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MODULE D, SAN FRANCISCO: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 08:30 – Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 16:30 Pitcairn Time World (Pitcairn) Time
Professor: Cari Guittard
Course ID: 9352
Women make up half the world’s population and in the developed world, increasingly, earn many of the advanced degrees awarded in graduate schools around the world. Meanwhile, in the developing world, women are being looked to as the solution to break the cycle of poverty. Yet, in many places, and despite good intentions, women are still struggling to gain positions of power and influence. Why? Women in business are still lagging behind when it comes to promotions, serving on Boards, or moving into key decision-making roles. Many opt out just as they are reaching the leadership phase of their careers. Yet, increasingly, research shows that when women are more equally present in business and governments, organizations and societies thrive. They bring skills and perspectives that complement those enhance organizational performance. “Gender Intelligence comes from understanding and appreciating the natural talents that men and women bring to the table,” according to author Barbara Annis. So, how do we develop this ‘gender intelligence’ and leverage the obvious complementarity between women and men that results in this greater success?
The Women’s Leadership and Gender Intelligence course is intended for both women and men: the ability to understand each other’s strengths, to integrate and leverage them to create more inclusive leadership teams with complementary skills will be one of the core leadership competencies for the 21st century. We address the topic from an internal, personal perspective against the larger, external public context. What attitudes, biases and policies are preventing women from achieving their aspirations? What are the keys to unlocking women’s leadership potential? Integrating both new and long standing research in the area of leadership and gender differences, the course takes students out of their comfort zone and onto a journey of self-discovery and awareness to learn more about their own strengths and leadership traits. Drawing on the experience of those who have been leading the way, it will provide practical advice, skills and frameworks to help students redefine and realize their aspirations. Highly interactive and engaging, sessions will include candid discussions, and frameworks for understanding, appreciating and forging a path in global leadership. We’ll lay the foundation for participants to further develop their own notions of what their personal leadership style is as well as inspire new levels of success. By the end of this course, students will have completed their own personal leadership framework that enables them to see where they are going and – most importantly --how they will get there.
*Terms and Conditions
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