Virtual Mini Academy: Global Advocacy 


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

This six-week mini academy, written and taught by 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. 

Applications for the next cohort are open now! 

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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. It will begin the week of 1 May 2023 and conclude the week of 5 June 2023
  • 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? 

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