The WLI is aimed at upper middle and senior managers. The prime goal of the WLI is to provide an intensive experience for aspiring managers who wish to help shape the future of their organizations. The key underlying themes of the Institute is Leadership and Change and Women's Ways of Knowing and Leading.
Throughout the three day session, participants will delve into the concept and practice of leadership from multiple perspectives. They will gain an understanding of the role of gender in group relations and how they can use gender issues to their advantage as well as that of the organization.
By the end of the three days participants will also have gained greater insight into their own personal leadership strengths and styles along with how to exercise leadership with others and how to exercise leadership in the service of enhancing the adaptive capacity of the organization.
This is a non-residential program. The program length will be three days commencing on Wednesday morning, April 24th and ending Friday evening on April 26th. The venue is 2 Delta Drive, Concord, New Hampshire (training offices of North East Delta Dental).
The three day Curriculum: See Detailed Curriculum
Day 1: LEADING YOURSELF
This day will be spent on introspection and reflection. Here the participant will have an opportunity to evaluate her own strengths and her own self-management skills. She will reflect on her self-confidence and the limits that hold her back. She will look at her own ethics and morals and will learn the art of deliberation and critical thinking.
She will gain feedback on her presence and her communication and presentation skills. She will be taught personal negotiation strategies so that she is better able to negotiate for matters that are in her own interest.
Day 2: LEADING OTHERS
This day will begin with a detailed exploration of leadership; the concept; what it means and the many ways that leadership is practiced. Here we will also explore women's ways of leading and how these ways can be used to personal and organizational advantage. We will then turn to what it means to exercise leadership in a group or team especially during times of change. Leading others will cover group dynamics; inspiration and motivation; holding others to account and skills in having difficult conversations.
Day 3: LEADING THE ORGANIZATION
This day will focus on strategic thinking, decision making and scenario planning. Managing power and being politically savvy will be explored along with understanding risks and being able to communicate a change initiative that mobilizes others to respond. This final day will integrate the learning of the WSLI through an interactive session with a panel of women leaders in the community.
KEY WSLI TAKE-AWAYS
- Greater personal confidence
- Better self-awareness and presence
- A better ability to see and communicate the bigger picture
- Enhanced skills in managing gender dynamics
- A framework for managing change
- A deeper understanding of organizational and group dynamics
- An ability to think strategically and to participate in strategically guiding the organization for the future
Upper middle, senior managers and professionals are invited to apply. Numbers will be limited so as to provide ample room for dialogue and feedback.
- Program Director and lead faculty – Annabel Beerel, Ph.D
- Mary Jo Brown
- Laurie Glaude
- A folder of selected articles will be provided in advance of the session.
- Two books are required:Leadership and Change Management; Annabel Beerel; Sage Publications - selected chapters and The Devil and Miss Prym; Paulo Coehlo; Harper Perrennial
- One free personal coaching session
- Attendance at future NEWLI seminars at 10% discount
- Alumnae meetings every 6 months
- 10% off Women's Leadership Summit tickets
- Opportunity to be part of a panel at the Summit
© Annabel Beerel, NEWLI, December 2013