As a participant in this programme you will join a lively community of highly experienced female professionals and reinforce your leadership journey through an extensive learning experience. This programme, which has at its core an eight-week online course component, will provide you with insights and tips on how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of women in leadership positions, while being in harmony with your aspirations and contributing to a culture of gender equality.
The Leadership, Women and the UN Programme aims to promote the expansion and renewal of prevalent paradigms of leadership and ensure a more gender-balanced workplace across and beyond the UN System. Furthermore, key to the purpose of the programme is to advance the transformational, principled and inclusive leadership culture envisioned in the UN System Leadership Framework.
The programme gives you a unique opportunity to explore different leadership approaches and their situational application, the gender and cultural dimensions of leadership, dynamics of power, influence and negotiation, as well as deeper personal-professional coherence and self-awareness to develop a set of skills for transformative and charismatic leadership.
Upon completion of the programme you will be prepared to thoughtfully lead yourself through the challenges and opportunities for women in leadership roles; influence the leadership culture of your organization; increase the impact of your projects; and unlock the leadership potential of your team.
The programme is designed for highly experienced UN women professionals at P4-P5 levels.
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Upon successful completion of the programme you will be able to:
The programme unfolds as a learning journey of four months across three phases: a preliminary phase, a core programme and a consolidation phase.
1. Preliminary Phase
The preliminary phase begins four weeks before the beginning of the core programme and it is designed to promote individual awareness around leadership styles and approaches. During this phase you can expect a total of three hours of individualized asynchronous learning through:
2. Core Programme
At the core of the learning journey lies a two-month online learning experience that consists of four core modules spanning across eight weeks. Each module lasts two weeks and includes:
As a participant you will be able to follow the progress of your learning journey on a dedicated online learning platform that features:
3. Consolidation Phase
The learning journey will conclude with a final phase of learning consolidation where you will be supported for 4 weeks to further your learning application process through:
Upon successful completion of the Programme, you will be offered the possibility of becoming part of the vibrant LWUN Alumnae Community.
The community, comprised of over 500 women leaders from 75 duty stations across the world, provides a truly unique opportunity to further individual and collective leadership journeys, establish mutually beneficial knowledge sharing mechanisms, leverage on diverse expertise and skillsets, and forge partnership to promote a systemic renewal of leadership paradigms.
Benefits of becoming part of the community include:
The webinar sessions will be conducted through Zoom web conferencing platform. Course activities and the weekly discussion forum will be available on the dedicated virtual space on the e-lounge platform.
In this programme, you will be exposed to the following content:
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Female UN staff at the P4-P5 level and other highly experienced female leaders preparing for senior leadership roles. By nomination and open enrolment.
The programme comprises three phases and costs $5,000. The tuition covers:
• Preliminary Phase
• Core Programme Phase
• Consolidation Phase
• Continuous Alumnae Community Engagement