Crash Course: Shifting the Narrative
Our Crash Course course is designed for anyone interested in learning about informed advocacy and ways to participate in facilitating change in the humanitarian and global development sectors. There is no prior experience or training required as this course is tailored to reach participants that are just starting out on their journeys into aid and advocacy work.
This is a two-week virtual crash course offered quarterly to provide training and experience in the nonprofit sector as it relates to humanitarianism and development. The content in this course covers two incredibly valuable themes that, once understood and put into action, would significantly increase our capacity to better advocate for social justice issues all over the globe.
Week One - Paradigm Shifts and Why They Matter: The System We Exist In
Week one looks critically at the history of forced displacement and how current models of humanitarian sectors are functioning. We will then deep dive into the critical need for a systemic paradigm shift as we introduce the concept of accompaniment over distribution.
Week Two - The Narrative: Why Language Matters
Week two analyzes the consequences of current language trends, labels, and frameworks as we focus on language’s inclusive and exclusive power to shape our perception and experiences of displaced people.
Interested in taking your understanding and involvement in these topics a step further?
In-Sight Collaborative also offers a longer, more comprehensive course called Reimagining Forced Displacement that further explores these topics, other methods of aid delivery, and why it is imperative we move towards a different approach.