Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) – British Council
CSSP is an ongoing and intensive program. CALD has successfully completed a seven month long pilot Leadership Development Program that was run from January 2014 to July 2014. This program has since been scaled up to reach over 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ethiopia. This program is renewed for another two years after international consultants evaluated the impact of the pilot work and were convinced of the potential of the two years extension.
In the pilot phase, we have been supporting the leadership development process of five selected NGOs through conducting assessments, designing training and support materials, delivering series of trainings, providing coaching services, assisting in cascading of trainings across the organizations and respective communities, and strengthening organizational learning practices/systems. The project has been running successfully at multiple levels addressing senior, middle and frontline staff of the organizations we have been working with.
After the completion of the pilot phase, the same process is being carried out at a larger scale. Twenty CSOs have been selected in Addis Ababa and Oromia region and these organizations are going through a further distilled and tailor made leadership development program very much like the one in the pilot phase.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
CALD has successfully run a six month leadership development program targeted at strengthening health systems in Amhara and Oromia regional states in Ethiopia on behalf of Management Science for Health (MSH). The ‘Managers Who Lead’ package of MSH was delivered to regional and zonal leaders/managers of Health Bureaus and HIV/AIDS Protection and Control Office (HAPCO) in the regions stated above. The program embraced ten teams comprised of 5 to 7 members who worked together to bring breakthrough results on the health system by supporting each other to develop their leadership and the leadership of their colleagues in their respective offices. The program ran parallel in the two states by holding four rounds of workshops and coaching visits in between the workshops in each regional state.
This leadership development program was an organizational process that developed people at all levels to learn leadership and management practices, face challenges and achieve measurable results by improving the work climate, generating management systems and increasing the capacity of individuals to embrace change. Individuals from the work place formed teams to learn and apply these practices. Working with real work place challenges over time, they received feedback and support from facilitators and managers.
The outcome of this program is that, through leadership and management practices, there will be change in the management system and in the work climate. The capacity of people to change is built and thus the health outcomes and services are improved as a result.
From January 2008 to March 2009, founding members of CALD created life skills training’ and peer mediation manuals and facilitated the same for over 160 students, faculty and administration staff of Jimma, Haramaya and Hawassa Universities. The overall purpose of this training was to generate personal responsibility and commitment in individuals to bring about mutual respect, harmony, peaceful co-existence and better understanding in the campus community so that they are better equipped to work together and solve their common problems.
Following survey work done in Haramaya and Jimma Universities that identified main causes of conflict on the two campuses, PACT Ethiopia hired CALD to assist the Universities to better manage potential conflicts through conducting life skills and peer mediation workshops that help strengthen individual appreciation for diversity and building individual leadership skills.
The outcome of this training was students and staff members who are better equipped at managing themselves and situations that might lead to ethnic tensions and violence on campus.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
International Rescue Committee (IRC) - CALD designed and implemented a year - long organizational leadership and management learning process for the senior and mid level management of IRC in the national and regional offices. The program was finalized by conducting a TOT on running the program within house capacity and by transferring a facilitation capacity to selected trainers of the organization in 2011/12.