REMINDER: Register now: Certified UNITAR/IOE training course on women in business and management

The IOE Gender Network is organising this innovative new course which is open to all IOE members and partners. Apply now for full funding, limited spaces available.

Despite the undeniable business case for gender diversity in the workplace, additional efforts are still needed to promote gender balance across senior leadership and decision-making positions in many companies and employers’ organisations. It is in an employer's interest to promote a workplace that is free from discrimination against women (and others) and to ensure that decisions related to employment are based solely on an individual’s merit. 

IOE has been advocating and consolidating its work for gender equality and diversity through the IOE Gender Network. Through its partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and with the generous support of the European Commission, the IOE Gender Network is organising this certified course to support companies and employers’ organisations to promote gender empowerment at the workplace.

Women and men can apply for this certification which will take place in English. Deadline for applying is 10 November.

Please apply using the attached application form and to request financial support.

Each edition of the e-workshop will run over three days from 13:00 - 17:00 CET.

Only 20 spaces are available for each session. Course participants can indicate their week of preference:

  • 16-18 November 2020
  • 25-27 November 2020
  • 1-3 December 2020

Only participants who complete the modules and exams successfully will receive a certificate from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

The course will cover:

  • Coaching and mentoring skills for leaders
  • Understanding leadership
  • How to own your personal and cultural leadership style and your unique strengths
  • How can female leadership be at the competitive edge?
  • Working through female leadership challenges, strengths, values and role models
  • Grasping international leadership in culturally diverse contexts: the cultural pyramid – layers of diversity and gender as a sub-culture, the male vs. female diversity

Please contact Ms Caroline Balikungeri for more information: balikungeri(at)

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