Programme structure

The training consists of four compulsory workshops, of which all four are full time scheduled trainings. Periods between workshops are homebased. The total duration of the programme is 18 months.

When?:
The Inception workshop will be held in Kenya, February 7 – 11, 2022
The Follow-up workshop will take place in Tanzania, September 19 – 23, 2022.
The ICLD team visit to Zambia will take place in December 2022
The Sweden Phase workshop will take place in May, 2023
The Final workshop will take place in Uganda, September, 2023.

Where:
All workshops except the Sweden Phase workshop will be held in the participating countries. The Sweden Phase workshop will be carried out in Sweden.

Phase 1
Inception workshop (5 days inclusive travels)

More exact location to be decided.

Participating teams, mentors and programme management develop a shared understanding of the content, structure, methodology and management of the programme. The proposed change processes will be discussed interactively, showing in which ways the local government wants to work with sustainable gender equality in their organisation, within the framework of the 18 months training programme. Participants are expected to participate actively and to provide feedback on the challenges faced by the other teams. A seminar on local democracy and gender equality will be included in the workshop agenda. The Inception workshop will be held over the course of three days in one of the participating countries.

Work with the Change Process (6 months, in home country)

Back in their respective local communities the participants will continue to develop their change process in line with
the feedback they received during the Inception workshop. Participants will actively use web-based tools for interaction with facilitators and other participants.

Participants are expected to work continuously and regularly with the change process during the time between each workshop. An assignment will be presented for the team to work on and report back on before the next training session. Teams will have meetings with their mentors, digitally or IRL.

Phase 2
Follow-up workshop (5 days inclusive travels)

More exact location is still to be decided.
A follow-up workshop seminar will be arranged in one of the participating countries, for the participants to present the progress of their Change Process. The workshop provides an opportunity for peer review and a deeper look into challenges for institutional change. The programme of the follow-up workshop also includes study visits and lectures provided by the ICLD and other relevant lecturers.

This is the first occasion where a politician from the local government is expected to participate. All participants will be present during the first three days of the Follow-up workshop which will focus on change management through steering and leadership
using the gender mainstreaming method. During the remaining day of the week, the governmental officials and the national mentors will work intensively with the change process. The training week will be held over the course of three + one days in one of the participating countries.

Continuation of the work with the Change Process (6 months, in home country)

The team continues to work with its change process in line with the feedback and knowledge input they have received during the
Follow-up workshop. An assignment will be given to the team to work on and report back on before the next training session. The teams are visited by their mentor in their workplace, who then reports back to ICLD on the ongoing change process.

Participants will actively use web-based tools for interaction with facilitators and other participants.
Participants are expected to work continuously and regularly with the change process during the time between each workshop.

Phase 3
Sweden Phase workshop (2 weeks)

The training in Sweden will be held over the course of two weeks. The managers (and governmental officials) participate during the first week when the focus of the seminars will be management and leadership. The group will be divided during some of the
seminars in order to provide customised content for the individual target groups. The first week also includes municipal study visits, during which the team spends two days in a municipality, meeting with colleagues (managers and governmental officials) and exchanging experiences on gender equality work and gender mainstreaming change processes. The second week is for the governmental officials only, with the content customised for the target group and focus on the implementation of gender equality work.

Continuation of the work with the Change Process (4 months, in home country)

The team continues to work with its change process in line with the knowledge input they have received during the Swedish phase. An assignment will be given to the team to work on and report back on before the next training session. The teams are visited in their workplace by their mentor, who then reports back to ICLD on the ongoing work. Participants will actively use web-based tools for interaction with facilitators and other participants. Participants are expected to work continuously and regularly with the change process during the time between each workshop.

ICLD Team visits to one of the participating countries

The team continues to work with its change process in line with knowledge and input received during previous workshops.
All teams are visited by their mentors and some teams will also be visited by ICLD programme management team. A Quality review on teams progress, lessons learnt from training and networking within the programme.

Phase 4
Final workshop (5-6 days inclusive travels)

More exat location is still to be decided.

The results of the team’s change process are presented at the Final workshop, and this is the second occasion when a politician is invited to attend. Managers, governmental officials and politicians meet for the last time within the framework of the training
programme. Managers and governmental officials are awarded a certificate upon completion of the training. The Final workshop will be held over the course of three days in one of the participating countries. This workshop marks the formal end of the programme.

Learning processes

The programme employs a mixture of pedagogical methods such as lectures, group work, forum discussions, study visits and facilitated support by the assigned mentors. ICLD-conducted training is aiming at being learner-centered and having clearly articulated learning objectives. ICLD also strives to support participant´s awareness of their own learning.
Support for planning, implementation and evaluation of the Change Process is mainstreamed throughout the whole programme. The number of participants is limited to 24 in order to ensure a close working relationship between participants, ICLD-staff, mentors and lecturers.

Management and staff

All four phases of the International Training Programme are carried out under the support and management of the ICLD. In addition, the programme is supported locally by professional mentors being selected by the ICLD.