244: Managing Your

Climate Action Plan:

Engage Community Members

in Maintaining the Action Plan

Manage Your Climate Action Plan: OL 244

These adaptation projects are for the long-term. Plan your project management to make sure that the community is fully engaged in the process during project launch and prepared for project handover to the community when your grant cycle is over.

OVERVIEW: Manage Your Climate Action Plan Course Details

What is this course?

An 8 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your climate change project. Each one of the assignments will be a concrete step in preparing your project for launch and eventual takeover. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will have developed a management plan and a simple monitoring and evaluation plan for the community to use—and you will have launched the project.

Manage Your Climate Action Plan: Learn by doing.

We also need to make sure that we successfully deliver a set of skills to the community through a family of workshops so that they will be able to implement the project activities alongside us. You will launch the project and orchestrate for the project handover to the community at the end of your grant cycle.

How will you you learn about Managing Your Climate Action Plan?

1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by working closely with and engaging community members.

2. For long-term sustainability you will begin training and preparing community members for eventual project take-over when it’s time for your NGO to move onto another project.

Who should take this Manage Your Climate Action Plan course?

1. This course is perfect for nonprofit professionals working in adaptation in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, or DRR—and who want to develop practitioner-level skills. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or an executive director—you will develop real skills mastery.

2. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the nonprofit/development world and wanting to develop employable skills.


Manage Your CAP Course Syllabus

6 Weeks: Make the project sustainable and have long-term impact.

Week 1. Project Management: the community perspective.
Week 2. Engaging the community in project launch.
Week 3. Developing skill sets within the community.
Week 4. Project Launch.
Week 5. Learning tools: Monitoring and evaluation.
Week 6. Community Empowerment: Project hand-over.


Manage Your CAP Participants Say:

What Participants Say: “Thank you for this course. I believe that it would be great to reach out to students who are deciding what field to pursue in universities. This course would be set a great foundation and give them an idea on what to expect if they were to pursue the climate change field. Mr. Magee provided very constructive feedback with insightful guidance.” Gloria Sengutuvan, IISD—International Institute for Sustainable Development. Singapore & Canada.

Tim Magee: Climate Change Scientist & Author

Give your project long-term sustainability and impact.
Take this course to fully develop the community’s ownership in the project.

Real human help: The training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, who has over 15 years experience in adaptation to climate change and sustainable development projects. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation.


Have a question? Contact our team for quick answers.

ENROLL: How To Enroll in This Course.

Simply click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.

This course has a prerequisite:

PRICING: Manage Your CAP Training with a Live Teacher

Teacher Led

Take this course with a live teacher. You will have complete access to the download course resources and lessons described below.

Certificate: Turn in the 6 assignments and you will receive a PDF Certificate. Your course teacher will offer professional comments and encouragement for your assignments. Give your project long-term sustainability and impact. Take this course to fully develop the community’s ownership in the project.

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