Beyond Boundaries: Leadership in diverse environments - WLDP Event - Change of date

4 July 2012

Ishøj (Denmark), 8 - 12 February 2013

As you know WAGGGS and the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Denmark are jointly organizing a WLDP event ‘Beyond Boundaries: Leadership in diverse environments’.

The event was initially planned for 18-22 August 2012. However, the efforts to raise the needed funds to hold the event and ensure the appropriate level of quality in the programme content, delivery and working environment have not been as successful as estimated.

For this reason, this event is postponed to 8-12 February 2013 and will still take place in Denmark. Participants will be expected to arrive on the 7th and depart on the 13th February. This will enable us to secure the funding needed to hold the event, and enable you to get even better prepared to this sharing and learning opportunity.

An eager and high skilled team of volunteers and staff is already at work to make sure that the programme is challenging and fulfills your expectations.

Many applications have been received for this event from all around WAGGGS world with a very interesting and diverse mix of Member Organizations from the different Regions.

The event is open to decision makers (men and women) at national level from all WAGGGS Member Organizations, i.e. board members or representatives with specific responsibilities who are able to take the learning back home and raise awareness. Particular attention will be given to ensuring that participants represent a wide range of perspectives and approaches within WAGGGS; both Associations working in coeducational settings and single sex settings are encouraged to participate. All the Member Organizations that have not applied yet are strongly encouraged to get in contact with WAGGGS to explore the possibility of attending in February 2013.

We do hope that this change of date will not affect your enthusiasm and interest towards this event.   We see this as an opportunity to get even more Member Organizations involved and build up a programme which is specifically tailored to the needs of the registered participants and Member Organizations.

In general the WLDP event provides an opportunity for Associations across WAGGGS to explore the concepts and themes of leadership development in a variety of settings and backgrounds. The event brings together people in decision making positions within Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Associations to share experiences and learn from each other. The WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) will be used to stimulate thinking and discussions.

This event will provide a forum for decision makers in Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting associations to share challenges and raise awareness on leadership development trends; to learn and discuss about leadership theories and practices; to analyse and consider the conditions and tools that can help addressing the diversity in leadership approaches across WAGGGS members.

The objectives are:

  • To explore leadership theories and practices in a global context with special focus on promoting and fostering leadership development in single sex and coeducational settings
  • To explore the concept of leadership in diversity with special attention to gender, cultural and intergenerational perspectives
  • To provide the opportunity for participating Member Organizations to share experiences and to engage in a reflection on diversity in leadership approaches within and outside the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting movement
  • To provide a learning platform to participating Member Organizations on themes connected to innovative leadership development practices

For any questions and further information please do not hesitate to contact Paola Cervo at paola@europe.wagggsworld.org.

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