Monthly Archives: October 2012
Are you a graduate, young and willing to build a successful career but you don’t know how?
As part of our vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders who lead themselves and others, The Bridge Leadership Foundation, a Leadership and Mentoring Foundation is assisting graduates in building their skills in employability for personal effectiveness and Career enhancement through its Graduate Employability Training Programme.
The TBLF Graduate Employability Training Programme of seeks to invest in the employability potential of young Nigerians particularly those residing in Cross River State by delivering to them cutting – edge orientation and corporate skill acquisition with a view to creating high value personnel; equipped to transit seamlessly from school to the workplace.
The training is scheduled to take place from December 3rd– 7th, 2012.
- Must be a graduate (from any discipline) between the ages of 18- 25 years
- § Willingness to learn & readiness to work
Successful candidates will be invited to the screening session.Candidates are advised to attach copies of the following documents to their application forms before submission:
- Educational Credentials
- Birth Certificate
Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12 noon. Screening venue will only be communicated to selected candidates .
Upon selection, you will be required to pay a highly subsidized N10,000.00 registration fee for the five (5) day training.
For more details, please call Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Visit:
The Bridge Leadership Foundation,
2nd Floor, FotoStudio Building,
15A, Murtala Mohammed Highway,Calabar
Cross River State
The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (You WiN!) Programme is a collaboration of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Communication Technology (CT), the Ministry of Youth Development and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development that will launch an annual Business Plan Competition (BPC) for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Nigeria, in line with the Federal Government’s drive to create more jobs for Nigerians. The programme will be implemented in partnership with Nigeria’s private sector, who will be requested to provide funding support.
Objectives of the Programme
The main objective of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (You WiN!) Programme is to generate jobs by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas that will lead to job creation. The programme will provide aspiring youth with a platform to showcase their business acumen, skills and aspirations to business leaders, investors and mentors in Nigeria.
Specific Objectives of the Programme include:
- · Attract ideas and innovations from young entrepreneurial aspirants from Universities, Polytechnics, Technical colleges, and other post-Secondary institutions in Nigeria.
- · Provide a one-time Equity grant for 1,200 selected aspiring entrepreneurs to start or expand their business concepts and mitigate start up risks.
- · Generate 80,000 to 110,000 new jobs for currently unemployed Nigerian youth over the three years during which the three cycles will be implemented.
- · Provide business training for up to 6,000 aspiring youth entrepreneurs spread across all geo-political zones in Nigeria.
- · Encourage expansion, specialization and spin-offs of existing businesses in Nigeria.
- · Enable young entrepreneurs to access a wide business professional network and improve their visibility.
- · YouWiN is an equity contribution to your business. It is therefore NOT A LOAN but a grant.
- · Award recipients will be paid according to the needs of the business and specific mile-stones stated in the business plan.
- · Award recipients must be registered with CAC before disbursement of funds even though they do not need to be registered to apply. YouWiN will support the registration process.
- · Award recipients will operate accounts using their registered companies with any of the participating commercial banks prior to disbursement.
- · Award recipients must sign a grant agreement with the managers of YouWiN before disbursement of funds.
Do you know any amazing up-and-coming female leaders? The International
Centre for Women’s Leadership is offering an opportunity for emerging women
leaders from the global south to participate in a 7-week Global Change
Leaders program at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. in 2011-2012, the International Centre for Women’s Leadership launched the Global Change Leaders program – a certificate course for emerging women leaders from the global south.
Through campus-based education, field visits, mentorships and linkages to a global network of other women leaders, the program enables the women to strengthen their leadership capacities to contribute to change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning themes grounded in real world experiences. Topics covered include transformative leadership concepts, practical leadership skills, citizen-led and asset-based development, and oral and written communications. Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.
The overall Program Objective is to enable Global Change Leaders to take on more powerful and dynamic leadership roles in their organizations and communities. Specific outcomes for participants include:
- Practical understanding of leadership concepts and application within their own context
- Enriched knowledge and experience in essential leadership skills
- Expertise in organizational learning and change management
- Strengthened capacity to realize sustainable, citizen-led and asset-based development goals
- Effective and compelling oral and written communications, and presentation skills
- Ability to apply strategies and tools that underpin innovative social and economic initiatives
- Active participation in a global network of like-minded women leaders
The Global Change Leaders program invites applications for the 2013 program from women from the global south who have demonstrated leadership in a development sector for at least two years but would still be considered an emerging leader. Women who have held leadership roles for a number of years should not apply for this certificate, but may be eligible for other Coady Education programs. Please see this link for our other programs: http://coady.stfx.ca/education/
Applicants to the Global Change Leaders program should meet the following requirements:
- From the global south
- A practitioner in civil society organizations including community based organizations and not for profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise / business
- At least two years of demonstrated leadership in a social or economic development endeavour in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women
- University degree or combination of post-secondary education and experience
- Competence in English
Applications for the Global Change Leaders 2013 Program are now open. Application deadline is December 3, 2012. The program will run for seven weeks from March 24 to May 10, 2013.
