On 12 December, the OSCE Academy organized the Leadership Development Workshop for alumni from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan of the MA Programmes working in managerial positions. This one-day intensive training was divided into two sessions. The first part was on gender mainstreaming in management strategy led by Ms. Gulnara Ibraeva, a prominent sociologist and expert on gender issues, where Ms. Ibraeva and the participants discussed basic concepts of gender equality, gender equity and gender mainstreaming in an interactive format. The participants had a chance to work in small groups and analyze the integration of gender aspects in their projects and other organization’s activities. The second session of the training was devoted to the topic of “Managing Crisis – Leadership lessons” led by Ambassador Christian Dussey, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Academy’s long-time partner. Within this session graduates learnt crisis management tools and worked on real cases to resolve critical situation.