donors.
Week 6. Share your project with a donor, or someone in the development world for feedback.
What Participants Say: “I just want to take this opportunity to complement you on the practical ideas, knowledge and vast experience that you continue to share with us on each assignment. Many times your examples are the solution of choice for our community.
I have been provided with constant support, practical solutions suitable for my project, feedback specific to our project submissions and unwavering encouragement.” Gillian Primus, Grenada
Get your well designed sustainable development project funded. Take this course to develop management tools and a donor presentation.
Online: Audit this course 100% online with a facilitator who will answer simple questions. You will have complete access to exactly the same downloadable course resources and lessons as in the live teacher program—for 6 weeks.
Teacher Led: Take this course with a live teacher. You will have complete access to the download course resources and lessons described below. Certificate: Turn in the 6 assignments. Your course teacher will offer professional comments and encouragement for your assignments.
Job Ready Skills: Learn more about this project-based, active learning program in this in-depth description and detailed syllabus.
Job-focused content includes:
6 PDF Detailed Assignments
6 PDF In-depth Discussions
6 MS Word Finished Assignment Templates for you to personalize as your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.
Real human help: The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, who has over 15 years experience in sustainable development projects. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation.
Click on this link to see the Full Course Description and Course Syllabus.
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If you are a 100% online ($40) student who is auditing the course, please continue at your own pace.
If you are a participant in the live teacher program, please submit your assignments by uploading them at each individual assignment module on a weekly basis as described in the Student Home Page.
Save your completed assignment using the format described in Email and Homework Etiquette. This is important and you must follow the instructions. Then, upload the assignment. I will be notified of your submission.
I will review each one of your assignments, offer suggestions and comments, and send it back to you. Then you can proceed to the next assignment.
Some of the modules below, such as Discussions, are simply informational and you don’t need to submit anything.
However, you still need to mark them as completed at the bottom in order to proceed forward to the next module.
I look forward to working with you!