Empowering United Nations Gender Focal Points: becoming agents of organizational change

Empowering United Nations Gender Focal Points: agents of organisational change
Gender Equality and Diversity

Empowering United Nations Gender Focal Points: becoming agents of organizational change

Strategies, tools, and good practices

29 juin–31 juillet 2020
Le cours est disponible en English

Gender focal points and gender facilitators form the gender architecture of United Nations organizations. Although gender equality has made strides in recent years, challenges remain. How can organizations better integrate and support gender focal points within networks, thematic groups, and inter-agency meetings? This blended course helps participants rise, whether they work in a field office or a headquarters.

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 training methods include dynamic discussions and practical exercises

Learn together

Participants engage in Q&As with experts and work with their peers in small group workshops

Learn individually

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

Qui s’inscrit à ce cours?

Who takes this course?

  • Gender focal points and gender facilitators tasked with supporting and promoting gender integration at work
  • All staff interested in acting on gender issues and inclusiveness
What topics does this course cover?

This blended course helps participants use gender-centered tools to promote equality and decent work for all.

  • The United Nations’ gender architecture and network of gender focal points
  • Good practices and tools within the United Nations system
  • Gender equality obstacles within organizations, and how to overcome them
What will I learn?

Participants practice their skills in an intensive environment during the week-long residential phase.

  • How to use gender mainstreaming tools, such as gender markers
  • All about the United Nations’ system-wide action plan on gender equality
  • How to create a community of practice that fosters discussion and knowledge-sharing
What will I be able to do?

The goal of this course is to help participants deepen their knowledge of gender architecture and practice gender mainstreaming skills, using ILO tools.

  • Apply appropriate gender mainstreaming tools in any workplace, anywhere in the world
  • Utilize advanced skills in advocacy and communication to spread messages
  • Access a global community of practice for discussion and knowledge-sharing
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and highly effective learning methodologies.

  • Interactive training sessions, including Q&As with subject matter experts and small group workshops, facilitate individual and collective learning.
  • The blended course includes an online phase followed by a residential learning experience.
  • Participants learn practical skills by experimenting with gender mainstreaming tools in the classroom.

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