IGLYO is happy to announce the 2020 Global Online edition of its fantastic training program for young LGBTQI activists, the Activist Academy. #ActivistAcademy2020
This is the fourth time IGLYO is organising its Activist Academy with the goal to jumpstart younger volunteers/staff/activists into skill-demanding and leadership roles within LGBTQI organisations. This edition will take place online and this is why IGLYO will open the Academy to young activists from all over the world.
Here is the link to the report from last year’s edition, part of a whole website about the Activist Academy, feel free to explore it!
The Global Online 4th edition of IGLYO’s Activist Academy will begin on 6 August 2020 and finish on 21 August. It will include 5-6 live sessions and a few hours of individual/team work. The total time commitment of each participant will be around 30 hours, spread around 2 weeks.
Each participant who completes the whole program (5 live meetings and worked on challenges) will receive a Participation Award in the total value of Euro 50.
The Supreme Activist Academy 2020 Trophy will be awarded to the winning team based on the their completed challenges and will total Euro 750, divided between the team members.
This year’s edition will include expert-facilitated workshops on the following topics:
- Building effective campaigns
- Designing beautiful social media posts
- Writing and delivering powerful public speeches
and a few additional live sessions, as follows:
- one introductory meeting, on 6 August
- the 3 skills workshops delivered by experts mentioned above, between 7 and 11 August
- one optional meeting to update on your progress on your challenges and receive tips from other teams , on 13 August
- one final meeting which is the Award Ceremony, on 21 August.
This effective and intensive training program consists of 3 expert-facilitated workshops and 3 “challenges”, or simulated projects that participants will have to work on, applying the skills they learned during the workshops. The participants are encouraged to sign up in teams of maximum 3, and they will cooperate with their teammates to complete the challenges and will engage in a friendly competition with the other teams. During the Award Ceremony, one team will win the Academy trophy, based on the votes from the other teams and on the votes of the jury.
If you are interested in participating, identify between 1-2 colleagues and fill in this registration form individually (each team member will have to fill in the form – this helps us design a more relevant program; make sure that each of your teammates writes the name of your team) before 30 July 23.59 CET. If you cannot find team-members, you can register alone but please consider that you will have to complete the challenges by yourself.
If you have any questions regarding the Academy, please email Tudor, IGLYO’s Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org