This is a reference for Ksenija Joksimovic

IGLYO's First Activist Academy (2017)

The training activity took place
organised by IGLYO
17.07. 2017.-21.07.2017.
Reference person

Angela Ceh

(Peer Mentor)
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Aims & objectives

IGLYO’s Activist Academy is a skills-based training programme for young people between 18 and 30 at the beginning of their activist careers who are passionate about activism, advocacy and learning, and have a strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) rights. The goal is to jumpstart younger activists into skill-demanding and leadership roles within LGBTQI organisations. It involved a menu of practical modules on topics such as public speaking, campaigning, creating trans-inclusive organisations, video editing and community organising, all delivered by leading global LGBTQI+ organisations. Participants put their learning into action through a series of individual and group challenges.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

13 participants from different countries,
5 peer mentors from different countries
6 guest experts from different countries
3 co-trainers from Scotland, Serbia and Romania

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal education
Work in groups
Presentations and discussions
Expert teaching sessions
Peer mentoring
Role play

Outcomes of the activity

The program was designed to ensure the following outcomes:

Increased skills
Improved self-confidence
Greater experience of team working and group processes
Experience of behaviour enhancing processes, such as competition and collaboration
Strengthened links between organisations and personal connections across the group
Increased motivation to be engaged in the international LGBTQI movement.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Co-trainer and Co-organiser

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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