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 International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. 

The Leadership Institute is now recruiting for the 2015/16 cohort. 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. This one-year program focuses on women-centered leadership.

The program is delivered using 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 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.