FOCUS GROUPS IN RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN & DEVELOPMENT CONTEXTS

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UNLOCKING THE POWER OF FOCUS GROUPS IN RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN & DEVELOPMENT WORK

AMPLIFYING IMPACT THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Focus groups offer a unique avenue to understand the diverse needs, opinions, and aspirations of the communities you serve. With our training program, you will be able to unlock the full potential of focus groups as dynamic platforms for community engagement and co-creation.

Focus groups have transformative potential. When we actively listen to communities, tailoring strategies based on their insights and fostering ongoing engagement, development initiatives become:

  • More effective
  • More sustainable
  • Aligned with the aspirations and priorities of the people they aim to serve

WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS

  • MASTERING FOCUS GROUP TECHNIQUES: Gain expert insights into effectively planning, conducting, and analyzing focus group discussions in diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts.
  • COMMUNITY-CENTRIC DECISION MAKING: Learn how to ensure inclusive representation and participation, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment within communities.
  • STRATEGIC QUESTIONING: Develop the art of crafting strategic questions that elicit meaningful insights and drive actionable solutions for development challenges.
  • CULTURAL SENSITIVITY: Understand the importance of cultural nuances in facilitating respectful and inclusive discussions, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued.
  • HOLISTIC DATA ANALYSIS AND INTEGRATION INTO PROJECT PLANNING: Learn advanced techniques for analyzing qualitative data and integrating contextual insights into holistic development strategies.

All topics are supported by frequent, clear, practical examples and case studies from relief, humanitarian and development work.

You can see all the sessions in the curriculum below.


HOW THIS COURSE WORKS

This is a self-study training so you can work at your own pace. As soon as you sign up you will have access to:

  • Over 4 hours of clear, practical, step-by-step sessions (downloadable, subtitled video, accessible on all devices)
  • Discussion sections to leave questions and reflections
  • Frequent tests to check and reinforce your learning
  • A certificate of completion


This is a practical course. You will often be asked to pause and work through reflections and exercises. This is to support you in developing your own skills as you progress through the modules.

You can explore the early modules here:

VIDEO LESSON: WHEN IS A FOCUS GROUP USEFUL? (4.48)

VIDEO LESSON: FOCUS GROUP QUESTIONS IN DISASTER RESPONSE PLANNING (8.21)

And if you have any questions about whether this course is right for you, feel free to email us.

COURSE CURRICULUM



Your Instructor


Neil Kendrick
Neil Kendrick

Leading ELD Training with over 25 years of experience, Neil Kendrick from the UK specializes in Professional Writing, Reporting Skills, Proposal Writing, Results-Based Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation. He has trained professionals from hundreds of organizations in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you are ready. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How can I start?
You can pay by credit card sign up right away. You will have access to the whole course immediately.
My organization is funding this course. How can I enroll?
If your organization is sponsoring you, and you want to pay by bank transfer, send us an email at [email protected].
How can we enroll a group of participants?
Relief, humanitarian and development work is a team effort. Please email us to discuss enrolling groups.
What other ways can I pay?
You can pay by bank draft, PayPal and Western Union. Contact us at [email protected] for details.
What support is available during the course?
Although this is a self-study training, there are Discussion areas inside the course where you can post any additional questions about what was covered.
Why are there two different fees?
We understand that different organizations have different financial capabilities, especially in the relief and humanitarian sector. To ensure our training is accessible to all, we offer a two-tiered pricing system based on an honesty basis. We trust you to select the pricing tier that best reflects your organization's budget. This approach allows us to support those who need it most while maintaining our commitment to quality and sustainability.

"Focus groups have transformative potential. When we actively listen to communities, tailoring strategies based on their insights and fostering ongoing engagement, development initiatives become more effective, more sustainable and aligned with the aspirations and priorities of the people they aim to serve."

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