Applications Open for 2019 Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program!

Deadline: 3 February 2019

New York University’s Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Fundacion Mujeres for Africa are currently inviting mid-career women from civil society organizations in Ghana for its 2019 Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program (GWSLP).

The program offers a one-year, cohort-based leadership development program for women in mid-level positions in Ghanaian civil society organizations. Through the program’s leadership development, individualized coaching, and networking opportunities, GWSLP participants develop the skills and support needed to lead transformational change in their communities and society at large.

Benefits

The GWSLP program offers:

  • Two week-long intensive leadership institutes, one in Ghana and one in New York City facilitated by experienced leadership development academics and practitioners;
  • Hands-on, interactive workshops, and site visits that offer opportunities for reflection, peer learning, team building, and networking;
  • Opportunity to design and implement an Action Learning Plan to tackle a critical community or organizational need;
  • Expert coaching through the duration of the program and during  the execution of the Action Learning Project;and,
  • Opportunity to join a network of dynamic women leaders in Ghanaian civil society who are contributing to strengthen leadership and social sector organizations in Ghana. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be 25 – 36 years old.
  • Be a mid-career woman with a minimum of 4 years of work experience in government or civil society. Experience in other fields such as academia, business or journalism is also accepted, as long as they are related to public and social issues, particular to women’s empowerment.
  • Ideal applicants are program coordinators, managers or directors in civil society organizations or are journalists writing and advocating for women’s issues.
  • Be a resident of Accra or the vicinity areas at the time of application.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Be currently employed and must be committed to work in the same organization the year they participate in the GWSLP.
  • Commit to participate in all GWSLP activities, and successfully design and complete an Action Learning project at the end of the program.
  • Have the support of the employer and organization before completing the application.
  • Submit an Employer Endorsement Letter together with the application. The letter should indicate employer’s endorsement to participate in the program as described above, in relation to the organization vision and mission.

Selection Criteria

  • Exhibited leadership: Capability for leadership at work and community; her ability to take initiative, motivate and work with others; and interest in developing her leadership and making a difference in her society.
  • Interest and commitment to social change: Interest in issues of public importance or social change work, the displayed awareness of social realities in her country, and the desire to contribute to social change.
  • Self-starter:Engagement in projects important to her, to judge her capacity to apply program lessons in her organization.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://wagner.nyu.edu/leadership/development/projects/ghana/application-process

  • Helena says:

    I was excited to see this as I thought of the opportunity of learning to help the women in the Volta region where are Skills Development Program is only to discover the age limit. It’s not fair because some of us only got the opportunity to soar in the skies late but we are Young at heart in mind and strong.

  • Grace Marfo says:

    Please I need the application website

    • Komal says:

      Hi Grace Marfo,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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