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Fully funded The Global Change Leaders Program for Women from Developing Countries

Deadline: September 27, 2018

Established in 2011, the Global Change Leaders Program (GCL Program) is an education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership led by a core team of Coady International Institute staff and supported by other Coady faculty and associates.

This Global Change Leaders program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

The Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with full scholarship to support their learning throughout their stay at the Institute. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world.

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

  • 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;
  • Will be immediately returning to their community and sector following the program to put their learning into practice;
  • Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;·
  • 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;
  • Hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience; and
  • Have strong oral and written English language competencies.

Candidates must be from a country eligible for Official Development Assistance.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY developing country.
Citizens and residents of OECD member countries are NOT eligible to apply for this scholarship

Participating Institutions
Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fields of study
Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world. For full information, see Coady’s Thematic Areas

Sponsorship duration
This consists of 2 main components: a 7-week on-site intensive course program, and a 6-month one-on-one mentoring program

Scholarship benefits
Successful candidates are provided with FULL scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world.

Method of Application
You must complete and submit an application form. References will be required. Applications will only be accepted electronically using the online form found on the official website. Applicants should ensure that they have notified their referees prior to submitting their application. Applications which do not have required references will not be reviewed.

It is important to read the frequently asked questions, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this program.

DEADLINES:
Remember – apply as early as possible to be considered for scholarships. The online application for the 2019 GCL program is open between August 12 until September 27, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:
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 reduce poverty and transforming societies by strengthening local economies, by building resilient communities, and by promoting social accountability and good governance.

Application Deadline: 27 September 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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