Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development
This certificate is designed for people who have cross-cultural experience and/or training in Intercultural Studies and want to prepare for Economic Development work. These courses comprise a core skills preparation for students who wish to work in relief, recovery and sustainable systems of development for the benefit of people in the context.
Purpose: The Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be agents of community-empowering change and transformation among emerging faith communities and their context.
Upon completion of this Certificate, students will be able to:
Develop partnerships with underdeveloped communities and minority peoples of the world, to meet specific needs and issues of the community in which the people live.
recognize the multifaceted dimensions of poverty
demonstrate the ability to assess, analyze, and develop holistic intervention strategies for use among the poor in their specific contexts
apply partnering principles to community development services
The Graduate Certificate in Economic Community Development is offered in a fully online format.