The Gender Equity Act 2012 requires business (nonpublic sector employees with 100 or more staff) to demonstrate commitment to gender equity in their workplace. This program will facilitate demonstration of this commitment, assisting the removal of some of the barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workforce.

This women’s leadership program is delivered over 6 months, through a combination of personal coaching and feedback, interactive activities, workplace project, and networking opportunities, to provide a rich experience with long lasting benefits for participants and their organizations or business. Vicki Carter, a Registered Organisational Psychologist, leads this program.

Who should attend:

Women from technical specialist and leadership roles come together to share their leadership experiences, and learn and grow as leaders. This program will give participants real insights into their personal strengths and leadership style, as well as some of the invisible barriers to advancement, to empower each participant to take action to optimise their leadership potential and chance of success. This program can be run in-house

Program Outcomes:

Through 360-degree feedback, powerful self-reflection, action learning sessions, and peer networking, participants will:

  1. Gain insight into their leadership style and performance against key leadership competencies
  2. Build support networks and sponsorship opportunity
  3. Participate in a workplace project on Gender Equity
  4. Develop skills and confidence to build leadership capability to help reach leadership potential
  5. Prepare a personal develop plan to facilitate learning transfer

Course Inclusions

  • Participants complete an online 360-degree questionnaire before the program commences and will receive a one-on-one 360-feedback report debrief and development planning session (2 hours) with Psychologist.
  • A Workplace assignment on a Gender Equity issue of choice will be undertaken as part of each person’s professional development
  • 6 half-day group sessions (8:30am – 12:30pm) one session per month for 6 months. Lunch will be provided on conclusion of each session to provide networking opportunities.
  • Guest speakers to inform and inspire.

Min and max numbers apply

For more information please Contact Vicki Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Kim MacMillan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register you interest for the 2021 program: to commence in July 2021

Location for face to face parts of program: Melbourne
Program Summary

Pre-program: 360 survey and debrief (individual scheduling follow program launch in July)

Workshop 1(Full day 9am - 4pm): Friday 13th August 2021(in person planned)
Workshop 2 (9am-12:30 virtual): Friday 17th September
Workshop 3 Workshop 2 (9am-12:30 virtual): Friday 15th October
Workshop 4 (9am-12:30 virtual): Friday 19th Wednesday 
Workshop 5(Full day 9am - 4pm): Friday 3rd December 2021(in person planned)

Mentoring sessions and final coaching session to be scheduled individually.

Detailed Program Outline

Workshop 1 – Transforming your Leadership (9am-4pm)

Armed with 360 survey results, participants will gain insight into their own leadership style and As-Is performance against key leadership competencies. Unconscious bias, limiting self-beliefs, and individual communication style will be explored. Ideas and workplace learnings will be debated with likeminded professionals. Each person will undertake a workplace project which tackles a current business issue and will run for the entirety of the program. Strategic thinking, problem solving and individual effectiveness will be the focus of the workplace assignment, supported by personal mentoring sessions.

Workshop 2 – Influencing without Authority (9am - 12:30pm)

Learn how to influence without authority. Participants will explore concepts and strategies and work collaboratively on real-time challenges in this interactive workshop. The format offers collective expertise as well as opportunity for reflective practice.

Workshop 3 – Empowering Teams (9am - 12:30pm)

Discover the enablers of high functioning teams. Participants will learn how to lift the motivation and performance of those they lead through an empowering leadership approach. Effective feedback and a coaching framework to lift performance and engagement will be practiced.

Workshop 4 – Derailers (9am - 12.30pm)

This workshop explores the characteristics that can derail a person’s career. Because of high expectations placed on leaders, it is important to strive towards exceptional performance particularly through moments of uncertainty or stress. Participants will develop new ways to overcome challenges and bounce back from adversity. The impact of values on leadership and decision-making through discovery of Character Strengths will also be covered.

Workshop 5 – Interactive Presentations + Moving Forward (9am - 4pm)

The final workshop provides the opportunity for participants to present their Business Project to the group. Participants will produce a personal development plan, identify support networks, and tackle the challenge of navigating work/life balance, to continue to build leadership capability beyond the program. The final workshop includes a panel of leaders to prompt thought and discussion on diverse and possible career pathways.

The Program concludes with a one-on-one coaching session to support participants in effectively leveraging their program experience and put measures in place to realise their full potential.

Download the WomensCareerAdvancementProgram_FINAL.pdf brochure

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