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Women in Leadership: Online Business Certificate2020-06-23T14:40:43-04:00

Project Description

Certificate designed for women leaders in business.

Despite their 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 she’s direct, others perceive her 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 online discussions, you will learn ways to be perceived as both competent and congenial.

Online Business Certificate: Women in Leadership 

Format: Online business certificate comprising four courses. Each course begins the first full week of the month and runs for three consecutive weeks. Attend all four courses to earn the certificate or register for individual courses.

Estimated Time Commitment: Three to four hours per week

Flexible Pricing: All four courses taken together cost $3,200. Taken separately, each three-week course costs $895. Those registering for the entire certificate save $380.

  • NEW –  50% discount for spring and summer certificate and individual online courses. Use code COVID19 at checkout.

    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 are also available for IU staff. Contact us for these codes.

Upcoming Dates:

Summer: May through August, 2020

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Online Business Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this online women’s leadership certificate right for you?

This online 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 in Leadership Online Certificate: Key Takeaways

Is this online women’s leadership certificate right for you?

This online 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 In Leadership Curriculum

The Kelley School of Business is nationally recognized for its innovative online programs. This 12-week leadership program is led by a full-time faculty member from the No. 1-ranked Kelley Direct Online MBA program (U.S. News & World Report, 2020).

Students participate in live and interactive sessions on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET. These sessions will be recorded so those unable to attend still can access the conversation. Participants also will be expected to complete independent assignments between these sessions. Each course spans three weeks.

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 woman 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.

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Meet the Instructor

Carolyn Goerner
Carolyn Goerner
Tatiana A. Kolovou
Tatiana A. Kolovou
Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow
Charlotte
Westerhaus-Renfrow

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