Women Advancing in Leadership

This course will give you a unique opportunity to think about your leadership, personal values and career goals and how you can overcome barriers to succeed as a female leader.

DateVenuePrice
Wed 25 Apr 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm Manchester
Holiday Inn ManchesterAddress

  25 Aytoun Street, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3DT

For Sat Nav please use M1 3DT


Car Parking

NCP Car Park – Piccadilly Gardens M1 3AY

24 hours – discounted rate of £17.50

Park before 9am - £4.50 up to 12 hours

 

Bus Station – Piccadilly Gardens – 50m

MetroLink Tram Stop – 50m

Train Station – Manchester Piccadilly – 200m

Airport – Manchester International – 14 Minute on Train, 9 miles driving. 

 

Directions from Manchester Piccadilly train station - 2 minute walk

Walk down the station approach until you come to traffic lights.  Turn left.  Doubletree Hilton will be on your left, Holiday Inn is on your right.

£580.00*Sold out
Thu 26 Apr 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm Birmingham
The Studio

The Studio

Address

  7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP

Telephone

  0800 028 6694

The Studio is two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street train station.

Directions from New Street:

If you're walking from New Street train station, exit  via the escalators leading to the Palisades Shopping Centre.  Turn left at the top of the escalators and follow the signs to the exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and take the first turning on the right (Cannon Street) after the glass tourist information box.  You'll see The Studio internet cafe on the ground floor, 50 yards up Cannon Street. Please visit The Studio website for more detailed directions and parking information.

Parking

There are several NCP car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend Albert Street, around a five minutes walk away. The postcode of this NCP car park for satnav is B4 7LN. 

To obtain discounted parking at the Albert Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £5.

Walking from Albert Street NCP Car Park

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

£580.00*Sold out
Thu 28 Jun 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*Sold out
Wed 26 Sep 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*
Fri 05 Oct 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm Manchester
Holiday Inn ManchesterAddress

  25 Aytoun Street, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3DT

For Sat Nav please use M1 3DT


Car Parking

NCP Car Park – Piccadilly Gardens M1 3AY

24 hours – discounted rate of £17.50

Park before 9am - £4.50 up to 12 hours

 

Bus Station – Piccadilly Gardens – 50m

MetroLink Tram Stop – 50m

Train Station – Manchester Piccadilly – 200m

Airport – Manchester International – 14 Minute on Train, 9 miles driving. 

 

Directions from Manchester Piccadilly train station - 2 minute walk

Walk down the station approach until you come to traffic lights.  Turn left.  Doubletree Hilton will be on your left, Holiday Inn is on your right.

£580.00*
Thu 25 Oct 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm Birmingham
The Studio

The Studio

Address

  7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP

Telephone

  0800 028 6694

The Studio is two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street train station.

Directions from New Street:

If you're walking from New Street train station, exit  via the escalators leading to the Palisades Shopping Centre.  Turn left at the top of the escalators and follow the signs to the exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and take the first turning on the right (Cannon Street) after the glass tourist information box.  You'll see The Studio internet cafe on the ground floor, 50 yards up Cannon Street. Please visit The Studio website for more detailed directions and parking information.

Parking

There are several NCP car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend Albert Street, around a five minutes walk away. The postcode of this NCP car park for satnav is B4 7LN. 

To obtain discounted parking at the Albert Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £5.

Walking from Albert Street NCP Car Park

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

£580.00*
Tue 20 Nov 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*
Wed 21 Nov 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*

*Two delegates £560.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 51 delegates

Overview

Women in leadership roles

"Only 4.6% of chief executives are female and fewer than a third of the UK's most influential jobs are held by women"....

This course will give you a unique opportunity to think about your leadership, personal values and career goals and how you can overcome barriers to succeed as a female leader.

We will consider what may hold you back from progression in your career - and give practical advice on how this can be tackled.

You will gain an understanding of the latest research on gender in leadership, what your own challenges are as a female leader and leave the day with insight and practical actions to empower you.

What you'll learn

Our Leadership for women course - What you'll learn

  • Current leadership thinking and the key challenges facing women leaders today
  • How gender messages have impacted on your behaviour as a leader
  • Building and maintaining confidence and self belief
  • The importance of enhancing your strengths and how to do it
  • How to improve your resilience
  • Why language matters - challenging negative messages
  • Communicating with confidence and raising your profile to those who matter
  • Effective networking: practical tips to build your professional network
  • How to influence at a business strategy level
  • Leading culture change: taking a key role in changing your organisational culture
  • Work/life pressures: managing competing demands
  • The top 9 senior leadership competencies and what high performance looks like 

Who is it for?

