Community Capacity Building

Seven courses provide program professionals, both civilian and military, with strategies and tools to promote positive change in communities and increase capacity within an organization. The modules outline a set of principles and practices with broad application to families, communities and situations that result in improved lives.

Learn more about each of the Community Capacity Building courses below.

Community Capacity Building - 00 - 03 - Fundamentals

Looking to bring the community capacity building approach to your organization? Learn how to create a plan to build capacity in your community. With your fellow community members, you can create positive change. If you would like to further your education, please begin with Community Capacity Building - 04 - Advanced - Community Assessment.

Length: 4 hours
Audience: DoD Civilian, MC&FP staff, All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 04 - Advanced - Community Assessment

Why does community assessment matter in the capacity building process? This module answers that question and more. It includes how to assess your community and present your findings to others to build support.

Length: 40 - 60 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 05 - Advanced - Strengthening Formal Systems through Collaboration

Formal systems play a role in community capacity building. How can you help build collaboration between systems? In this module, you'll learn how to make collaboration successful and find assessment tools to help you reach your goals.

Length: 30 - 45 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 06 - Advanced - Mobilizing Informal Networks

As a service provider, do you know how to make informal networks your active partners? Use this course to learn the benefits of informal networks and how to find them. Then, learn how to mobilize them and how to measure their functioning in your community.

Length: 25 - 40 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 07 - Advanced - Engaging Military Leaders

Take this module for tips on engaging military leaders in your efforts. They can help you promote the well-being of service members and their families.

Length: 20 - 40 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 08 - Advanced - Monitoring Results and Activities

How do you know if what you’ve been doing is working? Learn how to track progress and results to see if your team is nearer to its goals in this module. Also, learn about tracking partner and team member performance.

Length: 20 - 35 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers

Community Capacity Building - 09 - Advanced - Sustaining Desired Results

Your team has done great! Now what? Discover the factors that help you sustain your program’s benefits in a community. In this module, you will gain a tool to assess your program’s sustainability and guide for creating a sustainability plan.

Length: 25 - 40 minutes
Audience: All, Service providers