Women's Leadership Institute
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Your organization's need to find fresh perspectives to drive sustainable growth may have cracked the glass ceiling, but it hasn't shattered it yet. How can you push your candidacy to join the senior executive ranks while remaining authentic to your personal leadership style? UCLA's Women's Leadership Institute delivers the strategies and frameworks to place you firmly on your organization’s leadership map.
- The Lay of the Land: The State of Women Leaders
- Leadership Dynamics Using the Birkman Assessment
- Leading Team Decision Making
- Organizational Savvy
- Mentoring and Networking: A Two Way Street
- Leadership and Strategy to Achieve the Extraordinary
- Leadership Styles and Skills
- Leading Change
The three day on-campus experience is the hub of a five month engagement, with extensive pre-work and assessments, and in-depth post-program analysis that reinforce insights gained, gauge your progress and drive home the workplace applicability of what you’ve learned.
Leadership assessment tools — including the Birkman Method Assessment—are used on the assumption that leaders perform better the more they understand their personal leadership style. You take these assessments prior to your arrival on campus and their results will be used to guide your on-campus experience.
Coaching – divided into coaching clusters, you and your cohorts will serve as peer mentors in-person during the program and as a virtual developmental community afterwards. Each coaching cluster will work with a professional coach to ensure progress is tracked and goals are achieved. You will also have the chance to work with a coach individually to define your personal goals and develop specific leadership competencies.
Action Journal – This comprehensive reference resource is the compass that will guide your progress through the Institute. It contains materials with personal application questions, space to note your “ah-ha” moments, and additional post-program readings. In essence, the Field Journal tells you what you can expect from each session and how it applies to your workplace. It will also help you to understand what is expected of you.
This unique institute will have a tremendously positive impact on you, and also the organization that supports your participation.
You: enhance your credibility and strengthen your position within your organization; create and sustain effective developmental relationships and alliances that advance your career; maximize your personal, professional, and organizational potential through better teamwork and team leadership; think, lead, and manage in ways that celebrate your individual attributes and perspectives; develop valuable personal and business connections with fellow managers from leading organizations and corporations.
Your Organization: builds better leaders who are more prepared for organizational advancement; increases employee retention rates and succession planning efforts; develops and ensures a more inclusive management team which can draw on the full diversity of its experiences and perspectives; fortifies positioning as a corporate leader in the area of social responsibility.
Program Format and Fees
The UCLA Women's Leadership Institute comprises a five-month experience centered in a three-day, on-campus immersion in releasing your leadership potential. The fee includes: The on-campus sessions, web conference program Kick Off, Birkman Assessment, Leadership Capabilities Assessment, three Individualized coaching sessions, two coaching cluster Web Conferences, an Action Journal, educational materials and most meals while attending the on-campus session.
Who should attend
The UCLA Women’s Leadership Institute envisages a participant who has experience managing people or projects (or both) and has approximately five years or more management experience. She/he will be able to bring to the program experience in identifying and working through the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by managers in a corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial or non-profit environment.