The Justice Based Approach: Foundation Course

Capacity Development Opportunity

Information of the organizer

Name of Organization
United Edge
Type of Organization
Private Sector
Contact Person
Matt Kletzing
Telephone

Information about the capacity development opportunity

Topic of CD to provide (Organizational Development)
Title
The Justice Based Approach: Foundation Course
Type of CD Opportunity
Online formal session
Period
November 2, 2020 to December 11, 2020
Province
Other
Venue

How to register

Please book your place(s) by 30th October 2020 by completing the registration form here. Places at the training are extremely limited and many of our courses get booked up. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions, please do contact us: info@unitededge.net
Course detail

Join the movement for more effective and radical change through this life-changing 6-week course on social and environmental justice.

  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
  • Price: $450
  • Language: English
  • Delivery methods: Interactive online sessions, self-led learning, and group work
  • Next course dates: Week of 2nd November until week of 7th December 2020
  • Enrollment deadline: 30th October 2020 while spaces are available

“If you’ve ever questioned current development models or your place within them, or better yet if you haven’t questioned any of that, this will be a superb way to crack open your underlying assumptions and get you thinking of how you really want to approach your work in a comprehensive way.” Independent participant, Vietnam

  • THE REASON

We’ve been destroying our world and its people for generations. The solutions we have been using are no longer enough. We have to do better, and we must act now.

The Justice Based Approach will revolutionize the way you work on humanitarian, development, social change, and environmental justice initiatives in ways that will impact both your work and your life.

As we face a time of intense and rapid change, we must create space to step back and consider some of the most pressing issues facing the world. This course will explore new approaches, real life examples, tools, and perspectives that will reenergize you with new knowledge and skills, as well as renewed hope and direction.

CRITICAL THINKING

You will develop the skills to think critically about the systematic challenges facing our sector and wider society and your role in solving them.

LEADERSHIP FOR IMPACT

You will develop as a leader and become more effective in bringing about positive change and lasting impact.

TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMMING

You will develop your ability to ask tough questions and utilize tools that will transform the way you design programmes, lead teams and live your life.

  • THE COURSE

With a Justice Based Approach, we reflect on why — after 25 years of rights-based approaches — inequality, environmental destruction, oppression, and impunity are bigger challenges than ever before. We will critically challenge and explore many assumptions about methodology and practice in the following areas:

  • All Five Pillars of the Justice Based Approach
  • Power and oppression
  • Strategic and personal leadership
  • Effective programme design
  • Development theory and history
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Participatory approaches
  • System analysis
  • Localization and decolonizing aid
  • Rights-based programming
  • Monitoring and evaluation for learning
  • Ethical programming and accountability
  • Climate and gender mainstreaming

We will also explore a number of innovative and exciting alternative approaches to social and environmental change that you can apply to your work. The course will challenge you, inspire you and give you the tools to support communities and partners to lead change that is truly transformative.

“The training was the best motivation – and energy-boost – I had in my professional career.” Participant from GIZ, Cambodia

  • THE SCHEDULE

The course starts the week of 2nd November and ends the week of 7th December, 2020.

All sessions will take place during the morning for Africa and Europe, late morning for the Middle East, mid-day for South Asia, the afternoon for Southeast Asia, and the early evening for the Pacific and Australia.

Each week includes 6 hours of live sessions. We will also have a short orientation session and a debrief session before and after the course.

  • THE APPROACH

Our style of online delivery creates genuine human connection, facilitates deeply reflective and thoughtful discussions, and leads to real impact and effectiveness.

The course will use mixed methodologies including participatory live sessions, interactive online tools, movement, games, reflection, group activities, optional offline self-study, and more. Our in-person trainings are not “death by Powerpoint,” and our online courses are not “death by Zoom”!

“I would strongly recommend this training, not just to those starting out their careers in development/social work, but perhaps even more so for those who have been in the line for so long that they stop asking questions and challenging themselves.” Participant from WWF, Malaysia

  • THE PARTICIPANTS

The course is designed for leaders of development and humanitarian agencies, as well as broader civil society and individuals who want to create positive social change or environmental impact in their work, life and community. We welcome participants from all levels of organisations and from diverse departments to the course, which creates a rich mix of experience and perspectives. We encourage senior staff to join the course with their teams.

