Toolbook

Engaging and Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Initiatives for Children, Youth, and Families

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Author: Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit provides checklists, suggestions, case studies, and resources for how to recruit and support partners from the faith-based community in efforts to strengthen, improve, or redesign systems of care for children, youth, and families.

Building effective community partnerships

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Author: Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit is designed to provide ideas and linkages to other resources that will increase the capacity of US based demonstration projects engaged in systemic reform efforts to bring together organizations and individuals, develop shared goals, and implement strategies to achieve them.

FAO Capacity development learning module 2: FAO approaches to capacity development in programming: processes and tools

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2012

This second learning module includes examples and tools to support endogenous capacity development processes in the areas of FAO’s mandate.

Learning Module 2 is organized around four major themes:

  • engaging with national/local actors
  • analysing the context and assessing capacity needs
  • focused objectives and indicators (including monitoring and evaluating capacity development)
  • highlighting sustainability

It also offers a toolkit including examples, methods and instruments.

 

FAO Capacity development learning module 4: Organization analysis and development

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2013

This fourth learning module aims to create a basic understanding of organization development (OD) and system thinking approaches, as even a basic understanding can cultivate a new way of working. It reflects the learning experience, constructive inputs and wealth of exchanges from the OD seminar series which was held in FAO between March and November 2012.

The module covers the following areas:

  • understanding organization analysis and development
  • supporting the design of change processes
  • engaging in effective multistakeholders' processes
  • measuring organizational change.

FAO Capacity Development Learning Module 3: FAO Good Learning Practices for Effective Capacity Development

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Author: FAO
Publication date: 2012

This third learning module reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Capacity Development, which cuts across the entirety of the organization, and the importance that FAO management and staff have placed upon it.

This Module covers the following curriculum areas:

  • Learning activities as modalities for Capacity Development
  • Planning and coordinating learning activities
  • The Learning Management Cycle
  • Evaluation of learning activities 
  • Selected FAO good training practices
  • 8 Toolboxes

Tools for Analysing Power in Multi-stakeholder Processes - A menu -

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This toolkit for stakeholder analysis and power analysis was drafted by WageningenUR Centre for Development Innovation in the context of an action research on ‘Power in Multi-Stakeholder Processes’ to help local researchers select tools for their specific situations.

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods

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Author(s): David McDonald, with Gabriele Bammer, Peter Deane
Publication Date: 2009

Describing research integration as the process of improving the understanding of real-world problems by synthesising relevant knowledge from diverse disciplines and stakeholders, this book discusses how methods and tools developed for the dialogic process can be useful for research integration. These tools include, among others:

Talking the Walk: A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

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Author(s): McManus, S. & Tennyson, R.
Publication Date: 2008

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications - both inside, and beyond, the partnership.

Mapping Dialogue - A research project profiling dialogue tools and processes

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Author(s): Pioneers of Change Associates
Publication Date: 2006

Commissioned by GTZ and created by the Pioneers of Change Associates as an initial toolbox for the Nelson Mandella Foundation, this project aims to map varying dialogue processes for use by social change practitioners. The toolbox is separated into three sections:

Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring and Learning Toolkit.

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Author(s): Lederach, J.P. et alii. (Kroc Institute (University of Notre Dame) & CRS)
Publication Date: 2007

The goal of this Toolkit is to improve peacebuilders’ ability to be reflective practitioners; this involves enhancing  peacebuilders’ capacity to design and impact transformative change, and track and improve upon those changes over time, in unpredictable conflict contexts.