Blog: Education and Training

Five quick questions with Amanda Whitley
23 September 2021

In anticipation of our upcoming She Leads workshop, How to build your brand through compelling content, the She Leads team sat down with facilitator, Amanda Whitley to discuss her passions, leadership challenges and future goals.   In 2011, after enjoying a diverse career in communications across private and public sectors, Amanda Whitley launched hercanberra.com.au. HerCanberra has grown to […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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Five quick questions with Catherine McGrath
3 August 2021

Our She Leads workshop on Building confidence in public speaking is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! In anticipation of the event, we sat down with our facilitator, Catherine McGrath to talk about her workshop, gender equality and overcoming leadership challenges.   Catherine is a giant of the Australian media, a well-known […]

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Training our next educators for our next generation
17 March 2021

In July 2020, YWCA Canberra launched Educate, Inspire, Excel, an innovative new program to train people to work in Canberra’s early childhood education and care sector. Nearly nine months in, we are proud to have helped 28 people to begin traineeships in the early childhood education and care sector, and are working with another 27 […]

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Christine’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six-month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Christine’s story. In early 2020, Christine was working as a mental health carer for a woman with complex mental health issues. She had been starting to […]

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Katarina’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Katarina’s story. Although 2020 was difficult for us all, Katarina faced a more difficult situation than many. Having only just moved to Canberra on a […]

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She Leads Wrap Up: Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations
28 September 2020

Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, negotiating a new salary, or giving feedback to a fellow team member, navigating difficult conversations is no easy feat.  On Tuesday 22 September, YWCA Canberra hosted our first online She Leads Workshop on Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations facilitated by Vanessa Vanderhoek. The evening’s objective was to help participants carry out difficult conversations and better understand their leadership […]

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Mastering self-doubt and mindset training with Angie Ford
1 September 2020

For many people, a leader is often perceived as a person who exudes confidence, emotional intelligence, and is always in control. What most people don’t consider is that all leaders, just like you and I, are humans and face no exemptions when it comes to challenges of self-doubt and uncertainty. Last Tuesday night, YWCA Canberra […]

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She Leads Workshops Board Readiness Wrap Up 
5 August 2020

Our She Leads Workshop series is designed to give women and non-binary people the opportunity to gain practical skills to build their leadership capacity. Workshops are delivered by women who are experts in their field and are fun, interactive, inclusive, challenging and hands-on. We pride ourselves on creating safe and empowering spaces to learn and […]

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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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