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Course Description

The Women’s Leadership Series moves participants through a logical progression of skill development, with each module as a three-hour session targeting a high-impact theme in business and leadership growth. The series is ideal for women who are on the cusp of stepping into the role of director or above and who have been identified as future leaders by their organizations. Participants will leave the series with well-honed skills in strong communication, effective negotiation and confident leadership. In addition, the unique opportunity to regularly network with other professionals will help leverage participants’ potential for career advancement. If you are seeking unparalleled professional growth, this series is for you.

Sessions will be held via a secure Zoom meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET with an hour break for lunch. Each session is broken into two modules.  Throughout the sessions, there will be interactive breakout work and opportunities for networking between the facilitators and participants including a virtual welcome event on the day preceding the first session from noon - 12:30 p.m. ET.

 

Course Outline

The series includes the following topics and learning outcomes*

Understanding & Leveraging Your Leadership Style

  1. Understand the business case for leadership & how your style adds value
  2. Leverage your leadership style to influence your staff and other key stakeholders

Executive Presence & Communication Skills

  1. Recognize critical communication strategies that support a strong executive presence
  2. Organize and deliver engaging presentations to groups of any size

The Art of Negotiation

  1. Use negotiation strategies to reach agreements that satisfy both parties
  2. Explore the relationship dynamics that create power in a negotiation

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

  1. Analyze financial and accounting information
  2. Apply basic financial and accounting concepts to managerial decision-making

Leading Organizational Change

  1. Incorporate planning for change into your business and career strategy
  2. Evaluate opportunities for creating competitive advantage by changing organizational culture

Career Management

  1. Develop a career strategy that supports your professional development goals
  2. Determine opportunities to develop your own “board of directors” for mentorship & professional growth

 

*Order of sessions subject to change

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