Mentored Online Masterclass: Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management

This Resource Page has four courses – each with two sections.

  1. Download Documents. This is where you can download Word, Excel and PDF documents that can save as course resources for future projects and use as templates for the assignments.
  2. The Course Website. Webpage versions of the discussions and assignments for each week.
Plus, Read this first: The Class Home Page. This gives you an overview of the course and also sets up the course logistics.
 

This six month mentored program uses as its basis the following four, hands-on certificate courses.

Links on this OL 101 Student Resource Page:

 

Download Course Documents

OL 101. Sustainable Development Course: Design, Fund & Manage Projects

General Documents

E-Mail and Homework Etiquette

101 Syllabus

Assignment One

Summary of Ten Seed Technique Word Doc 35k

Ten Seed Technique Lesson Plan 72K

Ten Seed How-To Card; Photos and small file size PDF 203K

Ten Seed Technique Book PDF 2MB

Field Guide One 10 Seed Needs Assessment

OL 101 Assignment One Discussion Word Document 35K

OL 101 Assignment One Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 1 Word Document 35K

Links to Development Sites and Docs Web Page

Assignment Two

OL 101 Assignment Two Homework PDF 55K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 2 Word Document 35K

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites Webpage

Links to Development Sites and Docs Webpage

50 Sustainable Programs and Activities Developed as Solutions to Community Challenges Word Document 35K

Assignment Three

OL 101 Assignment Three Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 3 Word Document 35K

Scientific Document Example: What Works in Fighting Diarrhea?

Assignment Four

OL 101 Assignment Four Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 4 Word Document 35K

Assignment Four Family Garden Field Guide Example Word Document 35K

Field Guide Knowledge Transfer – Developing Lesson Plans and Workshops Word Document 35K

 Assignment Five

OL 101 Assignment Five Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 5 Word Document 35K

OL 101 Assignment Five Lesson Plan Example Word Document 750K

OL 101 Assignment Five How-To Card Example PDF 800k

Field Guide Knowledge Transfer – Developing Lesson Plans and Workshops Word Document 35K

Assignment Six

OL 101 Assignment Six Homework PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 101 Assignment 6 Word Document 35K

OL 101 Assignment Six Student Template to Fill In Word Document 61K

OL 101 – 2 minute Evaluation Form Word Document

 
 

Webpages with Weekly Course Discussions and Assignments

OL 101 Discussion 1

OL 101 Assignment 1

OL 101 Discussion 2

OL 101 Assignment 2

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites

OL 101 Discussion 3

OL 101 Assignment 3

OL 101 Discussion 4

OL 101 Assignment 4

OL 101 Discussion 5

OL 101 Assignment 5

OL 101 Discussion 6

OL 101 Assignment 6

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites

 
Links on this OL 102 Student Resource Page:
 

Download Course Documents

OL 102. Project Architecture: Planning for Impact.

General Documents

E-Mail and Homework Etiquette

102 Syllabus

Assignment One

OL 102 Assignment One Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 1 Word Document 35K

OL 102 Assignment One Student Logframe Template to Fill In Word Doc 35k

Links to Development Sites and Docs Web Page

Assignment Two

OL 102 Assignment Two Homework PDF 55K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 2 Word Document 35K

OL 102 Assignment Two Student Logframe Template to Fill In Word Document

Assignment Three

OL 102 Assignment Three Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 3 Word Document 35K

OL 102 Assignment Three Student Detailed Budget Template to Fill In. Please click on sheet one “Detailed Budget” Excel Spreadsheet

Assignment Four

OL 102 Assignment Four Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 4 Word Document 35K

OL 102 Assignment Four Student Project Schedule Template to Fill In Excel Spreadsheet

 Assignment Five

OL 102 Assignment Five Homework Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 5 Word Document 35K

OL 102 Assignment Five Two-page Compelling Fact Sheet Word Document 750K

Assignment Six

OL 102 Assignment Six Homework PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 102 Assignment 6 Word Document 35K

