Women in Leadership
Women bring a variety of strengths into the workplace. Their unique insights and perspectives lend strength to a company, Gender diversity is a strong indicator of a company’s financial performance. The professional challenges that women in business face are unique and often fuelled by an unconscious gender bias in the workplace. You have the opportunity to overcome these hurdles for yourself and the women around you by developing practical strategies for leadership development.
Although the challenges facing female leaders are not unique, the fact remains: there are fewer women in leadership positions than men. In this course, women who aspire to leadership positions can be empowered, and develop the self-confidence to do as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises in Lean In: to “keep their hands up”. It builds a foundation for skills such as networking, collaborating, use of power, communication, leading and following.
The Women in Leadership course will help you explore the core strengths of female business leadership and how it can be used to strengthen the performance of your organisation, recognising your commitment to women leadership in the workplace.
- Understanding the full meaning of leadership and see the leadership potential in yourself and others
- Identifying major personality dimensions and understand how personality influence leadership and relationships within the organisation
- Recognising how mental models guide your behaviour and relationships
- Applying the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in leadership
- Acting as a communication champion rather than just as an information processor
- Turning a group of individuals into a collaborative team that achieves high performance through shared mission and collective responsibility
- Using power and politics to help accomplish important organisational goals
- Explaining the relationship among vision, mission, strategy and implementation mechanisms
- Understand why shaping culture is a critical function of leadership
- Understanding planning as a managerial activity and the planning process
- Improve service delivery through the application of project management concepts and methodologies
- Women in positions in organizations that are required to demonstrate and high level of leadership capabilities
- Members of Parliament and Speakers
- Director Generals and Deputy Director Generals
- Directors and Deputy Directors
- Chief Executive Officers
- Executive Mayors
- Municipal Managers
NQF Level 6, with 5 credits towards a Diploma in Management. A Competency certificate can be earned, subject to successful completion of the POE/ Assessment in the specified period stipulated at the event. If a participant chooses not to complete the assessment, he/she will receive a certificate of attendance only.
This workshop is aligned to the following unit standard(s)
- Apply Visionary Leadership to Develop Strategy – SAQA US 120311
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Prof Nicolene Barkhuizen BCom HR, Hons BCom Labour Relations, MCom Industrial Psychology, Phd Industrial PsychologyProf Nicolene BarkhuizenBCom HR, Hons BCom Labour Relations, MCom Industrial Psychology, Phd Industrial Psychology
Nicolene received several awards for her academic performance during her studies. Subsequently Nicolene began her career as a lecturer and academic in 2005.Currently Nicolene has more than 100 scientific publications including books, chapters in textbooks, peer reviewed conference proceedings and journal articles. She presented more than 150 research papers at both local and international conferences. Nicolene has served as the Chair of the SABPP during 2011 and 2012 as well on its executive board. Nicolene’s research outputs have resulted in various research awards and nominations. In 2006 she was awarded Faculty Junior Researcher of the Year, at University of Johannesburg. Nicolene’s employment at the North-West University resulted in the following research awards: Faculty Senior Researcher of the Year (2013) and Rectors Award for the Most Productive Researcher in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration (2013)