Training Catalogue

The following are some of the workshops that we can present. Workshops can be presented specifically for staff members, the board, all volunteers of an organisation.  "open" trainings will be advertised on this page.

Workshops and training include:
-          Fundamentals of Business and NPO Management (1, 2 or 3 days)
-          Fundamentals of Strategic Management for Managers (2 day)
-          Introduction to Strategic Management for Non-Managers. (1 day)
-          Leadership (1, 2 or 3 days)
-          Gender and Genderbased Violence
-          HIV Awareness and Prevention
-          Introduction to Change Management (1, 2 or 3 days)
-          Excel for Everyone
-          Communication and Social Media for NPOs (2-3 days)

Details on some of these courses can be found below.

Fundamentals of Business and NPO Management

Topics include:

  • The environment
  • Needs and Wants (from reality to purpose - Mission)
  • The dream (Outcomes)
  • Quality of service 
  • Planning for outcomes
  • Basics of Problem solving
  • Costing and benefits
  • Performance and Returns
  • Introduction to the LRA

 

Basic Outline: One day workshop
  • The environment (Introduction)
  • Needs and Wants (from reality to purpose - Mission)
  • The dream (Outcomes)
  • Quality of service 
  • Planning for outcomes
  • Basics of Problem solving
  • Costing and benefits
  • Performance and Returns
  • Introduction to the LRA

 

Basic Outline: Two day workshop
  • The environment (PEST)
  • Needs and Wants (from reality to purpose - Mission)
  • Business trends
  • The dream (Outcomes)
  • Quality of service (Effectiveness & Efficiency)
  • Planning for outcomes
  • Models for Problem solving
  • Costing and benefits
  • Performance and Returns
  • Introduction to the LRA

 

Basic Outline: Three day workshop
  • The environment
  • Economic frameworks
  • Needs and Wants (from reality to purpose - Mission)
  • Business trends
  • The dream (Outcomes)
  • Quality of service (Effectiveness, Efficiency and M & E)
  • Planning for outcomes
  • Problem solving models
  • Action learning & learning organisations
  • Costing and benefits
  • Performance and Returns
  • Process flows
  • Introduction to change
  • Introduction to the LRA

Advocacy Training

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This two or three-day workshop will equip participants with an understanding of advocacy and how it can be used to bring social change, as well as with the tools and resources required to run an advocacy campaign.

This workshop is experiential and focus group work and participants will practically experience using the different tools.

The following topics will be covered:

Introductions and Context

Power  

  • What is power?          
  • What are the different types of power?        
  • What are the different sources of power?     
  • What went wrong?     
  • How is power abused?           

Advocacy        

  • Advocacy – Unpacking the topic        
  • Some possible alternative phrases           
  • Advocacy – Definitions     
  • Simplest definition           

Human Rights as a tool to address inequality          

  • What are Human Rights?       
  • Characteristics of Human Rights        

A Deeper Understanding of Advocacy          

  • What is the purpose of advocacy?     
  • What does advocacy involve?
  • Where does advocacy take place?     
  • The roles of an advocate include        
  • What is good practice in advocacy?   
  • How does advocacy interact with power?     1
  • How is advocacy done in organisations/faith communities etc.?     

The Advocacy Cycle    

Advocacy Cycle Stage 1: Issue Identification             

  • Issue identification: What is an advocacy issue?       
  • Issue identification: What is important to consider   
  • Cause and Effect – The problem tree
  • The Problem Tree in Practice
  • Developing a ‘Vision for Change’        

Advocacy Cycle Stage 2: Research and analysis       

  • Possible Research Tools         
  • Exploring One Research Area - Stakeholders
    • What are Stakeholders           
    • Allies and opponents
    • Targets            
    • Stakeholder Mapping
    • Classifying your targets          

Advocacy Cycle Stage 3: Plan

  • Goals   
  • Objectives       
  • Activities                     

Advocacy Cycle Stage 4 Taking action           

  • Lobbying          
    • What is lobbying?       
    • Lobby meetings          
  • Mobilising people (campaigning)
    • What does ‘mobilising people’ mean?           
    • Why bother with mobilising people?
    • Good practice in mobilising people    
  • Using media    
    • What is the media?    
    • Media opportunities   
    • Media messages        
    • Good practice in media
  • Social Media   
  • Other Possible Activities        

Advocacy Cycle Stage 5: Monitoring, reviewing, evaluation and learning

  • Why bother with monitoring, reviewing and evaluation?
  • The importance of learning    
  • How to monitor and review advocacy            
  • Review Tools   
  • A Simple Evaluation    

Looking Back and evaluation

Sources and Resources          

Optional module for Faith based organisations

Christians and Advocacy?      

  • What does the Bible say?       
  • What are biblical motivations for advocacy?
  • What can we learn from Jesus about being an advocate?    
  • Should Christians be involved in advocacy?   
  • Why are Churches ideal vehicles for advocacy?         
  • What are the potential problems for the church in advocacy?         
  • The fullness of salvation – only for “one day in heaven”?     
  • Advocacy - a Justice Issue       

Feedback from participants:

  • It challenge me to be more focused on planning goals, objectives and evaluation.
  • I feel more ready to continue with programmes I started; I can improve them and more confident in starting new ones.
  • It was a friendly environment, at first (I) was nervous not sure what to expect from this course but now I am enriched with knowledge and I hope will be able to share with others.

Governance and NPO’s

Topics covered in the two day workshop include:

  • What and why of governance
  • Legal frameworks and standards
  • Registrations
  • King IV and other standards
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Disclosures and Conflict of interest
  • Introduction to ethics in governance

Topics covered in the one day workshop:

  • What and why of governance
  • Introduction to Legal frameworks
  • King IV and other standards
  • Roles and responsibilities

 

Introduction to Change Management

The change management workshop is based on a Human Change perspective.  The contents build up to a total of three days where each day builds on the previous day.  Attendance of day 2 requres attendance of day one and in the same way, attendance of day 3 requires attendance of day 2.

The folowing indicates a broad overview of the contents covered per day.

1 Day

Principles of business

Fundamentals and Levels of Change

Agents of Change

Models of Change

Change levers

Change and Resistance

 

2 Day

Core approaches to change

Leadership and change

Fundamentals of culture

Strategic change

Organisational Life cycles

 

3 Day

Approaches (TQM, BPR and Leaning Org)

Change techniques

Systems thinking

Trends

People, personality and change

 

Introduction to Finance for non-financial staff

Topics may include:

  • Stakeholders
  • Types of costs
  • Cost behaviours
  • Fundamentals of budgeting
  • Accounting cycle
  • Allocating incomes and expenditures
  • What and why of financial statements

Leadership

The two to three day workshop can incude:

  1. Leadership vs Management
  2. Leadership framework
  3. Understanding yourself as leader
  4. Models of leadership
  5. Coaching mentoring and empowering
  6. Basic leadership skills