A country can only run efficiently if the three major stakeholders work together: Government, business and civil society. In any community, it is important that citizens are proactive and helpful in solving problems and being solution-oriented. Currently, many communities across the world are disempowered – either by not knowing how to get involved in a productive manner or because they do not want to play their part. For society to progress, everyone needs to be positive and empowered to make an impactful and sustainable change one problem at a time. Imagine how much better our lives would be if we had the commitment and effort of all citizens in doing the best for their community? This course is a “how to” guide that puts you on the right track to becoming an active citizen. The modules are designed to help you to start a project, work through each element of it and finally complete it and create a portfolio of evidence to prove you made a difference.
40 CPD Points
Subject Matter Expert
Amanda Blankfield-Koseff holds an Honours degree in Organisational Communication through UNISA and completed her undergraduate degree through Bond University.
Amanda has experience in journalism, door-to-door sales and marketing communications. She worked as a marketing and events manager for almost six years at NPO Afrika Tikkun. Her passion for youth development led to her starting the Youth Citizens Action Programme in 2009.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.