What Students Say

  • It is incredible studying in such beautiful countryside within a stunning country house. It was great to study and share life alongside such a diversity of students from all over the world who were very down-to-earth and friendly. Discussing deep issues generated from the short course with my classmates late into the night was one of the best advantages for the interactive nature of the course and living on campus for a few days.

Course Tutor

Dr. Mark Galpin

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, MSc (Tropical Agricultural Development), PhD (Agricultural Development).

Planning and Managing for Transformational Change

23rd - 26th March, 2020

This course is designed for those seeking to update their skills and knowledge in the planning and management of community based programmes, and the running of organisations which seek to have a holistic impact on their communities and wider society, both in the global North and South.

We will examine the voluntary sector: its strengths, weaknesses, and key challenges and the specific issues facing Christian faith-based organisations as they seek to remain relevant and effective into the future.

Using a hands on approach participants will examine cutting edge development approaches and tools including strength based approaches, Theory of change, and Participatory approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning. Power and systems theories and alternatives to project based approaches will also be explored together with tools for advocacy and peace-making. The challenges and opportunities of responding to humanitarian disasters will also be considered.

The course will be facilitated by Dr Mark Galpin who has extensive experience of development programme design and management, and leadership of faith based development organisations. 


All Nations has one of the finest mission libraries in the country with over 50,000 volumes as well as a wide range of journals and audio visual materials. Free Wifi is available in all the buildings.


We have a range of comfortable single, twin and double bedded rooms. Although our rooms are not en-suite, all rooms have wash basins. Baths and showers are located near each room. Towels and bed linen are provided. All meals are served in the college's cafeteria. Special diets can be catered for, please give notice when booking.

Key Information

  • Course Fees
  • Residential rate per course: 2020 course costs to be confirmed shortly

    This includes all your meals and accommodation up until lunch time on Thursday.

    Non-residential rate per course: 2020 course costs to be confirmed shortly

    This is for tuition time only. It is possible to buy a hot or cold lunch and refreshments at the college, priced at £10.00 a day, but this must be organised beforehand. For more information please email: ma@allnations.ac.uk




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