August 14, 2017 00:00 - August 18, 2017 00:00
ECHO Campus, United States
Presented By: ECHO

As a development worker or missionary, where do you start? How might you ensure that development efforts will be relevant, realistic, and community-owned? This five-day course will cover the basics of effective community development. Using proven participatory methods, experienced community development workers will introduce attendees to hands-on tools that can better enable change agents and partner communities to survey local assets and needs. Utilizing feedback, participants will practice prioritizing issues as well as strategic responses in order to develop action plans. Course participants will walk through the fundamentals of project management cycles: planning, implementation, monitoring, finances, and reporting. Additionally, participants will explore methodologies of agricultural information exchange.

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Register Before:

July 31, 2017 14:32

Event Contact:

Renee Gill (

Phone: 239-567-3328

Event Details


ECHO Campus

17391 Durrance Road North Fort Myers, FLorida 33917 United States


All classes are conducted in ENGLISH.

PLEASE NOTE: A strong proficiency in the English Language is required for this course.


Registration Fee: $645.00

Registration fees include:

  • Week-long course
  • Meals (Sunday evening through Saturday morning).
  • Housing 

Registration does not include:

  • Transportation to or from the Airport
  • You can arrive on August 13 and stay until August 19

Payment Options

Payment is required in full at the time of registration. Applications will be cancelled if payment is not received with in two weeks of registration.

For any payment inquiries please email


Registration fees include the week-long course, and housing for Sunday night - Saturday morning.  Housing will be dormitory type.  We have very limited facilities for couples to share their own room.

Linens are provided during your stay


Registration fees include all meals for Sunday night - Saturday morning.  

At this time we are not always able to accommodate those with special dietary needs or food allergies. (Those with special dietary needs will need to plan accordingly, please indicate your allergies on your registration form.)


Additional Opportunities

Florida resident? - please contact for discounted rates

Attended a previous ECHO Florida Training? - please contact for your discount

Groups of 3 or more will recieve 20% discount.

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy - ECHO Classes

Payment for ECHO classes is required at the time of registration. Due to the nature of the class, we require at least 2-weeks notice of cancellation to receive a full refund of your fees. If less than 2-weeks notice is given a refund will not be issued. 

These courses are interest-driven, therefore we reserve the right to cancel an course due to lack of interest.  Should a cancellation be necessary, we will do so two weeks before the first day of class.

Suggested items to pack:

It is always a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater. More than likely, though, highs will be in the 80's and 90's for both the May and Aug dates. As there will be time built in for being on the farm and possibly working with our interns, bring a set of clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and insect repellent would be good to include in your luggage. It may also be helpful to bring a flashlight to use in walking around campus after dark.