Blog: Education and Training

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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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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