Empowering Women in Management - 2 day course

The course provides a unique opportunity to work with a group of women as you develop insights about your management and learn from each other's experiences.


This intensive 2 day course will give you a great overview on how gender can impact on management and what you can do to address this. We will look at what great managers are doing to lead effectively and provide you with invaluable techniques to ensure you are a brilliant manager of your team.

The course provides a unique opportunity to work with a group of women as you develop insights about your management and learn from each other's experiences.

You will leave with a practical tool kit for management, so that you can immediately gather feedback and tailor your own very personal development plan.

What you'll learn


The latest research on how gender impacts on management - and how to deal with this
- Reviewing the three factors shown by research to make the biggest impact on organisational culture
- Planning your own strategies to mitigate this impact
- What is preventing women moving into Senior Management roles?
- How to plan your own personal development now to ensure you bridge this gap.

Resilience in the face of challenges and setbacks
- The seven behaviours displayed by resilient managers
- How can you develop these in yourself?
- Learn how you get in the way of your own performance and develop strategies to start mastering that.

How to get heard
- Discussion around what happens when women speak up - eg interruptions, perceptions that you are overly aggressive or pushy
- Plan your approach to being heard effectively
- Practical tips to make your voice heard
- How to help other women be heard at work.

Managing competing demands
- How to quickly assess the value of demands - practical strategies for considering and prioritising requests
- How to look at warning signs
- How to cultivate a mindset (for yourself and in your team) where non-critical work can be turned down so that innovation and value are improved

Taking back control of your time
- Examining your own beliefs about what and who you can and can't say ‘no' to
- When to say ‘no' at work and why it's important
- Saying ‘no' clearly, concisely and with confidence


Setting the environment for a successful team
- Study of the five key building blocks to ensure your team can reach high performance
- Planning your approach to developing your team culture, using this highly effective model
- We will consider who you need to develop trust with, whether debate is happening effectively and how well people are held to account to meet targets
- You will leave with an approach that will allow you to gather great feedback from your team, peers and manager that will ensure you are focusing on the areas that need developing

Effective target setting and motivation for high performance
- The three critical elements to ensure individuals are motivated to perform for you
- How to set targets that really motivate
- Powerful models for giving and receiving feedback, including 360 appraisal
- What to do next after you have finished a feedback conversation
- Looking at what successful companies have done to transform the way they are performing as a business and how you can use some of their techniques in your approach

- Studying an effective coaching model (70% of learning happens through coaching but managers often don't have time to do it, or do it well)
- Developing your coaching competencies and understand coaching structure so you can use this powerful technique successfully in your workplace
- Great questions to ask to ensure you can confidently coach your team in a constructive and challenging way

Trusting your team
- What are levels of trust like within your team and how could they be improved?
- The four different levels of trust
- How as a Manager, you can really develop trusting relationships within your team

3. Enhance your credibility

Translating strategies into your own words and values
- Authenticity and impact on performance
- Looking at your own values and the importance of consistency
- Planning how you translate your organisations strategy into your own vision
- How are you successfully communicating out your vision and what could you do better?

Managerial Styles
- Looking at six managerial styles, in particular those which will improve employee engagement within your team
- Considering how you currently manage your team and the areas you want to develop

Planning and running effective meetings and projects
One of your most visible forms of day to day management will be leading on meetings and projects - if these are run ineffectively it wastes the time of your team and damages your credibility. We will discuss how to use a simple plan to ensure you run things efficiently.

Managing change and helping people through change
- How do you currently manage change?
- What can you develop?
- Common pitfalls and how you can avoid them (75% of organisational changes fail to achieve what they set out to achieve!)
- The importance of helping staff accept changes
- Detailed planning for change using a highly effective model which you can use in your workplace

Effective Networking: benefits and barriers
A large-scale gender study in the UK last year showed that men plan their networks better than women. This session will help you to:
- plan an effective network for yourself using a five step model
- identify 12 key roles to cover in your network
- You will leave with practical tips for building a professional network

Who is it for?

This course will be relevant for women who

  • want to challenge their thinking around how they are currently operating in work
  • want to learn innovative and proven management techniques that lead to highly engaged and high performing teams
  • are interested in how gender can influence organisational and personal behaviour and what to do about it

Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton
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.


Really great training day. I've been on a lot and this is right up there with one of the best. Everyone should go on this! The trainer Emma was brilliant.
Really great
Clear, concise, well delivered, well structured and practical. Pitched at the right level and pace. Very good referencing of sources. Focused. Extremely useful course for anyone in middle to senior management. Excellently delivered.
Planning Policy Manager
Excellent. A great way to re-thing what you are doing. I am leaving with tools to put into practise.
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Day 1
09/10/24 9:30 - 16:00
Day 2
10/10/24 9:30 - 16:00
£1,220.00 (ex VAT)