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Announcing the 2020 AWARD Leadership Series

A leader must inspire, guide, coach, and motivate their teams. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that the world is experiencing today poses extraordinary challenges for leaders, which may result in many missed opportunities for decisive action on viable coping mechanisms. We recognize that effective leadership and management in agricultural development organizations are critical.  As organizations respond to the immediate and the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the future, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is offering leadership programs to support leaders with strategies, models, and frameworks for building change, agility, and resilience to strengthen leaders’ ability to navigate complex organizational and global dynamics for impact.

The Leadership Series is designed for middle to senior-level male and female managers who want to strengthen their leadership skills and build the core competencies required to transform and influence positive change in agricultural research and development. These learning experiences equip participants with skills to manage themselves, leverage diversity for good research results, and lead teams effectively. They are designed to help participants gain valuable insight into leadership communication, conflict management, team building, negotiation, and decision-making skills, consequently increasing their visibility and influence in their organizations.

About the 2020 AWARD Leadership Series

We are excited to announce three courses that we are offering under the leadership series:

1. Enhancing Negotiations Skills for Women: A Smart Investment

Dates:  August 30 – September 03, 2020

Venue: Dubai

Cost: USD 3,000 for tuition and all course materials exclusive of travel, accommodation, and meal costs.

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2. Leadership Programme for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD)

Dates:  September 21-25, 2020

Venue: Kenya

Cost: USD 3,000 for tuition and all course materials exclusive of travel, accommodation, and meal costs.

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3. Women’s Leadership and Management Course

Dates: October 4-10, 2020

Venue: Kenya

Cost: USD 3,500 for tuition and all course materials exclusive of travel, accommodation, and meal costs.

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Due to the travel restrictions triggered by the pandemic, the dates for the above courses are currently tentative as we monitor the situation.  We invite you to register for your course of choice and/ or sponsor your staff.

To register for any of these courses, send an email to a.training[at]cgiar.org with a copy to p.bomett[at]cgiar.org.

 

AWARD Training is global in scope, attracting participants across and beyond Africa and from CGIAR centers and other international agricultural research for development institutions. Internationally experienced professionals facilitate the AWARD courses.