Community Development Leadership by Women

May 8 - May 25, 2017

The call for applications for the 2017 program is now closed. Check back in May for our 2018 offerings.

This program creates space for women to become ‘masters of their own destiny’, and in solidarity with others, to step into leadership positions and act together to make their communities, countries and the world a better place.  Women of all ages come away from this course inspired to create and support social change in all aspects of their lives.

Personal benefits

  • Learn practical new strategies for moving development forward with gender-sensitive processes
  • Assess life experiences for personal strengths and motivations
  • Build a leadership profile to uncover your own strengths and capacity
  • Network with an inspired group of women to construct approaches that break down gender-oriented barriers and constraints that limit development

Organizational benefits

As a result of this program, participants will:

  • Develop women-sensitive approaches and structures to increase the social capital of the organization
  • Develop vision and leadership approaches that are gender-sensitive and women-inclusive which lead to innovation and social change

Who should take the program?

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. Women who are leaders and those who aspire to ignite their leadership potential to journey the leadership road are welcome.


Tuition 3,000 CAD
Accommodation and meals 1,500 CAD
Total 4,500 CAD

Program costs are subject to change.

All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.

Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarship page.


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