Advancing Women in Leadership Program
Carleton University launched its new, advanced leadership program for women in the fall of 2014, as a partnership with a corporate sponsor, Goldcorp Inc., and with two of Carleton’s Centres: The Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership (CWPPL), and; The Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW).
The Advancing Women in Leadership Program focuses on the inner journey of authentic, creative and ethical leadership for women in business, government, and civil society. Strong leadership, and; the distinctive abilities that women bring to any organization, contribute to improved business performance. This leadership program aims to give women new insights and skills to navigate through the system.
April 23-27, 2018
October 15-19, 2018 – Now Accepting Applications
A customized version of this program is also available to organizations who wish to provide in-house training and development. For information on a customized version, contact Clare Beckton at 613-795-5026.
Overview of the Program
Many women are working in industries and organizations where women are under-represented in leadership roles and the advanced leadership program has been designed to meet their specific leadership needs.
The Program helps women at the mid-point in their career to acquire new insights, organizational knowledge, and; the skills required to navigate key decision-making structures and to lead change.
Women who participate in the program will return to their respective organizations with an enhanced understanding of organizational dynamics, with an improved ability to contribute to executive decision-making and to client relations, while advancing their success as a creative leader, and; the company’s future business prospects.
Graduates of the Advancing Women in Leadership Program will be able to step firmly into the business arena, armed with the benefits of this leadership journey, and, will be in a position to act upon this transformative experience as they assume senior executive roles.
We welcome your participation in this innovative leadership program for women!
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 in the communities in which it operates.