Training and Curriculum

CCCR's designs and delivers both training programs and post-secondary curriculum. This work follows two streams.

CCCR pioneered the development of training manuals, facilitator guides, and other resources to support the work of community economic development (CED) practitioners. CCCR works with universities, colleges, and other organizations and specialists to design and deliver CED programs and curricula in a range of settings. Our high quality, applied programs emphasize clear values, a strategic approach to CED, and excellence in process and key technical skills. CCCR offers:

  • Instructional services at all levels
  • Design of tailored learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and program design
  • Course development
  • Reading resources tailored to specific topics
  • Consultation with instructors, faculty, and administrators
  • Positioning and development

In Canada, CCCR is also a pioneer trainer in the Transition Town movement. Transition Towns seek to engage people through the head ("Give me the facts!"), the heart ("I worry about my grandchildren's future") and the hands ("What can I do?") in order to engage whole communities in reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and strengthening their resilience.

CCCR delivers a 2-day Training for Transition Workshop as well as the 4-day Training for Transition Trainers Workshop. We also share leadership in the emerging network of Transition Towns in Canada. See Transition News (at right) for upcoming events or download the information package if you are interested in hosting a workshop.

CCCR has designed and test-delivered curricula for a wide variety of institutions, in both English and French:

  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt, B.C.): designed 10 six-day courses to increase First Nation capacity in community economic development
  • University of Victoria (B.C.): key role in the design of the Masters Program in Community Development.
  • CCCR played a key role in designing and writing the On-line Training Program in Co-op Management of the Conseil cooperative de l'Ontario. This Téléapprentissage (currently available in French only) offers 100 hours of training in four modules: 1) an overview of the co-operative sector, its principles and principal players, 2) co-operative laws and regulations in Ontario, 3) co-operative financial management, and 4) co-operative governance.

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