Virtual Mini Academy: Global Advocacy 

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Learn more about Sigma's virtual mini academy focused on global advocacy

This six-week mini academy, written and taught by Sigma’s former liaisons to the United Nations (UN), offers you the opportunity to refine your advocacy efforts, learn more about Sigma's consultative status with the UN, and understand your role in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each participant will have interactive experiences that can be used for healthcare and policy advocacy application, locally and globally.

A virtual badge and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this academy. 

Interested in joining our next cohort? 

Apply by 22 April »

Program dates for the next cohort

The academy launches on 29 April 2024. The sessions are scheduled on the following dates and times. Scholars will choose one live session to attend for each week:

Week 1 Global Nursing Overview: Live Zoom call Tuesday, 30 April at 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET OR Wednesday, 1 May at 10:00 a.m.-noon ET (time zone converter)
Week 2 How to be an Advocate: Watch the video recording whenever is convenient for you that week, 6-10 May
Action Plan Preparation Week: Scholars will have time to work on their Action Plan Presentations 13-17 May
Week 3 Socio-Cultural and Political Awareness of the United Nations: Live Zoom call Tuesday, 21 May at 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET OR Wednesday 22 May at 10:00 a.m.-noon ET (time zone converter)
Week 4 Issues Affecting Global Health: Live Zoom call Tuesday, 28 May at 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET OR Wednesday, 29 May at 10:00 a.m.-noon ET (time zone converter)
Week 5 Global Healthcare Workforce and Being at the Table: Watch the video recording whenever is convenient for you that week, 3-7 June
Week 6 Action Plan Presentations: Live Zoom call Tuesday, 11 June at 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET OR Wednesday, 12 June at 10:00 a.m.-noon ET (time zone converter)

 

This virtual mini academy will focus on the following objectives:

The Sigma Virtual Mini Academy: Global Advocacy—Unlocking the Power of the Nurse Advocate at the United Nations provides an opportunity for nurse advocates to advance their role in global healthcare. Nurses have the power to be excellent advocates and are the key to the successful completion of global efforts to improve health equity and healthcare.

Outcomes after completion of this academy include:  

  • Describe the role of the nurse advocate and tools for advocacy
  • Actively participate on the global stage in simulated UN discussions and meetings
  • Develop strategies to educate the public about the influence of the nursing profession on health and health outcomes
  • Create an individual Global Advocacy Action Plan for presentation

Virtual Mini Academy:  Global Advocacy—Unlocking the Power of the Nurse Advocate at the United Nations

Fees and Anticipated Costs

There is a one-time fee listed below:

Active Sigma Members: US $50
Non-Sigma Members: US $150

Academy Information 

  • This virtual mini academy takes place over six (6) weeks.
  • The academy includes a combination of sychronous and asynchronous activities. Two different live call times will be offered each week one in the morning (Eastern time) and one in the evening (Eastern time). Specific dates and times for the live calls will be posted soon. 
  • This virtual mini academy is designed for working practice professionals who are looking to develop their skills to advance professionally.

Interested in joining our next cohort? 

Apply by 22 April »