Community Development for Practitioners Course



This certificate provides an extensive practice-based learning opportunity for those interested in facilitating collective impact and transformation in their neighbourhoods or communities. This is geared toward practitioners who will be in a position to operationalize the community building work that will strengthen leadership, innovation, and collaboration using a community development process, tools, and resources.

It is important to note that certification in “Community Building Foundations” is a prerequisite for those wanting to be certified in “Community Development for Practitioners”. However anyone can register and take any one or more of the modules. 

Upon completion of this certificate, participants will have:

Target Audience:

This certification is ideally suited for those wanting to enhance their community development competencies or for those seeking consistent skills, knowledge, and attitudes among government and non-profit staff, volunteers, consultants, and contractors who will be in a position to operationalize community building work using a community development philosophy, methodology, tools, and resources.

Learning Options and Cost:

Note: There are some options for supporting self-directed learning or busy schedules. For example rather than choosing to participate in the live webinar, a participant could instead watch the recorded videos when they choose. Additional background resources and readings are also available within the Campus Learning Centre.

Time Commitment:

Webinars are 1.5 hours in length and run over a 10-15 week period. Additionally, in some cases there are readings and resources provided each week (accessed via the Learning Centre) for review. Participants are also encouraged to participate in online forums and share exchanges with their peers. Live participation in all of the webinars is recommended.  

Testing and Certification:


Register for the January 2019 Full Course or One or More of the Above Modules