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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP: CHARTING YOUR PATH TO STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Overview Many individuals eagerly await their chance to be a strategic leader, envisioning a formal, high-level position earned after years, if not decades, of experience. This course makes the radically empowering assumption that regardless of where you are in your career, you are already a strategic leader. In this program, you will learn the critical skills of informal and formal motivation, managing time constraints, estimating risks, and communicating with diverse stakeholders. You will gain concrete skills and begin to shift your mindset to position yourself to motivate and inspire others to take risky, time-sensitive actions to create value and drive impact. Using strategic leadership concepts, participants will focus on mapping out critical next steps to realizing your career goals. Your path to strategic leadership will leverage resources and exploit emerging opportunities. To ensure high value, hands-on exercises and case studies are utilized in each segment of the class.

Topics Covered • • • • • •

“This course started me on a journey to becoming an effective leader and got me thinking about big picture strategic concepts. It also equipped me with tools to better solve problems.”

Career paths, ladders, and lattices Using foresight and insight Understanding how to influence without authority Reframing challenges and opportunities Finding your voice and mobilizing your networks Seeing your future potential by considering options and confronting risk


Employer Benefits

Employee Benefits

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Accelerate the development of talented women in your organization Strengthen the diversity of your leadership pipeline Improve productivity through skill building and setting clear priorities Gain proven tools for creating value

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Gain confidence and competence to tap into your true strategic leadership potential Improve vital strategic leadership skills Identify practical action steps specifically tailored to female leaders Learn from examples and applications from a variety of industries

Who Should Attend • • • •

Women committed to driving results, supporting others, and creating value for their organizations Women experiencing a career plateau and seeking to advance Women in new positions where coworkers and workplace politics hold both opportunities and challenges Individuals engaged in change management, new product launches, or projects requiring the ability to lead and influence others

SHRM Recertification Provider Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This class is valid for 13 PDCs. For more information, please visit Sample Schedule Day 1

Day 2

Welcome and Introductions

Influencing Without Authority

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Who do we think we are? Where do we want to be?

Re-Framing Our Challenges and Opportunities • •

Taking inventory of your resources Choosing the right problems to solve

What is a Career Path/ Ladder/ Lattice anyway? • •

Starting where you are Career paths, ladders, and lattices

Seeing Your Potential in Alternate Futures • •

Considering options Confronting risks

Expanding your repertoire of tools for influence X-ray vision into the politics and power of your organization

Finding Your Voice/ Mobilizing Your Networks • •

Compelling communications Power and “the double bind”

Making Good Choices • •

Improving our foresight and insight Applying our values

How Did She Do That? • •

Sharing secrets Busting myths

Executive Education Certificates Certificates are a great way to build the skills you need to advance your career while tracking your professional achievement. This class counts towards a Women’s Leadership Certificate.

Faculty Lead | Dr. Patricia Gorman Dr. Patricia (Trish) Gorman is managing director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, where she also teaches strategy. She is an accomplished educator, author, and consultant whose passion is bridging the gaps between the classroom, the team room, and the boardroom by helping individuals and organizations build the skills needed to execute innovative growth strategies.

THE ECCLES DIFFERENCE The David Eccles School of Business enrolls about 6,000 students in its eight undergraduate majors, four MBAs, six other specialized graduate programs, one Ph.D. program, and executive education curricula. It is also home to seven institutes and centers that support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, including the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Ken C. Gardner Policy Institute, Sorenson Impact Center, and more. Our faculty members boast impressive professional and educational backgrounds and hold Ph.D.s from esteemed universities including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP Telephone: (801) 587-7273 Email: Website: Execed.Utah.Edu Registration: 1731 E .Campus Center Drive Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building, GARFF 4340 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112


Charting Your Path to Strategic Leadership WLP Class Guide  

Charting Your Path to Strategic Leadership WLP Class Guide  

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