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Telfer School of Management

Boundless Leadership – a Breakthrough Program for Women

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About the course

Today’s workplace environment creates unique and complex challenges for women, particularly in some sectors. But evidence indicates that female executives also add unique value and strategic perspective. They consistently break through unhealthy team communications, question out-dated paradigms and innovatively respond to strategic challenges. Research shows that organizations with a gender balance also enjoy measurably better bottom line results.

Faced with various types of challenges, many women step off the ladder at critical transition points. This creates a net loss of talent and competitive advantage to organizations, not to mention frustrated potential for women themselves.

Boundless Leadership is designed to specifically address the needs and questions of current and emerging women leaders. We are focused on working with you to answer this question: How can I further realize my leadership potential to benefit my ambitions AND to better serve my organization?

We will address key leadership issues and skills and cultivate a robust network of colleagues.

Each session will have a specific focus, but the program is holistic and integrated so that each session builds on the next. We will work together to practice new skills and we’ll include special guests who can directly address the “real life” experiences related to each topic. Peer coaching groups will support the practical application of learning between sessions.

PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

  • Appreciate and re-frame your current strengths and those you can cultivate further
  • Strategies to navigate personal and systemic biases
  • Approaches to productively address interpersonal conflict
  • Renewed self-confidence and courage to address setbacks
  • Greater capacity to use power and influence in a way that fits your values
  • Practical ways to balance personal priorities while facing exciting (or daunting) work requirements
  • More clarity about how to be at your best in your work AND for your workplace
  • Increased connection with a group of like-minded professionals who care about pursuing a meaningful career that advances personal and corporate objectives

Who should attend

We welcome women with 5 -10 years of management experience. You are looking to grow and refine your leadership skills to step up to the next level of your career path. You are intending to stay and succeed in your current organization OR you may be looking to find an equally challenging, meaningful and satisfying alternative path to the next level of success.

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Ingrid Richter

Ingrid Richter is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and Partner, Threshold Associates. Her teaching, action research and consulting work has three major areas of focus: leadership development, facilitating complex, multi-stakeholder change proces...

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Lynn Davies

Lynn Davies is an organizational effectiveness consultant with 40 years’ experience. She is a member of the faculty in the University of Ottawa’s Executive MBA and part of the Telfer Executive Programs Community of Practice, with whom she has been Academic Director for the Quality Improvement and...

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Jean Ogilvie

Jean Ogilvie is an Associate of Telfer Centre for Executive Programs, and the founder of the Aeshna Project, a company that specializes in developing leaders, teams and organizations. Jean is a certified coach, a Team Performance Coach at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and has a p...

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