Human Rights Leadership Development Course


INTRODUCTION

This course aims to develop a comprehensive experience of human rights learning by equipping potential human rights educators, advocates, activists, students, volunteers, and law enforcement officers with knowledge and skills to:

  1. Integrate knowledge in the fields of politics, economics, cultural diversity, gender issues and socio-psychology in the context of human rights.
  2. Strategize training and methodology required for promoting human rights education in various countries across all sectors of the society.
  3. To explore the specificities and points of commonality of the non-formal and the formal education contexts in relation to human rights learning.
  4. To establish a global network of trainers on human rights education.

The program will further equip participants with skills for better understanding of the concepts of human rights learning and leadership development. This course will also provide the participants with a concrete ‘step-by-step’ approach including hints and guidelines for developing and implementing a successful human rights project in their organization and communities.

The programme will consist of 6 different modules, discussion and empowerment session each of which is geared towards helping the participants understand and internalize the Human Rights learning approach to development. Furthermore by creating a learning environment that caters for their specific needs it is expected that the participants will be empowered to emerge as human rights educators themselves. The programme will give participants creative, concrete knowledge of how to use international and regional human rights treaties and enforcement mechanisms in their work for the protection and promotion of human rights.

DURATION

5 Days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is aimed at human rights educators, advocates, activists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, women activists, programs managers, research officers, leaders and members of coalitions and networks, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agency program officers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, students, Ministry of Justice officials, government officials etc. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to the concept of human rights, design and implementation of successful human rights learning in their organisation and communities. Participants will be empowered to advocate for their basic, human rights and develop leadership skills. The course can be used to establish or strengthen human rights policies and practices both in the public and private sector.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to human rights
  • Historical overview of human rights development
  • The Concepts in human rights
  • Developments in human rights
  • Assignment

Module 2: Development of Human Rights Laws

  • The sources of international law
  • International human rights law
  • Public international law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Enforcement of human rights law
  • Assignment

Module 3: The Human Rights Systems

  • The United Nations and human rights
  • Major United Nations human rights instruments
  • Introduction to the United Nations system
  • United Nations human rights agencies and procedures
  • Regional human rights bodies
  • Assignment

Module 4: Training and Education in Human Rights

  • The concept of training
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • Facilitating human rights education
  • Training for sustainable business model
  • Taking action for human rights
  • Assignment

Module 5: ICT and Human Rights

  • Using the Internet for outreach and organizing
  • Social networking for human rights
  • Incorporating a human rights perspective into ICT Policy
  • Assignment

Module 6: Leadership Skills in Human Rights

  • Basic principles of leadership
  • The Art of Leadership
  • Volunteering as a form of leadership
  • Team building/Leadership in Action
  • Assignment

Module 7: Course Review and Wrap-up Conclusion

  • Final evaluation
  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
  • Conclusion

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?


# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Human Right Officer United Nations Assistance Mission In Somalia Somalia
2 Program Management Officer - Risk Management and Compliance on Human Rights Due Diligence Policy United Nations Somalia
3 Program Management Officer - Risk Management and Compliance on Human Rights Due Diligence Policy United Nations Somalia
4 Human Right Officer United Nations Assistance Mission In Somalia Somalia
5 Student N/A Kenya