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LINC Mexico CSO Management Course Launch

Today in Mexico City LINC and Fondo Unido México launched a “Diplomado” capacity building program for Mexican Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). This first cohort of trainees consisted of 45 representatives of 26 local organizations working on the front-lines of socio-economic development in Mexico, including crime and violence prevention, human rights, justice sector reform and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the course of the next three months, these 26 organizations will participate in a training program that includes 84 hours of classroom training and over 40 hours of hands-on application. Institutional capacity of participating organizations is assessed utilizing LINC’s PICKS organizational self assessment tool before and after the course is completed. The course curriculum includes:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Design, Management and Implementation
  • Fundraising
  • Human Capital Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Board Development and Leadership
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • Law and Ethics
  • Improvement and Change

In his opening remarks at the April 27 Diplomado launch event, LINC’s Managing Director, Rich Fromer said: “Civil society is fundamental to achieving local development and quality of life improvements. Civil Society Organizations, as catalysts of a healthy and vibrant civil society, must have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and resources to sustainably work toward their mission over the long term. We are excited to deliver this course with Fondo Unido and USAID and we look forward to seeing the results in the strengths of the participating organizations – the first cohort for now, and many other organizations in the future.”

The Local Capacity Development Activity (LCDA) will train over 100 Mexican Civil Society Organizations over the course of the next three years. The program is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by LINC and Fondo Unido México (Contract No. AID-523-C-15-00004). This post is the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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The LCDA team celebrates the launch of the first Diplomado

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The first Diplomado cohort session gets underway