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‘Women in Leadership’ 12 Hour Online Course Outline

12 Hour Leadership Intensive for Women

Below is an overview of the Women in Leadership Course now open for enrolment and due to commence at the end of September.

If you would like to enrol in the course please click here and you will be taken to our website. Once there simply click on the green button and follow the prompts.

Goal

To provide you with both information that has practical relevance for your own leadership development needs as well as tools and strategies you can use to implement what you learn

What You Will Learn

By the end of the 12-hour course you will have an increased understanding of the following six areas of women in leadership. This part of the course takes about 6 hours to complete.

  1. Women in leadership and the barriers we face
  2. What great leadership looks like so that you know what you want to aspire to
  3. Why great leadership is important to us in our workplaces and the link between leadership and wellbeing
  4. Your own vision purpose and values around your leadership
  5. Your own leadership strengths and the areas where you would like to develop, learn and grow
  6. The goals that you would like to achieve by the end of this leadership learning

When you have completed the first half of the course, the subjects below will assist you to meet the goals that you set above. You can choose 6 hours of further learning from this wide range of content to make up the 12 hours of the course. All of the subjects are available to you, so you can do as many as you like within the 6-month timeframe that you have access to this course if you would like to. This however, will take you longer than 6 hours.

Activities Related to Leadership Strategies and Tools

  • Your leadership standard
  • Goal setting and action planning
  • Managing difficult conversations with bosses, peers and direct reports,
  • Delegating effectively
  • Time management
  • Influencing / managing up

Activities Related to Behaviors and Beliefs in the Context of Leadership

  • Lacking confidence / imposter syndrome
  • Being assertive in a way that suits your communication style
  • Danger of assumptions
  • Introversion and extraversion in leadership
  • The drama triangle: understanding bullying behaviours

Activities Related to Building Positive Cultures and Fostering Engagement

  • Creating shared understanding around team purpose vision, values and expected behaviours
  • Helping your team connect to purpose
  • Acknowledging and appreciating others contribution
  • The importance of connecting with others in the workplace
  • Promoting wellbeing through leadership
  • Barriers to change
  • Developing facilitation skills

 

 

  • Naomi Lauren

    It would be good to cover intersectional discrimination, subconscious marginalisation, and the nature of privilege.

    Being a woman in leadership can have challenges. These challenges are amplified where a woman is a butch lesbian, transgender, from a racial or religious minority, juggling family commitments, from a different social class, with a visible disability, or approaching retirement age.

    Though I frequently do not notice race, and I actively speak out about racism, I still find my subconscious bias affected by racist assumptions. I recognise that when it happens, and consciously adjust for it, but very sadly, it’s still there.

    The typical corporate approach from last century, is to assume that staff from minorities entail greater risks. This article talks about how women in leadership measurably improve corporate diversity (at least in the LGBT inclusion arena), seeing staff from minority backgrounds as an opportunity for the organisation.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/05/fortune-500-women-are-lgbt-heroes.html
    ► Fortune 500 Women Are LGBT Heroes
    “Whatever the reason, the effect that women have on corporate LGBT policy is almost certainly good for business. As Cook and Glass wrote in their study, there is ‘mounting empirical evidence’ to suggest that LGBT-friendly companies perform better, are more competitive and have happier, more productive employees.”

    • Debra Pittam

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Naomi and for the article. I agree with what you say and what you have suggested fits in with the section I have on why women in leadership is important. I hadn’t considered including this perspective in this course and thank you so much for bringing it to my attention here.

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