Women's Leadership Institute

Anderson School of Management

How long?

  • 3 months
  • blended

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Anderson School of Management

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Who should attend

The UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Institute is designed for mid- to senior-level leaders, typically with five or more years of experience managing people and/or projects in a corporate, public-sector, entrepreneurial, or nonprofit environment. All leaders who wish to better understand women’s leadership challenges, or who are responsible for the career development of others are encouraged to attend.

About the course

For 20 years, UCLA Anderson’s Women’s Leadership Institute has been developing smart, savvy and authentic leaders, skilled at building organizational value and ready to take their careers to the next level.

The program is offered as a live online learning journey that employs the three-phase ACT learning model.

The Experience

Starting with extensive assessments, and concluding with an in-depth action plan that reinforces insights gained, you can gauge your progress in real-time and apply what you’ve learned immediately at work.

Leadership Assessment Tools

Assessment tools help you better understand your personal leadership style and their results will not only inform your program experience but also guide your post-program career choices and professional development.

Coaching

Divided into coaching clusters, participants serve as peer mentors during the program and as members of a virtual developmental community afterward. 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 personal application questions, space to note your “ah-ha” moments and additional post-program readings. In essence, the Action 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.

Adapt, Catalyze, Transform

The ACT Learning Model

Adapt

The first phase of the program is structured to help participants adapt as leaders. Adapting is the process of preparing for change. And this foundational work begins with a series of virtual learning opportunities:

  • Participants engage in a kick-off web conference that provides them with a program overview
  • They complete a personal assessment and a Leadership Competencies Assessment, along with additional pre-program assignments
  • They engage in their first individual coaching session

Catalyze

The second phase of the program prepares participants to catalyze their learning through the development of a wide array of leadership skills that help them communicate their vision and inspire others to join them in driving organizational change. During these sessions, participants are provided with the appropriate tools to help them translate their learning into actionable next steps at work.

Transform

The third phase of the program helps participants transform their individual professional goals into organizational action. This transformation hinges on how they apply the first two phases of their learning journey to inspire those around them in pursuit of innovative strategies to create organizational value — in short, how successfully they can adapt and catalyze.

Progress is tracked in their Leadership Action Plan, a tool customized to their personal development goals but designed to facilitate the application of their expanded skill sets to their organization’s needs.

In addition, participants engage in two more individual coaching sessions and two webinars with their “coaching clusters” — peer groups convened to focus on application of program learning.

Impact

This unique institute will have a tremendously positive impact on you, and also on 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 that 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

The UCLA Women’s Leadership Institute is a blended learning immersion in releasing your leadership potential.

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