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What you will learn

  • ​Learn to use a variety of tools used to engage stakeholders, collect data, and more deeply understand communities.

  • ​Learn how to enter a community, map systems and conduct rapid assessments to provide a snapshot of the community or organization.

  • Learn how to m​aintain ethical conduct throughout a community transformation initiative.

Skills you will gain

Survey DesignOutreach and engagementRapid assessmentSystem MappingSystems Thinking
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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Strategies for Effective Engagement

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 107 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
14 videos
Introduction to Techniques for Data Collection2m
Building Trust and Rapport5m
Building Trust and Rapport: Part 213m
Rapid Assessment Basics: Part 19m
Rapid Assessment Basics: Part 28m
Rapid Assessments and Basics: Part 36m
Rapid Assessment Basics: Part 410m
Participant Observation9m
Community Introduction9m
Community Meeting7m
Building a Local Network8m
Ethics, Confidentiality, Anonymity, Trust7m
Ethics, Confidentiality, Anonymity, Trust: Part 25m
4 readings
Sage Methods: Participatory Rapid Appraisal20m
Rapid Appraisal Methods30m
Spradley: Participant Observation10m
Williams and Stewart: Sense of Place1m
3 practice exercises
Reviewing Trust and Rapport5m
Reviewing Rapid Assessment Basics5m
Techniques for Data Collection Module Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Systems Mapping and Analysis

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Systems Thinking: Fundamental Concepts5m
Systems Mapping5m
Systems Mapping: Getting Started6m
Systems Mapping: Making the Map10m
Systems Mapping: Making the Map 2.08m
Stakeholder Mapping: Introduction6m
Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying the Stakeholders6m
Stakeholder Mapping: Analyzing5m
Stakeholder Mapping: Mapping5m
Stakeholder Mapping: Mapping5m
Stakeholder Mapping: Prioritizing3m
1 reading
Student Guide to Mapping a System15m
2 practice exercises
Review of Stakeholder Mapping10m
End of Systems Mapping and Analysis Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

System Mapping

4 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 120 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
19 videos
Introduction to Interviews: Part 110m
Introduction to Interviews: Part 213m
Interview Tips9m
Focus Groups8m
Introduction to Surveys3m
Intercept Surveys4m
Personal Surveys6m
Sampling for Surveys8m
Sampling for Surveys: Part 211m
Sampling for Surveys: Part 34m
Survey Questions: Part 1 Open Questions5m
Survey Questions: Part 22m
Survey Questions: Part 31m
Survey Questions: Part 44m
Survey Design Tips4m
Developing Trust & Rapport Case Study6m
Uganada Case Study6m
Strategies for Effective Engagement: Final Assignment5m
3 readings
Strategies for Effective Engagement Case Studies15m
System Map Template for Final Assignment10m
Further Reading15m
2 practice exercises
Reviewing Survey Questions10m
End of Conducting Interviews and Surveys Quiz15m

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Leading Sustainable Community Transformation

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