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Executive Diploma
in Community Development

Be a passionate and collaborative community development leader

Combines the latest academic theory with practical application

The Executive Diploma in Community Development is a comprehensive career development program designed for those interested in further developing and formalizing their current skills to adapt themselves, and their organizations to an ever-changing and complex environment.


The Executive Diploma in Community Development will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and skills required for leadership in the community sector. You will learn to work in partnership with communities to build their capacity, resilience and self-determination.

You’ll gain the tools to educate the public through programs on health advocacy and community consultation. You’ll develop specific community development skills as well as broad skills for community services work, such as:

  • advocacy
  • facilitation
  • needs assessment
  • empowerment.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the systems that drive population health
  • Use critical thinking to characterize population health and answer public health questions
  • Describe the mission, historical context, values, and ethical principles of public health
  • Translate knowledge into actions that improve population health
  • Engage and partner effectively with multiple disciplines, sectors, and communities to promote health
  • Communicate effectively about public health topics with diverse audiences
  • Understand the principles of effective leadership, administration, and funding in public health
To be awarded the Executive Diploma in Community Development you must satisfactorily complete all written contributions. Successful students will receive an Executive Diploma. A transcript detailing the course will be issued to successful students. The Executive Diploma provides a proven pathway to the AIES Mini Master of Community Development.


The Executive Diploma in Community Development is delivered at AIES approved centers over the course of 6 months (each level). The Executive Diploma has a compact structure and consists of three levels.

Executive Diploma in Community Development – Level 4

  • DCD 220 - Introduction to Community Development
  • DCD 223 - Communication and Leadership Skills
  • DCD 240 - Planning Health Promotion Programs
  • DCD 245 - The Role of Ethics in Community Development
  • ENG 110 - Effective Essay Writing

Executive Diploma in Community Development – Level 5

  • DCD 320 - Successful Partnerships in Community Development
  • DCD 323 - Seeking Funding for Community Projects
  • DCD 340 - Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
  • DCD 345 - Cities and Urban Life
  • DCD 350 - Community and Problem-Oriented Policing

Executive Diploma in Community Development – Level 6

  • DCD 420 - Organizations and Communities
  • DCD 423 - Community Nutrition
  • DCD 440 - Socialization and Support
  • DCD 445 - Community Change
  • DCD 450 - Project

What can you do with an Executive Diploma in Community Development?

The welfare and community services sector is one of the fastest growing sectors, and is expected to continue growing, with good job prospects for community development professionals.

Community development aims to facilitate community members working together to build better outcomes. The Executive Diploma in Community Development will prepare you to use a creative and flexible approach to address the social, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of the community. You’ll have the skills and understanding to be a passionate and collaborative community development worker.

The Executive Diploma provides a proven pathway to the AIES Mini Master’s

Why choose AIES?

Flexible Study Options

AIES programs are extremely flexible. Our wide variety of program options enable you to specialize in areas that interest you and are in demand from employers around the world.

Cost Effective

AIES strives to ensure that our tuition is as affordable as possible without compromising the standards of our qualifications.


At AIES, we are continuously working to ensure that our course offerings are based upon the most up-to-date methodologies and academic research available.

Career Development Opportunities

Studying with AIES gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow your key competencies.

Find a Center Near You

Whether you wish to study full-time or part-time, AIES can assure you that we will provide you with educational options that suit your unique needs.
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Whether you are currently employed and seeking career advancement, a recent graduate, or unemployed and searching for a new position, AIES qualifications allow you to put yourself ahead of the competition.

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