Call for Interest: Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series
White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), on behalf of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG), is calling for interest among SCTG members* to organize thematic sessions at the inaugural Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series beginning 24 June - 27 August 2021. Please complete the session organizer interest form by 25 April 2021.
About the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series
The Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series is a highly interactive virtual forum to exchange and incubate ideas, experiences and solutions on a variety of self-care topics. Open to all, objectives include:
• Increase knowledge and understanding of different aspects of self-care and their intersections
• Connect people within and across the self-care movement and inspire new partnerships
• Exchange self-care approaches and learnings across contexts
• Catalyze new self-care champions at all levels
• Elevate community perspectives and solutions on self-care
The series will consist of up to 12 virtual sessions organized by a different subset of SCTG members and partners during their preferred time zones. All sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing after the fact. Sessions will run 2 to 2.5 hours and explore a different “hot topic” and associated learning question. Session organizers will identify speakers and presentation modalities (e.g., plenary, facilitated panel, interactive roundtable, other), with the strong recommendation that at least one hour is dedicated to participatory discussion.
WRA will notify if you have been selected the week of 3 May 2021. WRA will match qualified organizations together, so that each session will have between two to four organizing partners.
*Not a member of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group and interested in organizing a session? First, register to become an SCTG member here:
. Then, proceed with completing this form.
Affiliation (if applicable)
Are you an:
Private sector representative
If you answered "other" to the question above, please describe.
Are you currently a member of a SCTG working group?
Country Advocacy Working Group (CAWG)
Evidence and Learning Working Group (ELWG)
Global Advocacy Working Group (GAWG)
I am currently a general SCTG Member, but not a member of a working group
Which "hot topic" session are you interested in organizing during the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series? If you would like to apply for more than one session, please complete a separate Google Form for each session.
Adapting WHO self-care guidelines for individual country contexts
Beyond health: self-care and other sectors
Community Perceptions of self-care
Self-care as a tool of liberation
Everyday self-care: health decision-making, knowledge, and practices
Self-care and the patient-provider relationship
Self-care and the digital revolution
Self-care's return on investment
Self-care and realizing UHC
Expanding access to self-care products
Transforming self-care opposition to support
Self-care and the legal environment
Respectful care and self-care
Self-care, mental health, and well-being
Self-care pioneers and trailblazers
M&E and Self-care
Self-Care in Humanitarian Settings
If you answered "other" to the question above, what session topic would you like to organize?
What learning question will your session aim to answer? This can be the same as the illustrative learning question or a different question for the hot topic.
When is an ideal date range to host this session?
24 June - 16 July
19 July - 6 August
6 August - 27 August
What is a preferable time, including time zone, within your preferred date range, to host this session?
What language will the proposed session be conducted in and what are the languages of the primary audiences? *Note - we are working to have translation capabilities in French, English, Spanish, and Sign Language in some form or function as needed and based on each session.
What are your initial ideas for structuring a 2 to 2.5 virtual session? How will you ensure a balance between presentations and participatory discussion? Each panel will ideally have evidence, advocacy and practice components. Note that WRA will support management of the technical platform. (200 words or less).
Please provide any initial ideas for speakers or discussants for your session. Include their name, affiliation, country and gender and age (if known).
How will you promote diversity and inclusion in your session, including but not limited to geography, gender, age, disability, and LGBTQIA+? (200 words or less)
What is your experience with the topic or why do you think you/your organization will be a good organizer of this session? (200 words or less)
If for some reason you are not chosen to organize a session, would you be willing to identify a speaker for a session?
What resources would you need to organize this session? Note that resources, including financial resources, are not guaranteed.
Criteria for selection:
Experience and familiarity with chosen session topic
Ability to bring new voices to the table
Ability to organize a diverse and engaging session
For any questions on the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series or Call for Interest, please contact Kristy Kade, Deputy Executive Director at KKade@whiteribbonalliance.org and/or Amanda Livingstone, Senior Advocacy Officer at ALivingstone@whiteribbonalliance.org.
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