Transforming the Lives of Beneficiaries through Collaboration
What: The CGIAR 2030: Leading Change workshop is designed to give CGIAR leaders the knowledge and skills associated with being a change agent engaged in transforming their organizations’ capacity for generating and partnering gender-responsive agricultural development innovations through collaboration across the scientific disciplines. .
The half-day workshop is for leaders interested in managing organizational change. The focus is on gender-responsiveness but the principles are broadly applicable. It is designed based on foundational research by John Kotter (Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, a New York Times best-selling author, and founder of Kotter International) in organizational transformation and incorporates current best practices in organizational design to support change initiatives.
There are 2 components to the training
- Leading for Change – I/2 day workshop for leaders
- Training for Change – 2 day workshop for research teams or groups of social and biological scientist who need to work together to integrate gender into research planning
Applying this research, you will examine your organization, identify areas in which you currently model best practices and areas for continued development. You will emerge with:
- An understanding of the role you play as a leader in creating and sustaining institutional change
- A framework for creating an organizational culture of gender-responsive agricultural research for development
- An action plan for creating institutional change in integrating gender analysis and equity into CGIAR research and programs
- A video communicating your vision for gender-transformative research
When: 30th Jan – 1st Feb 2017 – 2.5 days
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
After completing CGIAR 2030: Leading Change, leaders are encouraged to join key members of your research teams participate in the two-day workshop, CGIAR 2030: Training for Change. This program brings together existing teams or working groups of leaders, biophysical researchers and gender researchers to engage in high quality cross-disciplinary technical discussions. The course will build your teams’ ability to identify critical entry points for social science research on gender and ways to collaborate to create gender-responsive outcomes across the research cycle.
*Note: more information will be added as it becomes available. This page was last updated on January 13, 2016.