The WEA is pleased to launch the 'Advocacy and Learning for All' project (ALfA).The project consists of a programme of training to support advocacy and lobbying skills for groups involved in Atlantic Philanthropies funded programmes between September 2011 – August 2014.
The ALfA project will support grass-roots advocacy activities in Northern Ireland through the provision of flexible, interactive learning opportunities. The aims of the project are to:
All the workshops and courses aim to build the confidence and skills of people to “Be heard: Make a change” ie, to express their opinions and analyse, coordinate and influence the decisions that affect their lives.
Who can benefit?
Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, this training programme has been specifically developed to help grass-roots groups and organisations who would like to get their voices heard in the fields of Ageing, Children & Youth, and Reconciliation and Human Rights.
Availability & Costs
Organisations involved in Atlantic-funded programmes can avail of this programme free of charge. Organisations not involved in Atlantic funded programmes will be charged, contact the WEA for further details.
The training programme
The programme is a flexible mixture of workshops, courses and tailor made training. Types of learning opportunities include workshops on skills to support advocacy and lobbying.
These could include topics such as:
Longer courses in topics such as:
Tailor made training – working with your group or organisation on a longer term basis to support action learning for advocacy and lobbying.
All training will be delivered in an interactive and participative way with the emphasis on learning that will be immediately relevant to your advocacy and lobbying aims.
As the programme is very flexible we would want to hear from you on how our programme can help you put advocacy and lobbying into action. If you would like to take part in the programme or have further questions please contact the project Development Officer, Attracta Mathews.