The course will be conducted in English.

Our 1,003 course participants have come from a wide variety of organisations — from international NGOs (52%) and national NGOs (25%) to UN agencies, government officials, foundations, donors, and independent activists and consultants. They work to alleviate poverty, respond to humanitarian crises, advocate for human rights, protect the environment, develop health and education, empower young people, women, indigenous communities, differently-abled people and other marginalized groups — basically from every sphere of humanitarian, development, social change and environmental justice work.

“A must-attend if one wants to be more effective, efficient, just, humane and simply better and smarter.” Participant from Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Philippines

Visit our website for more details: www.unitededge.net/events

Fee information

THE PRICE $450 USD, which includes:

  • 39 hours of live facilitated learning led by highly experienced facilitators with decades of combined experience in this field
  • Justice Based Approach Resource Pack, containing notes from every session and a pre-prepared presentation so that you can hold a sharing session back with your colleagues
  • Justice Based Approach Toolkit to help you reflect on your own work and embed the lessons from the course
  • Ongoing access to our online community of social change makers, including frequent resource sharing and direct links to our regular learning events for ongoing professional development
  • A certificate to verify your course completion and increase your job prospects
  • Exclusive opportunity to join the Advanced Course on the Justice Based Approach and become a United Edge Associate

GROUP DISCOUNTS Group attendance is a wonderful way to learn and develop together as a team. Receive 10% off when you book 10 or more places on a course. Groups can be from multiple organisations if they book the course together. Donors and organisations have used this as an opportunity to support partners to attend, for example.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE We proudly offer a limited amount of financial assistance to help cover part of the fee for people who may otherwise find it difficult to attend. Since 2017, we have provided $62,605 worth of financial assistance to participants, ensuring that grassroots and local organisations with limited funds and big aspirations can develop their work for greater impact and positive social change. To apply for financial assistance, please contact us: info@unitededge.net

How to register

Please book your place(s) by 30th October 2020 by completing the registration form here.

Places at the training are extremely limited and many of our courses get booked up. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please do contact us: info@unitededge.net

Language
English
Translation
Cost (if any)
$450 USD per participant or $405 per person for groups
Criteria of Participants (target groups)

THE PARTICIPANTS

The course is designed for anyone who is working with development and humanitarian agencies at any level, as well as broader civil society and individuals who want to create positive social change or environmental impact in their work, life and community. We welcome participants from all levels of organisations and from diverse departments to the course, which creates a rich mix of experience and perspectives. We encourage senior staff to join the course with their teams.

The course will be conducted in English.

Our 1,003 course participants have come from a wide variety of organisations — from international NGOs (52%) and national NGOs (25%) to UN agencies, government officials, foundations, donors, and independent activists and consultants. They work to alleviate poverty, respond to humanitarian crises, advocate for human rights, protect the environment, develop health and education, empower young people, women, indigenous communities, differently-abled people and other marginalized groups — basically from every sphere of humanitarian, development, social change and environmental justice work.

“A must-attend if one wants to be more effective, efficient, just, humane and simply better and smarter.” Participant from Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Philippines

Visit our website for more details: www.unitededge.net/events

Expected outcome

THE COURSE

With a Justice Based Approach, we reflect on why — after 25 years of rights-based approaches — inequality, environmental destruction, oppression, and impunity are bigger challenges than ever before. We will critically challenge and explore many assumptions about methodology and practice in the following areas:

  • All Five Pillars of the Justice Based Approach
  • Power and oppression
  • Strategic and personal leadership
  • Effective programme design
  • Development theory and history
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Participatory approaches
  • System analysis
  • Localization and decolonizing aid
  • Rights-based programming
  • Monitoring and evaluation for learning
  • Ethical programming and accountability
  • Climate and gender mainstreaming

We will also explore a number of innovative and exciting alternative approaches to social and environmental change that you can apply to your work. The course will challenge you, inspire you and give you the tools to support communities and partners to lead change that is truly transformative.

For more testimonials of outcomes from participants, see www.unitededge.net/testimonials