Influential Leadership Training Workshop for African Women, Monrovia, Liberia
WACSI, a technical partner of the International Colloquium On Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) supported by the Ministry of Gender and Development, Liberia organised an “Influential Leadership” training workshop for 30 representatives of women’s groups across Africa.
The overall objective of the workshop was to provide a core group of African women with strategic policy influencing and influential leadership skills. Also, the workshop was used to gauge the possibility of utilising the course content and handbook at the Angie Brooks International Women’s Leadership Centre based in Monrovia, Liberia.
The specific objectives of the workshop were:
To enhance participants’ strategic thinking capabilities
To provide participants policy analysis, formulation and implementation skills; and
To address challenges peculiar to governance and women’s leadership in Africa.
The training areas encompassed:
Leadership Concepts and Theories
Leadership in Practice (Live Panel Discussion)
Introduction to Influential Leadership
Leadership and Policy Advocacy/Influencing
Mapping Entry Points for Policy Influencing
Ten recommendations emanated from the workshop.