‘Stepping up’ – Women in Leadership An NOCN Level 2 Certificate with the TUC

Come and join our exciting new Women in leadership programme – ‘stepping up’ course, for those wishing to develop their leadership positions within the trade union movement, or build their CV skills to advance into leadership roles within their organisation and communities. This course for Women trade unionists, will be delivered in the TUC’s Northern region over 5 days between February and September 2018 and will require some online learning and development too. This will require a level of commitment to achieve an NOCN level 2 Certificate qualification on completion.

Sex Work and Sexual Exploitation training with Changing Lives

Changing Lives is offering a one-day training course for staff and volunteers from voluntary, statutory and independent agencies within Tyne and Wear whose work may bring them into contact with adult men and women who may be involved in sex work, ‘survival sex’ and/or subject to sexual exploitation. The course is £50 per person. 




Gender equality fellowship

Clore Social Leadership Programme opens a new gender equality fellowship funded by Esmée Fairbairn. Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can help transform the world around them. Each year, aspiring social leaders from across the UK apply to become one of the next cohort of Clore Social Fellows.

New production from Open Clasp

Open Clasp’s new production 'SUGAR' will be previewed over two weeks [6th-17th March, North East and Manchester] for International Women's Day 2017. The production was devised with women in HMP Low Newton, Women's Direct Access Homelessness Service and women on probation attending a Women’s Hub through Changing Lives at West End Women & Girls Centre. It portrays the routes into prison, life behind bars and the revolving door that catapults women back. See here for further information.

Group work for survivors of sexual violence

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland will be running a group work programme in 2017. There will be one group in Gateshead and two groups in Newcastle. All groups are for women, aged 16 and over, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.  The groups offer you the opportunity to come together in a women-only safe space to:

·         Explore how society’s attitude towards sexual violence has affected you

·         Learn and practise positive coping strategies

New Clore Social Leadership Programme opens

Clore Social Leadership is excited to announce a new six-month leadership development programme starting in April 2017. The 2017 Clore6 programme is open to leaders in the social sector with the relevant experience, who are interested in joining a cohort of excellent leaders committed to social change. A limited number of places are available on the 2017 Clore6 which starts on 22 April 2017. It is currently inviting expressions of interest for the programme. Further details available here.


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