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In an effort to promote the Community Capacity Building Training as well as make it more accessible, we decided to compile all of the resources into one location. We are pleased to announce that Community Capacity Building now has a training page, which can be found here:



The Community Capacity Building (CCB) training provides program professionals with the strategies and tools needed to build capacity in a community. The goal of the training is to help you plan and develop programs for communities that promote capacity building. The modules provide a set of principles and practices with broad application to families, communities and situations. These practices will allow you to mobilize others in support of results that improve lives.

Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll understand the Community Capacity Building approach and the importance of connections in family support. You’ll learn how to apply this strengths-based, results-oriented approach in the work you do and how to use the assets and relationships in your community to achieve the results you want to see. In addition, you will understand how Community Capacity Building can positively affect mission and family readiness.

The training is self-paced and allows you to stop, save and resume when it is convenient for you. The training is separated into two parts – Fundamentals of CCB and Advanced CCB, for a total of nine modules between both sections.


Module 1 (45-60 minutes) – Community Action & Change – explains the Community Capacity Building Approach and how you can use it to influence community efforts. It highlights the value of community members working together to create positive change.

Module 2 (25-35 minutes) – Becoming a Community Capacity Building Organization – describes what a CCB organization looks like and how staff members can build and strengthen capacity within their own organization. Increasing capacity within an organization will make it more effective in building capacity in the larger community.

Module 3 (40-60 minutes) – Results-Focused Planning – promotes a four-step process that is focused on achieving results. A worksheet will guide you through creating a plan for capacity building in your own community.


Module 4 (40-60 minutes) – Community Assessment – explains this important part of the capacity building process. This module describes techniques for collecting information and explains how to communicate assessment findings with others to increase support for your efforts.

Module 5 (30-45 minutes) – Strengthening Formal Systems Through Collaboration – examines the role of formal systems in community capacity building and the importance of collaboration between those formal systems. It describes the principles that contribute to successful collaboration and includes tools to assess collaborative functioning.

Module 6 (25-40 minutes) – Mobilizing Informal Networks – highlights the role of informal community networks as active partners in capacity building. This module discusses the benefits of informal networks, how to identify and mobilize these networks, and ways to measure their functioning in your community.

Module 7 (20-40 minutes) – Engaging Military Leaders – discusses the role of military leaders in promoting the well-being of service members and their families. It suggests ways to engage military leaders in community efforts.

Module 8 (20-35 minutes) – Monitoring Results and Activities – describes the monitoring of both program implementation and program outcomes to determine if your team is making progress toward its desired results. It describes ways to monitor the performance of partners and planning team members and how to monitor progress toward desired results.

Module 9 (25-40 minutes) – Sustaining Desired Results – outlines the factors that help a program sustain the benefits it has achieved in a community. This module includes an assessment tool to evaluate a program’s sustainability and to help guide the development of a sustainability plan.