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Advocacy and Policy Influencing: Improving your practice

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
5 days
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
Start of program
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Institute for International Education
City
Ede

Program description

Do you have basic experience in Advocacy and Policy Influencing? Or have you previously joined the ‘’API 1; how it works‘’ course? Then this course will sharpen your skills. MDF offers this course as a personalised accompaniment towards your lobby activities.

This course will teach you how to improve your own role and style as a lobbyist. You will practise the listening skills that experienced lobbyists use. You will practise with six scientifically evidenced approaches to influence in a lobby meeting. Memory aids will help you to easily keep in mind ‘’what to do’’ in the different domains of Policy influencing. You will discuss what values and principles are important to your organisation and how they can protect you from corruption. By the end of this course you will feel more confident and better equipped for the road ahead. Your progress is evidenced by tests.

Applicants should have (some) experience in Lobby & Advocacy and now you would like to improve your skills as a lobbyist in the development sector. This course takes into account your previous experiences, your present challenges, and provides you with personal skills to become an even better lobbyist in the future.

Subjects
• Assess your capacity • Roles in lobby • Lobby, integrity & corruption • Issue identification to message • Listening skills • Constituency • Focus on interest • Energy in the process • Changing perceptions & behaviour • Dealing with power • Researched approaches • Coining your message • Lobby meeting • Personal coaching • Wrapping up learning • Your learning and action plan.

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