Organizational Leadership for Human Rights and Social Justice

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:30 AM - Sun , March 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 17th - 9:30-4:00pm
Sunday, March 18th - 9:30-1:00pm

This two-day interactive workshop is designed to strengthen participants’ professional leadership skills for work in the fields of human rights and social justice. Designed for staff and organizational leaders (including board members) in NGOs, grassroots organizations, networks, social movements, and donor agencies, including staff working in program management, development, communications, strategic planning, impact analysis, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and other areas of relevant work. This workshop will be valuable to those who are already established leaders in their organizations, those looking to advance their leadership role, and those who are in the process of founding or reinvigorating an organization.

The workshop begins with ecosystem analysis in order for participants to identify and understand understand opportunities and challenges for effective action within their own organizations and other actors within broader social movements in human rights and social justice. It then moves into a more nuts and bolts focus on how to best design and implement human rights work. Covered topics include mission and goals, strategic planning, governance, horizontal management, organizational structures, working with donors and fundraising, partnerships, models of revenue generation, and measuring success.

Prior knowledge and experience in human rights is an asset, but not required to benefit from this workshop. Participants should have some previous professional experience, but current students are also welcome.

Learning goals:

-Provide participants with tools to play (enhanced) leadership roles in the fields of human rights and social justice

-Strengthen each participant’s ability to advance the mission of their organization/network

-Provide participants with improved strategies for engaging funders

-Provide participants with a better understanding of where they fit in the broader ecosystem, and of ecosystem relationships and introduce techniques for developing partnerships and networks.

-Provide participants with a better understanding of leadership and management models, including organizational structures, and apply these to reaching individual and organizational goals.

-Learn organizational approaches to team-building and collaboration

-Learn tools for creating and ensuring a rights-based work environment - equal participation in decision-making (where relevant), transparency, accountability, creating a sense of being valued as a team member, ensuring respectful and non-discriminatory work environment.

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 completion.

Workshop facilitator: Louis Bickford - Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University;

Early bird rate of $250 for those who register by March 2nd.

Regular rate of $295.

We will also offer a limited number of reduced rates for those wish significant financial need.

Registered participants and those that wish to apply for a need-based discount should complete the following survey: