In this free online course, you will have the opportunity to develop a plan for improving gender equality in an existing ORR-funded program. The course is designed to be completed by small groups of colleagues. Participants are required to register in groups of 3 to 5 people from the same organization. Please submit one application per group.

Before beginning this application, each group must identify a current ORR-funded program in their organization for which they will develop a gender analysis plan.

All participants in this course will: complete a short pre- and post-assessment at the start and end of the course, actively contribute to four live webinar sessions, respond to individual discussion questions, and contribute to group assignments with their colleagues. The total time commitment will be approximately 16 hours over eight weeks from March 9th to April 30th, 2020. At the end of the course, participants will have developed gender analysis plans for their programs and will receive certificates of completion.

This course is open to staff of ORR-funded organizations and agencies. It is relevant for staff whose roles include program design, proposal development, or program management, or staff interested in building their knowledge of gender equality in programs. No prior experience is required. This course is an expanded version of a Switchboard course offered in FY19. Priority will be given to applicants whom Switchboard was unable to accept in FY19. The course is limited to 35 participants.
Please complete this application form by Tuesday, February 25th. 

Course Objectives:
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define key concepts and terms related to gender equality;
  • Describe ways in which programming can reinforce or challenge inequitable norms;
  • Describe what basic gender analysis is, why and when to do it, and how it contributes to strong programming;
  • Describe how to conduct ethical focus group discussions;
  • Name the steps of conducting a gender analysis in programs;
  • Describe how to design or adjust existing programming to ensure that it is gender sensitive; and
  • Use Gender and Program Design Checklists to improve program design.
Webinar Dates:
Module 1: Understanding Gender Equality – Weds, March 18, 2020 | 1:00-2:30PM ET
Module 2: Introduction to Gender Analysis – Weds, April 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:30PM ET
Module 3: Gender Analysis in Practice – Weds, April 15, 2020 | 1:00-2:30 PM ET
Module 4: Gender in Project Design Weds, April 29, 2020 | 1:00PM-2:30 PM