Professional Certificate in Strategic Gender Equity Planning
17th - 21st September 2018, London, UK


As the Post-2015 Agenda takes shape, gender forms a key component, the UN Secretary General noting that ‘in all countries, gender stereotypes, exclusion and discrimination continue to perpetuate inequality'. 

Course Overview

Gender issues have become increasingly integrated into development and sectoral policy planning, and have been proven to be a crucial component of building an innovative society and successful economy, as well as to securing international financial support for many organisations. Nevertheless, despite there being increased awareness of the economic, social and political damage caused by gender discrimination, the UN has noted that the ‘gains have been too slow and too uneven'. This course examines and analyses a broad range of issues, such as the relationship between gender and development, education and health.

A strategic approach will be taken, which will enable participants to identify key stakeholders, barriers and planning techniques to address gender inequality in all aspects of governance, business and society. Through practical case studies and discussions with leading practitioners, delegates will develop comprehensive and clear plans to facilitate gender equity within their organisation.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Analyse the role gender holds in development planning
  • Understand how to integrate gender equity into strategic planning processes
  • Consider legislative initiatives to improve gender equality and reduce discrimination
  • Evaluate the consequences of gender initiatives

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Topics Include:

  • Addressing the barriers to functioning gendered governance systems
  • Ensuring gendered planning processes in emergency and fragile states
  • Gender and leadership
  • Gender and social development: identifying and addressing inequity
  • Developing legislation with gender sensitivity

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