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TRAINING FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS
 
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Development organisations in the NGO, government and public
sector are changing fast these days.  Yet, too often, there
are insufficient personnel with the knowledge and skills to
carry the process of change through successfully.
 
To address this problem, the UK's Institute for Development
Policy and Management is mounting a twelve-week training
programme from April to July 1996, entitled Management
Services and Information Systems.  This addresses two key
aspects of the organisational change process: the
reorganisation of staffing arrangements, and the use of new
computing technology.  The overall objective is to produce
skilled agents of change who can help to create more effective
development organisations.
 
In detail, the programme will provide participants with:
- upgraded skills in the analysis of personnel-related
  problems and the design of new work delivery systems;
- new skills in the planning, management and use of
  computerised information systems;
- the opportunity to share experiences with participants from
  a wide range of development organisations;
- the knowledge, skills and confidence to play a key role in
  the process of change within their organisations;
- a relevant postgraduate-level qualification.
 
The programme is aimed primarily at participants from Africa,
Asia and Latin America, most of whom find sponsorship for
their attendance.  Past sponsors have included UNDP, the World
Bank, the UK's Overseas Development Administration in addition
to national governments and private organisations.
 
For further details of this and other training programmes run
by IDPM, please contact:
Dr Richard Heeks, Institute for Development Policy and
Management, University of Manchester, Precinct Centre,
Manchester, M13 9GH, UK
Tel: +44-161-275-2870
Fax: +44-161-273-8829
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