International Community Development

This two day course aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to engage, consult and undertake development activities with diverse communities in an international setting.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge of how interpersonal networks and relationships operate in development agencies and communities
  • Compare interactional patterns and values that underpin international community development work
  • Identify strategies for accommodating a range of cultural perspectives on meeting protocols and decision-making as well as teaching, learning and capacity development.
  • Explore some of the major cross-cultural issues that impact on the implementation of international community development projects
  • Explore principles of and practical strategies for community development including:

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Core modules:

    • Rapport relationships and social networks across global societies
    • Community development principles and practice (Applied to both urban and / or rural settings using cases, simulations and role plays)
    • Cultural Action Strategies for creative community development
    • Meeting styles and decision-making processes
    • Cross cultural views of time
    • Attitudes to wealth and dealing with requests
    • Managing conflict
    • Gender, culture and development

Additional modules can be offered to address the specific needs of organisations and participants:

    • Developing an effective training strategy to build capacity
    • Organisational culture and  cross cultural issues
    • Local mployment and career development strategies
    • Understanding contemporary communities - profiling, social and cultural impact statements
    • Health and wellness values and behaviours
    • Strategies to address education challenges
    • Towards appropriate governance systems
    • Cultural Sustainability

*Modules and course content can be tailored to meet the needs of the organisation and participants.


A comprehensive workshop handbook is provided including readings and references as well as exercises for both personal and group use.

Further information

Please contact us for detailed information and pricing.