NEW GLASGOW – The executive director of the Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre is one of 25 women participating a three year leadership program.
Arlene MacDonald will participate in the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute program that is a partnership between the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the Coady International Institute at St. F. X University in Antigonish. It is a three-year pilot designed to build the leadership capacity of women leaders.
The intense one-year program focuses on personal leadership skills, organizational development to strengthen and lead effective organizations, and community development and policy/advocacy skills to create or contribute to social change.
“I was very excited to get the call that I was offered a seat,” says MacDonald, “I’m looking forward to meeting the other women and learning from them. I expect it will be a very challenging but very invigorating year.”
Pam Hansen, chair of the board of the centre, says that MacDonald will bring the skills she learns back to the work she does not only with the Women’s Centre but also with her community.