4th Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training


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4 Leadership Programme-2013

Tibetan Women’s Association is honoured to launch the fourth series of the Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership training. The training is scheduled from 25th – 31st December 2013 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.
The registration will be open until 30th November 2013 – see below for full registration details. The selection committee will select the participants.

This training will explore the different aspects of leadership; from identifying to building with practical implementation of the skills learned. There will be ample practical exercises, exposure trip, event management shows, panel discussion with women leaders and professionals (Tibetans and non-Tibetans).

*Registration closes on 30th November 2013. Full schedule available by December 10.

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Accommodation and travel: Tibetan Women’s Association pays for accommodations and transportation of the participants and guest speakers, as well as rental fees for the space. We also provide participants with the necessary learning tools such as study materials and stationery kit. This year’s leadership program is extremely important to continue the platform for empowerment and advancement of women.

Registration fee: Please note that you will have to contribute Rs.250 as registration fee if you get selected. This will be fully refundable upon completion of the training.
If you have problems completing the registration form above contact General Secretary of Tibetan Women’s Association Nyima Lhamo via email – twaetadesk@gmail.com, or welcome to telephone with any queries – 01892 221527 or 09882502821 .

What to expect… More about last year’s 3rd Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training

The ten-day ‘3rd Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training’ (December 19 – 27) was held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation. We had 25 Tibetan women attend from many parts of India like Chennai, Dharamsala, Gujarat, Gangtok and Delhi from various backgrounds. There were graduate students, professional workers, political activists and teachers. This time the training course was divided more into outdoor and indoor training; the Christmas holidays happened to be the sole reason for the slight changes this time. The 3rd series saw professional trainers like Lynda O Lepcha – Director of Holistic Training Solution, New Delhi, Irene M Santiago – Chair and former Chief Executive Officer of the Mindanao Commission on Women and Convenor of the Mothers for Peace Movement in the Philippines and Tenzin Dhardon Sharling – member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and Co-Chair of the International Tibet Network, led the three phases of training – indentifying, understanding and building leadership skills.

Yet again, the 3rd series of the training, an undertaking of the TWA was generously funded by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, through the Tibet Fund and the National Endowment for Democracy based in the United States. This intensive training encouraged hands-on experiences of leadership and included exposure trips to the Akshardam –a Hindu temple complex displaying millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, event management, an ambush lobbying of the Indian leaders, opinion makers, participation in NDTV’s ‘The Big Fight’, panel discussion with women leaders and implementation of social empowerment projects in Delhi.

A conference addressed by veteran Indian women leaders: Dr. Kiran Bedi, India’s first and highest woman ranking officer and political activist, Jaya Jaitlley, former political leader and social activist, Dr. Alana Golmei, activist for Burmese human rights and Radha Bhatt alias Radha Bhen, leading activist and chairperson of Gandhi Peace Foundation, marked the concluding session of 10-days of Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training (ATWLT), organized by Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA).

The trainees confessed that the experience was akin to a roller-coaster ride and that they benefited a great deal by being on the learning curve. Tsering Kyi, a young Tibetan university student in Delhi confessed that ‘this kind of leadership training is a huge investment by TWA for creating future women leaders.’

The young women participants shared commitment and to take strident steps in their everyday lives to perfect their leadership skills and hold the mantle of female leadership, to continue with the legacy of women’s leadership and thereby secure a safe and a sound future women across the globe.


You can view 2012’s full ATWLT report here http://goo.gl/h7BGrU


The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, through the Tibet Fund based in the United States, supported this major venture of TWA with much-needed financial impetus. The National Endowment for Democracy also provided financial resources.

Quotes from participants:

“After attending this training I felt the importance of such trainings in our community where we can have more knowledge, exposure, excitement and experience. A fantastic training”.

“Great exposure through the out-bound training sessions like NDTV studio participation, project implementation and lobbying”.

I have really enjoyed the ten days. The opportunity to meet all those ladies, the great lessons of life which i have learned and the quality training which i have received have been the best gift for me. I believe in the coming new year we all would be a better person.  I would wish every Tibetan woman gets this opportunity in future.



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