PC300 Core Principles of Community Strengthening

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Course Description

Spring Session 1 2022

February 21st - April 1st

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm

Summer Session 2022

June 27th - July 15th

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm


In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland

Online Distance Learning


The deadline to apply for this course in Spring Session 1 2022 is January 21st, 2022. 


​Community-based development is rooted in the idea that individuals and groups are best suited to identifying and addressing social problems in their own communities. Community development enhances local ownership, sustainability, and effectiveness by localising problems and solutions in geographically, politically, and socially defined areas. This course will provide an overview of community-based development, frameworks for development, and tools and resources that can be utilised by non-profits and development workers in international contexts. 

  1. Do No Harm

  2. Community-Based Development in Theory

  3. Stakeholder Theory

  4. Asset Based Development

  5. Community Based Participatory Research

  6. Vortex Methodology 

  7. Social Partnerships

  8. Working with Local Governments

  9. Sustainability