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Calls for Enrolment for Cornell University’s Executive Women in Leadership

Calls for Enrolment for Cornell University's Executive Women in Leadership - TOURISMAFRICA.orgJohannesburg, South Africa, November 15, 2023 / TRAVELNEWSHUB / In partnership with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP), Cornell University (USA), has made available an exclusive offer and invitation to Women in executive leadership and women in leadership to enrol for Cornell University’s two and a half-month online Executive Women and Women in Leadership certificate programmes.

To be delivered through the Cornell University’s eCornell platform, the main thrust of this programme is to drive women inclusivity across that African travel, tourism and hospitality value chain. This is one of the key outcomes of annual Africa Tourism Leadership Forum held in Botswana in 2022 and 2023 as well as a critical component of Africa Tourism Innovation Hub initiative being pursued by Africa Tourism Partners and key stakeholders.

Ultimately, the programme aims to foster leadership and professional growth for women in executive and management positions. Therefore, this special offer gives participants almost 90% discount of the University’s standard programme fees as a result of the partnership forged between the University’s and Africa Tourism Partners, mainly for the professional and executive development of African women in leadership and executive management positions.

Participants will attain Executive Women in Leadership or Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University with 50 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) on completion of the programme. Space is limited as the first cohort which will commence in December 2023 and January 2024 will be made available to only 35 participants per propgramme.

Core courses for the certificate programme include Power and Gender Dynamics; Developing Executive Presence for Women Leaders; Gender Bias and Negotiation Strategies; and The Network Effect. Additionally, participants may choose one (1) of the following elective courses:
• Decoding the Gender Gap in Board Membership.
• Fostering an Inclusive Climate.
• Becoming a Strategic Leader.

Cornell University offers over 290 online professional development certificate programmes and courses. These are designed for public and private sector executives, managers, entrepreneurs and start-ups in a wide variety of disciplines. Among these are, Leadership and Strategic Management, Finance and Business Performance, Business Strategy, Hospitality and Food Service Management, Data Science, Finance & Business, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Technology and more. To read more about the programme and explore other relevant certificated learning opportunities for you, colleagues and your staff, click here

To register and role for the programme, kindly contact contact Ms. Rejoice Chishamba or +27 81 303 7030 for enrolment form and more information.

About Africa Tourism Partners
African Tourism Partners (ATP) – is a UNWTO- affiliated award-winning Pan-African tourism development and strategic destination marketing advisory firm. The firm specializes in tourism and MICE strategy formulation, investment facilitation and promotion, research, master planning and destination market development and capacity building across Africa’s travel, tourism, hospitality, aviation and golf sub-industries.

Our clients and partners include but are not limited to UNWTO, World Bank, Mastercard Foundation, NEPAD, AfCFTA, South African Tourism, Ghana Tourism Authority, Tourism KwaZulu- Natal, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Convention Bureau, Rwanda Chamber of Commerce, SAACI, RwandAir, SAA, Ethiopia Airlines, Tanzania Tourism Board, Kenya Tourism Board, Uganda Tourism Board, Gauteng Tourism Authority, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Nigeria and more.

About the AfCFTA
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area encompassing most of Africa. It was established in 2018 by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which has 43 parties and another 11 signatories, making it the largest free-trade area by number of member states, after the World Trade Organization, and the largest in population and geographic size, spanning 1.3 billion people across the world’s second largest continent.

The agreement founding AfCFTA was brokered by the African Union (AU) and signed by 44 of its 55 member states in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018. The proposal was set to come into force 30 days after ratification by 22 of the signatory states. On 29 April 2019, the Saharawi Republic made the 22nd deposit of instruments of ratification, bringing the agreement into force on May 30; it entered its operational phase following a summit on 7 July 2019, and officially commenced 1 January 2021. AfCFTA’s negotiations and implementation are overseen by a permanent secretariat based in Accra, Ghana.

About Cornell University and eCornell
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

For more information about the program, registration and enquiries, please contact Ms. Rejoice Chishamba at: +27 (0) 11 318 1741 / +27 (0) 81 303 7030.

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