|May 13 to May 24, 2019||Application deadline: November 30, 2018|
This program creates space for women leaders to build their individual leadership skills and learn to better position themselves and their work within their respective organizations for creating social change. Participants will learn practical new strategies for moving community development forward with gender sensitive processes, assess their life experiences for personal strengths and motivations, build a leadership profile that matches their strengths and capacities, and network with an inspired group of women eager to break down gender-oriented barriers and constraints that hinder women's progress.
As a result of this program, participants will:
The strength of the course is in the diversity of women who attend. The mix of ages, nationalities, family responsibilities, education, religions, and working lives creates a dynamic context for learning. This course is primarily focused on women engaged in community development practice. Participants should possess a minimum of two years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavor which focuses on addressing the rights of women and girls and/or in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, or political engagement of women. Participants should normally have some post-secondary education and have great drive and passion for their work.