Leadership Training for Women…with a difference
- Do you want to fast track your career?
- Do you want to make your voice count?
- Do you work in a male dominated environment?
- Are you overwhelmed with the amount of research telling you what to do?
Yes? Then contact me, and register your interest for my brand new downloadable programme, available in 2013! I also offer Speak Up as a 4 week coaching programme for executive women when you’ll also receive all the Speak Up materials.
Speak Up is a brand new type of leadership training for women devised by me, Jane C. Woods, to turn the latest research on gender difference into practical, useful information that you can use to successfully further your career.
Sometimes it’s hard to get your point across as a professional woman in the workplace. Whatever your status at work, research shows men talk over you, interrupt you or dismiss your ideas and opinions. Object and you’re stuck with the bossy, overbearing, aggressive tag (note – only women get called ‘bossy’.) Say nothing and you’re a shy, going-nowhere wallflower. No wonder a recent Institute of Leadership and Management report described women’s lack of confidence as a significant factor in their failure to break through the glass ceiling!
Men and Women Talk Differently at Work?
Research shows that men and women have very different ways of communicating, both verbally and non-verbally. So do you need to walk, talk and generally behave like men to be successful in your career? Or is there a better way…is the research even valid? Does it match your experiences at work? Be reassured, this course is all about you and your career, not a seminar on the research.
Women Speak Up is Leadership Training with a difference. It doesn’t teach women how to be like men; instead it works directly with women on how to be strong powerful communicators who get their point across without being dogmatic, aggressive or disparaged. Learn how to make others listen to you, respect your views, and become an influential figure in your organisation. Boost your confidence, and fast track your career! Invest in your personal and professional development.
What is the Speak Up course about?
The course will address the issues raised by the Institute of Leadership and Management’s report, namely:
- Low ambitions and expectations
- Lack of self belief and confidence
- A cautious approach to pursuing career opportunities
- A less than straightforward career path
In particular we will be looking at the latest research on how men and women communicate in the boardroom and at work generally, and what that means for your style. Plus, we’ll take a look at attitudes to risk, how people get promoted within your organisation, and how you can effectively raise your profile and be on the radar for top jobs. (And it’s not by starting a women’s group!)
Let’s be clear, this is not an anti-men rant. The premise is that everyone gains when what women bring to the workplace is recognised and valued. We know that generally speaking women’s contributions aren’t valued and this course sets out to give you the means of changing that. It’s a clear logical examination of the differences that exist between genders with techniques and exercises to assist women to overcome obstacles in a practical, inspirational way that will really work for you! If you are a senior woman in an organisation, aiming high, or want to support other women in your organisation, this will help you achieve your aims.
We may not change the world, but we can change your bit of it! I run this course corporately for organisations wishing to increase their representation of women at a senior level and in 2013 it will be available as a downloadable audio course for every woman. Contact me to register your interest now and you’ll be among the first to hear when it’s launched.
One to One
Each participant can choose to have an hour of one to one personal consultancy at a discounted rate looking at your particular professional issues and focussing on your Myers Briggs Type assessment. (If you haven’t done this personality profile before and would like to, I’ll send you information when you start the course. You don’t need to do this; it’s just a tool to help you get the maximum benefit from your course and is optional at a special rate.)
Contact me on 01761 438749 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your course download or to discuss your particular requirements. Telephone from outside of the UK +441761432776 and in US and Canada you need to preface that with 011, other countries vary.
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