(POSTPONED) Human Rights Advocacy, Campaign Development, Engagement Strategies

Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Saturday, March 28th from 10am-4:30pm
Saturday, April 4th from 10am-1:30pm

This two-part interactive workshop is designed to help practitioners strengthen their ability to conduct effective human rights advocacy and develop successful campaigns.

During the workshop, participants will explore the elements of an effective advocacy strategy, including issue analysis, the development of goals and objectives, and identification of appropriate targets and tactics; learn how to tailor messages to specific audiences; discuss effective partnerships and how to build coalitions; prepare and receive input on a draft advocacy plan; prepare and participate in role plays to simulate advocacy meetings with policy-makers; discuss relevant case studies of successful campaigns.

Each participant will be encouraged to develop an advocacy plan and role play on an issue of their choosing that is relevant to their work and/or interests.

A certificate of participation will be granted to all those who complete both days of training. Individuals who complete three workshops offered as part of the Human Rights Training Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series certificate of participation.

Workshop facilitator: Jo Becker, Advocacy director of the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.

Early bird rate of $350 for those who register by February 28th. Please use discount code: EARLYBIRD.

Regular rate of $400

Columbia students are eligible for a 40% discount on the regular rate if enrolled by the early bird deadline (please email humanrightsed@columbia.edu for more information). We will also offer a limited number of reduced rates for those with significant financial need.

Prospective participants who wish to apply for a need-based discount, as well as registered participants, are asked to complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/MJriL81UeMqPXdNy8