The Academy is an innovative learning centre at GROW that delivers training for women to take leadership in entrepreneurship, civic , and employment careers.
Graduates from our academy are placed at the top of our database where they can be hired from a variety of employers
Training is based on flexibility, mentorship, retreats, summit, onsite and online support.
We know any woman wanting to aim higher and get into leadership positions would benefit from mentorship from a senior person in that role. Similarly, an aspiring community organizer would certainly benefit from civic leaders’ hands-on knowledge and experience.
We also know that when women are passionate and ambitious, collaborating in one space, growth is inevitable. That’s our belief at GROW and the reason we run the Academy Program. We offer a combination of training, consulting, industry partnering recruiting, in-person and online support to help women to grow into leaders.
We have partnerships with business, industry, academic, and civic leaders, some of them have participated at GROW. Our curriculum has an emphasis not only on women, but an added awareness of inclusion, diversity, and best practices for a modern world.
Participants can choose their career development from our Canadian Career Plus Program (CC+P) in the following streams:
PROFESSIONAL STEP-UP STREAM
CIVIC LEADERSHIP STREAM
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TRAINING STREAM
The main goal upon completion is participants become women leaders in their chosen areas in life.
A woman entrepreneur is equipped with skills not only on how to start a business but also, how to maintain and grow it.
Civic engagement participants gain awareness of the techniques needed to effectively organize and connect with people in the community.
Professional Step-up participants gain support, mentorship, and skills to move into leadership roles in their professional lives that are personally and professionally satisfying.
GROW will continuously assist them through our other programs to drive their passion into reality so they effectively make a difference in their respective communities. Participants seeking gainful employment come out with managerial and supervisory skills needed to lead in their chosen profession.
Our dynamic curriculum is always evolving, in real-time, as societal factors and technology change, so no woman is left behind. This innovative Academy is modeled around mentorship, collaborations, and partnerships.
THE ACADEMY OFFERS
(CC+P™) Immigrant Program
CC+P for immigrant women at GROW is meant to help newcomer, immigrant and International trained professional women leaders adjust to the Canadian workforce.
For the individual in this program, it will speak to all phases of starting you own business and entrepreneurial skills.
(CC+P™) Professional Step-Up
The focus is supporting women to move into leadership roles in their professional lives that are personally and professionally satisfying in the Canadian workforce
(CC+P™) Industry Specific Training
Individuals in our CC+P have the option to spend an additional 4 weeks in our industry specific training stream to gain further skill in a specific industry. We are currently focused in hospitality with concentration on entry and mid-senior level management in hoteling, catering, restaurant, and event management, among others. Employment opportunities will be focused on:
1. Large hotels
2. Restaurant chains,
5. Airports and more
Our program content is based on real-life situations that women face. It is how we train, building, and drawing from real-life experiences of women, meeting them right where they are. Our dynamic curriculum is always evolving in real-time as societal factors and technology change.