The aim of this development program is to empower participants, and further develop their management and leadership skills in preparation for more senior roles in their workplace. Content and delivery is firmly focused on supporting women to step into their leadership potential.
Each session will run from 11:00am-3:00pm AEST.
BLOCK 1: INFLUENCING THROUGH COMMUNICATION AND LISTENING
PART 1: Monday, 24th August | PART 2: Thursday, 3rd September
- Understanding your communication style and that of others
-how we communicate in normal situations and how that changes under pressure
- Basic principles of effective communication and active listening
- The differences in how men and women communicate
-communicating effectively across the generations.
Communication is a central part of our lives, professionally and personally. Verbal or non-verbal, intentional or unintentional, active or passive, communication is essential to almost everything we do. In fact, most of us spend between 50% and 75% of our days communicating in writing, face to face, inside our heads, by email or over the telephone. It is critical to our success and fortunately, is a skill we can develop.
BLOCK 2: RESOLVING CONFLICT CONSTRUCTIVELY, NETWORKING AND MANAGING YOUR CAREER
PART 1: Thursday, 10th September | PART 2: Wednesday, 14th October
-conflict resolution fundamentals
- Creating a win-win scenario
- Using the Conflict Map to effectively analyse and resolve conflict
- Turning conflict into collaborative opportunities
- Use a Career SWOT Analysis tool to advance to the next level
- How to network effectively and strategically
-creating your own brand and managing your image.
Conflict is often avoided by people in organisations and this generates adverse consequences for all parties. The first part of the day enables participants to recognise that during conflict people often don’t pay as much attention to the other person’s needs as they do their own. It helps participants to understand how through constructive conflict resolution a difficult situation can be turned into a win-win scenario. In the afternoon participants will reflect on their careers, and their future potential. Practical, interactive exercises enhance the networking skills to improve your own brand and presence.
BLOCK 3: FINDING BALANCE AND LEADING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE
PART 1: Wednesday, 21st October | PART 2: Thursday, 29th October
- Exploring the dimensions of Work/Life Balance
- Does it exist? Is it possible to have it all?
- Can you pursue other interests in life that are important to you?
- Leadership skills required now and in the future
- What makes an effective and inspiring leader?
- What leadership capabilities are needed to succeed in the workplace?
Reclaim time for yourself by managing expectations and raising your self-awareness. Understand how to transition effectively between different parts of your day. Learn how the workforce of today has changed its expectations of leaders and organisations. Leadership today is about being smart, creative and open to change. Strong performers know what inspires and motivates them. They seek more from their work than employment. They are looking for inclusion, collaboration and a sense of belonging.
For emerging female leaders looking to grow into an executive level role
Coming from a 23 year background in finance, IT, Human Resources and change management, in South Africa, Australia, the UK and USA, Avril founded her consultancy practise in 2003, Avril Henry and Associates.
Avril is the author and co-author of several books on leadership and the different generations at work, and her book, “Leadership Revelations II How Australians lead in Crises” was voted a “Must Buy, Must Read” and “Best Brain Food book of 2012”, by the Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine. In 2010 she released her first children’s book. Having spoken to hundreds of thousands of people globally since 2003, Avril is considered one of Australia’s premier and most engaging, entertaining, and practical keynote speakers who tells it like it is for each every subject she speaks on.
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