This five day short course will support staff working in Indigenous Affairs to build their proficiency to work developmentally.

What will you learn?

Participants will develop skills in analysing context, engaging community, solving problems, institutional brokering, and adapting to complexity. Topics covered in the course include:

•    Dealing with complexity                
•    Indigenous governance
•    Network and solution brokering            
•    Conflict resolution
•    Strategic stakeholder mapping            
•    Cultural competency and communication
•    Analysis of local context            
•    Strengths-based approaches
•    Policy landscape and institutional crowding     
•    Gendered approaches
•    Community engagement tools            
•    Capacity-building tools
•    Advanced participatory methods            
•    Monitoring and evaluation framework
Who should attend?

The course is beneficial for government staff at all levels, and for staff working with NGOs, Indigenous organisations, mining companies or other private sector employers. Although it will be tailored to Indigenous contexts, most of the training will be relevant to tackling complex social problems in urban centres, country towns and developing countries.  Participants will bring a range of experiences and knowledge, and we will draw this into the course to maximise its relevance.

The course will be restricted to a maximum of 25 trainees to create a dynamic space for learning and collaboration, so early registration is advised.  If you would like to register for this course click here.  UQ staff and students please contact the Training Coordinator Cara Herington to arrange registration.  For all general enquiries regarding this course please email Cara Herington.

Course details

In 2017, the course will run on Monday 11 September - Friday 15 September.

The course will run from 9am to 5pm each day, with breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (provided). It will be delivered at ISSR’s training facility located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Long Pocket campus. 

Course fees include comprehensive course materials including course handbook, slides manual, and required readings (including a copy of Professor Moran’s new book Serious Whitefella Stuff), as well as lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

The course will be facilitated by Professor Mark Moran, Chair of Development Effectiveness, alongside guest speakers who are experts and highly experienced in the science of development practice.

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