GLOW NGO Training of Trainers

  • Let Girls Learn
  • Women & Gender
  • Youth
  • Georgia
This project is led by Matthew Ridgeway, a Volunteer from Washington

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A classroom photo during a training session.
Matthew and his counterparts help to facilitate GLOW NGO Training of Trainers 2018.
The GLOW Georgia Training of Trainers project is a three-day capacity building and sustainability retreat for the organization's Board of Directors, GLOW interns, and new PCV members. Every year, new Interns and volunteers apply, interview, and are selected for available positions within GLOW committees. The committee members work together to manage committee roles and responsibilities that support the design, plan, and implementation of projects guided by GLOW Georgia's priorities. The frequent rotation of interns and volunteers results in the loss of capacity and institutional knowledge, reduces team cohesion, and creates inconsistencies in the standards and quality of work. To address this challenge, the GLOW Georgia Training of Trainers Retreat will provide a clear understanding of the NGO's goals and objectives, review past and upcoming projects as well as transfer the knowledge, skills and competencies to enable new members to build the organizational capacity, improve teamwork and collaboration, and support NGO/Georgian-led initiatives. The ToT will also address the importance of leadership roles, professionalism, and gender programming from the context of a nearly entire female organization in a male-dominated culture. The overall impact of the project will be to increase the capacity of NGO staff and interns to sustainably achieve it's mission of educating and empowering underserved and disadvantaged girls across Georgia. The long-term goal of this project is to position the NGO at the center of leading and managing it's programming and operations. Furthermore, the young Georgian women in our internship program will benefit from greater NGO responsibilities and apply lessons learned from the retreat to their future careers and personal lives.
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