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Developing Women as Leaders: Liberating Power, Potential & Positivity of Women in the Workplace

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Organisations wanting to excel in the modern diverse, dynamic and demanding environment need to access the unique skills and talents of all employees. Liberating the power, potential and positivity of women in leadership roles can be a key contributor to achieving this goal. Women can bring a different dynamic in leadership roles. Encouraging these different ways of thinking, connecting and delivering positive outcomes can add competitive advantage. Valuing variety of approach is key to this.

Developing Women as Leaders training course will provide the participants with a clear understanding of the challenges when taking up senior positions, an opportunity to consider what they need to do to ensure leadership practice is tailored to their organizational and personal context. The training course will also enable participants to recognize their core strengths to become reliable, bold leaders and role models who empower everyone around them. It will further deliberate where women need to change and what needs to change in the organizational practices and culture for women to advance to leadership roles.

IMPORTANT FEATURES

The important features of the Developing women as leaders training course are:

  • Recognising and developing your leadership style as a woman
  • Developing your self-awareness which leads to confidence in the leadership role
  • Thinking positively to create equally positive outcomes
  • To use leadership role and power in an authentic way
  • Being able to establish yourself as a respected leader

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the leadership role
  • To recognize opportunities to develop a leadership style as a woman
  • Developing self-awareness as a leader
  • Developing confidence to act in a leadership role
  • To create positive outcomes as a leader
  • Understanding the connections between power and leadership
  • Getting the best out of people through your own leadership style
  • Having a strategy to establish yourself as a leader
  • Developing an action plan for personal development as a leader

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Developing Women as Leaders: Liberating Power, Potential, and Positivity in the Workplace is aimed at existing or aspiring leaders who want to develop their full potential and excel as a woman in the leadership role. Women from any level in an organization would benefit from this course.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

This practical and results-oriented Developing Women as Leaders: Liberating Power, Potential and Positivity in the Workplace training course is based on adult learning concept. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; captivating PowerPoint slides with videos to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning; ample time for Q&A; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a fun learning environment.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.

COURSE CONTENTS

DAY 1 –The Role of Women in Leadership

  • KeyTopics:

    • What is the role of a leader?
    • What does being a woman leader mean?
    • Applying situational leadership to different circumstances
    • Authenticity in your leadership style
    • Latest thinking and best practice around women in leadership issues
    • Leadership skills women bring
    • Challenges and trade-offs in leadership 

DAY 2 – Leadership and Self-Awareness for Women at Work

  • KeyTopics:

    • Emotional intelligence – what it is and how to get it
    • Our schema – developing a positive internal voice
    • Being assertive in appropriate situations
    • Changing unhelpful habits
    • Conducting a self-audit of leadership behaviors
    • Establishing positive personal impact
    • Creating authenticity of leadership style
    • Developing your emotional resilience

DAY 3 –Creating Positivity through the Leadership Role

  • KeyTopics:

    • Building and maintaining confidence and self-belief
    • The skill of reframing and positive thinking
    • Positive self-presentation
    • Responding to challenges or criticism in a positive way
    • Creating positive team cultures
    • Developing a “can do” delivery ethos
    • Channeling your positive thinking to achieve outstanding outcomes

DAY 4 - Connecting Power and Leadership

  • KeyTopics:

    • Developing influencing and negotiation skills as a leader
    • Being influential at a business strategy level
    • Recognizing and utilizing sustainable sources of power
    • Harnessing confidence in decision making
    • How and when to challenge others

DAY 5 – Establishing Yourself as an Innovative Woman Leader

  • KeyTopics:

    • Finding your leadership voice
    • Communicating with confidence
    • Raising your profile with key stakeholders
    • Making the difference by being yourself
    • Recognizing and promoting your own worth and contribution
    • Barriers: perception or reality and how to overcome them
    • Exploring how to achieve your leadership potential
    • Planning your personal development
    • Action planning your next steps

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