Better Development: A Justice Approach Leadership Training


Information Of Organizer

Organizer of the event
United Edge
Types of Events
Contact organizer
Matt Kletzing
Date Post
December 28, 2017

Information About the Event

Title of event
Better Development: A Justice Approach Leadership Training
Event detail

A three-day training in leadership for impact, innovation and learning


Our three-day workshop will revolutionize the way you work on social change issues, development, and humanitarian work both professionally and personally. You will develop the skills to think critically about the systemic challenges facing our sector and wider society and your role in solving them.

We will develop you as a leader and make you more effective in bringing about positive change.

Justice and rights are the cornerstone of social change, development and humanitarian work. With a Justice Based Approach, we reflect on why, after 25 years of rights-based approaches, inequality, environmental destruction and discrimination are bigger challenges than ever before. During the workshop, we take the most cutting-edge approaches one step further by addressing significant gaps in ‘the way things are done’ and improving our effectiveness for change. We will develop your ability to ask challenging questions and share tools with you that will transform the way you design programmes, lead your teams and live your life.

Our workshops are participatory, innovative and proven to be incredibly impactful. Join us!

What: During the workshop, we will critically challenge many intentions and assumptions about methodology and practice in the following areas:

  • Strategic Leadership

  • Programme Design

  • Participatory Approaches

  • System Analysis

  • Privilege and Power

  • Rights Based Programming

  • Learning and M&E

  • Ethics and Accountability

We will also explore a number of innovative and exciting practical approaches that you can apply to your work.

This workshop aims to challenge you, inspire you and give you the tools to lead social change, development and humanitarian work that is truly transformative.

DeliveryDaniel Bevan and Matthew Kletzing, Directors of United Edge, will be delivering the trainings.

In 2017, we trained 269 people from 127 organisations in a Justice Based Approach from across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Timor Leste. In 2018, we will be returning to many of these countries and bringing our work to new ones.

Where and when: The following dates are confirmed. We may be able to add additional dates on request:

  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 28 February – 2 March, 2018

  • Vientiane, Laos: 5-7 March, 2018

  • Hanoi, Vietnam: 21-23 March, 2018

  • Yangon, Myanmar: 28-30 March, 2018

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh: 17-19 April, 2018

  • Jakarta, Indonesia: 24-26 April, 2018

  • Dili, Timor-Leste: 2-4 May, 2018

  • Manila, Philippines: 5-7 June, 2018

  • New Delhi, India: 20-22 June, 2018

  • Kathmandu, Nepal: 27-29 June, 2018

Who: This training is designed for leaders and potential leaders of social and environmental change. It is aimed specifically at development and humanitarian agencies, as well as anyone who wants to make a difference. The training will be conducted in English.

How Much:

Early registration: $360 USD when you register by 31 December, 2017

Standard registration: $450 USD when you register after 1 January, 2018

Fees are per participant for the full three-day training. This includes lunch, refreshments, take-away resources and access to our online community of social change makers. All fees are due to be paid within 30 days of registration.

Group discounts are available to those booking ten places or more on a single workshop and full and part-bursaries are available. Please get in touch for more information.

REGISTER: Please complete our online registration form by clicking on the button below or get in touch if you have any other questions. Receive 20% off when you register by 31st December 2017. The fee is due within one month of registration. 

For more information, visit Register online here.


360 USD / person if registered by 31 Dec 2017 or 450 USD / person after 1 Jan (group discounts available also)
Criteria of Participants (target groups)

We are a social enterprise that supports change makers working in development, humanitarian, and social change work from all sectors. The workshop is relevant for all types and levels of staff. Typically, participants join from INGOs, local NPAs, the Red Cross movement, social enterprises, government offices, and independent individuals. We welcome everyone with a passion to make a difference.

March 5, 2018 to March 7, 2018