Project management for your community initiative

Course Category:
Social and Community Enterprise
, Community Development

PRICES

  • £37.90 : Members of Devon Communities Together and Citizens Advice staff/volunteers
  • £48.56: Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together
  • £91.20 : Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities

Course Description

This course is designed for local groups and individuals who are in an early stage of, or will be soon, project managing a community-led initiative. Participants will learn a range of tools and approaches to project management and will have the opportunity to work through applying these to their own community project. This course will be especially useful for those in the early stages of planning a community-led project, but will be relevant for all community groups seeking to improve their project management skills.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course you will; * understand the benefits of good project management for your community initiative * have clearly identified your project drivers, aims and objectives * understand the full range of stakeholders and their importance * be able to identify work streams for your project and design a Gantt chart to plan the project timeline * understand methods for project monitoring, continuous learning, and budget monitoring * have a clear understanding of your role as the project manager throughout the life of your project * recognise some common issues and how they can be avoided and resolved.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR

Dr. Louise MacAllister

Louise is a project manager at Devon Communities Together. She has a background in academia and local community development, and has experience project managing and working within community projects ranging in scale from a local library group, to cross-European farmer innovation networks.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk