Leading change in nutrition. Francophone course, Dakar October 2019

21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019

The African Nutrition Leadership Programme, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the second of two leadership development courses specifically designed for strengthening leadership capabilities in individuals who work in multisectoral environments.  The 5-day course, mostly in French, will be hosted from 21-25 October 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

A further course will focus on current evidence and analysis for nutrition policy and programming and will take place in Dakar in March 2020.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are passionate and are interested in strengthening their leadership skills and work within the broader multisectoral nutrition environment are encouraged to apply.

The typical candidate will be in a position to make an impact in nutrition and might be working in a multisectoral setting in agriculture that is aligned with the aims of CAADP or in nutrition in activities that are aligned with the aims of SUN or achieving change in nutrition in the region.  The candidate will have some work experience and be serious about their self-development and growth and the impact they have.  She/he will be working in one of the ECOWAS countries and be passionate about what they do. The person will be open to new ways of doing and be willing to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.

What will you learn?

Awareness and growth of own leadership capabilities and a clear sense of how to use them to lead change in multisector environments.

Venue and date

The first course will be hosted in Dakar, Senegal from 21-25 October 2019

Course fees

Funding for course fees and full board and lodging has been secured.  A limited number of international flight grants for international participants working in the ECOWAS region are available. Participants are expected to cover their own incidental costs.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction of this course will be mainly French.

Closing dates

The closing date for applications is at 12h00 CAT on 24 July 2019.

The results will be made known on 7 August 2019.

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The Programme

Numerous networking opportunities will be created for participants during the course and participants are encouraged to make use of them.

Topics to be covered by the leadership capability course:

  • Self-awareness and self-discovery
  • Locus of control
  • Management orientation
  • Leading from where you stand
  • Reflection
  • Giving and receiving feedback

The course will also deal with topics such as

  • The nature of change
  • Role of purpose/vision in change processes
  • Gaining aligned stakeholder commitment
  • Diagnosing own and team strengths and weaknesses
  • Polarity (dilemma) management
  • Team and leadership capability development
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Developing a growing and learning culture
  • Monitoring and evaluating change processes

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