Community-Led Development

Course Opens April 27 2020  (first live webinar on May 4th at 1:PM EST)

Phase 2:  MOBILIZING Capacity for Community-Led Development 




Community-Led Development is a certified course providing an extensive practice-based learning opportunity for those interested in facilitating or coaching for collective impact and transformative change in their neighbourhoods or communities. Using a flipped-learning approach, this is geared toward practitioners who will be in a position to operationalize the community building work that will move beyond one's own sector to partner and collaborate with others in order to strengthen leadership, innovation, and collaboration using a community development process, tools, and resources.

Note: *Certification in “Community Building Fundamentals”, "Rural Community Building" or “Foundational Community Building” is a prerequisite for those wanting to be certified in “Community-Led Development".

Upon completion of this certificate, participants will have:

  • enhanced knowledge and skills as community builders;
  • an understanding of how to work with stakeholders to address issues, trends, group dynamics, models, and
  • the use of models and tools for community development and;opportunities for ongoing growth and development as the result of training, reflection, and connecting with a network of other interested in community building.


  • 5 modules provided in live, interactive webinars and discussions (face to face workshops may also be an option). Note: If you are unable to make all dates, the webinars are recorded and available for you to view on your own time.
  • learnings are reinforced with a variety of activities (videos, readings, discussion forums, resources and tools, activities, assignments applied in real settings etc.)
  • cost is $50 per for each of the 5 webinars ($250) plus testing and certification fee of $250. Total Course Fee is $500

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.


  • current members of the international Teach the Future Network are eligible for a significant subsidy. Please contact Dr. Peter Bishop directly for a discount code at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • the City of London, Ontario also has provided limited subsidies. Contact Karen Oldham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • all residents of Niagara, Ontario are eligible for a 50% discount provided by Brenda Herchmer. Contact her directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a discount code
  • the Campus for Communities of the Future will also consider discounts of up to 50% on an individual basis. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


Webinars are 1.5 hours in length and generally run one per week. Additionally, in some cases there are readings and resources provided each week (accessed via the Campus 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.  


  • for certification, participants will select one group, initiative, or network to work with throughout the course
  • they will then work with that group to complete 5 different assignments over the period of the course
  • these are practical applications related to the module learnings and relate specifically to community-led development 

Phase 2 Community Building



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