Established in 2011, the Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week educational program offered by the International Center for Women’s Leadership at the Coady Institute. This program allows women in developing countries to strengthen their leadership skills to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants participate in learning based on real-world experiences and focus on the core thematic areas of Coady. Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a variety of experiences and at the beginning of a potentially life-long support network.

The Global Change Leaders program offers successful candidates a scholarship that includes tuition, travel, lodging and meals. Successful participants are responsible for the costs associated with acquiring a visa to enter Canada.

Program participants benefit from the guidance and mentoring of women leaders from around the world. The program is run by a central staff team at the International Center for Women’s Leadership and supported by other Coady teachers and associates.

Application deadline: October 31, 2018

To apply

This program is aimed at emerging women leaders from developing countries who work on development issues. These are women who must:

  1. Have a minimum of five years of proven leadership experience in a social or economic development effort in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, the environment, access to education and health, governance, women’s political commitment and the rights of girls and women;
  2. Return immediately to your community and sector following the program to implement your learning;
  3. Have a great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;
  4. They are practitioners in civil society organizations, including community-based and non-profit organizations, or active in public or private institutions, donor / philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise / business;
  5. Have a college degree or a combination of postsecondary education and experience;
  6. Have strong oral and written language skills in English.

Candidates must be from a country eligible for Official Development Assistance.

For more information visit the official site Here

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