Women Lead with Powerful Conversations: Communicating for Breakthrough Results

GW-CEPL Women Lead with Powerful Conversations: Communicating for Breakthrough Results

This highly interactive 3-day program presented by Leslie Grossman, founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange and author of LINK OUT: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections and featuring thought leaders as guest speakers, will provide women leaders with a powerful set of tools to use immediately for breakthrough results. This program offers three intensive days focused on propelling high-potential women leaders to the forefront of their organizations.

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While gender diversity is recognized as a hallmark of the most successful organizations, studies - including “Women Rising: the Unseen Barriers” reported in HBR* - reveal that gender bias, continues to exist in most organizations.  This workshop will provide transformational skills, tools and strategies for women to take the lead and benefit the organizations they serve.

Whatever the organizational climate, there are key actions and behaviors women can take to lead successfully and improve workplace engagement, culture, and operational execution. The skills, habits and nuances learned in this workshop will begin to move the needle in gender equity and create better leaders.  It will provide a new point-of-view which will drive breakthroughs for women leaders in these critical areas of leadership development: 

  1. Leading with vision and purpose
  2. Building trusted relationships and influential networks
  3. Language, voice, and leadership presence
  4. Powerful conversations to build trust and ensure accountability and engagement
  5. Workplace harassment: what it is and how to address it
  6. The mindfulness of confidence

The 3-day program will feature highly respected thought-leaders as guest speakers as well as the ability to build community with the speakers and attendees.   There will be networking opportunities and attendees will leave with new skills and insights to propel their learning into immediate action in their organizations.

An option for one-to-one executive coaching following the program will ensure that new skills get applied.

*Harvard Business Review, September, 2013, Hermina Ibarra, Robin Ely, and Deborah Kolb

Professional Development Units:

Upon successful completion of each 3-day course, participants receive 2.5 CEUs and 24 CPEs (Field of Study: Business Management and Organization). In order to earn the Certification participants must successfully complete each of the three modules and pass the final exam. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 50 minutes equals 1 CPE.

NOTE: The program does not offer academic credits from GW. 

Target Audience:  Middle and senior managers in public, private and non-profit sectors who are responsible for cultivating productive workplace relationships, improving employee engagement, shaping organizational culture and driving the consistent achievement of tangible results.

Dates: October 24-26
Venue: GWU Alexandria Graduate Center, 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314 (5 min walk from Blue/Yellow Line and 15 min drive from the Reagan National Airport)
Cost: $3,220

Ina Gjikondi
Director, Executive Education & Coaching 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5313

Women Lead with Powerful Communications

Day 1: Communicating with Confidence

Day 1: Communicating with Confidence:  Vision and Leadership Presence

The elusive nature of confidence challenges many leaders.  When you possess confidence, you believe you can succeed no matter what are the challenges.  When communicating with confidence, others are inspired and want to follow and perform at their best.  Confidence begins with Vision. A vision provides the direction needed to chart your course.  Leadership presence builds confidence and communicates your leadership. On day one, you will learn how to maximize your leadership presence, your confidence and your power by engaging your poise, personality, body language and mindfulness. We will also explore limiting beliefs and fears that hold us back from having an extraordinary life and career.  International thought leaders will be on the agenda

Day 2: Communicating with Influence

Day 2: Communicating with Influence:  Leadership Relationship Building

No leader succeeds alone. Executives who invest time in building trusted relationships with peers, managers, direct reports and leaders of their organizations and their industries move up to leadership positions and achieve positive results. This session will address building your own entourage, a personal advisory board and an influential network propelling you forward to reach your goals and making you a more resilient leader. You will learn how to orchestrate powerful conversations and listening  which open the door to collaboration, sponsorship, new opportunities and propel your career forward. 

Day 3: Communicating as a Full-Out Leader

Day 3: Communicating as a Full-Out Leader:  Language, Voice and Thought Leadership

Successful leaders communicate with a senior level voice. This session will share the most effective techniques leaders use to communicate with all levels of the organization to produce the desired results. You will learn skills used by transformational leaders whether communicating one to one, in groups, at meetings, in presentations and in online communications. You will experience best practices in communication including speaking with a leadership voice, steps for critical conversations, active listening, questioning and dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.  Increasing more women thought leaders will level the playing field in the world. You will hear from women thought leaders who have emboldened their leadership skills to achieve ground breaking results and become thought leaders in their fields.