The impact of training on performance of community based organizations: a case study of community empowerment programme for rural development (ceford)

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This study is an inspired effort to analyze the impact of training on the performance of Community Based Organization, on an analysis of Community Empowerment for Rural Development. There has been high rate of formulation of Community Based Organizations amongst the Community. Despite being funded by the Government, Non-Governmental Organizations and Inter Governmental Organization, there has been poor performance being observed in service delivery to the Communities. The purpose of the study was therefore to analyze the relationship between training and the performance of Community Based Organizations. By design, this was a descriptive research where both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collections were used. The population was 60 and a sample size of 48 was used representing all the departments in the organization from Heads of Departments to Field Officers. The instruments used included Questionnaires, Interviews and Focus Group Discussion to obtain data from the respondents. The results of the study reveals that mostly men were the ones involved in the activities of Community Based Organization, On-the-job training was mostly practiced, Mentoring as a form of On -the- job training was mostly practiced in the Community Based Organizations. The study revealed that most Community Based Organizations practiced Annual Performance Appraisal and use training as a means of correcting poor performance. The organizations averagely conduct routine training and use methods like staff training needs assessment, performance appraisal to identify the training needs. The study then concluded that the organizations should practice routine performance appraisal in terms of quarterly, semiannually and annual performance appraisal, use all other measures to improve performance including motivation in terms of promotion, increased salaries and wages and improves working conditions.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the a ward of the bachelor of education of Kampala international university
Education, Training, Performance, Community based organizations, community empowerment programme for rural development