Events

Advocacy and Policy Influencing - November 2014

DatesMon 24 November 2014 - Fri 28 November 2014
Types
  • INTRAC training
ProviderINTRAC
Cost1399.00 - £GBP *residential (including 4 night's accommodation)
1150.00 - £GBP **non-residential
VenueOxford, UK
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. - See more at: http://www.intrac.org/events.php?training_calendar=1&keywords=&date=&type=4&action=search&start_date=&end_date=&page=3#sthash.8J6fREzK.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://www.intrac.org/events.php?training_calendar=1&keywords=&date=&type=4&action=search&start_date=&end_date=&page=3#sthash.8J6fREzK.dpuf

*Residential, includes: 4 nights accommodation, all meals for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

**Non-residential, includes: lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

- See more at: http://www.intrac.org/events.php?action=event&id=552#sthash.CYqF0ysC.dpuf

*Residential, includes: 4 nights accommodation, all meals for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

**Non-residential, includes: lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

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.

Course format and costs

This course has two parts: a 5 day face to face course which will take place in Oxford, UK; and a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session after the course (via Skype) with the course trainer, focusing specifically on your needs. This individual, tailored coaching will support the individual to apply the learning from the course to their work, and offer the opportunity to work through current challenges, difficulties and opportunities with a highly experienced practitioner. The available dates and times for coaching will be provided by the trainers in advance of the course. Coaching terms and conditions will be provided upon application. The cost of the course will be £1150 (non-residential) or £1399 residential (including 4 nights of accommodation).

Intended audience

This course is particularly relevant to those with some experience in advocacy which they would like to build on.

Core content areas

These are the core content areas that will be covered in the course:

  • Approaches to advocacy
  • Planning and delivering advocacy strategies
  • Advocacy planning cycle
  • Identifying the issue (research)
  • Analysing the external environment
  • Analysing policy processes
  • Identifying levers of influence
  • Influencing policy makers
  • Lobbying decision makers
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Achieving policy change
  • M&E of advocacy

Depending on level of interest we may offer sessions on:

  • Working with the media
  • Popular mobilisation
  • Power dynamic
  • Policy research for advocacy purposes

Download the application form and send to training@intrac.org or call +44 (0)1865 263040 with any questions.

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