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The Institute – An Integrated and Holistic Response to Leadership
The Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute is a multi-year pilot project undertaken in partnership with the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
The Leadership Institute is now recruiting for the 2014/15 cohort, the second of three cohorts that will participate in the program.
The Leadership Institute builds the leadership capacity of emerging and mid-career women leaders working on community economic development (CED) issues in the women’s charitable and non-profit sectors across the country.
The program is delivered using the Coady Institute’s innovative and blended approach to asset-based leadership development. Educational methods incorporate a participant-focused, flexible learning agenda underpinned by strong adult education principles, technical expertise, and technological support. The program draws on personal insight, theory, and practical application.
This intense one-year program focuses on women-centered leadership and addresses:
- personal leadership skills development
- organizational development to strengthen and lead effective organizations and
- community development and policy/advocacy skills to create or contribute to social change.
The program is being designed and tested in English before a strategy is undertaken to create a bilingual leadership program for both Francophone and English-speaking female leaders that extends beyond the women’s economic development sector to other women’s issues.