Here's an opportunity for women on this network to participate in.
You can find the announcement and application form posted on my blog.
The Global Women in Management Program (GWIM) strengthens women’s management, leadership and technical skills to enhance and bring to scale programs that advance women’s economic opportunities.
GWIM leverages our 40 years of experience with women’s leadership programs and responds to the call for interventions that advance women in the economy and give women greater control over economic resources to impact the health and development of their families, communities and nations.
GWIM is supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, a global effort launched in 2005 to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and serve as drivers of economic and social change in their communities. GWIM is designed for mid-career women from civil society organizations (local NGOs, cooperatives, business women’s associations, etc.) that implement economic empowerment programs for women in their communities including business development and management, vocational skills, income generation, organizational capacity strengthening and access to resources.
Investing in women’s leadership and programmatic competencies strengthens the capacity of their institutions to launch and expand high quality, replicable programs and ultimately empower and equip larger numbers of women to participate in their local economies.
Minimum 8 years of experience in development programming. Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience working in women’s economic empowerment (e.g., entrepreneurship, micro-credit, income generation, cooperatives, business women’s networks, etc.). Currently employed or volunteering with a local civil society organization implementing women’s economic empowerment programs. Fully committed and available to participate in the entire 4-week workshop. Proficient in English (able to participate actively in discussions and presentations). Plan USA may assess oral language skills to determine eligibility.
Eligible CountriesChina, Indonesia, New Zealand (Maori), Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
GWIM creates a supportive and participatory learning environment for the exchange of best practices and experience, strategy development and skill building. GWIM strengthens competencies in project and financial management, leadership, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, coaching and advocacy to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of women’s economic empowerment programs.
Technical training focuses on learning, applying and mastering core business concepts in order to effectively guide women to launch or grow their own business or economic activity.
GWIM also provides opportunities for participants to dialogue with experts from the private and public sector who are working to support women’s economic advancement.
Major GWIM themes include:Dimensions of Leadership Assess and strengthen personal and professional leadership traits; explore values and behaviors of ethical leadership; apply situational leadership skills; analyze influencing skills; build and lead effective teams; strengthen mentoring and coaching skills; develop strategies for enhanced leadership.
Economic AdvancementExamine elements of successful entrepreneurship; generate business ideas; analyze value propositions, customer segments and relations, channels, cost structure and revenue; understand value chains and marketing; explore social entrepreneurship and a values-led approach to business and organizational leadership.Project Management, Monitoring &EvaluationExamine roles, responsibilities, tasks and challenges at each stage of the project cycle; develop and apply project design and management tools; craft project goals, objectives and activities; develop project monitoring and evaluation plans.Financial ManagementExamine and use financial management procedures and tools to ensure transparency and accountability within an organization; develop project and organizational budgets; analyze cash flow reports; review and develop internal controls.Fundraising and Proposal ManagementUnderstand donor differences; cultivate and sustain donor relations; develop proposal and fundraising strategies and management tools; plan effective fundraising events; draft proposals.
AdvocacyIdentify policy barriers to women’s economic participation; analyze opportunities and actors in the policy environment; understand the tactics and skills of effective advocacy; develop advocacy messages and strategies. Plan International USA is committed to supporting GWIM alumni beyond the workshop setting as they apply new skills and knowledge to strengthen their organizations and programs and build the business and leadership competencies of women in their communities.
Following GWIM, participants implement action plans developed during the workshop to apply new technical and management skills, tools and approaches. In addition, GWIM graduates participate in a structured and guided year-long coaching relationship that pairs each alumna with a trained coach.
The Alumni Coaching Program provides alumni with technical support and resources to strengthen their development programs and activities, as well as professional guidance on issues of supervision, career planning, fundraising, etc.
A GWIM coach advisor monitors the coaching experience and supports coaches and clients throughout the year. Plan USA also supports the creation of regional and country alumni networks, both formal and informal, and sustains on-going relationships with alumni through the broader GWIM alumni network, participation in international and regional meetings and events, additional training and professional consultancies.Deadline for Applications: February 29, 2016
All the best!
For application and instructions on how to apply, contactKetty Jaramillo Manager, Leadership and Capacity Development Phone: 202-617-2276Ketty.Jaramillo@PlanUSA. org