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NGO Administration & Management Training
The last thirty years have witnessed growth in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in almost all parts of the
globe, and in all spheres of human activity. NGOs have become a highly visible component of civil society and are
now significant players in the fields of human rights, the environment and social development at local, national and
international levels. The training on NGO Administration & Management is essential for all people in Management capacity.
Despite some deep historical roots, the emergence of NGOs as formalized, structured institutions has been relatively
recent. Although they share some characteristics with state and private sector organizations, NGOs are in a category
of their own; they have particular organizational features, maintain relationships with a broad range of different
actors, and face a number of special challenges. NGO management has therefore evolved as a distinctive practice
and field of study that differs in content and perspective from business management and public sector administration.
With this growth comes an ever more pressing requirement for effective management of their operations. Effective
management requires the articulation of a clear and common vision for the organization and a set of strategies to
achieve it; the mobilization of all necessary human, financial and intellectual resources, and external contacts and
connections are required to operate these strategies effectively; and the continuous readjustment of strategy and
structure in a changing context, implying an intimate relationship between organizational processes and a dynamic
internal and external environment.’
This program provides a critical overview of the major issues involved in NGO management, and administration.
It draws on the growing body of theoretical work and practical experiences to provide an outline of the most
significant management challenges facing NGOs today and the tools and approaches used to maneuver through the
This program is aimed primarily at NGO staff with management or administrative responsibilities, and for
individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for moving into such positions. NGOs
come in many shapes and sizes, and the definition of an NGO and the choice of terminology is itself the subject of
much debate and limited agreement.