Course Overview

Research shows that successful businesswomen in the GCC tend to have "quiet confidence" – the courage to get out of their comfort zones – and a drive for continuous self-improvement.  In this course, you will focus on leveraging your leadership skills and contributing more broadly to your firm's ongoing success.

Course Methodology

Through lectures, case studies, and small group role play, you will build skills, stretch your comfort zone, and learn how other female leaders are making a difference in their own industries and firms. 

Course Objectives

Your company will benefit from your improved ability to:
  • Develop talent and leadership qualities in others.
  • Foster and leverage organizational diversity.
  • Sustain strategic advantage for your organization.
  • Define your voice and hone your own leadership communication style.
  • Leverage your skills, network, and experience for organizational success and vibrancy.

Target Audience

This course is for senior women leaders who have proven their value to their firms and want to further hone their skills and prepare for increasingly strategic roles.

Target Competencies

  • Fluency in research on emerging best practices for gender diversity that helps today's most successful companies outperform the competition.
  • Leadership presence – aligning your leadership strategy and style with your own personal values and self-image, while becoming better attuned to blind spots.
  • Ability to examine your own leadership style, assess you impact on others, and sense how you are perceived by colleagues, seniors and direct reports.
  • Understanding your most powerful skills and how to maximize their effectiveness in uncertain as well as structured environments.
  • Increased sphere of influence, strengthened working relationships, ability to build rapport and trust with colleagues.

Course Outline

What the Research Shows

  • Women leaders in the workplace
  • The state of play regionally

Workshop 2: The 4-Hour Executive MBA

  • A review of the trends driving business in the coming year
  • Big data to social media, sustainability to data security, millennials to the digital mash
Workshop 2: The 4-hour Executive MBA
  • Accounting
  • Business, political economy, society
  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational behavior
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Strategy

Workshop 3: Executive Presence

  • Expectation vs reality
  • Reputation
  • Credibility
  • Appearance
  • Communication
  • Feedback loops

Workshop 4: Communications 360

  • Email
  • Text, Whatsapp, etc
  • Impromptu speaking
  • Difficult conversations
  • The keynote presentation
  • Group presentations
  • PowerPoint
  • Social media

Bringing it Home

  • How can this benefit you, your colleagues, your firm?
  • A group or individual project and presentation
Location & Dates
Call us at +971 4 430 8394