FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CDEVF-DP Community Development

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
DEVE-2030Community and Economic Development
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This course introduces and compares the rationale, concepts, values, principles, and strategies currently used to mobilize community change and address social inequality through community-based initiatives. Participants will explore local examples of community development initiatives through guest speakers and field trips.

DEVE-2031Working Across Differences
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Participants will take a journey of self-discovery by examining their own identity and experience of difference in terms of gender, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, ways of learning, and worldviews. They will explore how differences are viewed and used to sustain power imbalances, examine the mechanics of oppression and privilege, and review techniques that help people work together more equitably, respectfully, and inclusively as allies and agents of change.

DEVE-2032Facilitation in Community Development
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Participants will explore the concept of change through community reflection and action mobilized from within the community. They will learn facilitation techniques and develop the ability to set objectives, design and plan empowering group sessions and meetings; lead groups to work collaboratively; and harvest feedback from community gatherings. They will apply their skills using critical thinking and analysis to assist in community discussion, decision-making, and consensus.

DEVE-2033Funding Community Initiatives
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Participants will explore the financial tools available for communities to support projects and initiatives. They will develop basic funding proposals and grant requests, define business models, and respond to RFPs. They will also examine how organizations maintain transparency and accountability, negotiate with financial institutions, and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders.

DEVE-2034Healthy and Sustainable Communities
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Participants will examine the elements of healthy and sustainable communities, learn how our environment affects human health, and examine the process for transitioning to healthy communities and sustainable development.

PDEV-2200Professional Development 1
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Participants will identify and explore employability skills needed for success in professional community development environments. They will be introduced to employment laws and regulations. Participants will initiate a portfolio of current employment tools relevant to their field.

PDEV-3200Professional Development 2
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Participants will gain relevant certification in related professional skills. They will complete their portfolios, practice applying diverse cultural protocols to engage with communities, and expand their experience of community development through participation in community events.

Prerequisites:
PROJ-2016Research and Managing Projects
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Participants will explore basic methods for managing projects from preparatory research through time-lining, communicating and documenting using project management software.

WRKE-2026Work Placement 1
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Participants will work within a community organization to develop, practice, and improve their community development skills. They will participate in online collaborations and reflections during their experiences.

WRKE-3026Work Placement 2
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Participants will have a second opportunity to work within community agencies to practice the skills developed in the second term. They will again participate in online collaborations and reflections on their experiences.

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