At Future Generations University, you can learn with and from a community of global leaders passionate about making lasting change that improves life and advances justice and sustainability all over the world and in your community.

Master the skills you need to succeed

Study examples of global best practice in Community Development from international experts, and learn how to adapt and apply them to your local community context.

Our program allows you to learn in a flexible, applied format – ideal for busy professionals and people with family or community commitments who are eager to learn how to be more effective and efficient leaders.

You will do applied projects that directly improve your work through “community labs” – each class will help you build a professional portfolio that documents how you learned new knowledge, skills, and tools that relate to your career and community efforts.

“I came from a very rigorous style of education and I felt that I learned but it wasn’t what I could use in the real-world. I think that this applied way of teaching is invaluable.”


Learn our proven method for community development

  • Our approach to community development (SEED-SCALE) works based on 25 years of research, applications, and field demonstrations.
  • We use the model to empower people at the community level to achieve local success. Future Generations partners with students to expand their work, both in geographic coverage and across development sectors for sustained improvements in quality of life.
  • SEED-SCALE, a method that allows communities to advance to goals they seek for themselves, using resources they have in their communities.

Focus on a Sustainable Development Goal

Learn to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of your choice in your project or community. The Future Generations Global community seeks a shift in practice informed by our SEED-SCALE methodology toward the 17  SDGs and beyond. For the first time in human history, every country of the world has signed on to these same set of goals. Governments, many corporations, and donor agencies have shared targets to address poverty, health, education, peace, inclusion of all, and climate action.

Master of Arts in Applied Community Development

Certificates & Diplomas

Non-Formal Education

Courses We Teach

Fall 2021 Semester

Course ID Course Name Instructor Zoom Time
ACC 601 Introduction to Community Change Wednesdays 9:00 ET/ 1300 UTC
PSK 601 Nonprofit Management Thursdays 9:00 ET/1300 UTC
PSK 602 Community Resource Mapping Thursdays at 8:00 PM ET/Fridays at 0:00 UTC
Fridays at 9:00 AM ET/1300 UTC
PRC 603 Monitoring and Evaluation Tuesdays 9:00 ET/1300 UTC
Independent Study

Spring 2022 Semester

Course ID Course Name Instructor Zoom Time
ACC 603 Taking Impact to Scale Wednesdays 9am EST/1400UTC
PRC 602 Social Research for Social Change Thursdays 10am EST/1500 UTC
PSK 619 Fundraising and Resource Development Tuesdays 9:30am EST/1430 UTC
ACC 604 Sustainable Communities Mondays 10:00 AM ET/1500 UTC
Independent Study
Field-Based Study*
Course ID Course Name Instructor
FBC- 602 Gandhian Methods (India)
FBC 603 SEED-SCALE (West Virginia)
FBC 604 From War Victim to Development
Model (Vietnam)
*Our Field-Based Courses is currently on hold due to travel constraints (COVID 19). Updated courses will be posted at a later date.