WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES
The Womenâ€™s Leadership Development Series offers two tracks to address the unique skills, competencies and styles women bring to their roles as leaders. Each track stands independently and there is no required sequence.Â Choose the track that suits your needs.
Using a blended learning approach, attendees engage in a highly interactive experience to identify and enhance their essential leadership skills.Â Four half-day sessions, held in-person, and three sessions as asynchronous-online, maximize time and learning.Â Participants post to online discussions at a time that best suits their schedules.
Benefits to Organizations and Women Leaders:
- Leverage the difference in the unique leadership qualities of women leaders
- Support the development of women who are current leaders or have potential to become leaders
- Increase self-awareness and confidence as leader
- Acquire practical tools that impact long-lasting effectiveness
- Unleash the valuable contributions women leaders make to organizations
- Effective Delegation
- Giving and Receiving Feedback to Inspire Performance
- Conflict Management
- Negotiation Skills
Participants will complete the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Indicator Assessment.Â This tool measures an individual’s response to conflict situations. The assessment identifies two dimensions when choosing a course of action in a conflict situation â€“ assertiveness and cooperativeness.Â By identifying your response mode, you will more effectively utilize the response that provides an optimal outcome in a given situation. BDT-134
At the end of the program, participants will have a strategic action plan tailored to their specific leadership skills and organizational roles.
Learners will engage in interactive discussions of relevant topics, evaluate case studies and apply their knowledge to real-world situations. There will be readings between sessions, which will reinforce classroom learning. The program culminates with a panel of successful women leaders who will share their experiences as well as respond to questions.
Participation includes three confidential assessments that will help identify strengths and opportunities for growth:
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator â€“Identifies communication, behavior, and leadership style preferences as well as problem-solving approaches. This extensive assessment will yield a personalized report with tangible, actionable results.
- The Big Five Inventory (BFI) â€“A self-report inventory designed to measure the Big Five dimensions; a brief multidimensional personality inventory.
- Emotional Intelligence – Measures oneâ€™s current level of emotional intelligence and provides recommendations for strengthening areas of growth.
Session One: Â Making your Voice Heard for Powerful Communications
Communicating effectively is the foundation of leading others.Â One of the challenges faced by women in the workplace is ensuring their voices are heard in meetings and by those in power.Â Another is ensuring that the messages conveyed to others are clearly communicated. It is essential to know how oneâ€™s own behavior impacts others and influences outcomes.Â We will use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as the foundation to assess oneâ€™s preferred communication and behavioral styles and the impact they may have on others.
- Increase self-awareness and confidence
- Identify behavioral differences between oneâ€™s self and others.
- Identify potential blind spots and strategies to illuminate and reduce them
- Apply workshop information to strengthen communications across organizational levels
Session Two: Identify your Leadership Style: Skills and Qualities of Successful Women Leaders
There are essential skills and attributes required of those who are in, or aspire to be in, leadership positions. During this session, learners will focus on an inventory of their leadership skills and identify their most effective style to motivate others to achieve results.
- Explore traits which are essential for women in leadership
- Evaluate current leadership skills
- Develop strategies to close the gap between current skills and those required of oneâ€™s role
Session Three: Leverage Emotional Intelligence to Boost your Career
Research indicates that Emotional Intelligence is a critical competency required of all leaders in order to effectively engage others to achieve goals. This session will provide an overview of the five components of emotional intelligence with a deeper dive into self-awareness.
Learners will receive a copy of Bradberry and Greavesâ€™ Emotional Intelligence 2.0 with access to the EQ assessment, and will:
- Become acquainted with the history of emotional intelligence
- Evaluate the components of emotional intelligence
- Apply the benefits of self-awareness in the workplace
- Develop a strategy for becoming more self-aware
Session Four: Capstone and Panel- Engage with Women Leaders who will share their experiences
Learners will complete a capstone project. They will identify a real-world leadership situation to which they may apply the knowledge acquired during the program.
A panel of women business leaders from a variety of sectors â€“ corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurship – will present their perspectives and answer questions.
Asynchronous-Online sessions– Participants will engage in weekly asynchronous discussions to apply the tools and techniques gained from each in-person session. Learners will answer a posted discussion question and reply to at least one other learner.
About the facilitator: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ChFC, Founder, Personal Development Solutions, LLC
Rita is an award-winning, expert facilitator in the areas of leadership development, team building, emotional intelligence and diversity. She is a dynamic keynote speaker and conference presenter. Rita brings corporate experience in management, leadership, administration, HR, and public affairs. She is a contributing author to the book, Big Bold Business Advice. Rita is an Adjunct Faculty member at County College of Morris, Montclair State University, William Paterson University, Walden University and Bergen Community College. Rita holds a BS from Bryant College and an MBA from Walden University, as well as several professional certifications.