Sustainable Community Development Certificate

Community development certificate online

Earn your community development certificate online

Enhance your ability to empower people through sustainable community development with this highly customizable online certificate program. Offered in partnership with Village Earth, this program uses a flexible, participatory approach to learning. Rather than teaching prescriptive solutions to community problems, you will learn how to use the community's input and vision to create options and solutions that truly meet community needs.

Start working toward your certificate. No application required.

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Develop the skills to enact meaningful change

In this training program, you will learn through case studies, exercises, and group discussions. You will also share experiences with fellow community development practitioners from around the globe. Experienced practitioners will gain a fresh perspective on community development, and novices and volunteers will get the training they need to be successful in this field.

Gain the knowledge you need to meet today's challenges in roles such as:

  • Community development coordinator
  • Resource development coordinator
  • Project manager or planner
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Grassroots activist
  • Field worker or volunteer

Choose courses based on your professional interests

This certificate program is highly customizable, allowing you to adapt the coursework to fit the needs of community-based, governmental, or nongovernmental institutions. In addition to the required community development course (GSLL 1501), you will choose three additional electives from a list of 16 course options. View the curriculum page to learn more.