REDO conducts social development courses for the continuing education of its partners and other social development practitioners. Regular courses offered are:
- Community Organizing Work amidst Evolving Concerns in Social Development = This course aims to provide the participants with an overview of the concepts, processes, and approaches in organizing work in the context of Philippine reality. In-depth analysis of case studies on the emerging trends in social development such as CO for governance, gender mainstreaming, and feminist organizing; and integration of disaster risk reduction management in organizing.
- Engaging in Advocacy Work: An Essential Skill for Social Development Practitioners = This particular training acknowledges the ever changing situation that the Philippines is contending with which social development workers should be sensitive about and face in order to be effective in uplifting the lives of the people they assist. It aims to enhance their capabilities to be proactive and purposive in involving the community and other stakeholders in dealing with problems and issues.
- Enhancing the Supervisor’s Capability in Mentoring and Coaching = It aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of middle level supervisors in providing the needed support to improve the functioning of the supervisees. The focus is on making them proactive in intervening when there are performance gaps among the supervisees systematically and purposively providing opportunities for their growth in their work.
- Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Development Projects = It aims to equip social development practitioners with knowledge and skills to strengthen people’s involvement, enhance their capacities, and increase their confidence in the decision making processes, thereby, sustaining development projects.
To develop a module or curriculum, to respond on specific agency needs, a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is conducted. REDO is also actively involved in various advocacy efforts to address issues on agrarian reform, workers’ welfare, children’s rights, gender, rights and welfare of older persons, indigenous peoples, and education in consonance with the vision, mission and goals of the CSWCD.