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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.

Programme Content
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 by learning:

  • 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
  • Self-awareness
  • 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 here.
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 cawp@qub.ac.uk or by post to CAWP, 25 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1PB. Draft programme available here.
For any further information please contact CAWP at Queen's University on 028 90 97 3629 or email cawp@qub.ac.uk


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