Dates

March 7-10, 2022

Length of Course

4 days

9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT

Prerequisites

An undergraduate degree is desirable

Delivery Method

Online

MyLearningSpace platform

Cost

$1,525 CAD

Cost includes a non-refundable $25 registration fee

Instructor

Jenna L. Hennebry

Jenna Hennebry

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, and Associate Dean, School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University

Course Summary

Gender shapes and impacts the experiences of all individuals throughout all stages of societal development. It is only through gender-responsive approaches to governance, guided by a rights-based perspective, that policies and practices can recognize and address the specific needs, challenges and vulnerabilities of all individuals, particularly those of women, girls and LGBTQI+ groups. One of the cross-cutting and interdependent guiding principles of a number of global policy frameworks is gender-responsiveness. In particular, gender-based governance frameworks focus on mainstreaming a gender perspective in policy development and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Despite these developments, governments around the world do not possess the same level of capacity to realize the objectives of governance in a gender-responsive manner and to translate these ideas into reality on the ground.

This executive short course is designed to build capacity among practitioners on understanding and responding to contemporary gendered realities, and to provide resources and training on formulating, managing and evaluating gender-responsive governance. The course is aimed at participants who currently hold, or aspire to hold, leadership positions in all types of professional organizations.

Course Sessions

  • Gender responsive governance frameworks
  • Sector-specific gender analysis (climate change, migration, development)
  • Gender-responsive principles, concepts and frameworks
  • Gender-based policy analysis and measurement tools
  • Gender stakeholders and approaches to governance
  • Data and evidence-based policies on gender
  • Promoting institutional resilience from a gender-perspective

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of gender-based realities, risks, and responses to policy
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of key contemporary challenges for gender governance (e.g. economic, care, climate change, development)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues of gender equality, gender-based violence, gender and non-binary gender identities
  • Be able to confidently explain the central pillars and objectives of different international frameworks promoting gender-based governance
  • Understand and apply a range of Gender-Based Analysis Tools (e.g. Canada’s GBA+) for capacity building, policy analysis and evaluation purposes
  • Locate and utilize statistical data on gender and migration, demonstrating knowledge of its limitations
  • Develop a gender-based analysis and monitoring strategy
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Instructor

Jenna L. Hennebry

Jenna Hennebry

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, and Associate Dean, School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University