Embrace change in the new era: Empowering UN Gender Focal Points

Gender focal points

Embrace change in the new era: Empowering UN Gender Focal Points

Strategies, tools, and good practices

2 November–4 December 2020
The course is available in English

Gender focal points and gender facilitators from the gender architecture of United Nations organizations. Gender equality has made strides in the last decades, although the progress is not fast as expected. Inequalities are still resilient and challenges remain, now more than ever. COVID-19 was a tsunami that rolls through our lives and our society.

How can organizations better manage with the gender equality challenges in the new era? 

How can Gender Focal Point networks support organizations in embracing chance?

If you are a gender focal point pushing for equality in the workplace, improve your practice and widen your network with this training course.

Key features
LEARN DIFFERENTLY

The Centre’s eLearning methods include dynamic discussions and practical exercises

LEARN TOGETHER

Participants engage in Q&As with experts and virtually work with their peers in small breakout sessions

LEARN from others

Participants examine best practices and utilize tools from the United Nations system

Introduction to the course

Gender focal points and gender facilitators from the gender architecture of United Nations organizations. Gender equality has made strides in the last decades, although the progress is not fast as expected. Inequalities are still resilient and challenges remain, now more than ever. COVID-19 was a tsunami that rolls through our lives and our society. How can organizations better manage with the gender equality challenges in the new Era? How can Gender Focal Point networks support organizations in embracing chance? If you are a gender focal point pushing for equality in the workplace, improve your practice and widen your network with this training course.

Who attends this course?

This eLearning journey is for Gender Focal Points and gender facilitators tasked with supporting and promoting gender integration in their work units, organizations and agencies: UN GFPs and UN staff working on gender equality.

 

Let me confess, my team and I got trained by ITCILO to be agents of change. It proved to be the perfect bridge to unify our motivation and commitments with required skills. Now working together is so different as a team and more impactful indeed.

Sajida Birhmani
Gender Affairs Officer, United Nations Support Office in Somalia
What will you learn? 

This 5-week eLearning journey will provide you with the basic knowledge and guidance in the understanding why gender equality matter, particularly in this new COVID-19 era. Going through the Block 1 you will comprehend why there is a need of change while Block 2 you will discover tools and strategies for gender mainstreaming with the final goal of supporting you to make change happen.

Your 5-week ELearning journey includes 30 learning hours as follows:  

5-week ELearning journey

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of participation.

What will you be able to do?

By the end of your eLearning journey, you will be able to:

  • Recognise gender inequalities within your organization especially after COVID-19
  • Employ the international legal framework to strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women within UN entities, supporting your organization in the achievement of the UN targets 
  • Manage and apply strategies and tools to efficiently mainstream gender equality and the empowerment of women within your UN organization in the new era post COVID-19
  • Design an organizational strategy for change capable to overcome resistances 
  • Conceive an individual and concrete action plan aimed to strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women to be immediately implemented in your organization.  
 

This course provided a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the UN’s gender architecture and issues as well as enriching exchanges with Gender Focal Points from various agencies operating in different contexts.

Sophia Pierre-Antoine
Project Officer, Gender Coordination Unit, International Organization for Migration
Which eLearning methodologies will you experiment?
  • Dedicated virtual training rooms within the E-Campus, the ITCILO learning management system
  • Interactive virtual training session run by international key experts
  • Webinars, videos, live interviews
  • Online readings
  • Virtual interactions and exercises
  • Breakout groups for online collaborative work
  • Online brainstorming and knowledge sharing
  • Online tutoring and individual mentoring
  • Online quizzes, Q&A, self-assessment tests
Why should you join?

Here are three key reasons, among others, to take this course:

  • It is an opportunity to engage with UN officials and international experts about gender mainstreaming within organizations post-COVID.
  • There will be practical discussions about how UN entities can help achieve gender equality.
  • You will identify how you can become a part of the solution.​​​​​​​
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If you are a gender focal point pushing for equality in the workplace, improve your practice and widen your network with this training course, organized together with the UN Women Training Centre.

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