Our certificates focus on community-based approaches to supporting, catalyzing, managing, and evaluating change efforts. We invite you to explore the options listed below. Please contact us with any questions about certificate programs.





Transform your community with its current resources to build a more just and lasting future
using seven proven tasks!
Build experience with:
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Building on success
  • Workplan development
  • Effective action
  • Sustainable growth

"This program combines broad and sound conceptual advances with practical on the ground experience... It provides a unique approach to improve our understanding of contemporary problems."

-Francisco Sagasti, implementation partner, Peru


SCHEDULE: June 1- August 24, 2017


TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per week for overview of content; 8-10 hours for in-depth study

COST: A $150 (non-refundable) registration fee grants access to online content. A certificate of completion is available for an additional $200, to be awarded upon satisfactorily completing required activities, discussions, and/or assignments. Total cost of the certificate is $350. 

TRAVEL: None required, but you will need to engage with your community


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Make the Change You Wish to See:


Mahatma Gandhi's Social Change Method

In this five-week course, students learn Gandhi's methods right where he taught them: at his ashram in Sevagram. India. They will eat as he did, study on the same mud floors where he taught, and leave the course with the skills to use words and actions to improve community life.
SCHEDULE: October 1 - November 8, 2017

COST: A $250 (non-refundable) registration fee grants access to online course content, and the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Students will pay for and arrange their own roundtrip airfare to Delhi, India. An additional $1,000 fee covers program costs while in India for 11 days. Total certificate cost is $1,250, plus the cost of airfare to and from India (payable in full before travel to India).

TRAVEL: Sevagram and Delhi, India

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