Past Event

Leadership Workshop For Syrian Women In Civil Society

April 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Istanbul Center in collaboration with the Asfari Foundation, established by Sawsan and Ayman Asfari in the UK to provide grants to organizations focused on empowering young people from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and the UK, organized two leadership workshops in Arabic for 10 Syrian women who are leaders of refugee-focused civil society organizations in the MENA region and around the world. The five-day workshops were held in Istanbul and blended leadership training, self-care and peer-to-peer support through a series of modules that focused on the technical, professional and personal aspects of leadership. The retreat aimed to nurture the managerial and leadership skills of women executives or seniorstaff, facilitate self-reflection to hone inner strength and motivation in times of crisis, and develop a future visioning for both personal and professional growth. Each workshop was facilitated by female trainers with experience in psycho-social counseling, executive leadership, communications and academia, who used an experiential ‘learning by doing’ approach in their modules.