The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) invites you to apply for its 2021 WACSI Virtual training Courses including(1) Governance and Leadership, (2) Project Management, (3) Financial Management and (4) Communicating Impact.
Training Module Content
Governance and Leadership: This training will help participating organisations to strengthen
their governance structures, leadership and management abilities for enhanced performance and
sustainability. Participants would be taken through critical elements like governance, leadership,
board governance, strategic planning, internal conflict management, human resource development,
Project Management: Participants will be taken through the project management essentials and
the different stages of the Project Management cycle namely Project Initiation, Planning, Execution,
Monitoring & Evaluation, Closing and Sustainability. The training would also cover how to effectively
plan a project, the essence of leadership, communication and collaboration in project development
and execution. Participants will further be introduced to a range of cloud-based project management
tools and apps including Microsoft Teams, Google Suite, Zoom and how these tools can enhance
project management. Project documentation, reporting, common threats to project success and some
essential soft skills for project managers would be covered as well.
Financial Management: The module will improve the ability of the participating organisations to
enhance their organisational effectiveness and to enhance the knowledge and skills of their staff in
financial reporting. Using prime examples and templates, participants will be taken through principles
of financial management in NGOs, resource planning and budget management and grants reporting.
The training would also cover how to approve budgeting, how to fulfil donor reporting
requirements, curating, and generating data and evidence for financial reporting and auditing.
Communicating Impact: This module will focus on how to amplify impact and the different
mediums through which impact can be communicated. The training will enable organisations to better
identify, capture, communicate and amplify the impact and results they are making for greater
visibility and reach. It will also explore the nexus between results-based communication and
Benefits of the training:
It will help organisations to strengthening the skills of their staff and governing
agencies to play their role more efficiently.
The governance and leadership module will enhance the understanding and application of good
governance principles, structures and systems.
The project management module will give participants the basic knowledge and skills required to
successfully manage simple and complex project. Participants will be taken through the project
management circle as well as necessary tools to carry out project.
The financial and grant management module will enhance the knowledge and skills of participants in
project finance management and financial reporting.
The communicating impact module will enable organisations to better identify, capture and
communicate the impact of their various interventions.
Contribution Fee: Two options are available for the course. Organisations can subscribe for full package (of all 4 training modules) at USD $ 200 or half package (maximum 2 training modules) at USD $ 100.