Investing in change makers
A three-day training in leadership for impact, innovation and learning
BETTER DEVELOPMENT: A JUSTICE BASED APPROACH TRAINING
We’ve been destroying our world and its people for generations. The solutions we have been using are not enough. People are beginning to realize that we have to do better and we must act now. Our three-day training will revolutionize the way you work on humanitarian, development, social change, and environmental justice initiatives in both your work and life.
You will develop the skills to think critically about the systematic challenges facing our sector and wider society and your role in solving them.
We will develop you as a leader and make you more effective in bringing about positive change and lasting impact.
Justice and rights are the cornerstone of humanitarian, development, social change, and environmental work. With a Justice Based Approach, we reflect on why -- after 25 years of rights-based approaches -- inequality, environmental destruction, discrimination, and impunity are bigger challenges than ever before. During the training, we take cutting-edge approaches one step further by addressing the significant gaps that still exist in human rights based programming. Addressing power and privilege through critical thinking and reflection improves our effectiveness for grounded change led by the people we serve. We will develop your ability to ask challenging questions and share tools with you that will transform the way you design programmes, lead your teams and live your life.
Our trainings are participatory, innovative and proven to be incredibly impactful. Join us!
We will critically challenge and explore many assumptions about methodology and practice in the following areas:
Privilege and Power
Evidence-based decision making
Rights Based Programming
Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning
Ethics and Accountability
We will also explore a number of innovative and exciting practical approaches that you can apply to your work.
The training will challenge you, inspire you and give you the tools to lead environmental, social change, development and humanitarian work that is truly transformative.
WHEN AND WHERE
Between 2017 and 2019 over 1000 people attended this training from over 400 organisations in 36 trainings all across Asia, the Pacific and Europe. In 2020 we have rescheduled our events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our revised dates and locations are as follows:
Kathmandu, Nepal: 02 - 04 September 2020
Dhaka, Bangladesh: 08 - 10 September 2020
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: 15 - 17 September 2020
Yangon, Myanmar: 28 - 30 September 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 06 - 08 October 2020
Vientiane, Laos: 14 - 16 October 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 04 - 06 November 2020
Hanoi, Vietnam: 01 - 03 December 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka: 08 - 10 December 2020
We are also excited to be offering our first Better Development training across Africa in 2021 at the following dates and locations:
Freetown, Sierra Leone: 10 - 12 February 2021
Accra, Ghana: 16 - 18 March 2021
Abuja, Nigeria: 23 - 25 March 2021
Kigali, Rwanda: 12 - 14 April 2021
Kampala, Uganda: 04 - 06 May 2021
Nairobi, Kenya: 18 - 20 May 2021
Lilongwe, Malawi: 02 - 04 June 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe: 14 - 16 June 2021
Lusaka, Zambia: 13 - 15 July 2021
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: 27 - 29 July 2021
Please get in touch if you have a request for us to bring the training to your location or if you would like to discuss hosting an exclusive in-house training at your organisation. We also offer other training, coaching and mentoring services, as well as taking on consultancies for like-minded organisations. Find out more here.
While we aim to deliver our upcoming trainings in person, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that this depends on local travel and event restrictions, as well as the global situation of the virus. The safety of our participants and the people in the countries where we work is absolutely paramount to us. If we are not able to deliver the training face-to-face, we will conduct it online using a platform designed for our interactive style of delivery and learning to retain the high standards that we're so well-known for. For more information about our response to Covid-19 please click here.
This training is designed for leaders of development and humanitarian agencies, as well as anyone that wants to create positive social change or environmental impact in their work, life and community. We also welcome participants from all levels of organisations and from diverse departments to the training, which creates a rich mix of experience and perspectives.
Please note that the training will be conducted entirely in English.
$450 - $550 USD (billed in GBP) per participant for the three-day training.
Once you book your place, you will receive an invoice. We accept payment by international bank transfer and credit card. If you need to pay another way, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss other options.
Please read the terms and conditions in full before booking, as you will be asked to agree to the cancellation policy when you book.
Three full days of training led by highly experienced facilitators with decades of combined experience in this field
Over 21 hours of training
Better Development Resource Pack containing notes from every session and a pre-prepared presentation and session plan so that you can hold a sharing session back with your colleagues, wider network and community
Ongoing access to our online community of social change makers, including optional quarterly Learning Calls for ongoing professional development
Lunch and two refreshment breaks each day
Group attendance is a wonderful way to learn and develop together as a team.
A 10% discount is available when you book 10 or more places on a single training. Groups can be from multiple organisations, provided they book the training together. Donors and organisations have used this as an opportunity to support partners to attend, for example.
We proudly offer a limited amount of financial assistance to help cover part of the fee for people who may otherwise find it difficult to attend.
Financial assistance applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, please contact us.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 we provided $62,605 worth of financial assistance to participants, ensuring that grassroots and local organisations with limited funds and big aspirations can develop their work for greater impact and positive social change.
BOOKING YOUR PLACE
Places at the training are extremely limited and many of our trainings get booked up quickly. Please book your place early to avoid missing out.
More than 70% of participants join from word of mouth. Here's what people are saying...
"The training offered me a new way of thinking. It challenged my assumptions and reinforced my belief that in my own sphere of influence I can make a great contribution to doing development differently. We sometimes underestimate our personal power to effect the changes that we desire."
British Council Philippines
"I never had any training like this before! It gives insights to see systems [and] development work differently, as well as helps individuals to think out-of-the-box."
United Nations FAO Bangladesh
"[The Justice Based Approach is] a way of planning, designing and delivering aid that takes into consideration the strengths and shortcomings of a Human Rights Based Approach, while challenging our current practices and preconceptions around existing models."
Action Against Hunger Myanmar
A MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE
Here are just some of more than 400 amazing organisations that have attended this training.