56 days 16 hours 47 mins 55 secs

Feminist Leadership Spring/Summer 2024

This fully funded programme investigates and explores what makes a successful leader and a feminist leader of social change.
To apply for this programme, please complete the form below. Please note that completion of application does not guarantee a place on the training. More details below. 
Deadline to apply: Sunday, 3rd March 2024

"It was one of the most valuable, enriching, affirming and comprehensive training programmes I have ever attended. I gained so much from every session; from the trainers, the other course participants and the thinking it prompted in between sessions."
What's it about?

This programme provides you with theoretical and practical skills in feminist leadership that you will be able to apply in your life, in your organisation and in your community.

Who's it for?

This is for women staff members or volunteers at women’s organisations in the UK. The programme welcomes all women to apply but will prioritise the following groups:  

  • Black and minoritised women
  • Emerging rather than established leaders/those with little or no experience of leadership

Programme content

This is a training programme on Feminist Leadership which will provide you with practical and analytical skills in leadership that you will be able to apply in your own organisation and in your community.

The training programme for the online sessions will consist of six 3.5-hours.

The face to face sessions will be delivered over three days from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in Newcastle, Birmingham and Plymouth. 

The programme covers the following topics:

Feminism, Intersectionality and Leadership

Introducing feminism and intersectionality through a combination of theory and exercises. We discuss leadership through various exercises and cover topics of what we associate with leaders, traditional assumptions of leadership and the relationship with feminism.

Emotional Intelligence

Investigating the ‘four components’ of emotional intelligence through group work and self-reflection and analyse whether and how emotional intelligence is important to the feminist leader.

Unconscious Bias Interrupted

We explore unconscious bias is, where it can originate from, examples of how it can be manifested in the workplace, and how to interrupt and challenge such bias. 

Power

We explore the concept of power, including its meaning, where and how it’s manifested, personal relationships with power and its influence on leadership and the relationship between power and empowerment.

Presentation and Pitching

Investigating techniques and tips on presentation and pitching through theory and practical action learning elements.

Burnout: Signs, Impact, Prevention

Burnout is a serious condition that mainly affects women. We investigate what burnout is, its symptoms and what causes burnout at the workplace. We thereafter consider measures, policies and procedures that the work place could take to prevent burnout happening to their staff.

Project Management

Exploring areas and aspects of project management and provides the participant with various project management tools and techniques.

Relationship Management

This session explores elements relevant to relationship management, including communication and learning styles, conflict management and understanding different personalities through self-reflection, group work and practical exercises. 

Values and Organisational Culture

Explore how and whether values and principles of feminist leadership are reflected in organisational practices and its impact on organisational culture. 

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is part of our lives and we negotiate on a daily basis but when it comes to negotiating in our professional life, it can feel daunting. This session will explore negotiation skills and tools through self-reflection, group work and practical exercises. 

Applying your learning and reflections

The last session of the programme will be tailored by the women in the group, we have therefore not prescribed a theme or topic of the session. The session will be action learning-based and will focus on reflections and how the training will and can be applied in practice.

NB: the different topics/themes in the description above will be covered, however the trainers reserves the right to change the order in which each topic is covered.


"I absolutely loved the training programme, it give me so much in terms of tools to use, practical solutions to issues that arise and most importantly being with like minded women and having some amazing discussions. The facilitators were also amazing, so knowledgeable and very organised in terms of the delivery."
Schedule

Online dates and times

    Group 6 Group 7

    9: 30 am to 1:00 pm

    Session 1: Thursday 25th April       

    Session 2: Thursday 2nd May    

    Session 3: Thursday 16th May       

    Session 4: Thursday 23rd May     

    Session 5: Thursday 30th May   

    Session 6: Thursday 6th June  

    9: 30 am to 1:00 pm

    Session 1: Friday 26th April          

    Session 2: Friday 3rd May         

    Session 3: Friday 17th May           

    Session 4: Friday 24th May

    Session 5: Friday 31st May

    Session 6: Wednesday 5th June

    In person dates and times

    Group 8 Group 9 Group 10

    Newcastle

    9: 30 am to 5:00 pm

    10th - 12th June

    Birmingham

    9:30 am to 5:00 pm

    17th - 19th June

    Plymouth

    9:30 am to 5:00 pm

    24th - 26th June

    Venues: To be confirmed


    Aims and Objectives

    Overall objective of the project

    Women are equipped to become leaders of social change personally, professionally and collaboratively; building the web of women leaders across the UK.

    Targeted and expected result of the training:

    As a result of the training, the participants will have strengthened their techniques and capabilities to be a strong leader, ability to apply an intersectional feminist way of working and skills in leading and managing people, teams and projects.

    Women involved in the Feminist Leadership Training are more equipped to lead for social change in their personal and professional lives and with others. Women are more connected to other leaders around the UK. Women report a greater sense of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in leadership contexts. Women progressing in their career.

    Outcomes

    By the end of the programme we anticipate for participants to:

    • Strengthening of their techniques and capabilities to be a strong leader,
    • Strengthening of their ability to apply an intersectional feminist way of working and skills in leading and managing people, teams and projects.
    • Be equipped to lead for social change in their personal and professional lives and with others.
    • Be connected to other leaders around the UK
    • Have a greater sense of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in leadership contexts.
    • Feel supported and more able to progress in their career.

    "Amazing - really feel as though the training has contributed to my outlook to what leadership looks like. It has made me more confident in my abilities as a leader - it was so validating to hear from so many strong women and share a safe space together, it is a truly empowering programme"

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    WRC expects participants to:

    • Respect this training to be women-only.
    • Respect the other participants and WRC staff/associates, treat everyone fairly and without prejudice or discrimination
    • Be an active listener to other participants' stories
    • Respect and appreciate the knowledge and expertise of the other participants
    • Encourage other participants to speak and contribute to discussions
    • Respect the confidentiality in the room - share the learning but not the person
    • Never engage in patronising, abusive, threatening or intrusive behaviour

    WRC reserves the right to refuse entry and admission to anyone who is in breach of the above Terms and Conditions. WRC reserves the right to cease a participant's involvement if in breach of the above Terms and Conditions (prior or during training).


    How do I apply?

    To apply for this programme, please complete the enquiry form below.

    Please make sure that you are able to attend all the sessions of the group you have picked.

    Please note that completion of application form does not guarantee a place on the training.

    Deadline for applications: Sunday, 3rd March 2024

    WRC aims to notify applicants by w/c 18th March 2024

    Given the popularity of this programme we will not be able to offer a place to all that apply. If you are not provided a place at this point, we will put you on a waiting list and will let you know if a place opens up for you.


    For more information about this programme:

    For more information about the Feminist Leadership Programme please see the programme page or contact Inderjit on [email protected] or call WRC on 02076973450.

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