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Mastermind Group

Move into Action with monthly Zoom video group meetings.
  • Private 45 minute Coaching Session with Leslie Grossman 
  • Monthly 90 minute Mastermind group meetings facilitated by Leslie Grossman for six months
Dates: November 2018 - May, 2019
Requirement: Open to Women's Leadership Program Alumni Only
Cost:  $997

Women’s Leadership Program: Strategies for Accelerating Impact, Influence and Advancement

GW-CEPL Women's Leadership Program: Strategies for Accelerating Impact, Influence and Advancement

Propel your career forward with this highly interactive 3-day program presented by The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Designed for women leaders in the private and public sectors who aspire to positions of greater influence and impact or have been identified as high-potential in their organizations, this breakthrough program will provide new strategies and tactics for you to take the lead and succeed at higher levels.

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 participants with transformational communication skills, executive presence, and powerful leadership strategies, while transforming mindset and behaviors that may hold women back from both contributing fully and moving up in the organization. 

Whatever the organizational climate, key actions and behaviors learned in this program will create better leaders:

  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
  7. Emotional Intelligence: Pathway to Star Performance and Leadership

Participants will have the opportunity to network and build community with guest speakers and participating women leaders throughout the three days .

Former speakers have included:

  • Roberta Baskin, Investigative Reporter; Prize-Winning Journalist; Executive Director of AIM2Flourish
  • Sheila Brooks, CEO, SRB Communications, and an Emmy Award-winning journalist
  • Denise Brosseau, Author, Ready to be a Thought Leader? Thought Leadership Strategist
  • Cary Broussard, Author, From Cinderella to CEO; VP, Marketing & Branding, Meeting Professionals International (former)
  • Lynne Davidson, PhD., Chair, New York Metro Society of Emotional Intelligence
  • Jan Nolte, President, The Influential Voice, executive voice and speech coach
  • Wanda Peters, Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management (FPD), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Janet Salazar, CEO of Impact Leadership 21, Permanent Representative of the United Nations for FSUN
  • Judy Schramm, CEO, ProResource, social media marketing company
  • Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet, and Co-chair/Chief Creative Officer of CRT/Tanaka
  • Joan Wangler, ICF Master Certified Coach; creator of “Go for the Gold” conversations
  • Julie Williams-Byrd, Acting Chief Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center

The program is lead by Leslie Grossman, Senior Fellow and Executive Coach at GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, and founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange. She is the author of LINK OUT: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections.

The option for one-to-one executive coaching through the Mastermind Group following the program will ensure that new skills continue to be developed and implemented in light of change and challenge

Target Audience

  • Executives and functional managers who aspire to positions of greater influence and authority in their organizations
  • Those identified as high-potential talent by their organizations
  • Mid and senior-level managers who lead teams or have direct reports
  • Entrepreneurs, business owners, and family business professionals preparing for leadership role
  • Leaders at non-profits

*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 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. 

Spring: April 3-5, 2019
Fall: October 16-18, 2019

Women's Leadership Program only: $3220
Mastermind Group: $997 Women's
Leadership Program + Mastermind Group Bundle: $3950

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)

For more information and to apply, contact:
Ina Gjikondi
Director, Executive Education & Coaching 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5313