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Coady International Institute 2020 Global Change Leaders Program in Canada

The Coady International Institute is currently inviting applications from qualified women leaders for the 2020 Global Change Leaders program. This program is sponsored and run by the Coady International Institute for women's Leadership in Nova Scotia, Canada.

This program is a seven-week education program which will enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. All successful candidates are offered full scholarship to attend the seven-week program in Canada.

To apply to this program, you must meet the minimum requirements; see requirement section below.

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About Coady International Institute

The Coady International Institute ignites leadership that inspires collaborative effort to address challenges, discover opportunities and create sustainable development at the community level. Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959, the Coady International Institute is a world-renowned centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. In collaboration with partners in Canada and the global south, the Institute is committed to reducing poverty and transforming societies by strengthening local economies, by building resilient communities, and by pr... read more


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Coady Institute Global Change Leaders Program


Aim and Benefits of Coady Institute Global Change Leaders Program

  1. The Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Successful participants are responsible for costs pertaining to acquiring a visa to enter Canada.
  2. Program participants benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world. The program is led by a core team of staff in the International Centre for Women’s Leadership and supported by other Coady faculty and associates.

Requirements for Coady Institute Global Change Leaders Program Qualification

This program is targeted to women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues. These are women who:

  1. Possess a minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavor in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, political engagement of women and the rights of girls and women;
  2. Will be immediately returning to their community and sector following the program to put their learning into practice;
  3. Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;·
  4. Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community based organizations and not for profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business;
  5. Hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience; and
  6. Have strong oral and written English language competencies.
  7. Candidates must be from a country eligible for Official Development Assistance.

For 2020, priority will be given to eligible candidates who identify as Indigenous in their respective communities.


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Interview date, Process and Venue for Coady Institute Global Change Leaders Program

For 2020, the Global Change Leaders Program consists of two main components:

  1. June 1 – July 17, 2020: A seven week on-site intensive course at the Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada where a collaborative relationship is fostered among facilitators and participants to draw out lessons and insights from their rich and diverse experiences.
  2. September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021: Participants will benefit from one-on-one mentoring from experienced women leaders upon their return home for up to six months to follow on the application of learning into practice. Mentors and mentees will be matched during the residency period based on specific needs and geographic locations. Participants will also join a global alumnae network of women leaders.

Selection:

  1. Coady Institute will begin the review of applications on November 22, 2019. Due the expected high volume of applications, the first review will be undertaken most of the month of December.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to take part in an online interview by skype or zoom call by the end of December. Interviews will take place the week of January 7, 2020.
  3. Successful candidates will be notified around January 20th.
  4. Once notified, candidates will be expect to secure their visa to Canada no later than April 30th, 2020.
  5. Successful candidates will receive further instructions regarding travel and schedule once selected.

Application Deadline

November 22, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Coady International Institute on forms.logiforms.com to apply

For more details, visit Coady Internationa Institute website


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