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?
If these are the sorts of challenges that you’re facing, then INTRAC’s 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 eLearning 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, and gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other participants.
Apart from interacting during the live sessions, you will be expected to complete some self-paced readings and reflections, and to meet in small peer learning groups (average weekly commitment: 3-4 hours). For more details on the course content and timetable of the live sessions, please download the course profile below.
Course fee: GBP 750 (NB fees are subject to be reviewed effective April 2023 – apply now to get locked in at the current price)
Application deadline: 19 May 2023. Please take note that we may close the applications before the deadline once the course gets fully booked.
Caroline Nyamu has 20 years of experience as a strategist in the international development sector, with 9 years at senior management level, and has hands-on experience of research and facilitation. Her specialties include Governance & Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Peacebuilding and Livelihoods. She has worked on strengthening the capacity of partner organisations and civil society networks, and has established large training programmes. She has field experience in South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Kenya. She holds a MSc in Poverty Reduction and Development.
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.