Monthly Archives: October 2012

Call for Applications:2012 Graduate Employability Training Programme

2012 Graduate Employability Training – Call for Applications

 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
  • Self-driven
  • §  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 .

Download your application form for FREE; NOW at and submit to on or before Friday, October 26th 2012:

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: or Visit:

The Bridge Leadership Foundation,

2nd Floor, FotoStudio Building,

15A, Murtala Mohammed Highway,Calabar

Cross River State

YouWin Women:accepting applications till October 28th!

What is YouWiN?

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.


Please Note!!!

  • ·         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.

Call for Applications:Global Change Leaders program for emerging female leaders

 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

Qualification Requirements

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:

Applicants to the Global Change Leaders program should meet the following requirements:

  • Female
  • 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

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before completing your application. If your question is not answered in our FAQs list, please e-mail your inquiry to

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

Call for applications:Goldman Sachs Women’s Enterprise & Leadership (WEL) Program

 Goldman Sachs Women’s Enterprise & Leadership (WEL) Program

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.

Selection Criteria:

– 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, or contact Nata – 07029201980/ Adeola on 08191151171. Or fill in the attached application form and send to


Call for Applications:Women In Public Service Fall Institute 2012

African First Ladies Association Presents

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

Special Guests:
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
Bloomberg LP
Foundation for Social Change
Hill Harper Associates
7 Sister Schools
Soul Purpose
Alpha Source Capital Securities LLC
Decisions In Democracy International

Academic Partners:
Dr. Jill Kickul
Dr. Claire Gaudiani
Dean Peter Henry – of NYU

Special Guest Speakers:
Madame Bintu Keita, UNICEF
Upala Devi, UNFPA
Ragita Kulkarni, TLEX

Register here:

Acumen Fund’s Global Fellows Program: Opportunity for Leadership Training for Social Sector Leaders

The Acumen Fund is accepting new applications for the 2013 Global Fellows Program which provides leadership training for social sector leaders in New York, USA. It is an opportunity for highly talented and passionate young professionals to reflect on their role as leaders, build their leadership capacity, and provide much-needed management support to Acumen’s investees. The mission of the Acumen Fund Fellows Program is to build a corps of next generation social sector leaders by fusing operational and financial skills with moral imagination to create solutions to global poverty and fill the talent gap. Acumen Fund’s year-long fellowship for the Class of 2014 will begin in September 2013 with eight weeks of intensive and multidisciplinary leadership training in our New York City office. Training topics cover a wide variety of soft and hard skills, ranging from self-reflection, negotiation, and storytelling to functional topics such as investment techniques, valuation, marketing and operations. The Fellows also meet with leaders from diverse fields, as well as leading writers and thinkers.  Training will explore issues related to our investment geographies and sectors as well. Acumen Fund seeks Fellows who will bring diverse backgrounds, training and experience to create a dynamic team environment. It welcomes applicants of any nationality.

The online application process for the Class of 2013-2014 opens on Monday, October 1, 2012 and closes on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. For more information,visit this link.

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