Participant Self-Assessment Guidance Document

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Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program

This assessment will help to identify your knowledge, attitudes, and current practices related to promoting gender equality in the workplace.

The Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program prepares managers to become agents of change within their organizations by developing the skills needed to:

  • Identify gender equality gaps within their organization.
  • Develop a business case that demonstrates how gender equality will benefit the organization’s bottom line.
  • Take targeted, tangible, and strategic action, grounded in assessment, to increase gender equality in their organization.
  • Strengthen leadership and change management skills to create an equitable and diverse workplace.
  • Effectively engage other male and female leaders within their organization in support of desired change.

Designed by USAID’s Engendering Industries program, the Accelerated Program is a six-month program that consists of pre-and post-program assessments, a seven-week virtual course, and four months of change management coaching.

This Participant Self-Assessment is to be completed by each participant to assess each learner’s knowledge, attitudes, and current practices related to promoting gender equality in the workplace. The estimated time to complete is 30-40 minutes. If you have any questions about the participant self- assessment process or Accelerated Program, please contact:

ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES PROGRAM – The Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program is a leadership program that develops the skills and tools needed to increase gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Launched in 2015, USAID’s Engendering Industries program supports organizations in developing countries to increase economic opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace. Expanding women’s participation in male-dominated sectors leads to tangible economic empowerment outcomes for women, such as formal employment opportunities and higher income. Increased gender equality also improves an organization’s business performance, helping companies meet their bottom-line by enhancing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, and driving productivity. Well-functioning organizations are also vital in supporting stronger and more resilient economies. Through a customized best practices framework, demand-driven coaching, and a Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program, Engendering Industries builds the capacity of leaders to implement gender equality interventions that increase the professional participation of women and improve business performance.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 2:45am

Last updated: May 27, 2022