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.
Full day

Overview

"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.

Please note we will take a break for lunch between 12.30pm and 2.00pm (1.5 hours).

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.

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.

Feedback

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.
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Women Advancing in Leadership
Virtual Classroom
24/09/20 9:30 - 16:00
Virtual Classroom
22/10/20 9:30 - 16:00