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SUSTAINABLE SERVICE: COURSE RECORDING

Sustainable Service: Delivering Community-centered programming

PURCHASE RECORDING

Do you feel called to take your work into the community in a compassionate and effective way? Are you interested in learning how to use your skills to cultivate meaningful change in the world around you? If so, then this course is for you – and anyone who wants to engage effectively and ethically with their communities. If you are interested in developing and delivering sustainable community projects or programs but don’t know where to start, this course will offer you a framework to help guide your design, planning and implementation.

This course will cover:

• An introduction to community centered programming

• The importance of designing with the community instead of for it

• Best practices for cultural humility

• Tools for checking in with purpose and intention

• Framework for ethical and sustainable program development and design

• Real world application of the tools and framework


Meet Your Teachers


Julia Midland
Julia Midland

Julia has worked in international policy and humanitarian aid for over 15 years, evaluating the efficacy of aid programming and assessing impact against intended achievements. Specializing in gender and conflict, she has worked across numerous sectors, including education, humanitarian assistance, governance, health, counter-trafficking, illicit finance, and counter-terrorism. Her work across the globe, with particular expertise in conflict and post-conflict environments such as Somalia, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, has given her an acute understanding of the problems with the typical aid model, and insight into how to make development programming more sustainable through equitable, community-centered intervention.

Julia’s experience working with marginalized communities and her understanding that community-led interventions are more effective, have greater impact, and are more likely to generate sustainable change, led to the foundation of The OMPowerment Project, a non-profit dedicated to empowering individuals in marginalized and at-risk communities worldwide with embodiment tools for self-regulation. The OMPowerment team shares the belief that wellness should not be determined by geography, social status, ethnicity, access to finance, or privilege. In pursuit of this mission, OMPowerment provides week-long leadership trainings that equip trainees with the skills to create safer space in their communities, free of labels and judgement, in which men and women can begin to relieve anxiety and build confidence and self-esteem. Since 2017, the OMPowerment team has delivered 11 trainings in 7 countries, empowering over 100 individuals.


Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who wants to engage effectively and ethically with their communities. Is will be particularly useful for those who are interested in developing and delivering sustainable community projects or programs but are looking for direction on where to start.

Why should someone take this course? You should take this course if you are interested in learning how to use your skills to cultivate meaningful change in the world around you. This course is for you if you feel called to take your work into the community in a compassionate and effective way but don't know where to begin. And, it is for you if you have been doing this work for decades but question whether the work is truly effective and collaborative.
What topics of discussion will be covered? The course will cover the basics of community centered programming and the importance of designing with the community instead of for it. We will discuss best practices for cultural humility and take time to check in with our purpose and intentions. Using real world examples, we will then discover how to take our vision in to the world in a way that is both practical and ethical.
What tools will folks walk away with after taking this course? You will walk away with an understanding of the importance of working with communities instead of for them. You will be offered tools and a framework for designing sustainable programming. And, hopefully, you'll walk away with a community of people ready to jump in and do the work alongside of and in support of you.


Courses Included with Purchase



OTM Leadership Summit Spring 2020
A Journey Toward Conscious Activism
Seane Corn, Hala Khouri & Suzanne Sterling

Original Price: $0


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