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Govt, NGO Officials Trained on Drafting Legislations

45 officials representing government and civil society have participated in training in drafting legislations, a move that equips them with skills to draft laws before they are tabled in parliament.

Denis A. Roumestan, a senior technical expert in legal process strengthening, points out that, "It is very impressive that after evaluation of different exams, all the trainees beat the 60 percent pass mark."

Organisational Development and the NPO Leader: Part 1 - What is OD?

Organisational Development (OD) is the systematic practice of improving an organisation’s effectiveness. Every leader, NPO/NGO or otherwise, would love to see their organisation become more effective. OD is therefore something that all leaders need to understand and be able to get involved in. Putting OD in the domain of only HR people and consultants is a mistake that many organisations have made.

Siyakhula Trust: Project Management Programme

Siyakhula Trust is a NGO whose mission is to assist community leaders, NPOs and government officials develop skills so that they can efficiently initiate and manage development and job creation projects to the benefit of the communities they serve.

Courses Starting Soon:

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting our popular and practical Community Project Management programme in two different centres in South Africa in the months to come.

The aim of the programme is:

Legal Obligations of NPOs As Employers

‘Legal Obligations of NPOs As Employers’ is aimed at providing assistance to governing board members of non-profit organisations (NPOs), that have employed people, to comply with the legal obligations imposed on them in terms of labour legislation. The booklet is not aimed to be technical reference guide or a comprehensive resource facility, but only to alert such board members of their obligations in terms of the labour legislation.

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The Barefoot Guide

'The Barefoot Guide to Working With Organisations and Social Change' is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. Developed by the Barefoot Collective, the guide, with its supporting website, includes tried and tested concepts, approaches, stories and activities.

NGOs Respond to Prodder / GuideStar

In South Africa where civil society campaigns and advocacy work have been a dominant feature of the NGO sector, a directory of any nature is a useful networking tool to facilitate sector collaboration. In 1987 when the Prodder Directory first went to print, the image of a compass was included in the logo to represent the idea of the directory being a guide to development sector projects.

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Manual: Holding Infinity

Holding Infinity: Guiding Social Process is a workbook that outlines a developmental process of readings, reflective challenges, creative exercises and conversations for the reader to undertake with a trusted speaking partner. It is based on the principle that you cannot do with others what you have not been through yourself. Users of this workbook will find that going through this journey will help them to think more about who they are and what they are trying to do, and to see and work with development in more creative and effective ways.

Book: Global Health Leadership and Management

Global Health Leadership and Management is a book that distills valuable lessons from a wide variety of successful health programmes that have been implemented around the world. The book gives practical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essential skills of leadership, management, communication, and project planning for health care leaders. It is aimed at assisting health leaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan, direct, implement, and evaluate effective programmes and activities.

The Barefoot Guide

The Barefoot Guide is a free and practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. This guide, with its supporting website, includes tried and tested concepts, approaches, stories and activities.

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