LGBTIQ+ Leadership & Advocacy Training

In 2018, Make Change Happen SA through the Human Rights Law Centre will be running South Australia’s first LGBTIQ+ Leadership & Advocacy Training.

This training will be available free of charge, supported by a grant from the Government of South Australia and in-kind support from the Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia and Shine SA.

Applications for this training have now closed.

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PROGRAM

This training is tailored to the leadership and advocacy needs of South Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates and will cover:

  1. Campaign strategy: Developing an effective campaign strategy adapted to the needs of the issue
  2. Effective writing skills: Writing persuasive reports, submissions, fact sheets and letters
  3. Media and messaging: How to communicate your key points to the people you need to persuade
  4. Government engagement: Constructive engagement with decision makers
  5. Leadership: Developing your ability to become the leader your community needs

DATES

The training will run on the first Tuesday night of each month from June to October 2018:

  • 5 June 2018
  • 3 July 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 4 September 2018
  • 2 October 2018
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ELIGIBILITY

You must:

  • Live in South Australia
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Be passionate to learn about new advocacy methods and leadership models
  • Be able to commit to attending 5 trainings on the first Tuesday evening of each month in Adelaide starting in June 2018
  • Be able to commit to approximately 4-5 hours of homework each month between sessions, including team meetings
  • Be willing to join a facebook group to communicate with other participants
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SELECTION PROCESS

Places are limited to 20 LGBTIQ+ advocates.

All eligible applications will be assessed on their individual merits, and with particular consideration to fostering diversity of representatives in the program.

We encourage all individuals to apply, including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; intersex people; people of all ages and genders; and people with disabilities.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process by email.