The Leading for the UN Programme is a joint training initiative among UNFPA, UNWOMEN and UNSSC. The programme focuses on five main topics, applicable in your different roles and duty stations: negotiation and conflict management, design thinking and innovation, partnership-building and advocacy, teamwork and collaboration, and leadership and impact. You will be provided with knowledge and tools around these topics, so boost your leadership skills. The sessions have been designed following the UN System Leadership Framework, which outlines what a UN leadership culture aligned with Agenda 2030 should consist of and how it should look like. 

The UN System Leadership Framework acknowledges that leadership skills are not only for those who manage people or teams, but essential for all staff to efficiently manage processes, make decisions, and communicate with others.

The framework provides common guidelines for staff across the UN system on how to approach their work. This workshop focuses on how General Service, Programme Support and Administrative Professionals can use these principles to strengthen their impact.



This leadership programme is specifically designed for middle level professionals, and uses an array of active learning  methodologies and tools such as peer-to-peer exchange, case study and reflection elements to create a rich and proactive learning environment.

This Programme is implemented in support of achieving the targets set by UNAIDS Gender Action Plan as well as PILLAR 1 Inspiring collective leadership of the UNAIDS Human Resources Strategy.

The Women Leadership Programme targets engaged high-potential colleagues at the P5, senior P4 or NO-D level who will be to carry the learning from the programme into their day-to-day work.

By attending the programme you will be exploring different leadership approaches and their situational application, the gender and cultural dimensions of leadership, dynamics of power, influence and negotiation and deeper personal-professional coherence and self-awareness to develop a set of skills and competencies for transformative and charismatic leadership.

Furthermore, the programme will allow you to gain direct insights into the leadership reflections of senior UN leaders and join a lively community of alumnae to exchange and learn from each other’s experiences.

The programme takes you on a leadership journey with other highly experienced women professionals and is tailored to explore: different leadership approaches and their situational application, the gender and cultural dimensions of leadership, dynamics of power, influence and negotiation and deeper personal-professional coherence and self-awareness to develop a set of skills and competencies for transformative and charismatic leadership. 

This challenging and intensive Executive Programme is designed to meet the ILO's specific needs around executive leadership and strategic management. It has been tailor-made to respond to the strategic priority set by the Director-General for "an effective, influential and high-performance ILO”.  

The programme is focused on strategic leadership, taking into account the specific mandate of the ILO and its unique tripartite structure. It addresses the challenges of leading teams and change, influence and communication, innovation and impact.

At the request of the ILO, the programme has been developed jointly by the International Training Centre of the ILO and the UN System Staff College.

This leadership programme is specifically designed for middle level professionals, and uses an array of active learning  methodologies and tools such as peer-to-peer exchange, case study and reflection elements to create a rich and proactive learning environment.