Advocacy Academy

About the Training ProgramApplication ProcessTraining Fee and ScholarshipsSchedule and Application Deadline

About the Training Program

The WYA Advocacy Academy is a training program designed to educate active and certified WYA members on current global policy debates and equip them with the knowledge to develop person-centered responses. During the training program, WYA members will study the WYA White Papers. These are reports which examine complex issues, explain WYA’s positions in response to current global debates, and address the most significant topics in global policy discussions and in key international proposals. 

 

These WYA White Papers: 

  • are important resources for learning person-centered international policy and human rights issues situated in the context of the dignity of the person; 
  • provide accurate information about international law; 
  • are based on research and evidence; 
  • are designed to equip everyone, from new members to policymakers, with the knowledge to develop policies that are effective and appropriate to their national and local contexts.

Application Process

The WYA Advocacy Academy is a training program designed to educate certified WYA members on current global policy debates and equip them with the knowledge to develop person-centered responses. The WYA Advocacy Academy is a training program intended for WYA members wishing to actively engage in global policy debates and, therefore, equips them with the knowledge to develop person-centered responses within their local communities as well as multilateral fora. During the training program, certified WYA members will study the WYA White Papers. These are reports which examine complex issues, explain WYA’s positions in response to current global debates, and address the most significant topics in global policy discussions and in key international proposals.

The training is offered to WYA members who have successfully completed the Certified Training Program (CTP). If you haven’t completed the CTP yet, please contact your regional office. You may also learn more about the program and enroll online at www.wya.net/ctp.

Africa

For inquiries, email africa@wya.net.

Asia Pacific

For inquiries, email asiapacific@wya.net.

Europe

For inquiries, email europe@wya.net.

Croatia

For inquiries, email croatia@wya.net.

Latin America

For inquiries, email latinamerica@wya.net.

Middle East and North Africa

For inquiries, email mena@wya.net.

North America

For inquiries, email northamerica@wya.net.

Training Fee and Scholarships

The Advocacy Academy training fee is 20 USD per person (20€ for WYA Europe trainees).
 

All Advocacy Certifications come with these benefits:

  • Access to digital Advocacy Academy materials 
  • Access to six sessions (8-10 hours)
  • Live Q&A with a Certified Advocacy Trainer at the end of every live session
  • Study guides in the form of fact sheets and infographics
  • A PDF Certificate of Completion
  • A Badge of Certification for your LinkedIn account
  • Exclusive Advocacy Academy Global Alumni Community
  • Advocacy Briefings and Virtual Meet-ups
  • Networking Opportunities with fellow WYA leaders 
  • An opportunity to represent WYA at advocacy conferences (e.g., United Nations Commissions, Organization of American States General Assembly, European Union)
  • Priority selection for the WYA Advocacy Internship Program

 

Limited partial and full scholarships are available for all accepted Advocacy Academy trainees. You may contact your WYA regional office for more information about the scholarship. 

The fees collected will directly support the work of the regional offices, especially in providing scholarships to accepted trainees, and growing the other educational programs such as the Certified Training Program, Internship Program, and the Human Dignity Curriculum.

 

Schedule and Application Deadline

 

Africa Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 8, 2021
Batch 2: Jun 2, 2021
Batch 3: Oct 6, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Jan 25, 2021
Batch 2: May 22, 2021
Batch 3: Sep 24, 2021
Asia Pacific Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 16, 2021
Batch 2: May 11, 2021
Batch 3: Oct 5, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Jan 25, 2021
Batch 2: Apr 26, 2021
Batch 3: Sep 20, 2021
Croatia Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 8, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Jan 29, 2021
Europe Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 18, 2021
Batch 2: Jun 17, 2021
Batch 3: Oct 14, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Feb 11, 2021
Batch 2: Jun 10, 2021
Batch 3: Oct 4, 2021
Latin America 2022 Start Date
Batch 1: Jan 27, 2022
Batch 2: Jun 2, 2022
Batch 3: Nov 3, 2022
2022 Deadline
Batch 1: Dec 27, 2021
Batch 2: May 2, 2022
Batch 3: Oct 3, 2022
Middle East and
North Africa
Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 15, 2021
Batch 2: May 17, 2021
Batch 3: Sep 1, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Feb 5, 2021
Batch 2: Apr 30, 2021
Batch 3: Aug 16, 2021
North America Start Date
Batch 1: Feb 8, 2021
Batch 2: May 24, 2021
Deadline
Batch 1: Jan 31, 2021
Batch 2: May 14, 2021