Blog: Education and Training

YWCA Canberra launches Educate, Inspire, Excel program
27 July 2020

We’re excited to launch YWCA Canberra’s latest innovative program to train 100 people over the next two years to work in Canberra’s childhood education and care sector: Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE). EIE gives Canberrans the opportunity to study and work in childhood education and care in a supportive, inclusive environment. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly […]

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Learning resources for kids and parents in self-isolation
24 April 2020

For many children, starting a new school term can bring lots of excitement and maybe a few nerves. This coupled with the recent events unfolding around COVID-19 and the closure of schools has left many parents questioning whether to send their children back to school or not. As we prepare for further announcements by the government, it’s important to keep children motivated and learning even through these times of uncertainty. To […]

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2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference
24 December 2019

YWCA Canberra’s Gender and Domestic Violence Specialist Dr Tulika Saxena attended the 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference on the Gold Coast in December 2019. About 370 participants from all over Australia, from government, community services sector and universities, as well as violence survivors, participated in the conference this year, with the aim to come together […]

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Five key takeaways from this year’s She Leads events
23 December 2019

The She Leads program is a leadership pathway for women, including female-identifying and non-binary people, who are looking to explore and develop their leadership potential. It’s been a massive year for She Leads, with over 850 girls, women and non-binary people coming along to hear from a wide and diverse range of innovative women and […]

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The model minority and the price of speaking out
5 December 2019

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. Advocacy has long been a means used to directly influence contentious Australian public policy. As a result of advocates, there have been some significant […]

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Five minutes with Mikaela Danvers
20 November 2019

Mikaela Danvers is a design educator, lecturer and researcher with specialist skills in teaching business fundamentals, goal setting, strategic planning, and building a brand. Founder of The Makers Collective, Mikaela brings learned knowledge and experience to the world of makers looking to turn their hobby into a business. The practical skills taught within her online school, The […]

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Inspiring the next generation of trailblazers at the 2018 She Leads College Conference
28 March 2018

On Thursday 22 March, we welcomed 80 young women from the ACT and Canberra region to the fourth She Leads College Conference, to uncover their inner trailblazer. The day was opened with a rousing Welcome to Country from Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Violet Sheridan. Aunty Violet encouraged the attendees to imagine themselves as future leaders. Aunty […]

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She Leads Diploma – 5 Quick Questions with Lisa Levine
5 February 2018

Through the She Leads program, we strive to increase the leadership skills of women in our community. One way we achieve this is through the She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management, which provides participants with cutting edge education, taught by leading women in their field. In this interview, we talk to Lisa Levine, a […]

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Five reasons we’re excited for She Leads High
27 September 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. As the date for She Leads High edges closer and anticipation in […]

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Education and Training at YWCA Canberra
27 June 2017

YWCA Canberra is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO National Number: 1373) that nurtures a culture of learning within the organisation and the broader community. Our Training Unit offers a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses, which can be accessed through fee-for-service, work-based traineeships and funded jobseeker services. The key areas of training that we provide […]

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