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ISB Executive Education | Women Leadership Programme

Increase your influence. Lead effectively. Create impact.

Course Snapshot

  • FeeINR 3,00,000/- + Taxes
  • Work Experience10 - 30 Years
  • Duration13 weeks
  • Delivery MethodBlended- Online

Course Detail

Programme Overview:

The Women's Leadership Programme (WLP) addresses the pressing need for enhanced diversity in leadership roles. It confronts the unique challenges encountered by women in their leadership journeys, equipping them with the necessary skills to surmount obstacles, harness their distinct perspectives, and ascend confidently in their professional endeavours.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the dynamics of diversity in the workplace.
  • Identify your strengths and deploy them strategically through a personalised leadership development plan.
  • Enhance your executive presence with greater awareness, critical reflection, and feedback from diverse peers.
  • Work with executive coaches to develop clear goals for your ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Learn to lead your team(s) with a deeper purpose.
  • Embrace a growth mindset that allows you to learn from challenges and surge ahead.
  • Gain the confidence to make and communicate objective, data-driven decisions.
  • Learn to negotiate effectively, influence projects and teams, bridge differences, and execute change.
  • Expand and leverage your professional network of women leaders.

Desired Candidate Profile

Is This Programme For You?

This programme is best suited for mid to senior-level women professionals who are aspiring to develop critical leadership skills to influence, empower and mentor. Those preparing to transition into senior management or experiencing new or expanded responsibilities such as managing a new team or a career switch will be able to deepen their leadership knowledge and enhance their confidence in dealing with challenging situations. In general, the programme will serve women professionals aiming to overcome gender barriers and grow within their organisations.

Course Modules

Module 1: The Dynamics of Diversity

  • Understand the dynamics of diversity in organisations and the performance-limiting factors that women ace in business.

Module 2: Critical Thinking

  • Grasp a spectrum of behaviors, strategies, skills, and attitudes to elevate personal effectiveness and growth.
  • Understand how, despite data availability, our decisions are shaped by schemas or abstract representations of events.

Module 3: Economics for Managers

  • Gain a basic understanding of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics theories, concepts, and principles.

Module 4: Executive Presence and Storytelling

  • Business storytelling and executive presence are key drivers of your ability to inspire confidence, motivate commitment, and enable others' agency.
  • Connect your narrative with that of your stakeholders to motivate commitment to shared goals and strategy.
  • Enhance your executive presence with greater awareness, critical reflection, and feedback.

Module 5: Essentials of Personal Leadership

  • Understand the dynamics of diversity in organisations and the performance-limiting factors that women face in business.

Module 6: Leading Organisations with Purpose and Impact

  • Learn how you can lead organisations and employees by connecting to a deeper purpose and enduring human values.
  • Enhance your ability to influence and harness the power of effective networking for impact.
  • Inculcate and propagate a growth mindset that creates learning and agile organisations.

Module 7: Networking and Influence

  • Develop a strong professional reliable network of contacts crucial to enhancing influence in the workplace.
  • Build your personal brand strengths, values, and achievements to build credibility and to stand out.
  • Harness the power of influence using your knowledge, expertise, and relationships to inspire and persuade others to take action.

Module 8: Effective Negotiations

  • Understand negotiation dynamics and develop powerful negotiating skills that secure maximum value for yourself and your organisation.
  • Communicate effectively to build rapport, establish trust, and find creative solutions that meet everyone's needs in a negotiation.
  • Learn to approach negotiations with a collaborative mindset and to look for win-win outcomes that benefit all parties involved.

Module 9: Growth Mindset and Innovation

  • Embrace challenges as opportunities while cultivating a mindset to see challenges as a chance to develop new skills and overcome obstacles.
  • View failures as valuable feedback and to use them as a catalyst for improvement secure maximum value for yourself and your organisation.