Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

SK609
Program Development and Social Planning
0.5 Credit

This course examines the theories and methods of planning and developing social service projects and programs. Methods of developing programs will be considered, including doing relevant participatory research, strategic planning, generating political support, fundraising and writing proposals, recruiting and maintaining staff, and ensuring that programs are responsive to marginalised populations. This course will also discuss co-ordinating and planning services, including neighbourhood, regional and sectoral planning. Different models of social planning will be considered in terms of responding to the changing needs of marginalised populations.