ISSA Academy

ISSA Academy workshops

ISSA Academy

ISSA Academy workshops

ISSA Academy workshops have a practical and problem-solving approach. Each workshop will focus on the concrete and practical implications of a set of the ISSA Guidelines.

Social security professionals are invited to discover and develop strategies that will help them confront the present-day challenges their institutions are facing. As part of the registration process, participants are asked for their priorities in order to adapt the workshop to their specific needs.

During two and half to three days, participants will explore solutions and strategies to address their issues using the ISSA Guidelines. An accredited expert and an ISSA Academy workshop manager will facilitate the learning process and add value through their experience and advice.

Workshop phases

ISSA Academy workshops consist of three phases: a preparatory phase, an on-site phase and an optional post workshop follow up. Participants that complete all phases of the workshop will receive a certificate.

1. Preparations

Participants are asked to explain the specific challenges their institution needs to tackle, related to the ISSA Guidelines covered by the workshop. Each workshop is unique and adapted to the particular needs of the participants. To facilitate the contact between peers, each participant is also encouraged to prepare a brief presentation on their institution and the challenges they want to address.

2. Onsite phase

During the workshop, participants will identify solutions and strategies to respond to the specific challenges of their institutions. At the end of the workshop, participants will present the key takeaway messages from the workshop and the next steps to implement these strategies at home.

3. Follow-up

Participants are offered the possibility to continue exchanging with the workshop expert, the workshop manager and other participants for a period of three months. This gives participants a valuable opportunity of support and reflection in further developing strategies and plans, facing the realities at home.