Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Launched in October 2004, the 'Next Generation' leadership programme for
women was devised and prepared by CAWP in order to develop the leadership
potential of future women decision-makers.
On completion of this programme, it is intended that participants will
have a more focused sense of their personal leadership capacities, a clearer
strategy for the future, and have acquired the skills considered 'most
critical' by experienced leaders. The longer-term aim of this programme
is to assist in addressing the current low levels of women's participation
in the senior ranks of economic, social, political and public decision-making.
The Next Generation Leadership programme is open to women who are identified
by their sponsoring organisation as leaders of the future, and who are
committed to making a difference. The programme is designed to operate
with a broad understanding of decision-making and thus welcomes women
keen to participate and advance in all aspects of economic, social, political
and public life.
The Next Generation Leadership Programme is an intensive four-day programme
(non-residential) based in Queen's University, Belfast. Through a mix
of seminars, discussions, workshops and action-based activities, participants
will gain the practical skills essential in today's decision making world
- Communication skills
- How to develop trust and teamwork
- Public speaking and presentation skills
- How to resolve conflict and differences quickly and move forward
- Time management
- How to get the work/life balance right
- Goal setting and career management
- The programme is also helpful at building confidence and provides
an excellent opportunity for networking
Participants benefit from enhanced prospects of career progression and
opportunities for leadership, while their sponsoring organisation benefit
from improved strategic decision making and creative problem solving.
To view full information on the Next Generation including history, benefits
for participants and their organisations, feedback and photos please click
To view a published article about Next Generation in the Times Higher
Education click here.
General Course Information
The programme runs annually and the current cost is £1400.00 per
participant (£1200 for QUB staff and organisations sending 4 or
more participants on any one course), which includes welcome reception
and dinner, all refreshments and lunch each day, expert facilitation and
all course materials. The cost does not include accommodation or travel.
The next programme
will run 28 November - 2 December 2016. Those interested should download
an application form and return it either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to CAWP, 25 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1PB. Draft programme
For any further information please contact CAWP at Queen's University
on 028 90 97 3629 or email email@example.com