Applications for Facilitator Training Due September 22, 2016

Women’s Professional Forum Foundation recently announced the launch of the Girls Leadership Edge. It is a series of learning modules to be used by facilitators in nonprofit organizations across Guilford County to provide middle school girls age 13 to 15 with the foundation for being lifelong leaders in their lives and the communities in which they live. The program is designed with an emphasis on developing Courage, Confidence and Compassion.

Girls Leadership Edge is made possible by a grant from the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation (WPF Foundation or WPFF) in partnership with Center for Creative Leadership(CCL) and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. The WPF Foundation provided the funding and ongoing inspiration for CCL to research, design and test the highly interactive curriculum; develop the robust tool kit of resources; and build organizational capacity by training twenty community facilitators. Applications and requirements for facilitators can be found at

Applications are due on September 22 and successful candidates will be notified on September 29, 2016.

Sue Kennedy, a WPF Foundation board member said, “The WPF Foundation has been making grants to organizations with programs that empower girls and women for more than twenty years. After interviewing so many leaders of programs that serve girls, the WPF Foundation recognized a need for an experiential learning curriculum that would support and elevate the remarkable work already being done by those organizations.”

In describing the curriculum, CCL Project Director, Janet Carlson noted that, “Girls Leadership Edge consists of five 2-hour modules designed to lead girls down a path that will begin to unleash the power within each girl to build the Courage, Compassion and Confidence to exert positive influence throughout their lives and in the communities in which they live.”

The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and some of the organizations that serve girls in Guilford County participated in background research and prototype sessions of the five modules.   Feedback from girls and their leaders indicates that the program will make a significant impact.