Deadline: 15 January 2016
New York University’s Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Fundacion Mujeres for Africa are inviting mid-career women from civil society organizations in Ghana for Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Programme that is one year cohort-based leadership development program. Through the program’s leadership development, individualized coaching, and networking opportunities, GWSLP participants develop the skills and support needed to lead transformational change in their communities and society at large.
The GWSLP offers mid-career women an opportunity to grow as leaders, take on new leadership roles, and tackle the pressing issues in their communities. The program is a part of Ghana Wins! partnership program at New York University, which aims to strengthen the capacity of Ghanaian women as leaders in healthcare, education and civil society. The program:
- Designs and delivers a Transformational Leadership Development Curriculum for 15 women leaders each year. This enhances leadership capabilities and prepares participants for higher-level leadership roles in various civil society organizations;
- Supports participants in developing action-learning projects which allow women to achieve personal leadership goals, augment their project management skills, and collaborate with key stakeholders. They then undertake a project that will strengthen their organization while addressing challenges relating to the environment, peace and security, or gender equality.
- Builds a network of Ghanaian women leaders able to inspire other women through leadership in institutions and social sector organizations.
The GWSLP program offers
- Two week-long intensive leadership institutes, one in Ghana and one in New York City facilitated by experienced leadership development academics and practitioners;
- Hands-on, interactive workshops, and site visits that offer opportunities for reflection, peer learning, team building, and networking;
- Opportunity to design and implement an Action Learning Plan to tackle a critical community or organizational need;
- Expert coaching through the duration of the program and during the execution of the Action Learning Project; and,
- Opportunity to join a network of dynamic women leaders in Ghanaian civil society who are contributing to strengthen leadership and social sector organizations in Ghana.
- Be 25 – 36 years old.
- Be a mid-career woman with a minimum of 4 years of work experience in government or civil society. Experience in other fields such as academia, business or journalism is also accepted, as long as they are related to public and social issues, particular to women’s empowerment.
- Ideal applicants are program coordinators, managers or directors in civil society organizations or are journalists writing and advocating for women’s issues.
- Be a resident of Accra or the vicinity areas at the time of application.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Be currently employed and must be committed to work in the same organization the year they participate in the GWSLP.
- Commit to participate in all GWSLP activities, and successfully design and complete an Action Learning project at the end of the program.
- Have the support of the employer and organization before completing the application.
- Submit an Employer Endorsement Letter to indicate the employer’s approval to participate in the program as described above, in relation to the organization vision and mission.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit 2016 Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Programme.