Centre for Continuing Education

Women in Leadership Course

Leadership. Inspiring and enabling organisations to create and realise optimal value.


Business and management courses discount

From now until 30 June 2019, enrol in any two Business and management courses on our website and receive a 20% discount. These courses appear in the Business and management section of our website.

Once two courses are added to your shopping cart the discount will apply automatically. Enrolments made as part of this offer are non-refundable and this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


This women in leadership course will give you cutting edge tools for powering up your leadership skills. Great leaders motivate, inspire and empower their teams however, often women in leadership positions face a number of challenges. Learn how to deal with those challenges and perform at your peak. Your role as a leader is to build a positive dynamic despite these challenges. Discover how to help team members buy into team goals while infusing them with confidence and motivation. Master tools for negotiating and inspiring peak performance. Gain hands‐on experience using relationship management and conflict resolution tools.

Eleanor Shakiba
Eleanor Shakiba is an expert in social and emotional intelligence. She has taught over 50,000 people to think and speak in ways which build success. She has been teaching at the Centre for Continuing Education for over ten years.

Eleanor’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology, Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, Master Practitioner and Trainer certifications in accreditation to administer MBTI and DISC psychometric instruments and LEADR training in mediation. She writes and teaches in the areas of applied psychology, communication and conflict resolution.

Aims

Taking your leadership skills to a new level is a great career move. The skills you learn in this women in leadership course can be used to:

  • avoid bad leadership habits which can diminish your power
  • be a strong, inspiring leader
  • prevent conflict and disagreement causing problems in your workplace
  • build great relationships with your team
  • overcome barriers to success at work
  • become a truly successful woman in leadership.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • apply key principles of leadership in ways which work for you
  • build a vision which will inspire your team to commit to their roles
  • use motivation models to power up performance
  • track and shift team dynamics
  • handle conflict and negotiate assertively.

Content

Topic one: Introduction to leadership

Women in leadership roles face a range of challenges. Learn what it takes to be a great leader and why your leadership ‘style’ matters. Discuss a range of barriers to success which you may encounter as a female leader – and develop strategies for overcoming them.

Topic two: Mastering your leadership role

What does it take for women to experience success in leadership roles? In this section of the course, you’ll learn how to use five key behaviours to build credibility as a manager, supervisor or team leader. These behaviours are: building a vision; creating positive communication norms; motivating and inspiring performance; building positive team dynamics and managing conflicts and tough situations.

Topic three: Building team vision

Leadership involves defining the direction of your team and helping your people buy into a vision for the future. For women in leadership roles, the value of building team vision cannot be under emphasised. Try out a simple process for creating a compelling vision.

Topic four: Motivating your team

Watch an inspiring video on what it takes to motivate people in today’s workplace. Learn how to capitalise on autonomy, purpose and mastery in order to build motivation. Develop a personal action plan for building motivation levels in your own team.

Topic five: Creating positive team dynamics

The reason teams are so popular is that they are more efficient than solo workers. But that’s only true if healthy team dynamics exist. Women in leadership, of course, need to know how to eliminate dysfunctional team behaviours and promote positive team dynamics. In this section of the Women in Leadership training you’ll find out precisely how to do this.

Topic six: Managing crunch point conversations

You can’t be an effective leader if you avoid conflict. In this section of the training, you’ll learn a simple process for tacking tough conversations. Learn to adopt a win/win approach to conflict – so you can take a fair and assertive approach to the tough side of leadership.

How can you put your learning to use?

The practical focus of this course means that you use what you learn immediately.

Leadership skills are used in business to drive success. Studying leadership can help you create a credible persona as a female leader, inspire your people to pursue a vision, build healthy team dynamics and handle the ‘tough’ conversations which leaders must face. Leadership skills can also be used in your personal life to create strong family dynamics, contribute to your community and influence social groups. During the course, the trainer will answer your questions about using leadership techniques in your specific contexts.

Who teaches this course?

Eleanor Shakiba is a leading people skills trainer, based in Sydney. She has taught over 48,000 people – like you- to use breakthrough thinking and communication tools. She has written over ninety training courses and produced 12 audio programs to help you excel at work.

Eleanor is qualified in Social Anthropology, Adult Education, Applied Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Mediation. She writes and teaches in the areas of applied psychology, communication and conflict resolution. Her passion is helping professionals learn skills for success in the real world.

Intended audience

Suitable for all managers, team leaders, supervisors and individuals wishing to enhance and develop their leadership skills.

Delivery style

Delivered as an interactive workshop covering the why, what and how of leadership. You’ll learn through a variety of methods including:

  • small group discussions
  • role plays or simulations
  • written exercises in which you will apply key concepts
  • question and answer sessions with the trainer.

You will get the most from this course if you are:

  • willing to contribute to group discussions
  • confident communicating verbally
  • willing to participate in role play style activities.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Tutor, content and format were excellent. I enjoyed the course and learned so much. The detailed handbook was also excellent and I look forward to reading and reviewing it soon.

  • Exceptionally well run course. Very practical and will be very useful to me. I have already recommended this course to many colleagues.

  • The presenter was a very experienced and skilled coach who helped us to understand mindsets of both females and males, and how leadership is impacted by preconceived perceptions and attitudes of gender and gender roles. I really enjoyed the interaction of the small class which allowed us to talk about personal experiences and also put theory into practice in a class setting.

  • I really liked that the presenter had first-hand industry experience and is very well qualified to go above and beyond teaching us.

  • The presenter was an amazing facilitator and the structure/content/presentation of the course was second to none. I have been on several day courses and always considered afterwards what was really learnt, and taken on board and how I can apply this in my everyday working and personal life. The Women In Leadership course has offered two very extensive lists that I will be working towards in the future.

  • A wonderful facilitator. Also great to do a course which is realistic that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution to situations.

  • I found this course very helpful and useful, and I am looking forward to refining my skills as a woman in leadership.

  • The tutor had lots of knowledge in this area. The more actionable and practical tips, the better!

  • I really appreciated the opportunity for group discussions and considering different scenarios in the course. I also valued the last session in which we needed to identify 3-5 action items we would put into practice as it made the learning immediately applicable to my work environment. It was a fantastic day.

  • Fantastic tutor and great interactive class.

  • A fabulous presenter. I really loved the course. Very inspiring!

  • The presenter was excellent. Content great and inspiring and kept everyone involved. Day went really fast. Practical tips provided and tangible to reinforce on return to the office. Self improvement and benefit for the whole organisation with consideration and implementation of new techniques and mindset learnt.

  • I really enjoyed the presentation and the valuable interaction with other women in leadership across sectors. I learnt a lot about the challenges of leadership that are particular to women. I understand better my areas of development and am more confident in my ability to be strong leader. I had a very rewarding and enjoyable day.

  • The presenter inspired us to be better leaders, with tips and tools for us to succeed.

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What others say.

  • An excellent course that exceeded my expectations.
  • During this course I learnt about overall leadership strategies in the workplace in a fun and friendly environment. The other attendees were warm, interesting and engaging- we learnt off each other's own experiences. I did not know how much could be achieved in such a short time frame. It was also good to take time aside from work to reflect on my own work behaviour and practices. I would highly recommend this course for a woman in any leadership role
  • A brilliantly skilled presenter who was engaging and kept things interesting.