American Management Association

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Dec 9—10, 2019
2 days
Seattle, Washington, United States
USD 2345
USD 1172 per day
Dec 18—19, 2019
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 2345
USD 1172 per day
Feb 6—7, 2020
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 2345
USD 1172 per day
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About the course

Enhance your leadership abilities with this hands-on training seminar. Designed for women looking to advance their careers in today’s workforce.

Despite years of advances in both legal and corporate policy, many qualified women don’t get the jobs they want. Misperceptions, stereotypes, and misplaced emotions on the part of either sex can still sabotage a woman’s career hopes—unless she takes a more strategic approach to her career.

This hands-on leadership course shows women how to strategically use your strengths and abilities—your competitive edge—while mastering your emotions in even the most unwelcoming atmosphere. You’ll learn how to build a network of support, take smart risks and view competition in a more positive light. Discover how to conduct yourself in a manner that earns you respect, and pursue your goals with positive energy. Return to your job feeling confident, ready to compete fearlessly, and in a better position to be recognized for your true capabilities.

How You Will Benefit

  • Overcome overt and hidden biases against women as leaders
  • Adopt a competitive mindset that leverages your strengths as a woman
  • Build a wide and strategic network of key stakeholders who will promote your career
  • Avoid taking a perfectionist approach to competitive and challenging situations
  • Recover from losses quickly by learning to take things less personally
  • Learn to deal with hypercompetitive colleagues with whom you have low trust

What You Will Cover

  • Becoming a more confident, assertive woman in a competitive, male-dominated world
  • Getting out of your comfort zone and developing a more resilient mindset
  • Gaining a competitive advantage by taking smart career risks
  • Initiating and forming friendly competitor and challenger relationships
  • Expanding your strategic network in a virtual world
  • Learning how to collaborate with people you don’t like


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the choices individuals make that drive the effectiveness of any communication
  • Use actionable strategies, processes, and skills to address most business communications
  • Optimize communication skills you already have while learning how to overcome your limitations
  • Improve work relationships by reducing misunderstandings
  • Communicate with confidence and clarity
  • Choose the appropriate words and phrases even in difficult circumstances
  • Connect with people whose communication preferences are different from your own

Effective Communication Begins with You: Getting the Confidence Advantage

  • Use self-talk to increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • Describe the 3Vs of communication (Verbal-Visual-Vocal) impact understanding
  • Evaluate and improve your use of the 3Vs
  • Develop openings that promote constructive dialogue
  • Use “can do” language to enhance others’ willingness to collaborate
  • Recognize your strengths and increase your assertiveness

Being Strategically Responsive

  • Actively listen and absorb what others are saying
  • Use paraphrasing, summarizing, and clarification to demonstrate understanding
  • Empathize to deal with difficult people or defuse emotionally charged situations
  • Use the appropriate types of questions to move a discussion forward
  • Recognize, acknowledge, and respond to nonverbal cues

Assess and Acknowledge the Other Person’s Response

  • Describe the four different communication styles
  • Recognize the communication style of those with whom you are speaking
  • Accommodate the specific needs of others’ communication styles

Taking Responsibility for Having a Productive Discussion

  • Identify the anatomy of a message
  • Recognize disguised or distorted responses
  • Overcome roadblocks and achieve your goal for a discussion

Message Planning and Execution

  • Define the purpose for delivering your message in an effective way
  • Apply message framing strategies to create an open and responsive communication environment
  • Practice skills for delivering messages that promote clear and productive communication

Who should attend

Female business professionals who are looking to move forward in their organizations by developing the best possible leadership style to fit the positions they want.

Course reviews

Seminar #2010 Leadership Development for Women (3 Questions: Kathryn Mayer)

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