The first WVA Academy course will be divided into 5 core modules:
Campaigning and Activism: Participants will take a deep dive into analysing the essential elements for successful advocacy, discussing case studies, campaigning processes, stunts, protests and digital activism.
Media Training: Participants will be prepared for intensive media
interaction, communicating with media outlets and journalists, how to get published, writing press releases, how to respond to tough questions and more.
Political Engagement: Participants will be introduced to how to understand, manage and change public opinion, effectively communicate with policymakers and how to nurture relationships with them.
Introduction to Regulatory Framework: Participants will develop an understanding of the current global regulatory challenges for vaping and how to play their part in them with a special focus on COP9 and TPD.
Team Management: Participants will receive guidance on how to build and manage successful teams, motivate and engage volunteers, how to recruit new members and more.
Each Module will consist of two webinars and will allow participants to explore the given topics in detail by discussing them with the specialists in the relevant fields.
Participants will receive 1 WVA credit for participating in each webinar.
Each module, consisting of 2 webinars will score 2 credits overall. Upon completing each module, the participant will be certified in that field.
To get certified in the full Academy, the participant is required to attend at least 80% (8 out of 10 sessions) of the training program.
The WVA Academy will be held via Zoom. The participants will be provided with the link of the webinars after the successful registration.
1-hour webinars will be held each Tuesday, 19:00 CET every week.
The estimated start date for the training is the 6th of April, 2021. The estimated end date of the training is the 8th of June, 2021.
Liza is WVA’s Community Manager and she is the main point of contact for the WVA Academy.
Liza graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Georgia and has studied her MA specializing in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the Czech Republic.
She is experienced in project management, mainly for international organizations. In the past 3 years, she has been working for a large student organization as a Program Manager, coordinating up to 300 activists and student leaders across Europe. Her tasks included working with the leaders, assisting them with the local projects, helping with the leadership transition, training, running educational groups, etc.