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Budget code

231171

Course Date

Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023

Course Fee

€3550

Register open

February 9, 2023

Custom Date

2/27/2023

Online date

Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023

On location date

Mar 20, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023

On location date

March 20, 2023

Budget code

231172

Course Date

Sep 25, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023

Course Fee

€3550

Register open

August 28, 2023

Custom Date

9/25/2023

Online date

Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023

On location date

Oct 24, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023

On location date

October 24, 2023

Advocacy & Policy Influencing: strategy and skills

To achieve lasting changes in society, doing the right thing ourselves is not enough. We need to advocate for the changes we want to see, and influence the policies and laws that govern society. In this course you will learn to strategize systematically for successful Advocacy and Policy Influencing interventions, resulting in designing your own API strategy.

Your strategy will be based on a sound analysis of the stakeholders and policy context important to your cause, and on making strategic choices in your Theory of Change. To make your strategy work in real life, we will explore how transformative social change works, and how to manage networks and build strong coalitions to foster that change. You will learn how you can have influence in policy development as well as policy implementation stages, and how to select your political targets strategically. We will practice how to plan, prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy initiatives, using practical methods and tools as we go along.

You will only be successful if you can convince decision makers to change. The course culminates in you demonstrating your skills by pitching your cause in front of a critical audience.

Some indispensable skills you will gain for just that are:

  • Communication and interviewing
  • Designing and delivering well-framed messages
  • Confidently dialoguing and negotiating with policy targets
  • Drafting a position paper
  • Presentation and pitching

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Your profile

You are a professional engaged in or responsible for lobbying and advocacy interventions, representing an NGO or other civil organisation, a government entity or a social enterprise. You are in search of the key knowledge, methods, tools and skills to perform strategically in advocacy and policy influencing.

Blended Course and Coaching Sessions

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. During the first 3 weeks of the course, you will have online self-paced lessons through our e-learning platform. This online portion takes approximately 2 to 4 hours per week. The face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. Our trainers will guide and mentor your learning process. You will interact with other participants and the trainers regarding their experiences. Afterwards, the trainers can coach you in applying your personal Advocacy and Policy Influencing Action plan.

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Ger Roebeling
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Linda Janmaat
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Sabina Voogd
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