AIPMS 006: Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Diploma in Community Strategic Planning and Organizational Management. The course is offered through distance learning for six months. The course starts every 1st of the month.

Course Overview
In this Diploma Course the following modules are introduced
Developing A Strategic Plan, Organizational Structure, and Training System
Module 1. Developing A Strategic Plan
Section 1. An Overview of Strategic Planning or “VMOSA” (Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans)
Section 2. Proclaiming Your Dream: Developing Vision and Mission Statements
Section 3. Creating Objectives
Section 4. Developing Successful Strategies: Planning to Win
Section 5. Developing an Action Plan
Section 6. Obtaining Feedback from Constituents: What Changes are Important and Feasible?
Section 7. Identifying Action Steps in Bringing About Community and System Change
Module 2. Developing an Organizational Structure for the Initiative
Section 1. Organizational Structure: An Overview
Section 2. Choosing a Group to Create and Run Your Initiative
Section 3. Developing Multi-Sector Task Forces or Action Committees for the Initiative
Section 4. Developing an On-going Board of Directors
Section 5. Welcoming and Training New Members to a Board of Directors
Section 6. Maintaining a Board of Directors
Section 7. Writing By laws
Section 8. Including Youth on Your Board, Commission, or Committee
Section 9. Understanding and Writing contracts and Memoranda of Agreement
Module 3. Hiring and Training Key Staff of Community Organizations
Section 1. Developing a Plan for Staff Hiring and Training
Section 2. Preparing Job Descriptions and Selection Criteria
Section 3. Advertising for Positions
Section 4. Interviewing for Positions
Section 5. Developing Personnel Policies
Section 6. Developing Staff Orientation Programs
Section 7. Developing Training Programs for Staff
Module 4. Recruiting and Training Volunteers
Section 1. Developing a Plan for Involving Volunteers
Section 2. Recruiting Volunteers
Section 3. Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs
Section 4. Developing Training Programs for Volunteers
Module 5. Providing Training and Technical Assistance
Section 1. Designing a Training Session
Section 2. Delivering a Training Session
Section 3. Conducting a Workshop
Section 4. Organizing a Conference
Section 5. Organizing a Teleconference
Section 6. Organizing a Retreat
Section 7. Choosing a Consultant
Section 8. Serving as a Consultant
This Diploma Course is designed specifically for development organizations.
Exercises :After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
Assignments: There are ten assignments
(continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end
of the course. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: Six Months Course
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
FORMAT: Distance Learning facilitated
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Africa Institute for Project Management Studies