Grassroots Whole Systems Approach

Community Development Intensive brochure

Pre-Requisite : None *

*The CDI is not part of the PFP, FLP or AFP but contains many of the methods in all of these programs with specific application for community development.

The CDI is about community development as whole systems change. This is a practical, how-to lab on tools and methods for empowering communities and groups. The key to community development lies in people working together to meet changing social and economic needs. The methods in this course have been used around the world for over 40 years.

This self-paced, self-directed course contains all the theory of the in-person and the online Advanced ToP Tools course. 

Theory

The manual is downloadable in this self-directed course.

Theory is expanded through readings and videos of classroom lectures and interaction during in-person courses. These videos remain available for a year.

Most tools and methods have templates used to prepare for real client work. The templates carry key theory within them.

Demonstration

There are videos of instructors and participants using the tools in simulated case studies. This demonstrates best practice use of the tools and methods. These videos remain available for a year.

Stages, steps and procedures of tools and methods are explained in detail.

Application

This self directed course includes examples of products from actual clients as pictures, PDFs or powerpoints, so you know what can be achieved. These are downloadable.

Practice

The course includes assignments that help build confidence in your use of the tools and methods. Assignment can be done by yourself, or with a group you convene on your own for enhanced learning.

Your assignments can be uploaded to receive comments from ICA instructors or facilitators. You can contact them for further explanation. 

Benefits

  • Ensure grass roots participation.
  • Motivate groups to action.
  • Develop a grass roots vision.
  • Analyze the obstacles and create innovative strategies.
  • Convert plans into visible, do-able projects.
  • Build supportive relationships.
  • Sustain cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Generate a sustainable development process.

Increase community participation and involvement by adopting a community development approach.

  • Learn to facilitate economic self-sufficiency, community identify and shared leadership
  • Increase motivation, commitment and competence in your community initiative
  • Increase levels of responsibility with tools to make resident’s efforts effective.

These methods and applications can increase your ability to catalyze initiatives in your community with:

  • Increased participation and involvement.
  • Deeper sense of purpose and motivation.
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility for their community.

Price is CAD$2,345 plus applicable tax.

Plan your project with maximum support and involvement of stakeholders. Keep a your project moving; so people don't falter after a good beginning.

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