Leadership learning opportunity for women at the council
Tue, 08 Mar 2022

Learning, skills and workforce development are celebrating International Women's Day (on 8 March) by being able to bring women at the council a fantastic opportunity to access a place on the Women Leadership Accelerator Programme from Hull University.

On this short programme you will study two level five modules from the CMI Leadership and Management Certificate.   

You will consider how the way we work and lead is changing, learn essential leadership and management theories, understand how to apply your learning to new situations and be empowered to lead successful, achieving teams.

Study will be via attendance at a total of ten sessions at the Hull University Business school and access to a range of resources from the Chartered Management Institute learning portal.

Places are limited on this programme and therefore if you are interested in finding out more you need to act quickly.

This opportunity is intended to complement the council's leadership and management learning opportunities, including our Essential Skills for East Riding Managers programme. It is also the ideal first step to full Level 5 or 7 management and leadership apprenticeship qualifications.

To be eligible to apply to the programme you must be:

  • Female
  • currently on a scale point six or higher
  • Live in the East Riding, Hull, or North Lincolnshire.
  • Have the support of your manager to undertake this programme during work time

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality and East Riding of Yorkshire Council is fully supportive of the international event.

The campaign theme this year is #BreakTheBias.

The internationalwomensday.com website says: "Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias."

People are encouraged to strike the IWD 2022 pose by crossing their arms to show solidarity and sharing their images on social media using #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.

Caroline Lacey, chief executive of the council, said: "The council is proud to support International Women's Day and take a moment to celebrate the success of women and girls across the East Riding."

On the morning of Tuesday, 8 March, a breakfast networking event took place at the Aura Innovation Centre at Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, to celebrate the international day and to launch the region's Humber Women in the Workforce (HWW) project. 

The HWW programme, part funded by the council, is providing training and support to over 600 women in the region by developing their skills and increasing opportunities for progression, better equipping them to retain employment and progress within the Humber labour market. 

For more information about the national campaign, visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/


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