Celebrating 20 Years
Training Development Professionals
Strengthening Locally-Elected Leaders

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Bridging Gaps in Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Development Professionals from All Over the Globe

Building Programmatic and Organizational Capacities of NGOs to Effectively Meet Stakeholder’s Demands and Enhance their Sustainability

Documenting Best Practices, Approaches and Tools in Delivering High-Impact, Community-Driven Sustainable Development

Enhancing Social Impact
By Equipping Change Agents

Track Record


Development Agents


Community Leaders


PRIs and Committees




Government Bodies



Training Areas

  • Theories of Development
  • Approaches to Sustainable Development
  • Tools for Community-Driven Development
  • Program Design and Development
  • Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community Motivation
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Development Communications
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Governance
  • NGO Management and Compliance
  • Marketing Communications
  • Thematic Education

Participant Profile

  • Nongovernmental Organizations(NGOs)
  • Community Based Organizations(CBOs)
  • Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Government Organsations
  • Development Students
  • Development Researchers/professionals
  • Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI)
  • Community Leaders
  • Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs)
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs)

Training Modes

  • Diploma Courses (On Site)
  • Certificate Courses (On Site/Online)
  • Workshops (On Site/Online)
  • Seminars (On Site/Online)
  • Conferences (On Site/Online)
  • Exposure Visits (On Site)
  • Customized Training
  • Overseas Training

Participant Testimonials

Ready to be a Change Agent

“I feel like I have a really good baseline understanding of all the aspects of community development and
I now feel like I’m more capable of applying to an NGO for work experience. Amongst the courses,
although Strategic Planning and Result Based Management were difficult and challenging because I’d
never been exposed to them before, I think it’s really good, practical knowledge.”

Lauren Fairweather

Student at Caplano University, Canada

Allow the Community to Lead

My learning for development is to empower the people and change attitudes to break the cycle of
dependence. The way to do this is Bala Vikasa way (ABCD model). You relate people to assets and make
them feel stronger. The recognition of strengths, gifts, talents and assets of individual and communities
are more likely to produce change. As community development practitioners we must step back and
allow the community to lead. Our role is to act as a facilitator. It was quite a moving experience to visit
the Gangadevipalli village and see this approach in action.

Amit Napade

Group CEO, Krushi Vikas and All About FPO

High-Value Training Programs

Bala Vikasa’s extensive experience in rural development, particularly in implementing women’s and
widows’ empowerment initiatives through community mobilisation, adds significant value to training
programs, making them highly insightful. The exposure from field visits to various development
initiatives gives participants a whole new perspective and also helps them find innovative solutions
to their community problems.

Dr. N.V. Madhuri

Associate Professor &Head, Center for Gender Studies and Development NIRD


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Development practitioners and social workers are no less than doctors or engineers. The work they do requires as much subject knowledge and skill as any other profession would demand. For them to be fully competent and highly effective, they need to be equipped with certain tools and techniques.

In response to the learning and development needs of the development sector, Bala Vikasa PDTC began to develop various programs to enhance knowledge, improve skills, and transform attitudes of different stakeholders working as Agents of Change.