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06 February, 2014

The Initiatives of Change (IofC) UK Sustainable Communities programme, with support from Muslim Hands, announces the launch of the Women, Leadership and Sustainable Change training course, which will take place in London, between 25 March and 3 May 2014. The course aims to provide an experiential training for 16 women from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, based in London, who have undertaken formal education and are keen to move forward through community service, volunteering, and making a positive, significant contribution to society.

'You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power.'  Anita Roddick, Founder of Body Shop.

The course will both empower and encourage participants to take steps in their own lives to enable them to build their capacities and to fulfil their potential. The training course will be value-based, participatory, and inter-active. It consists of six one day sessions, spread over one day per week.

The course will include the following: identifying and overcoming social and economic barriers to progress, mindfulness training, dialogue facilitation, transformational change and trust building, practical work, such CV writing and preparing for job interviews, enhancing personal development and leadership qualities, and field visits. At the end of the course, each participant will have created a personal development plan.

After the workshop, follow up events will be organised to enable participants to continue to network with community initiatives of changes, both national and international.

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Applications can be requested by email at

The deadline for applications will be 2 March 2014.

For further information, please contact Dr Muna Ismail at the above email.

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