Women In Leadership

28th-29th September 2022

Online + Live Streaming

The global leadership landscape has evolved considerably over the years, and yet the topic of gender in leadership, still poses a challenge for organizations and leaders, alike. A new way of leading is required to ensure sustainability within organizations, and this means creating workplaces that are inclusive for all genders.
Women who are ready to take on the challenge of leadership are ideally suited to thrive in this new type of leadership as they tend to lead in a more collaborative, diverse and value-based manner.
In this highly interactive course, we explore the new world of work and specifically women’s potential by looking at the integration of personal, interpersonal and professional leadership elements. We look at how bias comes up in the workplace, and we offer practical strategies on how women can overcome these biases (their own and others’) and strive for success.
We will unpack the different leadership styles and approaches the different genders apply, and how to use these differences constructively. The course is designed to support female leaders in building and maintaining their self-confidence without losing their authenticity. The course aims to equip female
leaders with the tools for sustainable success

Course Outcomes

Recognizing that gender bias exists in the workplace and navigating through these biases for the best outcomes.
Increased self-awareness, and commitment to develop your leadership skills.

Develop personal leadership skills and create a personal leadership plan to ensure your own wellbeing.
Understanding how leadership might be different for women in the workplace.
Identify challenges facing you as a woman leader at work and understand a range of coping mechanisms to suit your leadership style.
Develop your leadership skills to build relationships and motivate others.
Develop your leadership communication skills and lead teams with creativity.
Use your leadership skills to effectively manage power and conflict at work to shape culture and practice.
Understanding the different leadership styles men and women use and how these styles are most
effectively implemented.
How different genders have different rules about what is considered “appropriate” behavior.

    Inquiry

    Day-01Day-02
    Unconscious gender bias in the workplaceDiversity in leadership
    Recognizing and acknowledging own and others’ biases
    The different types of gender bias Conscious versus subconscious
    Focusing on behaviors and actions VS people
    Valuing diverse perspectives and contributions
    Recognizing different cultural preferences and adapting appropriate leadership strategies
    Leading with an inclusive lens
    Lead by example
    Developing a leadership identity and your personal brandDeveloping networks and building alliances.
    Understanding self
    Creating your own unique brand
    Relationships influencing leadership identity
    Understanding how the motivation to lead is influenced by power, achievement and sociability
    Exploring the different networks and alliances available
    Getting ahead through effective alliances Peer coaching groups and networks o Cast your net wider
    Authenticity in leadershipCoaching, mentoring and sponsorship
    Remaining true to own personal values
    Aligning actions to values and beliefs
    Resisting the urge to conform Courage to act
    Examine strengths and weaknesses without bias
    Unpacking the relationship and differences between coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
    When to use coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
    Owning the process for own development
    Giving back – coaching, mentoring and sponsoring others
    Communicating and negotiating with confidenceOvercoming barriers
    Establishing trust and credibility
    Effective listening – listen to understand vs listen to respond
    Understanding the different barriers women leaders face
    Overcoming fears and phobias
    Holding self and others accountable
    Flexible communicationLeadership tools for women
    Shared values and common goals
    Seeking win-win solutions
    Understanding the different barriers women leaders face
    Overcoming fears and phobias
    Holding self and others accountable
    Different gender rulesLeadership tools for women
    Understand how different genders have different rules about what is considered
    “appropriate” behavior.
    Recognize the different ways the different genders speak, and how we often misread
    each other.
    Identify nonverbal barriers due to gender differences.
    Identify the different gender leadership styles and how these styles are most effectively implemented.
    Mindfulness and creating balance
    Network – network – network
    Show up – speak up and be heard
    Utilizing allies with different perspectives
    for optimal growth