Training of trainers workshop

WOMEN, GENDER & LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Training of trainers workshop (workshop particpants will be invited by their Vice-Chancellors)

Tuesday 27- Friday 30 August 2013
Safari Club Hotel, Nairobi

This workshop aims to develop a network of highly trained and highly confident professional key trainers who will be equipped to collaborate extensively across the region, to draw on each other’s strengths, strengthen each other’s weaknesses and, together, not only establish and deliver sustainable management development programmes for women in higher education in Kenya/East Africa, but also introduce such other initiative as will help to embed gender equitable practices in their region.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Working with a selection of the modules, to train and equip a group of women with the skills required for conducting training programmes both for colleagues in their own university and/or for women in other institutions of higher education nationally or regionally
  • To promote an understanding of how women professionals learn and develop
  • To explore the relationship between process and content when planning training programmes for women in leadership and management in higher education
  • To evaluate and adapt, for the local context, training materials produced by authors from all over the Commonwealth and tested by participants at previous workshops
  • To provide the theoretical underpinning that will support development programmes, looking in particular at three of the training modules - the Facilitator’s Handbook, Developing Management Skills and the Gender Mainstreaming module.
  • To adapt, plan and take back the outline and materials for training programmes to be delivered either in the participants’ own university, or for women in or from neighbouring higher education institutions; and to develop networks to sustain those programmes.

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