Great event, stimulating and informative.
|Dates||Tue 11 June 2013 - Tue 30 July 2013|
|Cost||850.00 - £GBP|
This course gives participants a thorough understanding of how to influence the policy making process in their own context to achieve policy change. You will learn skills to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy strategies; enhance your ability to lobby decision makers; and gain confidence in the ways in which you relate to different audiences. You will also have a more thorough understanding of power dynamics in an advocacy context.
Objectives of the course
At the end of the course, participants will:
- Be able to identify different approaches to advocacy and the values and strategies that underlie them
- Be familiar with the stages of the advocacy planning cycle and be better equipped to build an advocacy strategy
- Be able to analyse the external environment and policy processes identify appropriate ‘levers of influence’
- Be aware of power dynamics and the role it plays in achieving advocacy success
- Have examined how an integrated advocacy campaign can successfully combine lobbying, media work and popular mobilisation
- Have reviewed appropriate tools and methods for monitoring and evaluating advocacy initiatives.
This course is particularly relevant to those with some experience in advocacy which they would like to build on.
What does a 'blended' course involve?
INTRAC's blended learning courses are delivered remotely by a highly experienced development professional and trainer – through webinar technology and an online learning platform. The course combines trainer-led presentations, discussions and exercises; peer learning with other participants based worldwide; individual learning; and one-to-one coaching with the trainer. These courses focus heavily on applying learning to the workplace throughout the course. Outside of the trainer-led sessions, participants will work through resources independently, thereby tailoring their learning to their specific needs. This innovative course design means individual's needs can be addressed whilst also balancing work commitments. It also saves on time and the cost associated with overseas travel. The courses are delivered over eight weeks, and each course has three parts. The course times for trainer-led sessions are decided depending on where participants are based around the world.
What are the course dates?
Part One, Trainer-led and self-directed: 11 – 14 June 2013: In week 1, participants 'remotely' attend four days of training including three hours of trainer-delivered content (via webinar) per day, and three hours of self-directed and peer learning. Participants then devise action plans for incorporating learning into their work.
Part Two, 1:1 Coaching: w.c. 8 July 2013: In week 5, participants have a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session (via phone or skype) with the trainer. This time is tailored to the needs of each participant. Examples of use of the coaching time include:
- Reviewing learning and considering how to integrate it into current work
- Having contextual or issue-specific support
- Getting advice on developing an advocacy strategy.
Part Three, Trainer-led: 30 July 2013: In week 8, participants attend a final three-hour webinar to consolidate learning, share challenges or successes of applying learning to the workplace, cover any outstanding learning needs, and discuss action plans.
What are the benefits?
The cost of the blended courses represent a significant saving compared to a standard UK open training course, including no extra costs of travel, accommodation or subsistence. Participants can attend the course from wherever they are in the world and benefit from engaging via video, audio and chat with a highly experienced international trainer and an international group of participants. The course has a learning platform where participants can access a range of resources including video and audio content. The coaching element ensures individual's specific needs are addressed.
Please download an application form to apply for this course. This course is NOT currently available to book online.