Women in Leadership Foundation Course
Our hands on Women in Leadership course is designed to give you the tools to improve your leadership skills, address challenges unique to women in leadership and leverage your unique attributes. This one day workshop can be delivered onsite in Sydney or virtually online.
Learn how to identify and deal with challenges unique to female leaders as you aim to perform at your peak. You will also learn how to boost your credibility, influence as you step into a new leadership role, and discover how to build engagement and motivation in a team. Finally, you will learn how to master the tactics for creating positive team dynamics and culture.
Women in Leadership (1 Day Course)
Women in Leadership Course
This course aims to arm newly appointed female leaders to make the most of their roles. It hones in on practical techniques female leaders can use to build their credibility, presence and influence when entering the leadership arena.
What you will learn
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- discuss common challenges that may impact your effectiveness as a woman in a leadership position
- design strategies for dealing with those challenges
- build a vision which will inspire your team to commit to their roles
- use motivation models to improve your own leadership performance
- track and shift group dynamics, so you can build a healthy team or business culture
- complete a gender and leadership assessment, so you can pinpoint your strengths and development goals as a female leader.
1: Introduction to women in leadership
Women in leadership face a range of challenges. In many organisations, the first challenge is simply gaining visibility and credibility. The next is addressing systemic or cultural factors which block success. Assess which factors are impacting your leadership role and then design strategies for addressing them.
Establish credibility as a leader
Many new female leaders struggle with ‘the credibility issue’. In this part of the course, you’ll learn how to use four communication tactics to boost your credibility. These strategies include framing and boundary-setting, showcasing your expertise, redirecting conversational dynamics and actively managing your responses to others’ mindsets or stereotypes.
Creating a compelling vision
According to research, female leaders are frequently perceived to lack visioning skills. Find out what might be creating this perception and then learn how to shift this perception. In this session you will:
- get hands-on experience running a vision interview
- design your own leadership vision
- learn how to ‘push back’ when your vision meets with resistance.
Communicating and influencing skills
Conversational norms can be used to establish dominance, power and status within groups. As a female leader, you need to understand this. Hear what sociologists and gender studies experts have discovered about gender, authority and communication. We will consider examples of behavioural dynamics that may impact on female leaders’ credibility and authority. We will also discuss how to actively shape perceptions of your leadership ‘brand’ by using effective communication patterns.
Motivating and engaging your people
Great female leaders shape workplace culture in ways that promote engagement and motivation. They tap into employee strengths and hold people accountable for their behaviours. You will learn how to use strengths interviews to bring out the best in your people. We will then discuss ways to build a strengths focus into your employee review and development systems.
Creating positive team dynamics
Establishing positive team dynamics is critical to your success as a woman in a leadership role. Yet, many new female leaders hesitate to address negative team dynamics. Learn how to shift team communication and behaviour patterns, using techniques from positive leadership theory. This session will include a case study on transforming toxic team dynamics, using the psychological capital model.
Women in Leadership Advanced Skills
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