Introduction to Community Development
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.
17391 Durrance Road North Fort Myers, FLorida 33917 United States
All classes are conducted in ENGLISH.
Registration Fee: $645.00
Registration fees include:
- Week-long course
- Meals (Sunday evening through Saturday morning).
Registration does not include:
- Transportation to or from the Airport
- You can arrive on August 13 and stay until August 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
Florida resident? - please contact email@example.com for discounted rates
Attended a previous ECHO Florida Training? - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount
Groups of 3 or more will recieve 20% discount.
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.