A highly interactive training course on

Practical Strategies for Successful Women Leaders

Expanding Influence and Leading Change
Coventry Academy -  Practical Strategies for Successful Women Leaders

Course Schedules

 06-10 May 2024
 21-25 Oct 2024

Training course overview

Despite all the evidence that organisations with a balance of females in the C suite are more successful and are considered to be better environments to work in, there is still a disproportionate balance between men and women at the top of organisations.

Often, it is a question of culture and custom and practice – men are ‘natural’ leaders and women are naturally ‘supporters’ – a myth that needs dispelling. A balance of a male approach and a female approach ensures that an organisation will prosper and that the organisational strategy reflects benefits to both the stakeholders and society as a whole. This intensive Coventry Academy training course will equip women with the skills and confidence to succeed.

What are the goals?

By attending this Coventry Academy training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Creating a work environment that works for everyone
  • Understand leadership as a woman in the new leadership landscape
  • Identify their aspirations and values as a leader
  • Employ networking in organisations to enhance reputation and skills
  • Increase their personal presence
  • Create and maintain resilience and well-being as a female leader

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit women who are:

  • Mid managers from any sector who aspire to lead in senior management positions
  • Women on fast track and graduate schemes
  • Senior HR professionals responsible for talent and management development
  • HR Professionals responsible for diversity and inclusion

Course Outline

Day One: Overview of Current Leadership
  • Definition of a leader
  • How is a leader is different from a manager
  • What are the critical competencies, skills and abilities/attitudes needed for the future successes?
  • What are the characteristics and behaviours of effective leaders?
  • Why more women leaders are critical for an organisation’s success
  • Are women leaders really different from their male counterparts
Day Two: Effective Leadership Communication
  • Effective and productive communication tactics in a range of contexts
  • The importance of story-telling to enlist supporters and facilitate decision-making
  • Strategies and techniques for being heard in challenging situations.
  • Specific approaches for overcoming conflict situations
  • Managing negotiations
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
Day Three: Identifying & Developing Your Leadership Style
  • SWOT analysis of own abilities
  • A comprehensive assessment and feedback
  • Personal motivations, values, and strengths
  • How others perceive women leaders in the workplace
  • Effective strategies to improve  performance and other’s perceptions
  • How to gain a deeper understanding self and interaction with others
  • How self- awareness helps a leader
Day Four: Developing Strategy
  • Recognizing the importance of networking and how to set up a network
  • Coaching and Mentoring – how can they help?
  • What are the strengths and opportunities that can be leveraged?
  • What are the obstacles and threats that have to be mitigated?
  • Getting the people strategy right
  • Critical thinking and analytics
Day Five: New Strategies and Driving Change
  • Evaluating formal and informal networks to identify network strength and supporting individuals
  • Envisioning new strategies for driving change in the organisation
  • Visioning skills required to identify opportunities and alert others to new possibilities
  • Assessing taking risks
  • Adopting a new framework for thinking about risk, uncertainty, and failure
  • Advancing women’s leadership in the workplace and develop strategies to make that happen

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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