The power of lobby and advocacy campaigns
Are you working on social justice issues? Do you have the feeling that the power relations are stacked against you? Do you know that you are likely to face an uphill struggle?
Then an effective lobby and advocacy campaign can help you level the playing field and make your work more effective.
,The Art of Campaigning - 11 simple steps to run a successful lobby and advocacy campaign‘ is an online course that will equip you with the necessary skills to plan, implement and evaluate creative and highly influential lobby and advocacy campaigns. Step by step I will guide you through a tested process that allows you to influence policies and affect their implementation.
By the end of the course you will…
The course includes:
Hi, my name is Bjoern. I am a creative, highly committed and confident peacebuilding practitioner with a proven track record of training people effectively, even when working in highly complex conflict environments and in demanding project settings.
Over the last twenty-odd years I have been involved in educational, conflict transformation and peacebuilding work in several dozen countries, assisting people from all walks of life. Participants in my courses ranged from youth leaders in East Timor over cultural and religious leaders in East Africa, Human Rights Defenders in Nepal to representatives of big international organisations in several European countries, just to name a few.
I am also a father of three amazing children, a husband of an equally amazing wife, an outdoor enthusiast, a cancer survivor, a book lover, a creative chef, an active amputee and a disability rights activist.
"You want to plan a campaign or lobby your government on climate change or gender inequality? And your are looking for inspiration and guidance ? Look no further - Björn has put together all the tips and tricks to design a successful campaign. The online course offers you a hands-on, easy-to-use and comprehensive introduction and application tool box combining international experiences and the state-of-the-art of campaigning."
- Dr. Cordula Reimann, Bern/Switzerland
Founder and director of Core - Consultancy & Training in Conflict Transformation
"The best bit about this course was learning to work strategically, through all stages of planning, running and reviewing an advocacy and lobbying campaign. There were so many practical guidelines and exercises to guide me through making good decisions to run an effective campaign, including elements I hadn't thought of before. I recommend it to both experienced campaigners and newcomers to social justice work - it is so comprehensive there are great things for all of us to learn."
- Dr. Beth Gilfillan, Hanoi/Vietnam
Development practitioner, author of 'Coercion and resistance - International Aid in Cambodia' and co-founder of Biblioteka Ermera