How to Apply
You have the option of saving a partially completed form with a login and password that you create, and returning to it later. Your login must be a valid email address, and your password must be at least six characters and contain a number and an upper case letter.
Please note that you will be required to upload a current resume and a personal statement as you complete your online application. You will not be able to submit your application without uploading these documents:
- CURRENT RESUME: Include information on certificates, diplomas or degrees granted with names and locations of granting institutions; training you have undertaken; your work experience starting with your current employment/occupation, your role and responsibilities and how long you were in each position. Include relevant volunteer activities, names of organizations, and your role.
- PERSONAL STATEMENT: In a personal statement of no more than 500 words, tell us why you think you qualify for the Global Change Leaders program; what you hope to learn from it; and how you plan to use the knowledge that you will gain.
- REFERENCE FORM: Your application will not be considered complete until we receive letters of reference from two people. Please download the reference form from the link below and give to your referees or send the link to your referees so they can download the form themselves. Your referees will receive an acknowledgment e-mail from us once we have received their completed reference forms. Please note that completed reference forms must also be received by the application deadline.
For more information; visit: http://coady.stfx.ca/women/change-leader
Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan- African University are currently working with Goldman Sachs on an initiative – 10,000 Women, in a bid to empower our Nigerian women to be successful in their various businesses. This initiative is the Goldman Sachs Enterprise & Leadership Scholarship for women only. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative provides scholarships for underserved women to attend Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management program.
We are actively seeking women who qualify for the scholarship to apply before our deadline – the 30th of October, 2012.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative in collaboration with the Pan African University is a global effort aimed at empowering 10,000 women in developing and emerging economies across the world. Every year, scholarships are being awarded to women entrepreneurs and this scholarship includes a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (CEM) and follow up services such as business advisory, consulting clinics, networking and mentoring.
– Company must be owned/managed by a woman
– Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation)
– Business must have at least 5 Employees
– Business must have high growth potential
– High local value added will be an advantage
Once an application form is submitted, short listed applicants will receive an invitation for an interview first week of November, 2012. The Training (6 weeks over 5 months – typically one full week a Month from Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm) will be in Abuja. It will begin February, 2013. For more information please visit www.edc.edu.ng, or contact Nata – 07029201980/ Adeola on 08191151171. Or fill in the attached application form and send to :email@example.com.
Women In Public Service Fall Institute 2012
October 25 – November 07
Attend the Women In Public Service Fall Institute sponsored by the US State Department and the Woodrow Wilson Council of World Women Leaders.
All interested Applicants are required to cover tuition, travel and accommodation.
Hosted By Decisions In Democracy International (DDI)
Join US President Barack Obama’s Cabinet Members
Members of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Economic Team
Collaborate with Dean Peter Henry of NYU Stern School of Business
Learn Mediation Skills from the Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School
Witness the US Presidential Elections with Elected Officials in New Hampshire
Visit Actress Whoopi Goldberg on the set of, “The View”
Learn to Tweet with TV Star Hill Harper, of “CSI” New York
Talk with Mr. Reggie Love, President Obama’s former Special Assistant
Tour Wall Street and Circle the Statue of Liberty
Travel by US Rail, Visit Harvard Yard, and Harvard Innovation Lab
Experience the “The Old Man of the Mountain” trip to the State House of NH
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer
Former Cabinet Members, Veronica Biggins & Vivian Lowery Derryk
First Lady Of New Hampshire, Dr. Susan Lynch
United States Department of State
NYU Stern School of Business
Foundation for Social Change
Hill Harper Associates
7 Sister Schools
Alpha Source Capital Securities LLC
Decisions In Democracy International
Dr. Jill Kickul
Dr. Claire Gaudiani
Dean Peter Henry – of NYU
Special Guest Speakers:
Madame Bintu Keita, UNICEF
Upala Devi, UNFPA
Ragita Kulkarni, TLEX