All three full offerings are taught by the same instructors, and the skills practiced in the course are the same although the development context may change.
Module #1: Managing Development Projects - Participants learn about the project cycle and how to analyze project opportunities. They become proficient in using the Results Framework, related tools and advanced software to guide project design and monitoring. They also learn how to use indicators to assess project performance. During the module, students use country data to create a project and accompanying monitoring plan that is consistent with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The main instructor is Dr. Jeff Langholz, who will be teaching (along with local leaders) the following sessions: Understanding the Conservation Project Cycle, Writing Meaningful Mission Statements, Using Comprehensive Site Assessment Tools, Creating Conservation Management Plans, Building Project Teams and Boards, Leadership Ethics, Effective Outreach and Media Relations, and Conflict Resolution.