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Women in Leadership In-Residence Business Certificate2020-06-26T14:58:23-04:00

Project Description

A business certificate designed for women business leaders.

Despite your technical expertise, female managers often have difficulty being accepted by colleagues and subordinates. A woman’s inclination toward collaboration can be misconstrued as an inability to take charge. Yet, when you’re direct, others perceive you as abrupt and unfriendly. This course is designed to help women understand and manage this challenge. Through in-depth self-assessment, hands-on personal exercises, and interactive class experiences, participants will learn ways to be perceived as both competent and congenial.

By developing your female leaders early, you’ll create a pipeline of talent ready to step into leadership roles at critical moments. You’ll also build a competitive advantage at your company—research shows organizations with gender diversity in their leadership see stronger financial performance.

Women in Leadership Certificate

Format: In-residence leadership certificate taught on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus. Attend the full week of daylong courses at one time and receive your certificate, or take courses 1 to 4 individually.

Estimated Time Commitment: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Flexible Pricing: All four courses taken together cost $3,995. Taken separately, each three-week course costs $925. Those registering for the entire certificate save $630.

  • 10% off – Organizations registering 3 to 5 people for the same program

    20% off – Organizations registering 6+ people for the same program

    20% off – Nonprofit organizations

    20% off – IU alumni

    30% off – IU Alumni Association members

    Discounts also available for IU  staff.  Contact us for all discount codes.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall: November 9 – 13, 2020

Register Now for Fall

In-Residence Women In Leadership Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this leadership certificate right for you?

This leadership certificate is intended for women who are currently (or soon to be) in management or leadership positions.

In-Residence Women In Leadership Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this leadership certificate right for you?

This leadership certificate is intended for women who are currently (or soon to be) in management or leadership positions.

Women who earn the certificate will:

  • Construct a personal profile highlighting strengths and areas for improvement as a leader
  • Distinguish masculine and feminine ways of thinking and communicating, and develop strategies to bridge the gap between them
  • Plan for and conduct professional negotiations
  • Practice strategies to enhance personal credibility, build trust, and establish executive presence
  • Develop and execute strategies to participate in the give-and-take required for group coaching

Women who earn this business leadership certificate will:

  • Construct a personal profile highlighting strengths and areas for improvement as a leader
  • Distinguish masculine and feminine ways of thinking and communicating, and develop strategies to bridge the gap between them
  • Plan for and conduct professional negotiations
  • Practice strategies to enhance personal credibility, build trust, and establish executive presence
  • Develop and execute strategies to participate in the give-and-take required for group coaching

In-Residence Women In Leadership Certificate: Curriculum

The Kelley School of Business is nationally recognized for its innovative programs. This program is led by a full-time faculty member from the No. 1–ranked Kelley Online MBA program (U.S. News & World Report, 2020).

The curriculum is divided into five courses, with one covered each day. The final course integrates all the skills learned that week and can only be taken by students who have taken courses 1 through 4.

Self-awareness is the cornerstone of leadership. Before learning to successfully interact with and influence others, a leader must know her strengths and proclivities. It’s the critical first step toward emotional and social intelligence that’s central to the practice of leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Construct a personal profile highlighting individual strengths and areas for improvement as a leader.
  • Distinguish masculine and feminine ways of thinking and communicating, and develop strategies to bridge the gap between them.
  • Enact best practices in self-awareness and self-regulation.

Research demonstrates that when women enact strong, confident leadership they’re perceived as capable, but not likeable. When a women uses a softer managerial style, she’s perceived as likeable but not competent. This course explores the “double bind” of feminine leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify conscious and unconscious bias that impacts perceptions of women leaders.
  • Become a self-advocate to more quickly advance through your organization.
  • Recognize and overcome the effects of impostor syndrome in yourself or others.

In a very real sense, communication across genders is often cross-cultural communication, where misunderstandings can occur despite our best intentions. Every leader can benefit from enhanced communication to strengthen relationships and promote shared understanding. Moreover, the ability to persuasively present an idea and achieve buy-in from others is one of the most critical leadership skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and practice strategies to enhance personal credibility, build trust, and establish executive presence.
  • Develop a tool kit of persuasion and influence strategies to achieve buy-in and support for proposals.

A common myth claims that women are less likely to attempt negotiation than are men. However, research indicates that when they are trained in the art of negotiation and self-advocacy, men and women practice these skills the same amount with similar success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Plan for and conduct professional negotiations.
  • Engage strategies to successfully assert interests in a group negotiation.

This course is available to participants who have completed courses 1 through 4.

Sustained improvement in performance requires accountability and guidance. This short program provides participants with tools to act as peer coaches for one another and to effectively receive coaching feedback when it is offered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Engage other female professionals as a peer coach.
  • Develop strategies to effectively respond to/learn from feedback.
  • Create a coaching/learning community among course participants.

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Meet the Instructors

Carolyn Goerner
Carolyn Goerner
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
Daisy Lovelace
Daisy Lovelace
Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow
Charlotte
Westerhaus-Renfrow

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Questions about this certificate? Please complete the form or call us at 812-389-0933.

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