THE JUSTICE BASED APPROACH
A course in leadership for impact, innovation and learning
GOING DEEPER: JBA ADVANCED
With more than 1,700 people trained from over 500 organisations across the globe , we're excited to be taking the Justice Based Approach to the next level. This advanced course is a chance for people working towards social and environmental justice to go deeper in their practice of JBA, develop leadership skills and receive the training needed to join United Edge's network of JBA Associates - with the opportunity to lead the development of Collective Edge -- the world's first justice-based organisation.
BECOME A LEADER
Take the Justice Based Approach to the next level in your work and life. Explore how to embed the five pillars of JBA in all you do.
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
Develop a new way of working that supports others to understand the foundations of justice and follow the principles in their work.
BECOME A LEADER
Those who successfully complete this course become United Edge Associates who can lead projects, training and consultancies.
JOIN THE COLLECTIVE
The course is designed for those who have already completed the Foundation Course in the Justice Based Approach. They are leaders of development and humanitarian initiatives, as well as broader civil society or activism -- individuals who want to create positive social change or environmental impact in their work, life and community.
As always, we welcome participants from all levels of organisations and from diverse departments, which creates a rich mix of experience and perspectives. The course will be conducted in English.
This course will take the Justice Based Approach to the next level -- asking participants to reflect critically on their practice and actions as professionals and citizens. We will explore the following:
Destructive systems and regeneration
Oppression, positionality and liberation
Strategic and personal leadership
Creative and effective action
Collaboration and decision-making
Campaigning and advocacy
Alternative models for change and society
Localization and decolonizing aid
Personal development and reflection
Climate and gender mainstreaming
The course will challenge you, inspire you and give you the tools to support communities and partners to lead change that is truly transformative.
The course will be conducted online with the possibility of a face-to-face event if possible. We will use mixed methodologies including participatory live sessions, interactive online tools, movement, games, reflection, group activities, optional offline self-study, and more. Our in-person trainings are not "death by PowerPoint," and our online courses are not "death by Zoom" either!
Our style of online delivery creates genuine human connection, facilitates deeply reflective and thoughtful discussions, and leads to real impact and effectiveness.
This course is designed and facilitated by United Edge co-founders Daniel Bevan and Matthew Kletzing. With a combined experience of more than 30 years in the humanitarian, development and human rights sectors across Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East, they bring a wealth of hands-on experience and expert facilitation skills. Find out more about their areas of expertise and background here.
The course is currently being developed and we hope to start in 2023 and will take place over a few months.
All sessions will take place during the morning for Africa and Europe, late morning for the Middle East, mid-day for South Asia, the afternoon for Southeast Asia, and the early evening for the Pacific and Australia.
The Justice Based Approach: Advanced Course will lead into an initiative called Collective Edge -- a collective of professionals and activists committed to shifting the way that change happens and creating an organisation that embeds justice in its structure, functions and projects. Check out this concept note about how Collective Edge might look.
The course costs will be announced shortly. We are asking all interested individuals to register their interest. By telling us you are interested now, you will be the first to receive the invitation for booking this course when the registration is open. As always we will do our best to ensure that those who may struggle to pay the course fees are able to access the experience. We will also have a discount for groups.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
BOOKING YOUR PLACE
Places at the training will be limited. Sign up now to express your interest to ensure you are the first to hear when the booking form goes live.