 The 12 week, NGO MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP online
course is meant for those participants whose busy work
schedules may not avail them time to attend the open
training normally conducted in 3-5 day workshops.
 While the open workshop format allows for one to one
sharing of information and feedback between the
participant and the trainers, the online format, on the
other hand, provides the trainee with the leeway to
engage the trainer exclusively from his/her personal
work perspectives which the limitations of a workshop
normally curtails.
Introduction cont’d
 This course normally takes 12 weeks to complete. However, this
duration may be reduced or escalated upwards depending on the
availability of the trainee to read the materials and submit his/her
assignments on time.
 Additionally, those participants with graduate degrees and/or
considerable time in development work,have been noted to finish the
course within shorter time frames.
 After the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with
a sealed certificate with grading in the following order:
 80-100 Distinction
 65-79 Upper Credit
 50-64 Credit
 40-49 Pass
 Effective and Results Based Management demand the possession
of key management competencies among core NGO staff.
However, a large proportion of NGO workforce, including those
interested in developing a career in the NGO sector, express
critical skills gaps in various areas of NGO management that
impose high risks on organizational systems which in turn affect
management and management outcomes of these organizations.
 In addition to enhancing professional skills to improve your
performance, this intensive 12 week NGO Management and
Leadership Online Course equips you with industry-specific
skills to effectively manage an NGO while giving you a clear and
distinctive edge in the highly competitive NGO world through
demonstration of a commitment to training and career
development among your employers.
 Successful non-profits demand competent managerial and
strong focused leadership competencies to effectively deliver on
organization mandates. (What is a successful non- profit
making organization)?
 Indeed, a common feature among the ranks of many NGOs
is the presence of managers with impressive academic
credentials coupled with a strong desire to bring positive
change among communities. However, weak managerial
and leadership skills often impede this desire to effect
positive change among the communities or offer strong
leadership in assigned organization functions
 There is, thus, a dire need to combine these high standards
of academic rigor with a practical understanding of NGO
management and this 12 week programme will equip you
with essential leadership strategies, practical tools and
techniques as relates to non- profits within a context of an
era of rapid globalization.
 The training purposes to prepare you to inspire those you
lead in an increasing complex and highly evolving NGO
Course objectives
 Overall Objective: To enhance and accelerate the effective
delivery of organizations’ missions and the performance of
programmatic interventions through the upgrade of key
managerial/leadership competencies key staff
 From the foregoing, this training aims at enhancing your
performance outcomes through the systematic movement
and upgrade of management/leadership skills through the
four levels of competence, thus;
Course objectives-Cnt’d
 Unconscious Incompetence---I don’t know that I don’t
 Conscious Incompetence---I know (that) I don’t know
 Conscious Competence---I know (that) I know—e.g. a
newly qualified driver..
 Unconscious Competence---I know it so well that I
don’t need memorizing it to perform it well/I know it
so well I can now teach/train another person on it….
 We do assume that this process will enable you to take your
capacity in NGO MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP to this
level …… (iv).
 If we do this, we then, in our view, will have achieved our
 It is our hope that through this training, you will gain
skill(s) which will impact and positively influence your
managerial and leadership perspectives to produce more
and better deliverables, and in a timely manner for your
WEEK 1: Resource Mobilization for NGOs in Africa
 Preliminaries..
 Objective: Correctly identify fund raising tips
 Expected Outputs: Resource /fund raising plan
WEEK 2: Proposal Development
 Objective: Correctly Identify 14 components of a project
 Expected Outputs: A complete proposal
WEEK 3:NGO Management & Leadership- How to become a
Highly Inspirational NGO Manager
 Correctly identify factors for strong organization teams/becoming an
inspirational leader
 Carry out a SWOT analysis of organization/team
 Measure effect of leadership on team
 Types of leadership challenges and responses to them
 Link between personal leadership style & the organizational challenges facing
you as a senior manager
Expected Outputs: Team SWOT analysis chart
WEEK 4:NGO Management & Leadership- How to become a
Highly Inspirational NGO Manager
 Identify factors to making the most of your strengths/Reducing your risks
 Identify Strategies to measure the effect of your leadership style on your
project teams
 Identify Strategies for creation of strong organization teams
 Identify Strategies to enhance your negotiation skills: The 5 key skills of a
senior manager’s tool kit
Expected Outputs: An Essay
WEEK 5: Time Management/Communication
 Objective Correctly identify factors for time management
Conduct effective meetings
Write memos
Internal Communication
External Communication
 Expected Outputs: A staff Memo
WEEK 6: NGO Staff Motivation
 Objectives:
 Correctly identify factors for staff motivation within NGO
 Correctly identify factors for de-motivation
 Expected Outputs: A motivation strategy for NGO staff
WEEK 7: Capacity Assessment for NGOs
 Objective: Correctly identify at least 20 documents &
processes for NGO capacity assessment (especially in the
context of donor funding)
 Expected Outputs:1 page essay
WEEK 8: Project budgeting for NGOs
 Objective: Correctly identify and demonstrate
appreciation of the principles of budgeting
 Expected Outputs: A budget
Week 9: Stakeholder Analysis, Mapping & Stakeholder
Analysis Management
 Objective
 Identify role of stakeholders in project success
 Identify mechanisms for stakeholder Analysis
 Identify Stakeholder Management Strategies
 Expected Outputs: A stakeholder mapping, analysis &
management strategic plan
WEEK 10: Effective NGO governance
 Objectives:
 Correctly identify factors for effective NGO Governance
 Demonstrate an appreciation of the role of proper NGO
governance to mission delivery
 Demonstrate an appreciation of stakeholder involvement in
NGO governance and mission delivery
 Expected Outputs:1 page essay
Week 11:Ethical Practices in NGO Management
 Objectives:
 Identify International Ethical Standards for effective NGO Management
 Identify Causes, Forms, Manifestations & Solutions for Unethical
practices among NGO
 Correctly identify factors for NGO success & Sustainability
 Identify International Best Practices in NGO Management
 Expected Outputs:1 page essay
Week 12:Training Review/Award of certificate
 Training review
 Planning for future
 Presentation of Certificate
 Expected Outputs:1 Training Evaluation Form
2: Future Plan of Action/Application of acquired skills
3: A certificate

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