The NGO’s since the last two decades, due to their unique vision and perspectives of a just, equitable and sustainable society have gained prominence as agents of social and economic change. This increasing recognition has also heightened the demand for increased professionalism. The actions, the frames of reference, the demands for better results and transparent governance requires a massive investment in developing human resources. The developing countries do have their own unique needs and cultural identities. This must be understood and addressed while building the managerial traits in its human resources. Importing the required managerial competence from the developing economies may not be a feasible strategy. This programme, being in the developing country makes an attempt to address this uniqueness. It is, therefore, a unique cause to attend fort those interested in working on the social and economic agenda, with NGO’s.
NGO Management course apart is that it is:
- Future-facing: The course focuses on the rapidly evolving context of international development. It explores the implication for NGOs of such trends as the changing role of civil society, altering aid flows, increased funding for humanitarian and security work, shifting North-South relations, the impact of new digital technologies, the moves to greater collaboration and the increasing influence of the private sector in the development process.
- Both academic and applied: The course combines the academic rigour of an internationally respected management school with a highly practical and applied approach. The course is delivered by NGO Management practitioners with decades of first-hand experience and ongoing involvement in the sector. In addition we have guest lectures by senior NGO staff or consultants presenting the latest issues and exploring the real-world challenges they face. The shadowing exercise, a key component of the course, provides students with a unique insight into the day-to-day realities of NGO management.
- A rich learning environment: The course lecturers are among the highly regarded in the University and have been awarded prizes for the quality of their teaching. Personal reflection and learning is encouraged through action learning sets and the coaching opportunities that are available. We place considerable emphasis on student participation and interaction. Together with the diversity of the student cohort each year, this creates a stimulating learning environment.