Gender and Transformative Leadership

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Gender & Transformative Leadership Course  

August – November, 2024 

Leadership is gender-blind. Individuals must understand gender dynamics in public leadership.

You’re invited to register in this professional ONLINE Course  

Title: Gender & Transformative Leadership Course


Duration:  4 Months

Tuition:  N85, 000/$200

Payment options

One-off: N85k/$200

Three Installments: 1st N40k/$100, 2nd N30k /$60, 3rd N25k/$50

 Who should apply?

Individuals working in private enterprises; Government Ministries; NGOs & media, and others interested in expanding their knowledge in gender and leadership. 


Human rights struggles defined the 20th century. The delivery of equal rights for women and men in the public space will define the 21st century. In all spheres of society, leadership appears to have a certain image: the male image. Perhaps that explains why in his book Leadership is Male (1988), David Pawson posits that “Patriarchal society is a reflection of divine fatherhood”.  However, Joan Martin (1996) in her book Is Leadership Male? interrogates Pawson’s assertion. With the growing convergence of leadership and gender in global development discourses, it has become imperative that we bridge knowledge and expand our understanding of this important area of development.

Program Goal

The Goal of the Gender & Transformative Leadership Course is to build a critical mass of informed professionals in the field of gender and transformative leadership in Africa.


  1. To reinforce the convergence of leadership and gender as key development concepts.
  2. To explore cultural, political, and economic barriers to gender equity and women’s advancement in politics and public life.
  3. To equip participants with knowledge and understanding of leadership and gender dynamics necessary to function as advocates of gender equity in the public space
  4. To strengthen the leadership competence of participants

Program Structure

UNESCO develops the GTL curriculum in consultation with the National Universities Commission (NUC).  It is designed to run in modules.  It is designed to help participants understand gender dynamics in the public space and strengthen their leadership competencies to effectively promote gender-balanced leadership everywhere they find themselves in public leadership.

Assessment Criteria

Different techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills acquired by the participants during the course. These will include self-assessment tests, pre-tests, post-tests, and levels of engagement in the entire course. The Course will be assessed based on the following three key components:

  1. Theoretical Coursework – Candidates are required to attend physical/online classes as the case might be.
  2. Concepts Study/Paper Presentation – Candidates are required to conduct an in-depth study of a chosen topic, and make a presentation on it for assessment.
  3. Social Impact Project – The Class is expected to organize and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility.     

Sample  Courses

Concepts in Gender

Introduction to Gender Analysis

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender Programming

Personal Leadership Competencies

Concepts & Theories of Leadership

Understanding Transformational Leadership                                     

Communication Skills for Effective Leadership                                   

Organizational Team Leadership

Political Skills for Effective Leadership

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

Starting Social Change through Social Entrepreneurship                

Good Governance and Ethical Leadership

Understanding The Policy Processes

Eliminating Gender-based Violence and Enhancing Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

Mentoring, Coaching, Peer and Inter-Generational Support

 Seminar Paper     

Program Delivery

The Program will be delivered online and onsite.


To begin the process, complete the application form. We shall revert to you later.



Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Gender & Transformative Leadership from FLED International Leadership Institute, Abuja – Nigeria.                                                  

For more information, please contact

The Director of Programs

Faculty of Education & Development Studies

FLED International Leadership Institute

Plot MF 57 Cadastral Zone, Karu Site, Abuja

Tel/WhatsApp: +234-708 015 7176



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