Leadership for Women: Practical Strategies for Success

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Who should attend

This leadership development training program for women has been designed specifically for those currently in mid-management from any sector who aspire to lead in senior management positions.

About the course

Drawing from research and best practices, as well as stories from successful women, this program will help participants identify the obstacles in their own workplace and increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of what it takes to be successful as a women leader. The result will benefit not only women, but all leaders and organizational stakeholders.

Learn How To…

  • Recognize and address the impact of COVID on women at work
  • Engage others, both men and women, to create a work environment that works for everyone
  • Maximize the learning strategies of networking, coaching and mentoring to achieve success
  • Leverage the benefits of diversity and inclusion as a leader
  • Strategize and plan for action with a dose of reality while not waiting for the perfect plan
  • Make effective decisions under pressure and manage crises

Special Features

Informal networking opportunities will be provided. Participants will be peer coached and coach a peer to develop their own unique action plan and be supported 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 months after the plan is completed to keep on track for success.

Participants will benefit from guest speakers who will share stories, experiences, and perspectives, including successful women at the CEO and C-suite level, and a male executive sponsor of women leaders plus sponsored female.


Overview of Current Leadership Practices

  • Definitions of Leadership
  • Characteristics and Behaviours of effective leaders
  • Traditional male leadership models
  • Progressive women leadership models & perspectives

History of Women in Leadership

  • Review of the past and present
  • Future predictions
  • Why more women leaders are critical for organization’s success

Identifying your temperament and preferences

  • Your Myers Briggs Type Indicator® report & feedback
  • How to gain a deeper understanding or yourself and how you interact with others
  • How this awareness can help you as a leader

Identifying your own leadership style

  • Your comprehensive MBTI self-assessment and feedback
  • How others perceive you in the workplace
  • Effective strategies to improve your performance and other’s perceptions

SWOT analysis of your own abilities or that of your organization

  • What are the strengths and opportunities you can leverage?
  • What are the obstacles and threats you have to mitigate?
  • How to create work environments that empower more women into leadership positions

Sharing of stories from successful women leaders

  • What practical stragegies can we learn from successful women leaders in the public and private sectors?
  • What are best practices in leadership from a women’s perspective?
  • How can we identify an find male/female sponsors to elevate our career?

Effective Strategies for now and in the future

  • Recognizing the importance of networking and how to set up a network for yourself
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Sponsorship – how can they help?
  • Other successful strategies to get ahead and how to put them in place

Action Planning

Using the GROW tool to plan your career

  • Development of individual or organizational level action plans for immediate implementation
  • How to keep the momentum going “together” with follow-up in 3 days. 3 weeks and 3 months


Linda Irvine

Linda Irvine has more than 30 years of leadership and education experience having occupied strategic management, education and executive health portfolios while working with a variety of organizations, governments, hospitals and universities.

Hamida Bhimani

Hamida is driven and passionate about propelling individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. She executes leadership development, coaching and organizational excellence initiatives in health care. Her work in design and implementation of an emerging leaders program has received Honoura...

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