OL 102 – 2 minute Evaluation Form Word Document

 
 

Webpages with Weekly Course Discussions and Assignments

OL 102 Discussion 1

OL 102 Assignment 1

OL 102 Discussion 2

OL 102 Assignment 2

OL 102 Discussion 3

OL 102 Assignment 3

OL 102 Discussion 4

OL 102 Assignment 4

OL 102 Discussion 5

OL 102 Assignment 5

OL 102 Discussion 6

OL 102 Assignment 6

 
Links on this OL 343 Student Resource Page:
 

Download Course Documents

OL 343 Designing and Funding Non Profit Projects

General Documents

E-Mail and Homework Etiquette

Week One

OL 343 Assignment One Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 1 Word Document to 35K

OL 343 Assignment 1 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Two

OL 343 Assignment Two Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 2 Word Document 35K

OL 343 Assignment 2 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Three

OL 343 Assignment Three Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 3 Word Document 35K

OL 343 Assignment 3 Discussion PDF 35K

CARE Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook

OL 343 PCVA Workshop Field Guide and a Lesson Plan Word Document 220K

Week Four

OL 343 Assignment Four Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 4 Word Document 35K

OL 343 Assignment 4 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Five

OL 343 Assignment Five Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 5 Word Document 35K

OL 343 Assignment 5 Discussion PDF 35K

101 Hands-On Field Activities for Community Based Adaptation Projects Webpage

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites Webpage

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites Webpage

Week Six

OL 343 Assignment Six Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 6 Word Document 36K

OL 343 Assignment 6 Discussion PDF 35K

OL 341: 50 Programs and Activities That You Used In Your First Project Outline Word Document

Week Seven

OL 343 Assignment Seven Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Field Guide Knowledge Transfer—Developing Field Guides, Lesson Plans, and Workshops Word Document 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 7 Word Document 35K

OL 343 A7 Lesson Plan – Forming a Community Agricultural Committee Word Document 35K

OL 343 Assignment 7 Discussion PDF 35K

Village Forestry Training Manual. Forming and operating a village forestry core group. Pp. 155 – 161

Week Eight

OL 343 Assignment Eight Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 343 Assignment 8 Word Document 36K

OL 343 Assignment 8 Discussion PDF 35K

Evaluation Form for OL 343

 
 

Webpages with Weekly Course Discussions and Assignments

OL 343 Discussion 1

OL 343 Assignment 1

OL 343 Discussion 2

OL 343 Assignment 2

OL 343 Discussion 3

OL 343 Assignment 3

OL 343 Discussion 4

OL 343 Assignment 4

OL 343 Discussion 5

OL 343 Assignment 5

OL 343 Discussion 6

OL 343 Assignment 6

OL 343 Discussion 7

OL 343 Assignment 7

OL 343 Discussion 8

OL 343 Assignment 8

 
Links on this OL 344 Student Resource Page:
 

Download Course Documents

OL 344 Designing and Funding Non Profit Projects

General Documents

E-Mail and Homework Etiquette

Week One

OL 344 Assignment One Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 1 Word Document to 35K

OL 344 Assignment 1 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Two

OL 344 Assignment Two Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 2 Word Document 35K

OL 344 Assignment 2 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Three

OL 344 Assignment Three Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 3 Word Document 35K

OL 344 Assignment 3 Discussion PDF 35K

Lesson Plan CBA Participatory Mapping for Subsistence Farmers Word Document 756k

Week Four

OL 344 Assignment Four Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 4 Word Document 35K

OL 344 Assignment 4 Discussion PDF 35K

Week Five

OL 344 Assignment Five Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 5 Word Document 35K

OL 344 Assignment 5 Discussion PDF 35K

OL 344 Assignment Five Schedule for Community M&E Plan Excel Doc 35K

OL 344 Assignment Five Logframe with Community Based Indicators for M&E Plan Word Doc 35K

