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.
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 become more aware of the power dynamics at play in CS provision while I reflected on my values, behaviour and practices as a CS facilitator.
Lori Cajegas, Netherlands
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.
Course fee: GBP £750
Application deadline: 16 September 2022. Please take note that we may close the applications before the deadline once the course gets fully booked.
Course trainer: 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.