Engaging all members, voices and opinions within a community is vitally important when developing solutions to social and environmental challenges the community face. This unit discusses the core concepts behind how you engage with your wider community or engage with another community to identify solutions. The most effective community solutions are ones that benefit the community, are fair and do not impact negatively on the environment. The aims of this unit are to introduce the following: how to follow an action learning approach to engagement and management; why community engagement is important and approaches to successful engagement; the concept of community owned solutions; and how to determine impact.
2019 Cohort: Professional Development Programme - Academic Strand
2019 Cohort: Professional Development Programme - ICT Strand
2020 Cohort: Professional Development Programme - Academic Strand
2020 Cohort: Professional Development Programme - ICT Strand
Participatory techniques are particularly important when engaging with your community or another community. They allow all voices, opinions and practices to be shared from all different sections of the community.
Digital skills are important to be able to use the range of technologies we have available for collecting, organising, processing and sharing data. They include having a basic understanding of digital technologies including mobile devices and computers, being able to use a range of software applications and having an awareness of how to use digital devices safely and ethically.
Environmental monitoring is a way of understanding the current condition and any changes that occur in the environment. Environmental change can occur to water, the land, the air, to plants and animals. Understanding environmental condition and changes can help support management activities, support policy development and its implementation, and develop information for sharing with the community, government and the wider public. The aim of this unit is to introduce why it is important to collect environmental data, some of the different methods that can be used, how to plan a monitoring study and how to analyse and share the information.
Community monitoring is monitoring developed and carried out by communities themselves. Widespread participation of community members is encouraged in the design, execution, reporting and evaluation of the monitoring programme (discussed in Unit 4). The aims of this unit are to introduce the benefits of using a community approach when developing a monitoring programme and to provide guidance on how to plan, act, observe and evaluate it.
What is 5x1 DAFNE? 5x1 DAFNE is a diabetes self-management course for people with type 1 diabetes and is an addition to the evidence based DAFNE education portfolio. It delivers the same content and learning outcomes as standard DAFNE (delivered over five days) in a weekly format (delivered one day a week over five weeks). Educators do not need to learn new content, but to deliver content in a different sequence to achieve learning outcomes through themed days. Because content is delivered over a five week period there is a greater emphasis on action planning and goal setting for the intervening weeks. A randomised controlled trial demonstrated non-inferiority to standard DAFNE in 5 key areas: significant decrease of severe hypoglycaemic events significant improvement in psychosocial outcomes adherence to new self-management regimen both formats very well received by participants no obvious participant preference. Who is it for? The training is for certificated DAFNE educators whose service would like to increase access to DAFNE courses for people with type 1 diabetes by offering an alternative DAFNE format delivered over five weeks. What are the aims of the training? Certificated DAFNE educators have the knowledge skill and competence to deliver standard DAFNE courses. This online training course has been developed to explain the differences between the standard DAFNE course and the 5x1 DAFNE course and the implications for course delivery. The overall aim of the course is to ensure that DAFNE educators can deliver the 5x1 DAFNE course effectively and with confidence.
Water and wetlands are fundamental to life. How we interact with them and the management approaches we adopt can impact our health and well-being, and the environment. Community management is the implementation of a management approach that provides a solution to social and environmental challenges the community faces. It is developed and carried out by a community themselves. Identifying the most robust community management approaches is important. We call these approaches community owned solutions as they benefit the community, are fair and do not impact negatively on the environment. The aims of this unit are to examine our relationship with water and wetlands, to introduce community management, discuss how to identify community owned solutions and look at how to implement and evaluate community owned solutions.
The aims of this unit are to provide guidance on how to successfully engage with policy makers to enable community management and monitoring findings to be used in policy and management frameworks and decision making. It is appropriate for both community members and institutional staff.