Women’s Leadership Training

Women's Leadership Pre-Conference Training

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Applications Open through August 31, 2019

Women’s Leadership Training

African conservation is suffering from a profound imbalance in its leadership. While we strive to protect the diversity of the environment, the diversity in conservation teams has been overlooked. Diverse teams are more productive, collaborative, resilient, and innovative, but women are routinely underrepresented in decision-making roles. To help address this imbalance, the Pathways Kenya 2020 Training will focus on helping African women conservation leaders strengthen their leadership skillsets to both achieve their goals and achieve greater conservation outcomes across Africa. From February 14-16, 2020, The Pride Lion Alliance and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University will offer a 3-day training workshop at the Brackenhurst Conference and Training Center in Limuru, Kenya to a cohort of women conservationists aimed at helping them develop their leadership skills.  The training will offer customized skill building opportunities such as leadership identity development, mentorship development, negotiation and conflict resolution, visibility raising, and creating a peer network of women conservation leaders to support one another in achieving greater conservation impact.

Training Timeline:

July 15, 2019 Applications Open
August 31, 2019 Applications Close
September 20, 2019 Notification Letters Sent
February 13, 2020 Trainees Arrive at Brackenhurst
February 14-16, 2020 3-Day Women’s Leadership Workshop at Brackenhurst

Each trainee is encouraged to submit an abstract or session proposal to be presented at the Pathways Kenya conference directly following the 3-day training.

Training Details:


Successful applicants will have their lodging, meals and conference registration fully funded. Additional stipends will be available for travel expenses up to $500USD.


  1. The focus of the training is for women-identified individuals
  2. Work in the environmental conservation space
  3. Currently hold a middle or upper-level management position
  4. Currently lead a team of at least 2 people
  5. Have worked in Africa for 5 years or more or be an African national