The course is for all women professionals, managers or directors who want to develop and progress in their career, and gives an opportunity to work with a group of women experiencing similar challenges. 

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Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton

Emma is an award winning trainer specialising in leadership development.  She has over 20 years' experience of training design and delivery in both the public and private sector, including working as a director for a large housing association and for Amnesty International.

Emma is passionate about individuals having the opportunity to fulfil their potential and creates a positive, fun and stimulating learning environment. She always ensures that participants leave the day with practical skills they can use in their organisation. Emma has an MSc in Organisational Psychology and is qualified in running Psychometrics through the British Psychological Society.

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Enjoyed it. Fast paced, stimulating, relevant, up to date. Lots of opportunity to join in, share and contribute. It will challenge you perception of yourself as a woman in the workplace.

Head of Tax

Positive and interesting techniques to focus on competencies and resilience. Good terminology which will help with strategic thinking and monitoring own progress. Good overview of why stereotypes exist and how we as professional females can help to change behaviour in the work place.

Director, Spacelab

Great use of stats, theory and reference materials. Good opportunity to network with individuals who have had similar challenges. Refresher for experienced individuals looking to re-focus. Good for entry level thought provoking content for those who have not focused on their own development.

LDBP, Close Brothers

Superb. Self reflective journey, enables you to think and make conscious choices about what you do say and how you react.

Head of Sales, Canada Life

Enjoyed it. Fast paced, stimulating, relevant, up to date. Lots of opportunity to join in, share and contribute. It will challenge you perception of yourself as a woman in the workplace.

Head of Tax

Positive and interesting techniques to focus on competencies and resilience. Good terminology which will help with strategic thinking and monitoring own progress. Good overview of why stereotypes exist and how we as professional females can help to change behaviour in the work place.

Director, Spacelab

Great use of stats, theory and reference materials. Good opportunity to network with individuals who have had similar challenges. Refresher for experienced individuals looking to re-focus. Good for entry level thought provoking content for those who have not focused on their own development.

LDBP, Close Brothers

Superb. Self reflective journey, enables you to think and make conscious choices about what you do say and how you react.

Head of Sales, Canada Life

Excellent - really useful, practical tips. Plenty of theory/research to follow upon. Networking tips were fab. It is an excellent course in identifying potential barriers and how to advance in leadership.

Sixth Form Co-ordinator, The Thomas Hardye School

Interesting and thought provoking. Very useful and will definitely put into practice in the workplace. A great opportunity to reflect on yourself as a leader and discuss your own issues with women in similar roles. You will get out of the course what you put in!

Programme Director

Excellent. One of the best training events I've attended in the last 4 years

Councillor

A lot of material and personal reflection. Equips you for success.

Contracts Team Lead , Nexen

Brilliant day, great to take the time to think and reflect. Really challenges your thinking great opportunity to re-work and learn.

, Nexen

Covered a broad range of topics at a very fast pace. Really makes you think about yourself.

Head of , Transport Scotland

Great. A real eye opener and really makes you think.

, Land and Forestry Management

It was very useful the interactive format worked really well. Tips for leadership for women.

Senior Project and Programme Manager

Excellent very thought provoking. It is a chance to reflect on your own professional behaviour and identify small, achievable changes for greater effectiveness.


Excellent. Inspiring, useful and practical advice. Empowering and energising. Full of excellent references and reading materials.

Headteacher

Very good, good tips to help me reach my goals. Very informative good balance of theory, practise and practical exercises.

, Renfrewshire Council

Fabulous, thought provoking and engaging. Excellent trainer, lovely venue.

Assistant Director, The University of Edinburgh

Though provoking. Need to do a lot of reflection and lots to take away.

Solicitor, Thorntons Law

Thought provoking. I could relate to many of the scenarios and situations discussed. Great suggestions and guides on how to work with these scenarios. Very informative regarding stats of women in leadership. You will take a lot away from this course the trainer came across as very knowledgeable and competent in this subject and leaderships skills as a whole.

Drilling Engineering Associate

Valuable, particularly for those that lack self confidence. I would describe this course as women learning techniques to put their best self forward in the workplace.

Advanced Process Engineer

Really useful, more than just leadership. Very well led, covers a huge ranges of areas.

Recruitment and Retention Lead

I really enjoyed the training I got some tools and tips around areas to work on. Thought provoking in terms of yourself and your leadership style.

Operations Manager

Very good a lot of good food for thought. I have some specific actions to take away and use. Very useful for making you feel like you're not the only one.

