5 spots available for limited time only

Listen Up Future Change Makers: Commit to a cause now!

Class will be held held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on May 3rd at 16h00.

Do it now, it's free.*

Are you ready to make a difference and create change on issues that matter to you?

Did you know that 6 out of 10 zoomers (Gen Z) believe it's important to actively engage and use their voice to create change and make a difference? And according to a survey by Cone Communications, 93% of consumers are more likely to buy from a company that supports a cause they care about.

So, not only will advocacy skills make you a valuable asset to any company, but it'll also allow you to stand up for what you believe in and create real change!

Here's what you will cover in this course

With our 6-week Influencing for Change course (previously Advocacy Academy), you'll learn how to create a step-by-step powerful and strategic campaign and become an influencer in your community. To finish the course, we will help you stand up for what you care about: you will get 50 euros of funding to turn your campaign into reality. 

Week 1: Goal Setting & Advocacy Strategy Development

You will meet your trainer and set a comfortable group. You will kickstart your campaign on a topic you feel passionate about. You will explore the basics of goal setting and strategy development. 

Week 2: Accessing the Truth

We will critically analyse news sources and create a well-established fact sheet for your cause. How do you know if something is true? Since knowledge is power, we will evaluate media sources and access truth despite misinformation. 

Week 3: Marketing & Pitching

You will be exploring more about your cause, your own project, your target group of supporters, and how to connect with them. You will also practice pitching your cause and project to the different groups of supporters you want to attract.

Week 4: Persuasive Communication & Negotiation

It's time to convince those who still have doubts. As an advocate, you will constantly be confronted with points of difference. We will explore the arts of negotiation and persuasive communication to come to an agreement.

Week 5: Community Building for Advocacy

It is one thing to learn fundamental theories, but it is another to listen to real experiences of successful advocates of change. Therefore, you will have the chance to meet one great example from the Netherlands.

Week 6: Build your own campaign

In the final week, we will make your passion project ready for execution. Next to presenting your campaign to your fellow group members, you will implement the skills learnt to make an impactful change now!

This course is valued at €350 but you can get it for free.

You just have to pay a €20 deposit fee to secure your spot that you get back once you finish the course😉.

Warning: Only 5 available spots left.

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Students' Testimonials

The Advocacy Academy enabled me to support something I truly care about. Through training me and honing in on  necessary skills such as organisation (through developing a strategy), planning (through SMART goals), and  communication (through marketing, pitching, and negotiation), I was able to effectively implement my plan to increase diversity of professors in my program.

Claire Weiser

Important Information

Erasmus University Rotterdam students and recent alumni can enjoy the Influencing for Change course for free, thanks to the support of the Community for Learning and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To secure your spot, a small deposit fee of 20€ is required during registration. Learn more about it here.

Save money

Get 100% free access with a commitment boost! A small deposit of 20€ secures your spot and is refunded upon successful completion.

Commit to success

Devote 4 hours a week, including 1 hour for prep and 2.5 hours for training, to complete the course and achieve success.

Earn recognition

Showcasing your new skills to future employers with a badge in EduBadges, the official extracurricular certification platform from EUR.

Meet the trainers

Meet the trainers who will be guiding you through the powerful world of advocacy. They are not only skilled advocates themselves, but also passionate about empowering this generation. Get ready to be inspired and motivated as they share their expertise and experience with you, helping you reach your full potential and become a force for change! 


Wednesdays at 16h00

As a psychology student, Yasmin is naturally interested in understanding what drives people’s passions and in finding out how they can utilise those to bring changes to their lives and the lives of others. Yasmin’s biggest passion is supporting children and adolescents to overcome the individual hardships they might face. Previously she has worked for different organizations that focus on decreasing social inequality by offering children and adolescents social and academic resources.


Wednesdays at 16h00

Julia is a 2nd year of Management of International Social Challenges. She believes that advocacy is very much needed, especially in our times. Our interconnected world requires us to maintain an open dialogue with one another to solve global issues. Her passion is to contribute to that and to never stop learning along the way. In one on one conversations, Julia is rather a listener than a talker. So be ready to get asked a lot of questions when you see each other.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


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