Change the world

Unit for Continuing Education

Course content

  • Overview of community development
  • The entry-level community development practitioner at work
  • Relevant contexts
  • Everyday terms and concepts
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Important "actors" in community development
  • Taking our-"selves" into the community development process
  • The "process-project" continuum
  • Elements and phases of a "wise/good" process/project
  • Important values, ethics and principles


Target audience:

This 5-day introductory level course is particularly suited to community representatives working towards positive change and transformation in their respective communities; representatives from non-profit sector (NGOs, NPOs, CBOs, NPCs); government officials working closely with communities; social entrepreneurs; corporate social investment/responsibility staff.

Course dates:

Please contact the course facilitator Debbie Mattheus 041 504 4005 (mornings) to discuss suitable dates. :

* Minimum number of learners required to run course = 10. :

Ideal group size = 15 learners :

Course Duration & Time:

  • 5 days  - (8am - 4pm)

Course fee:

  • R2500 per delegate (community members, non-profit sector, students).

    R4500 per delegate (Government, Corporate)


Banking details:

Standard Bank

Account number - 080263011

Branch code - 050417

Kindly contact Debbie Mattheus for reference number -



Contact information
Ms Debbie Mattheus
Training Co-ordinator
Tel: 27 41 504 4005