Community Development Resource Association: Writing for Development Course

Community Development Resource Association

The Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) is a civil society organisation, established in 1987, based in Cape Town, South Africa. CDRA is a community of full-time and associate development practitioners working in numerous alliances and collaborations across Africa, Europe and Asia.

CDRA is conducting a five-day Writing for Development course from 27-31 July 2015 in Johannesburg.

Writing well demands that we move between the freedom of creative expression and the discipline of structure. Yet we often get stuck somewhere on the continuum and demand of ourselves a perfect product delivered within the limited time we have available for writing our reports, case studies and concept notes. Our self-doubt undermines us, the time evaporates and we rush to the finish line barely making the deadline with doubts about the end result and a promise to do it differently next time. If this is familiar, come and join us and be exposed to a better way.

Whether your work requires you to write proposals, reports, concept notes or case studies this course is for you. The course will meet you where you are – although some previous writing experience is helpful.  The course will build your skills and confidence to write documents that are succinct and concise yet engage the reader’s intellect, imagination, heart and will. Beyond learning to write it will also encourage you to write to explore, enquire and learn.
 
Learning outcomes 

 This course will:

  • Strengthen your confidence in your writing potential and ability, 
  • Provide you with observational, thinking and writing frameworks to improve the content and structure of your writing, 
  • Help to improve your writing style and voice,
  • Provide you with ways to give and receive open, honest and transparent feedback on writing products.

The course approach

The course is practical and provides ample opportunity to experiment and practice new approaches and skills using several creative and participative exercises. The frameworks we work with are particularly important for developing a disciplined approach to observation, reflection, learning and writing. The course will produce immediate and practical results, as participants will work on writing from their own practice.
 
Course Fees 

  • Community Organisations - negotiable
  • Local NGOs - R4500
  • International NGOs and Donors - R6000
  • Corporates and Government - R7500
  • Individuals - R4500

For more information, contact marianne@cdra.org.za

For applications, click here.

For more about Community Development Resource Association, refer to www.cdra.org.za org

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 27 July, 2015
Event End Date: 
Friday, 31 July, 2015
Event Venue: 
Johannesburg.
Event Type: 
Training
Location: 
Johannesburg

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