Become an expert in political dialogue, campaigning and media outreach, and learn about different policy themes!
ACT Alliance invites ACT members, members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches, and partners, to the ACT Advocacy Academy - a global capacity building initiative focused on advocacy, where you will learn from experienced colleagues, share your own views and skills, and receive support for implementation of concrete advocacy actions.
The ACT Advocacy Academy can be used as a stand-alone capacity building initiative, or as a supplement to face-to-face training and training activities arranged by ACT members.
Capacitybuildingopportunitiesabouthow to plan and implementadvocacy, as well as thematicmodulesaboutsustainabledevelopment, humanitarianadvocacy, climatejustice, genderjustice, migration, business and human rights and politicalspace
Offering on-demand lectures, webinar recordings, reports and trainingmaterials
Availableboth online and offline, and on computer, tablets and smartphones
Available in English and Spanish
THE ACADEMY PROGRAM
A program based on blended learning, where participants aretrained in advocacy as a method, and one or severalthematicpolicythemes
Webinars, personal coaching, assignments and use of the online resources on the web page
Possibilities to cooperate and interact with ACT members in othercountries
In addition to focusing on advocacy methods, the ACT Advocacy Academy covers the following thematic policy themes:
Civic Space and Human Rights
Business and Human Rights
TheAcademy Websiteis constantly online, and new materials will be added continuously. The website is free to access for all staff and volunteers in members of the ACT Alliance and the members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches. Other users must be invited and pay a fee of 50USD for one year of access.
The first time the Academy website is visited, users must sign up. Depending on your organisation, you may already have access to FABO.org, where the ACT Advocacy Academy is hosted. If not, you will be asked to register before you can enter the website.
The Academy Programwill run from August to December 2020 (exact dates to beconfirmed) and it will include webinars, assignments and personal coaching. The training will be directly linked to the work of the participants, and there will be good opportunities to learn and interact with other participants.
Staff and volunteers from members in ACT Alliance and the members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches can take part in the program for free. Participants from other organisations must be invited, and pay 350 USD. This price includes access to the Academy Website.
Participation in the program is estimated to take between 40 and 60 hours with an intensive period, including webinars and assignments, from the 12th of August until the 25th of September, and then an implementation and coaching period ending with a graduation the 16th of December. Assignments given during the program will be closely linked to the ongoing work of participants, and part of the hours allocated for participation in the program may thus also be counted as ordinary work.
For further information or questions, contact the Academy Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for the ACT Advocacy Academy Program
Apply for the ACT Advocacy Academy Program
The application process for 2020 opens on May 6th 2020. The deadline for applications is the 12th of June 2020. Applications include (1) demographic information, (2) an advocacy plan, and (3) support from your line manager. There will be a webinar to support the application procedure in May (one in English and one in Spanish).
The Academy management team will select participants shortly after the deadline and a waiting list will be set up contingent on acceptances of applicants.
(1) You can access the application form by May 6th from this page or circulated advertisements.
(2) You can use your own format for your advocacy plan or follow the template provided below.
(3) In the application form there is space to add written support from or the contact information of your line manager. This information must be included in the application as managerial support is critical for success.
In order to browse the ACT Advocacy Academy, you need to sign up with fabo.org. This is a web-based online learning portal, which has gathered different learning initiatives from ACT members. Sign up to fabo.org here. After signing up, you can start browsing the ACT Advocacy Academy here. Remember to subscribe by clicking on the "click here to subscribe" button in the top right corner.