The P=ENTS accreditation process is designed to recognise and certify community builders who have successfully completed the Scholarship stage of the P=ENTS methodology.
This accreditation marks an important milestone as it grants community builders access to Stage 2 of the P=ENTS Methodology, known as "Mission". At this stage, they become missionaries and are ready to start applying the P=ENTS methodology in real communities. To ensure the authenticity of certificates, each one includes an email address that can be verified against the records of accredited P=ENTS practitioners in the official P=ENTS database. If you would like to verify the authenticity of a P=ENTS certification, contact us here.
The P=ENTS Community Builder Training Course is a comprehensive course that equips individuals with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to excel in P=ENTS community building. The curriculum covers key concepts, practical techniques and best practices to foster vibrant and engaged communities.
Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the P=ENTS methodology, gain insights into community needs and goals and learn effective strategies for initiating and nurturing communities. They will also acquire essential skills in community engagement, facilitation, conflict management and promoting inclusivity.
The training includes a range of learning outcomes, which are achieved through interactive lectures, case studies and practical assignments. Participants will define the key components and principles of the P=ENTS methodology, utilise effective strategies to initiate and nurture communities, apply facilitation techniques for collaborative activities, manage conflicts and promote inclusivity. They will also design and implement a community-building initiative using the P=ENTS methodology and evaluate the impact and success of their projects.
The course materials comprise lecture notes, slides, readings, case studies and full access to the P=ENTS Methodology community for additional resources. Participants will engage in various assignments, such as analysing case studies, developing community engagement plans and participating in conflict resolution simulations. Assessments include quizzes at the end of each module and a final project where participants design and present a community-plan for a real-life community.
Supplementary resources, including recommended books, articles, webinars and online forums, are provided to enhance participants' understanding and practical application of community building.
To further enrich the learning experience, participants are encouraged to conduct a community needs assessment, actively engage in community-building activities and reflect on the application of P=ENTS community-building principles.
Upon successful completion of the P=ENTS accreditation process, individuals will become certified P=ENTS missionaries, equipped with the knowledge, skills and accreditation necessary to make a positive impact in communities using the P=ENTS methodology.
If you would like to apply to become an accredited P=ENTS missionary, contact us here.