Advancing Women in Leadership Program (AWLP)
Advancing Women in Leadership Program was launched by Carleton University in partnership with corporate sponsor, Goldcorp Inc. in 2014.
The program focus is on the inner journey of authentic, creative and ethical leadership for women in business, government, and civil society. Research shows that strong leadership and the distinctive abilities that women bring to organizations contribute to improved business performance.This education provides women with insights and skills to prepare for a variety of business systems.
For information on registering, please contact Merridee.Bujaki@carleton.ca .
April 20 – 24, 2020
The Rideau Club
99 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1H4
Regular tuition $6,780 ($6,000 +HST). Preferred rates available for three or more participants from the same organization. For more information please contact Merridee.Bujaki@carleton.ca
Newmont Goldcorp Sponsorship
Newmont Goldcorp Inc. understands the importance of collaborating and working in partnership with Indigenous communities. In 2018, they announced their commitment to making the AWLP more accessible to Indigenous women leaders from Canada, Argentina, Chile and Mexico, with a five year agreement. The Newmont Goldcorp Inc sponsorship provides tuition and limited travel and accommodation expenses for selected Indigenous candidates. For more information about for this funding, please contact Merridee.Bujaki@carleton.ca.
A customized version of this program is available to organizations wanting to provide in-house training and development for their employees. For more information, please contact Clare Beckton at 613-795-5026.
Overview of the Program
Many candidates are working in industries and organizations where women in leadership roles are under-represented. This program has been designed to meet these specific leadership needs and help women at the mid-point in their career. Participants will acquire new insights, organizational knowledge, and the skills to navigate key decision-making structures to lead change.
Graduates of the AWLP will have an enhanced:
- understanding of organizational dynamics;
- leadership abilities to contribute to executive decision-making;
- awareness of future business prospects and client relations; and
- knowledge to stand firmly in the business arena.
Welcome to this innovative leadership program!
Authentic, creative and ethical leadership is recognized as a key ingredient for the success of a business, government and civil society in a global, diverse and interconnected world. Strong leadership and the distinctive abilities that women bring to any organization contribute to improved business performance and enhanced revenues.
Leading organizations are embracing gender diversity and the value that women create for their own organizations. These workplaces use effective leadership as a strategy to foster greater innovation, high performance, and success. They are creating the workplaces of tomorrow. However, most organizations do not have conscious strategies to develop the leadership potential of women. Women face challenges in navigating the system of corporate structures that are, and have been, designed by men and have been traditionally male-dominated. Women’s strengths are not always taken into account and women are often excluded from advancement discussions.
This leadership program aims to give women new insights, depth, and skills to navigate the system and to lead change.
If you are a woman poised to assume a leadership role in your organization, this program is designed for you. If you are a woman working in an industry or organization where women are under-represented, you will benefit from the advanced leadership program.
If you are a woman at a mid-career point, and; a next-generation leader in your organization, you will learn how to avoid organizational pitfalls and how to advance your success as a creative leader. Working with fellow leaders, and, experienced facilitators and coaches, you will learn how organizations work, how you can construct paths to succeed in leadership roles, and, how to build lasting professional networks.
The program is designed around the introduction of concepts and ideas brought alive by shared stories, discussion and dialogue, action-oriented learning, group exercises and personal reflection. Underlying the program is a process of personal inquiry leading to self-awareness.
The inquiry and exchanges between participants and guest speakers add richness to the presentations of concepts and ideas. The themes flow from self-awareness as a leader and define the organizational requirements of leadership. Small group work and personal exercises lead to the specification of a personal career development strategy.
Participants in the five-day, the residential program will embark on a leadership journey and gain new perspectives on becoming a fully empowered leader by:
- Strengthening their view of themselves as leaders: bringing their authentic self to bear in all aspects of life
- Identifying the challenges that women face and learning how to navigate the system
- Exploring more deeply the leadership skills in authentic leadership and uncovering one’s true voice
- Finding harmony and work and family integration
- Reflecting on and designing a strategy for career growth over the next 2-3 years
- Provide insight, knowledge, and skills essential to lead effectively
- Strengthen women’s confidence to lead in traditionally male-led organizations
- Develop awareness of, and insights into, how men and women behave in leadership roles
- Inspire women to achieve their full potential for advancing in their organizations and to discover their personal power
Introduction to a new kind of leadership
Navigating the system
Owning your Success
Stepping up to the plate
Leading from your own strengths
Leadership & Gender Intelligence
Leadership & Women
Attributes & Skill Sets
Leading with Vision
Trust & Strategy
Leadership is Engaging & Communicating
Leadership is Negotiating, Dealing with Conflict & Mediating
Leadership is Making Decisions
Leadership is Intelligent Risk-Taking
Leadership is Building & Leading Teams – Collaborative Leadership
Leadership and The Importance of
Relationships & Networks: The Juggling Act
My Own Strategic Career Plan
Navigating your Future
Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, part of the School of Public Policy and Administration, together with key partners and sponsoring organizations for this program, is uniquely positioned to deliver this leadership program for women. Studies by Deloitte, The Conference Board of Canada, McKinsey, Mercer Consulting, and top financial institutions, among others, have documented the importance of women’s contributions to the success of organizations all over the globe.
In industries where women are currently under-represented, this leadership program will help you to create the conditions for your success as you navigate the pathways to your future.
Join us for this leadership program and create a business advantage for your organization as you help to lead your organization’s success!
Organizations serving as sponsors for the program will receive seats in the program at a preferred rate. Individual seats are also available. Travel, accommodations and living expenses are paid for by the participants in the program.
Your organization makes a donation of $40,000 to the Advancing Women in Leadership Program (Program). Your organization receives related publicity, including the use of your business logo on the websites of the two research centres and your company name and logo are featured in the program documents for the duration of your sponsorship. A joint press release is issued. You receive 8 seats in the program, seats that can be used for program participants in this and in subsequent years.
Your organization makes a donation of $25,000 to the Program. Your organization receives related publicity, including the use of your business logo on the websites of the two research centres and your company name and logo are featured in the program documents for the duration of your sponsorship. You receive 5 seats in the program, seats that can be used for program participants in this and in subsequent years.
Your organization makes a donation of $15,000 to the Program. Your organization receives related publicity, including the use of your business logo on the websites of the two research centres and your company name and logo are featured in the program documents for the duration of your sponsorship. You receive 3 seats in the program, seats that can be used for program participants in this and in subsequent years.
You choose to register as an individual and do not become a corporate sponsor. Please see the registration form located on this website. The cost to the individual for the one-week program is $6,780 (HST included) for the course. Travel costs, accommodations, and meals outside of the training hours are the responsibility of the individual participant and are not included in the program fees.
Goldcorp is one of the fastest-growing, lowest-cost senior gold producers, with operations and development projects in politically stable jurisdictions throughout the Americas. Goldcorp’s strong project pipeline is positioned to drive long-term, sustainable growth. The company is an industry leader in responsible mining and is committed to delivering social and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates.
For information on registering, please contact Merridee.Bujaki@carleton.ca .