Dear Student,

Welcome to the Gender Advisor Course! We are indeed looking forward to see you online in our virtual classroom!

The Genad course is very condensed and intensive both during the pre-study as well as during the course. For this reason, we recommend you NOT to bring you regular duties with you when participating to the course. You are expected both to take an active part during the lessons and to socialize with other students. We have learnt from previous experience that the course is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and build on future network that is essential for your function as a Genad. So please share your thoughts and ideas during the course. This is the place to “test” your ideas and see if they can find resonance amongst other future and present Genads.

The mandatory pre-study assignment is an important part of the course. The insights that you have gained during the pre-study and that are manifested in the pre-study assignment will be the point of departure for the course. Thus, when doing the pre-study assignment, reserve enough time for yourself and preferably avoid waiting until the last week before the course to get started should you experience difficulties with access to the JADL platform or other technical challenges. Estimated time to complete pre-studies is 40 h.

Learning platform called It´s Learning will be used before and during the course. You will get additional email with login information in it. Platform contains all reference materials and tasks required for completion of pre-study. It´s Learning is accessible via Internet browser

The course will be interactive and every participant is expected to take an active part in all modules and share own experiences. You will be assessed through formative assessments during plenary and syndicate work. The course has an exam (final summative assessment) to show that you are able to identify the gender perspective and able to report in your chain of command.

A course certificate with the grades “Successfully Completed” or “Participated” will be presented by the end of the course.

Once again NCGM wants to extend a warm welcome and hope that you will benefit from the course and establish new friendships in the international environment.

Best regards,

Elena Ojala
Genad Course Director