GHNI TCD & DR Training

Hawaii Global Center for Community Development

Training Farm Volcano Village, Hawaii

Transformational Community Development/Community Health Education Trainer's Training 1 - 

Please read all details below for your best experience...

  • Dates:
  • Price: $395 per person, all-inclusive except transportation
  • Deadline: More info coming soon...
  • Contact: E-mail with any questions and to arrange payment

Space is limited (this season is popular and we expect to fill quickly), so register early before the event is full!



Level 1 covers the key basics of Transformational Community Development (TCD/CHE) to qualify a person, after a village experience to take the full Level 2.

This class is for people planning to serve full time overseas or go on a short-term trip to teach the poor help themselves achieve a self-led, self-sustaining level of life.  It will be a big help to those who have experienced personal encouragement work among the poor but don't know how to bring the transformation part of their work to fruition.  It will also be very helpful in guiding those who have entered a village in practical knowledge of how to guide it to transformation. 

Level 2 will build on the foundation of Level 1 of the Philosophy and Process of Integrated Holistic Work among the poor villages in the world and with steps to enter a village and use teaching and self-directed projects to overcome poverty issues.  It will also be very participatory, dealing with:  Best practices for entering, types of projects that really win, practical steps on formulating village TCD leadership among the villages, and key principles of bringing the village to being really self-sustaining, self-led and self-propagating.

  • TCD training and certificate
  • Tour of the volcano activity and elsewhere
  • Partnership presentations for additional tools
  • Agriculture models for rural farmers, etc.
  • And more!


Packing List

Click here to download the required packing list. Please remember Temperatures in Hawaii range from 66 F to 80 F and we are a tropical island - plan for some rain during your stay.

Logistics & Travel Tips

  • This is a simulated TCD village experience. Please know there are some Western toilets and hot showers, but experiencing cold showers and village latrines is part of the training.
  • Please Fly into Hilo airport - closest to the venue.  If you fly into Kona, we cannot provide transportation and it may prove an expensive taxi ride.
  • We will begin with lunch on the first day of training and end with lunch on the last day of training.
  • Please arrive by 5 PM on day 1 and plan to depart no earlier than 2:30 pm on the final day of training. Those wishing to arrive early must receive prior approval and will be charged $35 per person per extra day on site.
  • There are many wonderful sights on Hawaii and other islands. You can work with your travel guide to book add-on trips coinciding with your training.


Testimonies from Participants:


"This was an excellent introduction for me into the world of international development. This came at a great time, too. My wife and I were chatting several months ago about some talents and gifts we have that we’d like to be more intentional about using to bring help and hope....I think this training provided a firm introduction to me. I really like the GHNI way of empowering local communities to take charge of their own futures. Additionally, I really appreciated all of the group discussions. Everyone in the group was incredibly brilliant, had amazing ideas and experiences....especially for a newbie like me."


"Good trainers."


"Hands-on farm experience, pit latrine, field-style showers." 


"Lessons on TCD and transforming lives were my favorite part."


"We enjoyed getting to work with the farm animals and other farm chores."