Develop the mindset, tools and network to accelerate your transition to senior leadership
Making the critical career transition to a senior leadership role can be a challenging experience. You need to adopt a more strategic mindset, re-think your leadership style and leverage your informal networks. For women leaders, the challenges can proliferate: underrepresentation, a lack of sponsors and networks, and implicit “male” leadership models can make it difficult to build credibility and achieve professional success.
Women in Leadership accelerates the transition of talented female executives to senior leadership roles, developing new mindsets, capabilities and strategies for growth. If you are a leader with 10 or more years managerial experience, two or three levels from a C-suite position, then this programme is for you.
Across an immersive 6-month blended learning journey, in a safe and supportive environment, you have the time to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to make the transition to greater organisational impact, a bigger role and personal reinvention. Your line manager/sponsor forms an integral part of your journey, participating at key stages, to better understand your challenges and support and empower you to achieve your goals. Deep bonds are forged through extensive peer collaboration both virtually and in person, while your learning and inspiration continue through virtual electives offered months after the programme on campus.
Draw on outstanding faculty expertise, leading guest speakers and group and individual coaching to reflect on your leadership strengths and areas for development. Gain transformational insights from Herminia Ibarra, a world-renowned authority on leadership and career development. Ranked among the top management thinkers globally by Thinkers 50, Professor Ibarra is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network and author of the best-selling Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, which explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. She is also the recipient of the Academy of Management 2018 Award, and one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world according to Apolitical. Maximise your learning with a powerful line-up of experts in their field including Kathleen O’Connor, Isabel Fernández- Mateo and Jill McCullough.
How you benefit
Achieve deep personal and professional impact across a 6-month virtual and face-to-face learning journey with 360-degree assessment and group and individual coaching.
Acquire the tools, strategies, mindsets and confidence to lead change in uncertain times within your organisation.
Explore your personal leadership style and new approaches within a safe and supportive environment.
Learn to exercise influence without authority though open dialogue, theoretical frameworks and practical exercises and insights.
Discover how to articulate and defend your vision.
Build a clear, personalised action plan to deliver impact and engage stakeholders, line managers and sponsors back in the workplace.
Broaden and deepen your network through a lifelong support peer group.
Duration: 4.5 days on campus*
Next start: 30 Sep 2019
2019 date: 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2019*
*This is a 6 month learning journey with a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning. Virtual forums take place 3 months before and after the on-campus experience starting on 30 Sept.