Register for the 2015 Diaspora Leadership Training Program

Posted: Apr, 30th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Register for the 2015 Diaspora Leadership Training Program

The Diaspora Leadership Training (DLT) is a four-part workshop series offered by Semhar Araia, CEO of Semai Consulting, LLC and founder of the Diaspora African Women's Network.  Participants will explore the core components of leadership and diasporas in development and examine what they can do to empower their community, amplify their voices and offer solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Click here to register.

What will participants learn? 

  • Discover their potential as leaders and changemakers
  • Tap into their goals and objectives as diaspora leaders
  • Learn the keys to success for effective leadership and organizing
  • Understand the basics to constituency building
  • Explore different methods of diaspora engagement in international development
  • Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and changemakers

What will participants get?

  • Diaspora Leadership Training Certificate of Completion
  • Diaspora Leadership Training Participant Directory
  • Personalized one hour of post-training consultation 
  • Personalized leadership plan (Leadership 101 registrants only)
  • Eight hours of one-one-one leadership consultation (Full DLT package registrants only)

Course Descriptions

May 16 | Leadership 101: This opening session is a full-day workshop that will introduce participants to the core tenets of leadership and help identify their goals as diaspora changemakers. Participants will be asked to explore their motivations, explore their desired mission and craft their message.  

June 6 | Diaspora Agendas & Constituencies: This half-day workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of change goals and target audiences and help them develop their diaspora agenda for international development. Participants will identify what communities they seek to support in their home and host countries and who their target audiences are to help advance development in their home countries. This session will include an overview of constituencies, civic engagement and effective organizing.

June 27 | Diasporas in Development: This half-day workshop will help participants understand the role of diaspora in international development and identify best practices of engagement for their respective constituencies. This will include an overview of types of diaspora engagement, such as voluntourism, fundraising, humanitarian and development projects, and civic engagement.

July 18 | Putting Diaspora Leadership into Practice: This half-day workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities unique to diaspora organizing and incorporate previous lessons on organizing, advocacy and constituency building. Participants will explore best practices of diaspora outreach, messaging, capacity building and advocacy

Training is offered to Diaspora women based in Washington from May 16th at Washington, 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC, US.

Click here to register.

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