101 Hands-On Field Activities for Community Based Adaptation Projects Webpage

Specialized Links to Adaptation Documents and Sites Webpage

OL 341: 50 Programs and Activities That You Used In Your First Project Outline Word Document

Week Six

OL 344 Assignment Six Homework Instructions PDF 35K

Magee Example Project OL 344 Assignment 6 Word Document 36K

OL 344 Assignment 6 Discussion PDF 35K

Evaluation Form for OL 344

Class Home Page
Welcome to the 6-Month Mentored Online Masterclass:Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management

The Course
Welcome to the Center for Sustainable Development’s Mentored Online Masterclass: Sustainable Development Project Design, Funding & Management. During this 6-Month Program you will train & consult with a private mentor to develop & launch your next, impact-oriented project.

Logistics
The class week begins on Tuesdays. Assignments need to be sent to me by the Monday of the week’s end. This allows students without Internet at home to access Internet at work on Mondays in order to send their assignment in.

You have signed up for a specific course within specific dates. If you are not able to complete the course within these dates, the Center allows you to take the course again for 50% of the normal course fee if you enroll in the very next scheduled course and use the very same project. Unfortunately, we can’t make exceptions.

The student resource page shows:
1. This Class Home Page
2. A page for downloading the weeks’ documents
3. The background Discussion on the week’s Assignment; in this case – Fundraising Discussion 1; read this first each week
4. The Assignment; in this case – Fundraising Assignment One Homework Instructions

Each week I will ask you to download my example project to use as an assignment template. You can contact me with questions at: OL.341@csd-i.org .

Important: The Email & Homework Etiquette page in the Download Class Documents gives the rules of the game for corresponding with us and for posting assignments. Please print it out and read it first.

The Class Project
This class is designed to be fun. We are each going to develop our own project – hopefully, nonprofit project. Each one of your assignments is actually a concrete element in building your project. I will comment on the development of each of your projects and will post my own project components as examples for you to see and use for ideas.

Please use my examples as templates for your project. They are formatted such that one week is the building block for the next week and therefore we need to maintain the format of the examples I provide. Download my examples and just write right over the top of what I’ve written. In this manner you will learn the system and be guided in thinking through the components of your project. This will also make it much easier for me to read through each of your assignments as each participant’s will all have the same look and feel.

I will review each one of your assignments and make suggestions. In this manner, I get to know you through our correspondence, and I become familiar with each of your assignments. My suggestions are meant to keep your assignment ‘on track’. There are very specific steps that we work through and each project usually needs a bit of guidance in preparation for the next assignment. Do not move onto the next assignment until you have received my comments on the current assignment.

Please send photos of you, your project, the community you are working with – and I will post them in the newsletter. For some tips on taking good photos please look at the Newsletter: Capturing Compelling Field Photos.

Class Rules
1. Schedule.
The work load is between 4 and 6 hours a week. You need to stay on schedule. If you get behind the rest of the class, you will need to take the class again in the future. We allow you to take the course again for ½ price if you join the next class and use the same project.

2. Certificates. Certificates. Course participants who successfully complete a course on time will receive a course certificate. Learn more.

Your certificate will be e-mailed within 30 days after the end of your course.

Signed certificates are delivered by email in a PDF format for you to print out. We do not offer paper certificates by mail. The name on the certificate will be your first and last names as they appear on your Student Enrollment Form.

Course certificates are issued for all students from one course all at the same time—usually within one week of the end of the course. Students requesting a replacement certificate after we have issued a course’s certificates will be charged a $15.00 fee.

3. Email and Homework Etiquette: the rules of the game. We have had students from over 150 different countries enrolled in different courses. It is a bit complicated managing all of the incoming emails. We have developed a system that you need to incorporate in submitting homework and in corresponding with us. Please read the etiquette page now.

4. Our Online Course FAQ has answers to most other questions.

Now that we’ve gotten past the rules we can begin our adventure together and have a lot of fun in the process.

So what’s next? Click on the Assignment One Discussion in the right sidebar and get started in sustainable development!

Tim Magee