Pictured: L to R, Razan Jalajal (Palestine); Sinead Clear (Ireland), Bibi Fouzia (Pakistan), Royd Tembo (Zambia) studying in Kimmage DSC library.
Karen Moynihan, a Community Youth Worker, writes about time spent on Kimmage’s Managing Development Organizations module.
I participated in the managing development organisations (MDO) flexible distance module in 2014. I work full time in development in Ireland which can make studying a challenge.
I found Kimmage’s approach to distance learning a great alternative to a classroom setting and it allowed me to be able to work towards my MA. The fact that it is set in a virtual classroom means that there is great diversity among the class and participants can be based anywhere around the world. This can create interesting debate and conversation though the on-line participation.
I found the content of the module very interesting and it pushed me to be more conscious and reflective in my practice. I am not a manager but I am involved in the strategic side of my organisation.
MDO looks at a wide variety of areas that are directly linked to development no matter where you are. From basic principles and practices of management, to critically analysing issues facing the south-north partnerships; from consciously looking at development both locally and internationally to examining challenges that are associated with the third sector, I would strongly recommend this style of studying and in particular the managing developing organisations course.
If you work or have an interest in any area of development this module will benefit you.
Kimmage Development Studies Centre offers Managing Development Organizations as part of its MA in Development Studies. The module can be taken on-line or in person on campus in Dublin and can be taken as an accredited single subject module or as part of an MA. Registration for the on-line module is currently open.
The class will begin March 2015. More information is available here.