TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Supporting you to increase your skills and confidence as a trainer to maximise transformative change for gender equality

In order to be effective, training needs to be grounded in intersectional feminist pedagogical principles and embedded in broader change processes.

Our courses provide participants with the necessary theory and tools to promote transformative change when used in their own training practice.

Everyone who participates in our activities will be invited to join the Fabulous Feminists network. We provide extensive follow-up, including mutual learning sessions and membership of an active peer network of gender trainers via our learning management system.

Fabulous Feminists programmes

NEW!
Introduction to Gender Training
(Level 1)

Self-paced, interactive training introducing the conceptual and practical foundations of gender training.

SEVENTH EDITION!
How to be a Gender Trainer (Level 2)
July 2024

Participatory, virtual course which covers the theoretical and practical knowledge gender trainers need to thrive in their practice.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Transformative Training (Level 2)

2-day workshop tailored to graduate students wishing to develop their practical training skills. 

Packages also available on request, combining various products and services. Please get in touch to discuss.

“My approach to training is grounded in intersectional feminist pedagogical approaches. These are the core foundation of the way I work with other trainers, and are what make my courses engaging and democratic. This is underpinned by my research on gender training, including my book, journal articles, and the
UN Women Training Centre Working Paper Series.”

How to be a good trainer?

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Learn more about Lucy’s approach, and what you will get from this course

Webinar: Feminist pedagogies and Online Training, UN Women Training Centre

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Find out some of the challenges and opportunities for applying feminist pedagogies in online environments

Publications

“A Transformative tool for gender equality
Lucy Ferguson”

“Working Paper Online Training and Feminist Pedagogies”,
UN Women Training Centre 2022

“Exploring Privilege through Feminist Gender Training”, European Journal of Politics and Gender 2019

What people are saying about Fabulous Feminists

Testimonials

The How to Be a Gender Trainer course with Lucy Ferguson on the Cynara Gender Training Platform and Consult- ing has been an incredible opportunity to reconnect with my career as a gender analyst and consultant.

For an entire week, we immersed ourselves in theoretical and practical tools to design and lead workshops and courses in a dynamic and participatory way. Learning by doing, validating experiences, and having a “safe-brave” space to co-create critical thinking among all the participants, allowed me to incorporate the fundamental princi- ples of feminist pedagogies. The course also opened the doors for me to expand my networks internationally.

Thanks to the facilitation of Lucy and all the participants, today I feel much more prepared and confident about being able to lead future courses and consultancies on gender and social inclusion.

~Susan Cabezas Cartes

BY Susan Cabezas Cartes

“The How to Be a Gender Trainer course with Lucy Ferguson on the Cynara Gender Training Platform and Consulting has been an incredible opportunity to reconnect with my career as a gender analyst and consultant…”

This testimonial was written by Susan Cabezas Cartes, social anthropologist and gender analyst, who participated in the “How To Be a Gender Trainer” course with Dr. Lucy Ferguson in October 2022.

Testimonials

BY DONNA-MARIE FRY

“I really believe feminist principles in training and research can facilitate a necessary shift and balance of power.”
I was really excited to join the “How to be a Gender Trainer” training course in February 2023. I was drawn to this training because I really believe feminist principles in training and research can facilitate a necessary shift and bal- ance of power and therefore ownership of the processes involved compared to traditional approaches.

It was a privilege to be able to spend the week of this training not only taking time to critically reflect and discuss feminist pedagogical principles (FPP) with other enthusiastic and dedicated participants but also observe the in- structor, Dr. Lucy Ferguson, and my workshop colleagues implement these through practical activities in a safe, inclusive and constructive learning space. Lucy really lives and breathes these FPPs through every aspect of the workshop.

This training provided the space to answer many of my questions about FPPs, but has also left me asking even more questions about what this might look like in the projects I am working on, and how I am going to approach different consultancies prioritising these principles and values. I think that is a clear sign of an excellent training! I am really look forward to the follow up session!

~Donna Marie

This testimonial was written by Donna-Marie Fry, a participant in the
“How to Be a Gender Trainer” course with Dr. Lucy Ferguson in February 2023.

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