Partner Capacity Strengthening Course

International Development, Training

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Are you involved in capacity strengthening or organisational development work with local partners, and finding things aren’t going as you imagined they would?  Maybe you’re grappling with how to provide remote capacity strengthening support, particularly in the context of COVID-19? 

If these are the sorts of challenges that you’re facing, then INTRAC’s new Partner Capacity Strengthening online course is designed to help.

This course provides flexibility and enables you to take part in an INTRAC course without travelling. Live sessions are recorded and are made available on our e-learning platform, so you can view them in your own time.  For more details on the course contents, format, and dates of the live sessions, please visit

Course fee:  £750

Deadline for applications:  4 February 2022. Applications are now open. Please take note that we may close the applications once the course is fully booked. 

What you will learn

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to assess a partner’s capacity strengthening needs
  • Identify how to increase partner ownership of any change process
  • Recognise how power dynamics impact on the effectiveness of capacity strengthening work with partners, and what to do about this
  • Identify a range of different capacity strengthening tools and approaches
  • Understand how to plan capacity strengthening initiatives with partners
  • Analyse which capacity strengthening initiatives are working and well, and how to overcome common capacity strengthening challenges
  • Explore participants own strengths and weaknesses as external change agents, and identify new strategies that can help them to increase their effectiveness

What is the course format?

The online Inspiring Change course is a facilitated, interactive and collaborative e- learning experience. You will have access to:

  • Six interactive live sessions via Zoom facilitated by our highly experienced consultant and an instructional producer, including small groups discussions and exercises. Each webinar lasts 90 minutes
  • All programme materials on the INTRAC e-learning platform, including videos and self-paced activities
  • Opportunities to interact with other participants on the programme through the platform discussion forums and the live sessions
  • Feedback on your individual assignment

What you require

You will need a laptop and ideally also a headset, as well as access to broadband internet. You will need to be able to download Zoom to access the live sessions. INTRAC’s e-learning platform (Moodle) is accessible through a browser.


Testimonial from past participant:

"The course is an excellent space for reflection on how local ownership can be made more central in the design and delivery of capacity strengthening (CS). It helped me made more aware of the power dynamics at play in CS provision while I reflected on my values, behaviour and practices as a CS facilitator.  The videos and discussions were really good, they touched on the core values and essence of CS and were not focused on tools and technical aspects of CS privision which I very much like as an approach to this course."


Lori Cajegas, Netherlands