Are you involved in capacity strengthening or organisational development work with local partners, and finding things aren’t going as you imagined they would? Maybe you’re grappling with how to provide remote capacity strengthening support, particularly in the context of COVID-19?
If these are the sorts of challenges that you’re facing, then INTRAC’s new Partner Capacity Strengthening online course is designed to help.
Over the course of this six week e-learning programme, you’ll cover all of the basic core skills needed to support a partner through an organisational change process, including:
- How to assess a partner’s capacity strengthening needs
- How to increase partner ownership of any change process
- Recognise how power dynamics impact on the effectiveness of capacity strengthening work with partners, and what to do about this
- Understand how to plan capacity strengthening initiatives with partners
- Analyse which capacity strengthening initiatives are working and well, and how to overcome common capacity strengthening challenges
- Explore your own strengths and weaknesses as external change agents, and identify new strategies that can help you to increase your effectiveness
This online course provides flexibility and enables you to take part in an INTRAC course wherever you are. For more details on the course content and timetable of the live sessions, please download the course profile below.
Testimonials from past participants
The course is an excellent space for reflection on how local ownership can be made more central in the design and delivery of capacity strengthening (CS). It helped me made more aware of the power dynamics at play in CS provision while I reflected on my values, behaviour and practices as a CS facilitator. The videos and discussions were really good, they touched on the core values and essence of CS and were not focused on tools and technical aspects of CS privision which I very much like as an approach to this course.
Lori Cajegas, Netherlands
The course facilitation and management were excellent. Communication in regard to requirements was clear – both during the live sessions and on the learning platform. The platform was quite straightforward to navigate. The different methods used – live session, group discussions, reading, video and case studies kept me engaged and motivated. The approach also really worked for me – delving just enough into quite big issues, and leaving us with resources and questions to explore further.
Sarah Belson, UK
Course fee: GBP £750
Application deadline: 4 February 2022
Lucy Morris is an organisational change specialist with more than 20 years experience of working in the not-for-profit sector in humanitarian and development contexts both in the UK and overseas, including at senior management level. Her career has spanned work with the Overseas Development Institute, the UN, the Red Cross, faith-based and secular INGOs and national NGOs in the UK, Africa, Asia and Central Europe.
Lucy holds a Masters in Applied Anthropology, Community and Youth Work as well as a Diploma in Child Psychology, and is an accredited partnership broker and a qualified coach – specialising in transformational change. She’s an experienced trainer & facilitator, with a track-record of delivering training in ‘effective and equitable partnerships’ and co-facilitating leadership development programmes.