Adaptive Problem Solving and Program Design for Savings Groups, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, and Other Member-owned Models

Event location: 
10 Oct 2016 - 10 Mar 2017

Savings Groups (SGs), Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) and other member-owned models have demonstrated strong ability to support unserved and marginalized populations in saving, borrowing, informal insurance and other social supports. Unfortunately, unpredictable risks, shocks and conflict are ever-present and these populations are even more exposed to risks. This course addresses the dire need to build capacity of local practitioners who can think and problem-solve "on their feet." 

Participants in this course will build skills in adaptive on-the-job problem solving for member-owned models. Taking a key organizational issue, participants will learn, experiment and adapt in real time in their organizations and communities through an action learning assignment running the length of the course. Content modules and case-studies will support this process. Organizations benefit from staff attending a course focused on key organizational challenges and outcomes. Participants gain valuable problem solving skills that can be applied to any position particularly those in succession for leadership.


Course Fee: USD 1,500

Important Dates:

  • Scholarships application deadline: 16 September 2016;
  • Regular application deadline: 23 September 2016

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Registration Deadline: 
23 Sep 2016