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Who should attend
Female managers and leaders in middle to senior leadership roles, who have managerial responsibility within their organization or are leading large projects. Of special interest to companies in industries challenged by talent shortages and where women are underrepresented.
About the course
Despite the evidence that businesses improve their performance with more women in leadership positions, many companies are not taking advantage of the positive effects of having more women in decision-making roles. Women’s Leadership Excellence provides a practical agenda for realizing the advantages of diverse leadership teams and supporting business women to maximize their impact.
The program will equip you with the competence and skills to create, explore, and feel comfortable using the value that your gender brings to leadership. In a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, you will learn how to overcome bias, strengthen your leadership talent, evaluate your career options, and acquaint yourself with networks supporting women in business. You will challenge pre-held notions of fairness and learn how to emphasize both your self-development and that of others.
Participants will learn from the latest research and thinking on how and why gender diversity is the key to sustainable organizational success. After challenging the ideas of stereotypes and bias in team performance, participants will learn which skills and characteristics support - and which hinder - their individual career progress, as well as how to maximize their impact as female leaders.
- Why anyone should follow you: debunking the myth of women leadership and gender bias
- Promoting yourself and others: The critical skills required for women to lead
- The relative importance of mentors, coaches and networks for leading women
- Remaining authentic to your inner leadership style
- Maximizing your impact of leadership
- Creating presence and charisma
- Communicating with greater coverage, clarity and flair
Nora studied management, with focus on organization. She completed her PhD on group dynamics at HEC School of Management and during her doctoral studies she was visiting fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at RMIT (Melbourne). She is a graduate of the Columbia Coach...
Andreas Bernhardt is executive development advisor and lead coach at ESMT Berlin in Germany, founding member of ESMT's Center for Leadership Development Research, and manages ESMT's pool of executive coaches. He has over 20 years of practical leadership development experience with executives from...
Didi is an actor, director, voice-over artist and lecturer, with over 20 years of experience as an international business trainer and coach. She is the UK’s leading expert in the theatre tradition of Commedia dell'Arte and worked with Richard Bean on his hit plays, One Man, Two Guvnors, in the We...
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