Marketing Manager

Valuable and will act going forward. Great for reflecting on your conduct and how that is perceived, what could you change?


Useful content at the correct pace. Excellent references to take away and assist me beyond the course. Engaging and informative.

Commercial Director, Shawbrook Bank Ltd

Very good. Really provided a lot of tools to facilitate thinking and personal reflection. I understand the perception of the male workforce better now and how to present myself and my 'case' so it's understood more clearly. Great for development. Not just for 'middle management' but for people under this level as well before you start on the management path. Learn the skills now to develop effectively.

Executive Assistant to CEO

Thought provoking. Challenges thought processes. Effective in providing tools to assist with leadership challenges. Not just about women in leadership but gives ideas and techniques all could use.The aim is how can I progress as a leader BECAUSE you are a woman, not inspite of it. Useful and great opportunity to hear other people's challenges.

UK Account Manager

Good, very thought provoking. Gave me some ideas on areas I need to work on. Great insight into leadership for women and how to be effective. Overall very positive however I did feel a little rushed, I expect because there was such a lot to cover in one day.

Head of BTC UK, BTC

Very useful in terms of validation and positively reflecting on personal opportunities. Thought provoking.

Account Manager, Owen Mumford

Well structured and organised. Kept to time. All activities well planned and communicated. Kept me interested and challenged throughout.

Senior Lecturer

Good mix of reflective work and information. Energy levels kept high and good opportunities to mix with the whole group. Friendly, open atmosphere, good materials and good presentation style. Kept the group's interest and interaction. Will make a difference.

Curator, Manchester Art Gallery

Excellent! Relevant. Focussed. Fast paced. Packed with interesting and enlightening facts, research and practical tips. A practical and informative course.

Programme Director, Coop Bank

Excellent. Really did offer me some useful tools for self analysis and help to form an action plan. Constructive and thought provoking.

Head of Retail Underwriting

Really insightful and thought provoking. Lots of useful tools to utilise in the work environment. Good group size.

Assistant Director of Finance

Really worthwhile and I enjoyed it. Good networking and good inspiring video clips.

Vice Principal, St Helens College

I really enjoyed it and there are a number of approaches for me to take away and consider. I am not always effective reflecting under a time pressure so I want to go away and spend more time on this.

Deputy Head of Project Services, University of Edinburgh

Great facilitating of positive reflection and thinking. Making it personalised for each of us. Tangible actions from training. Not being talked at but some great tools shown to change the way we operate. Definitely worth it!! Be open minded/honest and happy to share thoughts and experiences. I liked that it wasn't a session ot compare men and women but was backed up with great research and solutions to help us with the challenges we face.

Supply Chain Graduate

Very useful. Good to have the time to step back. Good opportunity to consider your own development

Associate Head

Really practical and useful. Helps you to feel confident and empowered. Well worth it and you will learn and you will learn new ideas that you can adapt in your own life and role.

Deputy General Manager, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS FT

Really interesting, informative, good problem solving approach to a current leadership role.

Practice Supervisor, Lincolnshire County Council

Really enjoyable. Useful tips/ Networking/reflection and very informative.

Office Manager, Westmill Foods

Very good. Time for reflection plus learned new tools/approaches. Time to stop and think.

CI Manager, Westmill Foods

Good opportunities for reflection and to build on experiences and gain insights.

Technical Manager, Westmill Foods

I thought today was great! Learnig with lots of notes re: items I want to read more on. This is the most useful day training I have attended in a really long time.

Educational Director, Research Media

I really enjoyed today's training. I particularly benefitted from the time to reflect. I realised I have not been applying what I already know in my new role and have confidence now that is is of great value. I will be recommending this course to at least one of my direct reports.

Associate Head of School

Well facilitated and structured. Evidence based. Time for reflection and peer learning.

Director, Sheffield Health and Social Care

The day was excellent. It was fun and informtaive and at the same time very productive. I cam away with a clear vision and actions that will help me to move forward in terms of my leadership role.

Associate Head of School and Social Sciences, Glyndwr University

Thought provoking and enlightening.

Director of Nursing

Brilliant. Clear plan to take away. Very approachable trainer, helpful, good advice.

Group Financial Controller

Insightful content, good group size, knowledgeable trainer.

Head of Organisational Development

Really good chance to discuss common issues with others. Time to reflect and think about me and my career. An opportunity to think about what is holding you back and how to change it.

Head of IT

Very thought provoking. Helped me to think about what I need to focus on to achieve my targets.

Head of Risk and Insurance

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