She believed she could, so she did – civic representation and leadership

The forthcoming event for young women aged 18-25

The details

A free two-day course for young women aged 18-25 on leadership, civic representation, confidence and communication. The goal is to encourage young women to represent and lead – at home, at work, in their community and in public life.

The programme is open to staff and volunteers in Third Sector organisations. It will bring together 30-40 young women, in groups of 5 from each organisation. At the end of the two days, the participants will produce media content, such as a short video, which will be released during National Democracy Week (2-6 July).

Places are very limited and this high-value course is being provided free of charge. 

Derry~Londonderry Belfast
30-31 May 2018 6-7 June 2018


Who are the participants?


  • aged 18-25
  • employed or volunteering in your organisation
  • keen to develop beyond the demands of their current role
  • access to/ownership of a smartphone for use in the course

What do participants get?

Each group of 5 women will get:

  • access to world-class trainers
  • a bespoke course suited to the skills and experiences of the group
  • to develop essential skills to forge a path at home, work and in the community
  • strategies for working within and leading teams
  • skills for communicating effectively
  • confidence

What do organisations get?

The organisations will get:

  • trained and motivated staff
  • women who see the value and impact of their input at work
  • focused and strategic contributions at work
  • women who are equipped to lead the way in the future
  • more targeted communication within your organisation

 Media Output

Each group will produce a video (or a short piece of media) at the end of the two days which will be scheduled for launch as part of National Democracy Week (2-6 July) by the Department for Communities.

It is up to the participants to choose the topic and messages; this may be a topic chosen by each group or a message relevant to the organisation to which they belong. Regardless of content, this video will be provided to each of the organisations for review prior to being broadcasted.

Participating organisations may wish to support this release through their own promotional and social media channels. The output will be made available after Democracy Week for the participating organisations to use in their own promotional work, if appropriate.

To register interest, contact by 16 May, 2018