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Good Governance
in Civil Society

Designed to enhance civil society capacity by developing human resources and providing theoretical and practical knowledge within the framework of legal regulations.

Good Governance
in Civil Society

For executives and executive candidates working in civil society, civil society activists, recent graduates aiming to pursue a career in civil society.

Our trainings are delivered by academics, civil society leaders and public leaders. The created values and targeted gains are as follows:

  • Increasing the competence of civil society
  • Enhancing the capacity of civil society in the community
  • Creating an environment of trust in society
  • Promoting inclusive development
  • Ensuring the sustainability of civil society organizations
  • Generating effective resources
  • Developing effective collaborations
  • Being a strong "partner" in public policy-making processes
  • Fostering an advocacy culture
  • Developing networks within civil society
  • Integrating learning methods, such as role-playing and simulations, into civil society
  • Empowering civil society stakeholders with knowledge of legislation


  • From Management to Governance: Civil Society Governance
  • Theory of Civil Society: The Role of Modern State and Civil Society, Theories of Civil Society
  • Emergence of Civil Society: Development of Citizen-Civil Society Relationship and Stakeholder Participation
  • Global Governance: Future Trends and Challenges: Demographics, Migration, Resource Scarcity, Global Warming, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Social Capital: Building Connections and Bridges
  • "Trust" in Civil Society: Building Trust in Civil Society
  • "Transparency" in Civil Society: Transparency and Accountability in Decision-Making Processes
  • Professional Team in Civil Society: Human Resources Management for Civil Society
  • Boards of Directors in Civil Society: Selection and Responsibilities of Boards of Directors
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Stakeholder Engagement Processes and Value Creation
  • Activism and Advocacy: Evolving Roles of NGOs in Society: Activism, Advocacy, Social Responsibility
  • Good Governance Indicators: Measuring Governance Quality (Case Study)
  • Resource Development Philosophy: Financial Sustainability 1- Resource Development and Proper Use of Resources
  • Grant Programs: Financial Sustainability 2- Grant Applications to the Ministry of EU Affairs and Development Agencies
  • Project Cycle Workshop: Financial Sustainability 3- Grant Project Proposal Writing Workshop
  • Strategic Planning: Strategic Planning in Civil Society (Case Study)
  • Power of Digital Tools and Social Media: Corporate Communication Tools
  • Legislation and Implementation in Civil Society: Legal Obligations for Civil Society Leaders 1- Knowledge of Legislation and Implementation of Legislation
  • Internal Audit Philosophy: Legal Obligations for Civil Society Leaders 2- Audit Perspective
  • Collaboration Development Workshop: Collaboration of Civil Society with Public Sector, Private Sector, and Other NGOs (Case Study)
  • Impact Analysis in Civil Society: Measurement, Evaluation, and Reporting of Social Impact
  • Integrated Thinking Workshop: Integrated Thinking and Good Governance (Case and Application Study)
  • General Secretary Simulation: Executive Board 360 Degree Risk Management - Board of Directors Application Exercise

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Opinions from Participants

Being a trainer in the Good Governance in Civil Society Certificate Program was also a very instructive process for me. I would like to thank the Academy for this training.

Erdal YıldırımVehbi Koç Foundation, General Manager

I would like to thank to all participants who recognize the importance of the governance and wish to be a part of this training.

Meral Dülger TaşkınMarmara Üniversitesi, Dr. Öğretim Üyesi

Throughout the program, we gained comprehensive knowledge on good governance in civil society, holistic and strategic perspectives, integrated thinking, building healthy stakeholder relationships, fostering collaboration, and developing social capital. We learned how to establish systems by setting rules and how to adhere to those rules. Our perspective on our work has changed and evolved. We believe that future participants will also make the most of every minute of this training with the same level of productivity.

Melahat Ongun2017 Mezunumuz