Module 5 - Capacity Building for Sustained Change

Engaged Scholar Module 5 - Introduction

Introduction Video

LEarning Objectives

In this module you will:

  • Learn that capacity building represents a significant mindset shift in community work
  • Define capacity, capacity building, and capacity building mindset
  • Appreciate the importance of culture and context in capacity building
  • Consider what you might do to build capacity in your community work
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of capacity building
  • Recognize why capacity building is essential in creating sustained change in communities

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Portions of the content for these modules have been provided by Michigan State University through their Tools of Engagement, Collaborating with Community Partners program.