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Freedom of Religion or Belief training opportunity

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Freedom of Religion or Belief training opportunity

The FORB Learning Platform’s online Freedom of Religion or Belief Training of the Trainers (FORB TOT) course is open for registrations for the 2023 cohorts. The course targets people who would like to be able to train others in Freedom of Religion or Belief, using interactive training methods.

Application deadline:
4 January 2022 for the course starting in January
8 February 2022 for the course starting in March

Course workload

Each course is run online over 10 weeks, with a 2-hour weekly conference call and approximately 3 hours of individual online course work per week, around 50 hours in total. Those who don’t have English as their first language may need to estimate more time. The course is free of charge, but it costs in time and effort!

Upcoming course dates

FORB TOT 25 January – 5 April
FORB TOT 15 March – 24 May

Course contents

It includes the following 10 modules that focus both on learning about FORB and training methodology:

  • Introduction to human rights education;
  • Human rights education – building blocks, methods and exercises;
  • Introduction to Human Rights;
  • Introduction to religious literacy;
  • Introduction to FORB;
  • FORB in relation to other rights, development and peace;
  • Understanding FORB in the local context;
  • Ways of working to promote FORB;
  • Evaluating and following up training;
  • The art of facilitation.

The course involves practical assignments such as developing session plans for trainings, doing a FORB context analysis for specific contexts and preparing an action plan. It is a group course, so participants will be expected to participate actively in the weekly online workshops.

Technical requirements

The FORB TOT course uses the FABO platform for self-study material and assignments. Participants will receive login details for FABO shortly before the course opens. The self-study material can be accessed from a computer (recommended), smartphone or tablet. While some activities require participants to be online, parts of the course material may be downloaded and accessed offline. The conference calls require internet, a headset with a working microphone and a place to talk unhindered.

Who can apply

The course is open to staff and volunteers from any organisation involved in providing training on FORB. Priority in the allocation of places is given to organisations linked to the FORB learning platform (e.g., FORB learning platform partners or NORFORB members) and to participants from contexts experiencing severe rights violations.

How to apply

Fill in the registration form.

People who have previously applied and are on the waiting list, do not need to apply again. They will be considered together with the new applicants.

If an organisation is interested in reserving a number of places for staff members please contact the course coordinator Kristine Tveit at kt@stefanus.no


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