Georgiana Ward-Booth is an enthusiastic designer and facilitator of leadership development initiatives for the UN system with an expertise in multidisciplinary learning creation, coordination and facilitation. Since 2017 she serves as an Associate Fellow for Senior Leadership Development in the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management at the UNSSC. She works on the design, development, and delivery of leadership programmes for senior UN staff including the UN Leaders Programme for staff members at the director-level; the Leadership, Women and the UN Programme for women professionals at the P4-P5 level; Leading in the UN: a Deep Dive in partnership with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation; and other tailor-made leadership development initiatives for various UN agencies.
Since joining the UNSSC, she has developed a keen interest on how principled UN leadership is applied at the individual and collective levels vis-à-vis current and future technological and societal changes. Before joining the UNSSC, she has worked as a researcher for international universities and research centres on knowledge creation projects and related capacity-building and training initiatives, including a post-graduate programme in forensic psychology and an LLM in International Criminal Justice.
Georgiana Ward-Booth holds an MA degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London. She is passionate about jazz music, identity formation processes, inclusive leadership, and socially engaged contemporary artistic narratives. In 2018 she founded African Art Dialogues, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a forum at the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale to share knowledge on contemporary African art and to expand and strengthen a nuanced dialogue between art professionals, academics, cultural centres and policymakers operating the arts and culture ecosystem.