Agrasar Institute of Development Practice | AIDP |

We all recognize that the grassroots practitioners, who often come from the communities we serve, are the backbone of Development Organisations. Their dedication makes them invaluable assets to our organization and the sector. However, their career progress is often stalled due to a lack of certain professional skills, and they lack the time and resources for full-time courses. Agrasar, with over a decade of experience, has established this pioneering learning institution dedicated to growth and development of practitioners in NGOs and other social impact organizations.

Certificate Program in Management (Development Practice)

Are you a dedicated practitioner in an NGO or other social impact organisation, making efforts to progress in your career but facing a skill gap? Are you unable to find any course sufficient and suitable to meet your learning needs? This 11-month comprehensive online program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to progress into managerial and higher roles, transforming your career and enhancing your impact in the field of development.
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Who is this program for?

This learning program is for you if you are:
1.) Keen to progress to managerial/ higher level roles
2.) Completed Graduation of Post Graduation in any discipline
3.) Have two years or more of experience in Social Impact Sector
4.) Motivated enough to devote 6 to 8 hours per week

What will you learn (Courses) ?

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the development sector, focusing on the role of development organisations in driving social change. It explores the various types of organisations, including NGOs, INGOs, government agencies, and private sector entities, and the diverse ways in which they contribute to the process of social change. Students also gains insights into diverse career opportunities within the development sector, ranging from project management to policy advocacy. This module also aims to develop an appreciation for each component of this certificate program to build a successful career in the field of development.

This module introduces students to the concept of ‘Theory of Change’ (ToC). The module guides them through a commonly followed ToC framework, covering context, baseline, vision, program design and M&E. Students learn to build a Theory of Change tailored to specific contexts through secondary research as well as primary need assessment. The course emphasizes the importance of design and systems thinking, highlighting interconnectedness and developing the habit of applying these approaches in all aspects of work.

In this module, participants explore the role of social media in enhancing project visibility and engagement. They learn how to leverage various social media platforms to effectively communicate project updates, successes, impact and even challenges to a wider audience. They will learn to craft engaging social media content and implementing strategies to increase reach and engagement. Participants also gain insights into utilizing social media analytics tools to track performance and measure the effectiveness of their communication efforts. By developing their skills for social media for development, practitioners enhance their ability to amplify project impact and cultivate meaningful connections with stakeholders and donors.

Who will teach you (Faculty) ?

Prerit is our CEO. Dream. Idea. Action. Reflection. More Action. More dreams. More Ideas… is his daily routine. His biggest assets are his zeal to learn new things and his “awesome team”! He gets thrilled when someone in the team does an “excellent job”. His team is what he always boasts about. Why not! 

Anu has more than a decade long experience of working with most reputed schools of India. She is an NLP Practitioner and a Life Coach. Currently, she is leading curriculum development and teachers’ capacity building for our work on eliminating corporal punishment and supporting Prerit in organisational development. 

Shashi ji, as he is fondly addressed by the team and everyone around holds the key to government relationships at strategic level. Prerit’s way and Shashi’s way of connecting with people are different, but Shashi ji takes the final call when it comes to partnering with the bureaucracy. Rightly so 🙂 

Sakshi, a student of development management, never fails to inspire the team through her efforts and knowledge. Think. Read. Action. Reflection. Action… is what she does every day. Nurturing partnerships based on “compassion and empathy” is what she does for Agrasar. With oneness.

Prerit is our CEO. Dream. Idea. Action. Reflection. More Action. More dreams. More Ideas… is his daily routine. His biggest assets are his zeal to learn new things and his “awesome team”! He gets thrilled when someone in the team does an “excellent job”. His team is what he always boasts about. Why not! 

Anu has more than a decade long experience of working with most reputed schools of India. She is an NLP Practitioner and a Life Coach. Currently, she is leading curriculum development and teachers’ capacity building for our work on eliminating corporal punishment and supporting Prerit in organisational development. 

Shashi ji, as he is fondly addressed by the team and everyone around holds the key to government relationships at strategic level. Prerit’s way and Shashi’s way of connecting with people are different, but Shashi ji takes the final call when it comes to partnering with the bureaucracy. Rightly so 🙂 

Sakshi, a student of development management, never fails to inspire the team through her efforts and knowledge. Think. Read. Action. Reflection. Action… is what she does every day. Nurturing partnerships based on “compassion and empathy” is what she does for Agrasar. With oneness.

Important Dates

Admissions Open : 25 June 2024

Last Date for Application : 15 July 2024

Baseline Assessment : 10 August 2024

Final Admissions List : 15 August 2024

Program Begins : 01 September 2024

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Program Calendar

Term 1

September 01 to December 31 2024

Term 2

January 2025 to March 2025

Term 3

April 2025 to July 2025

Note:
  • Break for Diwali: November 1 – November 10, 2024
  • Break between Term 2 and 3: April 7 – April 15, 2025
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