MDI and TGIF: Training course

The Management Development Institute (MDI) —South Africa

A joint initiative of Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Enterprise Development (SCED) and the Thembani International Guarantee Fund (TIGF) offer a 5-day training course to equip business, bankers, corporate social investment and policy making practitioners on how changes in the business environment and policy realm have implications for the way business is conducted.

Training Dates Date: 17-21 November, 2008

The MDI-South Africa offers three specialisations in two knowledge tracks over one week
* Community Economic Development Track
* Enterprise Development Track

Community Economic Development “CED is both a new vision of community development and a new direction for the practice of development. The vision and direction of CED are combined and reflected in the work of those who are practicing a CED approach to change. CED may take different forms from one community to the next, but the CED approach does have some common principles, processes, strategies and tactics. CED integrates ends and means in a principled way. CED principles are grounded in a belief in the capability and responsibility of people to undertake community-based and community-directed economic initiatives for the good of all community members and for the planet.”(from Centre for Sustainable Community Development). In this three day intensive course we study the ways and means of building strong community-led strategies for development. We will begin by examining Social Change and Community Organising and then will explore Development Theory, Principles and Strategies of CED. With this foundation we will then look at the Project Life Cycle and CED Data Collection.

Theory, Principals and Strategies of Community Enterprise Development
Community Economic Development is a holistic way of fostering sustainable development at the grassroots within neighbourhoods, cities, rural areas, and across the globe. The sessions will bring into focus why we are motivated to do development work and some of the core principles and practices of creating community based and owned initiatives to fight poverty and build equity. Participants from the Enterprise Development Track will explore what CED work is already happening in the communities where they work and how we can build a region-wide practice for Community Economic Development in Africa.

Fees: Without Room/Board: R9000 (U.S.$1000) With Room/Board: R14500 (U.S.$1600)
10% discount on registration and payment before 25 October.
Group discounts for two or more.

Book your space now… Contact Marcie on +27 11 394 4314/4370 E, Facsimile: +27 11 970 2320-Mail: Marcie@tigf.co.za

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 17 November, 2008
Event End Date: 
Friday, 21 November, 2008
Event Venue: 
Johannesburg<br />
Event Type: 
Training

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