The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at Fulbright University Vietnam in collaboration with USAID is hosting a seven-week virtual course as part of the Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program aiming to improve gender equality in male dominant industries across Asia.
The program is facilitated by an international team of Engendering Utilities change-management and gender equality experts in conjunction with faculty and staff from Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Fulbright University Vietnam in collaboration with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program (GEELP), the Johns Hopkins University Self-Empowerment and Equity for Change (SEE Change) Initiative, and the Men Engage Alliance.
The first cohort of the program will be delivered virtually with representative participants from Vietnam, Bhutan, the Philippines, Maldives, India, and Pakistan. The course will be held from September 21, 2021 to November 8, 2021 with follow-up coaching sessions till end of February, 2022.
The Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program is a six-month program that consists of organizational gender equality assessments, the seven-week virtual course, and four months of change management coaching that prepares managers to become agents of change within their organizations.
The Accelerated Program focuses on developing and improving company culture, policies, and practices that advance gender equality, and is most applicable to companies that have (or are in the process of developing) standard human resource practices.
The Accelerated Program is designed for female and male managers who wish to develop their gender equality expertise, boost their influence, and spearhead change within their organization. Operations leaders, HR managers, and managers of other support functions who are strategically placed within their organizations to influence change are encouraged to apply. Each program accepts up to fifty participants, and organizations are required to send two to three employees.