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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Developing Women in Leadership

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Description

The core areas of this course – Personal Mastery, Leadership Presence, and Building Relationships for Impact – allow aspiring female leaders to become more self-aware, connect more authentically with others as an inspiring presence, and manage relationships successfully across a broad spectrum; from direct reports to peers, managers and other stakeholders.

Attendees will benefit from a number of teaching methodologies from three experienced facilitators, in explorative and interactive sessions with supportive peers. Jenny Boxall, Makgathi Mokwena and Sue von Hirschfeld each bring their own unique expertise to the programme, while additional niche faculty and guest speakers will add depth and specialist input.

The course begins with the learning foundation, and the first of the five leadership mindsets – leading the Self. Delegates are then guided through the context of the leadership challenge, including gender issues and coaching principles, after which the navigation of organisational power and politics are tackled. Key to this is tackling Impostor Syndrome and a persistent lack of self-belief.

Finally, delegates are guided through building relationships as a leadership practice and given the tools to move forward in leadership, including the support of a learning companion.

Is this course for me?

This unique five-day course is ideal for women who are interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment. It gives women an opportunity to really evaluate themselves in a safe environment and to benefit from feedback from their peers. Furthermore, it equips women with the skills needed to confidently lead and influence others.

Key Take-Outs

  • An understanding of organisations, power and politics
  • An understanding of the impact of broader gender issues in society of women in leadership
  • Increased confidence in leading and influencing others
  • Awareness of personal intention and impact
  • Increased self-awareness, and commitment to continue the process
  • Skills in negotiating, coaching and giving feedback
  • Skills to make dual careers tenable, especially contracting in work and personal relationships
  • A network of colleagues with whom they have a shared powerful experience

Who should attend

This unique five-day course is ideal for women who are interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment. It gives women an opportunity to really evaluate themselves in a safe environment and to benefit from feedback from their peers. Furthermore, it equips women with the skills needed to confidently lead and influence others.

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Jenny has designed and facilitated programmes, on behalf of the GSB, for various organisations in South Africa and neighbouring countries, such as Old Mutual, NIPC, Rainbow Farms, Pam Golding Properties, Richards Bay Coal Terminal, and Southern African Customs Union. She is course convenor for Th...
I am a registered Arts Therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, have taught psychology at two universities (Vista University- now University of Pretoria, and Rand Afrikaans University- now University of Johannesburg), have worked as a therapist and coach, have performed prof...
Sue has an MA in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She has been in the learning and development consultancy business since 1989, based in Cape Town, but with national and international clients. Her prior corporate experience spanned 12 years, mainly in th...

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