Course outline: Women in leadership - advanced skills

Women with vision and purpose are stepping into leadership roles in record numbers. As they progress, they’re facing a new set of challenges. Thriving beyond the glass ceiling requires political acumen, resilience and the ability to craft lasting change. That’s what you’ll learn to do in this course for experienced female leaders. Learn to lead with impact and confidence. Discover how easy it can be to clear your schedule of low-impact activities or meetings. Get tips for overcoming imposter syndrome, achieving results through other people and managing tandem careers in your personal life. Discuss techniques for building a dynamic business culture. Hone your negotiation skills so you can influence, persuade and drive a great deal. Take charge of your own destiny, as well as the future of your team or business.

Topics you’ll cover

  • Challenging myths about women in leadership
  • Handling 'glass ceiling' issues
  • Shaping organisational culture
  • Becoming a savvy negotiator

What you’ll learn in this course

By the end of this course, you should be able to achieve these results.

  • Maintain your focus, clarity and resilience under pressure
  • Eliminate habits which lead to burnout, so you can work strategically and lead with intention
  • Drive positive culture change in your business
  • Build a pathway for emerging female leaders in your organisation
  • Design solutions for your real-life challenges as a leader in the age of ‘supposed equality’
  • Power up your negotiation skills

About the course facilitator

Eleanor Shakiba is a positive psychology trainer and success coach. Her training style is dynamic and bold, with a dash of quirky humour. She believes that interaction, activity and experimentation promote learning. That’s why she uses experiential training techniques instead of ‘chalk and talk’ lectures.

What women say about Eleanor Shakiba’s courses on leadership development

"Very useful. I have gained skills and techniques for dealing with different situations in my new workplace and I can use these skills at home, too."

Patsy Skinner
University of New England

"Great course. Engaging delivery, articulated in a way that will stick and resonate. Good balance of theory and practical. Subject matter expert. Conducive learning environment. Well done!"

The Sydney Collective

"Valuable opportunity to take time out and refresh my approach as well as learn new strategies. Great to work with peers."

Annisa Probets
The Iconic

"Some great research foundations coupled with practical advice and solutions. Thank you."

Kylie Willment


Get started now!

Book this program for your team. Choose a delivery format that fits your needs. Your options include running a workshop for your team, enrolling in a public workshop, or one-to-one coaching with Eleanor Shakiba.