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Who should attend
Any mid- to upper-level professional who is striving to improve performance and profile, as well as aiming to advance to the highest levels of corporate leadership, can benefit from this program.
About the course
The Women’s Leadership Forum sharpens the skills you need to succeed in the C-suite or in other positions that require enterprise-wide management. Learn how to make decisions confidently, exert power and influence wisely, negotiate strategically, and manage change effectively.
Female leaders enhance organizational performance
Studies indicate that increasing the number of women in leadership positions can make corporations more successful. Greater gender diversity on management teams also enhances creativity and innovation—broadening perspectives, ideas, and approaches to problem-solving.
Topics centered on women’s leadership issues
Working in partnership with female executives, Olin’s Executive Education team identified skills critical to women’s leadership and job satisfaction. The program brings together key developmental resources and provides access to exceptional speakers who are all seasoned female leaders.
The program takes place in modules and is offered in St. Louis. Sessions are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Because this is a cohort program, you and your classmates must take the sessions in the order indicated.
- Power, Politics, and Informal Leadership
- Effective Negotiation Strategies
- Cultivating Executive Presence
- Difficult Conversations
- Managing Your Leadership Journey
- Leveraging Your Strengths
Biography Michelle M. Duguid is associate professor of management and organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She received her MS and PhD in organizational behavior from Cornell University. Professor Duguid has two broad, overlapping stream...
Professor Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff focuses on law and psychology in the context of dispute resolution. Her interdisciplinary perspective on legal dispute resolution uses psychological research and insights to better understand the role of legal actors, systems, and norms. She also explores the r...
Paul Paese has been an adjunct faculty member at Olin since 1999. In addition to coaching and teaching at the graduate level, Paul works with executives, groups, and organizations to improve leader and team effectiveness. His past employment as a full-time professor enabled Paul to sharpen his ex...
Before joining the Olin faculty in 2013, Cathy founded and built a public relations firm, Standing Partnership, recognized for its positive employee culture, exceptional client results, and innovative leadership as a partner in the global Worldcom Public Relations Group. Cathy and her team at Sta...
Dr. Patricia (Trish) Gorman is Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, where she also teaches Strategy. Dr. Gorman is an accomplished educator, author and consultant whose passion is bridging the gaps between the cla...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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