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.
About the course
The UCT GSB Developing Women in Leadership course is designed for aspiring women leaders who are interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment. This unique five-day course equips women to become more self-aware, connect more authentically with others and to successfully manage relationships – from direct reports to peers, managers and other stakeholders.
Building women leaders
Although the challenges facing female leaders are not unique, the fact remains that there are fewer women in leadership positions than men. The UCT GSB Developing Women in Leadership course empowers aspiring women leaders to do as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises in Lean In: to "keep their hands up". It builds a foundation for skills such as networking, collaborating, communicating and leading with confidence.
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.
The UCT GSB is globally recognised and one of less than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited.
Who this course will Benefit
As a businesswoman, you will benefit highly from this course if you:
- Are interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment
- Want an opportunity to evaluate yourself and benefit from feedback from your peers
- Want to increase your ability to confidently lead and influence others
- Want to build skills such as networking, communication and collaboration
What you will gain from this course
Delegates on the Developing Women in Leadership course will gain:
- An understanding of organisations, power and politics
- An understanding of the impact of broader gender issues on 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
- A network of colleagues with whom they have a shared powerful experience
What this course focuses on
The core areas of this course are:
- Personal mastery
- Leadership presence
- Building relationships for impact
The course allows 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.
The course also addresses Impostor Syndrome – a persistent lack of self-belief – and how to tackle it.
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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