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Oct 29—30, 2019
2 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 3400 ≈USD 2589
CAD 1700 per day

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About the course

A two-day program for women who aspire to lead

The Athena Program addresses fundamental leadership competencies and offers participants effective strategies for performance and career management. The Program promotes personal authenticity and self-cultivation as stepping-stones to team leadership and increased accountability. The Program includes a pre-program EQ-i Emotional Intelligence assessment and post-program coaching to enhance learning and establish a strategy for personal and professional growth.

Program Themes:

  • Career Management

Personal assessment of key strengths and growth areas, and understanding of Emotional Intelligence as an essential skill for effective team and individual performance

  • Effective Leadership

Understanding leadership style, communication strategies and techniques, gender, culture and relationship insights, and leading through change and uncertainty

  • Professional Effectiveness

Personal branding, self-assertion, negotiating for success, personal and organizational goal alignment and professional networking

Organizational Benefits

  • Improve team leadership & performance
  • Equip employees to take on more responsibility and accountability
  • Enhance leadership effectiveness
  • Develop high-potential female talent

Participant Benefits

  • Learn how to assess your leadership style and its impact on a team
  • Understand the power of influence
  • Tap into your Emotional Intelligence to augment your effectiveness
  • Develop your authentic brand
  • Learn a negotiation approach that is sophisticated and effective
  • Gain an external peer network

Who should attend

Candidates for the Athena Program are female Project and Team Leads, Managers and aspiring Leaders with 3 to 8 years' experience who aspire to career growth and greater professional influence. Participants are first-line managers, middle managers and individual contributors

This program will be particularly valuable if you:

  • Have been identified as high-potential
  • Are looking to develop your leadership and influencing skills
  • Are seeking effective strategies and tools for professional success
  • Are a new manager

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Geoffrey Leonardelli

Bio Geoffrey Leonardelli is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Rotman (with a cross-appointment to the Department of Psychology). His research targets how people can harness knowledge about themselves to enhance their leadership, team dynamics and ...

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Delee Fromm

Bio DELEE FROMM, who is a lawyer, psychologist and author, has taught and coached negotiation for over 30 years. As a former partner at a large Bay Street law firm she practised commercial real estate for 17 years. Prior to her career in law she was a neuropsychologist. In her third career as a ...

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Geeta Sheker

Geeta Sheker is the Director of the Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, championing the career success and advancement of women. In 2003 she oversaw the launch of the nationally renowned Judy Project, a high-impact annual leadership program ...

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Carolyn Meacher

Carolyn is a professional leadership coach, trainer and consultant with a special interest in working with individuals, teams and organizations in creating environments where people thrive and new results are achieved. She believes that in today’s environment, leaders not only have to be intellec...

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Dorothy Lazovik

Bio Dorothy Lazovik is a leadership brand specialist, cosh, facilitator, guest speaker and a mother.  Since starting her business in 2002, she has worked with leaders and organizations that are fully committed to getting real about who they are and playing bigger. As a former executive in the U...

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