Women in Leadership: Achieving and flourishing

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 17:00
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Women in Leadership: Achieving and flourishing

Ms Nixon and Professor Sinclair will encourage participants to share experiences, and to learn how to lead change while looking after themselves and others in demanding contexts.

“Our aim is to empower women to be role models for humane and people-centred leadership. To build effectiveness and to show that you don’t have to be perceived as hard-edged and tough to become a successful leader,” Ms Nixon said. 

Key benefits

This workshop will offer fresh perspectives on traditional leadership and management issues. The program is aimed at middle-to-senior level female managers in the public sector, and is also valuable for those in the not-for-profit and education sectors.

You will expand your approaches to influencing and mobilising people. You will identify practical steps to deal with the leadership challenges you face and learn to avoid underselling yourself.

Participants will learn from each other, as well as from the experienced practitioners, about leading change and upholding public sector values, and they will develop a unique network.

Course details

Over three and a half days, Ms Nixon and Professor Sinclair will work through the broad strategic levels of leadership and mobilising organisations, to managing groups, finishing on the personal dimensions of leadership roles.

Women in Leadership content will include:


  • strategies for reforming organisations and leading change
  • deepening understanding of issues for women in leadership and how to support other women to succeed
  • leadership during difficult times and crisis management
  • leading dialogue and initiating difficult but important conversations.


  • how to get new initiatives on the agenda
  • working effectively in groups to solve challenges and mobilise change
  • understanding group processes and how to intervene to achieve goals
  • the distinguishing features of good managers and how to model effective management.

Personal dimensions:

  • cultivating presence and capacity to influence
  • mitigating the personal and professional risks
  • dealing with personal setbacks and continuing to learn
  • identifying allies, ways to nourish self and others
  • setting goals and creating and modelling sustainable practices.
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