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Who should attend
- Women leaders in the C-suite, or aspiring to join the C-suite in their next career move
- Women with 10+ years of experience as leaders across a variety of industries
- Women who are keen to learn from a diverse cohort across a variety of industries, age and cultural backgrounds
About the course
Transform the way you lead, influence and innovate with a course designed for high-achieving women. Invest in your own potential and form a powerful and supportive peer network. Our Women in Leadership Program is designed to develop women with purpose into leaders who have a profound impact in their organisations, communities and wider society.
As part of a cohort of talented and senior women, you will learn from globally-recognised experts in leadership, power, influence, negotiations and strategy – as well as each other.
Find your voice
- Learn to be heard without alienating people
- Develop strategies to influence others and achieve your objectives
Manage relationships effectively
- Manage relationships up, down and sideways
- Understanding the roles of authenticity, trust, influence and resilience at a team and individual level
Build power and influence
- Drive outcomes through the use of skilful negotiation tactics inside and outside your organisations
- Develop an enduring and powerful network that supports and advocates for each other
Care for yourself
- Manage your physical and mental well-being in the context of your career and encourage others to do the same
Learn what leadership is and isn’t and the challenges faced in exercising it as an authentic leader
Power and influence
Develop your ability to navigate professional alliances with female and male colleagues and to present with authority
Explore the particular dilemmas that a woman can face when negotiating and how to overcome them
Equity in leadership
Broaden your sphere of influence for speedier gender equity change and consider the role men can play
Understand the value of being able to tell compelling and impactful stories that engage and persuade others
Geoff Martin joined Melbourne Business School in 2012 and is now an Associate Professor of Strategy. Prior to completing his PhD at IE Business School in Madrid and his MBA at Melbourne Business School, Geoff held a number of senior strategy and operational risk positions at Deloitte (Sydney), GT...
Jill Klein joined Melbourne Business School in 2009 as a Professor of Marketing and is also a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Medical School. After completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan, Jill joined the faculty at Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Nort...
Jennifer currently teaches Organisational Behaviour, Negotiation and Deal-making and Power and Politics on our MBA and Executive MBA programs. She also teaches Research Methods and Statistics on our PhD program and delivers on our executive education programs. Jennifer’s research, which has been ...
Amanda Sinclair is an author, researcher, teacher and consultant in the areas of leadership, change, gender and diversity. Currently a Professorial Fellow, Amanda held the Foundation Chair of Management (Diversity and Change) at Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne from 1995 - 2...
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT (NEGOTIATIONS) Mara is an expert on negotiations whose research covers topics including relational resilience, adversity, micro-ethical judgements, trust violations and repair, subjective value and gender differences.
Isabel Metz joined Melbourne Business School in 2008 as a senior lecturer of Human Resources Management. She is now a Professor of Organisational Behaviour. After completing her PhD at Monash University, Isabel held lecturer and senior lecturer positions at the University of Melbourne. Before ac...
Dr Marianne Broadbent is a leadership and executive search consultant who works every day with women and men making career decisions and life choices. She has been working in the leadership, management and strategy areas for over 20 years, with a particular emphasis working with organisations t...
Jody leads the Advancement strategy for the School and is focused on establishing a sustainable culture and practice of philanthropy to support the long term future of MBS. She is committed to deepening the relevance and impact of the School's activities. Jody joined Melbourne Business School i...
Carol Gill is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Melbourne Business School. Carol has specialized in the fields of executive learning and development, human resource management and organization development, as both an academic and practitioner, for more than 25 years. She is a...
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