The advantages of capacity building training run far deeper than you might initially think. Instigating both general and targeted training can change the whole feel of an organization to those working or volunteering for it. It shows a commitment on the NGO’s part not just to the mission at hand, but to the individuals on the front line. This willingness to offer more to your personnel makes the whole feel of the NGO more professional and dynamic. It keeps you at the cutting edge, and breeds loyalty amongst those you rely on.
Here we’ll take a look at some of the well-documented advantages, as well as a few lesser-known ones that are more specific to NGOs.
General Advantages To Capacity Building Training
There’s a long list of well-known advantages to continued training. Here are just a few of them:
- Organizational skill building: Training allows organizations to foster in-house skills. Qualified team is the most valuable asset an organization can have. Developing in-house skills builds operational efficiency and successful achievement of long-term goals.
- Change Management: This is paramount for all organizations, especially those dealing with expansion of organizations or perhaps changes to their current policies.
- Communication: An understanding of different perspectives and views can help us to communicate more effectively between team members, partners, networks, donors, communities and other stakeholders.
- Ethical responsibility: NGOs are often working towards a bigger goal in communities or areas with susceptible individuals. Understanding the importance of the responsibility to act ethically is essential for front line personnel.
- Quality improvement: Maintaining or exceeding the expected standards requires an understanding of the quality concepts.
In addition to these there are many other areas, including raising awareness about their mission. These all play a key role in a modern and productive work environment.
Lets be specific
This is where the benefits can be quantified in a much more specific way. By creating a training program specific to the skillset required for the effectiveness of your NGO you allow us to target key areas of your organization where gains can be made. We provide this service for different industries, such as agriculture, but lets look at our flexible program aimed at Agriculture, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Waste Management.
Agriculture Training-of-Trainer (ToT) program provides the tools to organizations to train youth, women and communities in agriculture sector. This ToT program also covers the methods by which small holders can combine their resources into effective cooperative interest groups and form linkages with NGOs and funding partners. By informing and providing a framework for success lenders, NGOs, farmers groups and individual growers can form a united value chain, linking the economic development of the region to the demands of national and global markets. With insight into regional challenges and an appropriate skillset to revitalize agriculture, Maximpact training program can help to improve agribusiness and allow opportunities for small growers to participate fully in local and global markets.
WASH related problems often involve personnel being on the ground in unstable regions. To operate to maximum efficiency an understanding political, environmental and social factors all need to be taken into account. These aspects purely deal with improving areas related to operational efficiency, but these aren’t the only challenges faced.
Waste Management ToT program is designed for organizations such as NGOs, civil society organizations and businesses to carry out this program. Professionals coming from the NGO sector require both integrated knowledge on waste management and the capacity to transfer that knowledge further to the target groups identified by their programs.
The NGO sector is supposed to act as the agent of change for impactful and sustainable project implementation in this sector. For that reason, we at Maximpact believe that by empowering local non-profit organizations with skills, knowledge, technological solutions and business opportunities our expert trainers will create new trainers capable of training others.
Often a large part of projects is not just to give people the resources they require, but to also communicate the most up to date information in a way that will be assimilated by the community and help them accomplish and maintain the needed changes. These programs can be specifically tailored to strengthen your NGO’s ability to provide technical and operational solutions in the Agriculture, WASH and Waste Management sectors.
Many areas can be incorporated or omitted as needed by individual NGOs. It can include relevant health and social issues, including disease transmission, management and prevention. Elevating the skills of the sector to deliver on the promises made by individual programs. Incorporating integrated planning to allow for smoother progress from management to the front line.
This approach allows you to strengthen exactly where you need to strengthen. It can take your NGO from being the equivalent of your average keep for enthusiast that puts in all the effort and enjoys slow results, to becoming a professional athlete who understands all the finer aspects of training and works on weaknesses to eliminate them as much as possible.
Get in touch today and find out about taking your NGO to the next level with tailored training from Maximpact.