Online Training

Unlocking Potential – Emerging Women Leaders in Government

Take Action and Kick-Start your Leadership Journey

June 12 & 20, 2024

12:00 PM - 4:25 PM EST

Next intake: June 12 & 20, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 4:25 PM EST

Overview

Despite the female dominance in Australia’s public sector, achieving gender equality in the topmost leadership positions remains elusive. As of 2021, women constituted 60.2% of the Australian Public Service workforce but only accounted for 44.6% of the senior executive service bands 2 and 3. This trend is reflected in state government statistics as well, where although the number of women in leadership roles has risen, gender parity at the highest levels remains unattainable. What factors contribute to this persistent imbalance?

Research reveals several hurdles that prevent women from attaining senior leadership positions in the public sector, such as limited career development, conflicting work and caregiving responsibilities, exclusionary leadership cultures, unconscious biases, and insufficient networking and access to decision-makers.

This online course has been designed for new and emerging women leaders in the Public Sector. With a mix of presentations, group work and individual reflection this workshop-style course will enable you to map out and plan your leadership career in the public sector.

Who Should Attend?

This training course is for Women in managerial and leadership positions.
Managers
Directors
Department Heads

Learning Outcomes

Get to grips with the key skills, mindset and personality traits necessary to be an effective leader
Learn how to be a strategic leader that creates a culture of empathy while motivating and developing your teams
Understand how to effectively flex and adapt to suit your workplace culture
Effectively communicate with confidence to influence, provide impactful feedback and advocate for yourself and others

Online Training

Unlocking Potential – Emerging Women Leaders in Government


Session details

  • Understand your workplace communication style
  • Recognize your role as a coach and leader
  • Bring out the best in your people through trust, confidence, and respect
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Level: Fundamentals

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This course requires 1 credit.

Key Sessions

This program teaches you how to effectively motivate and inspire your team, fostering a culture of firmness, fairness, and quiet strength, empowering you to tackle any leadership challenge.

What is a Leader?
• What does effective management look like?
• Understanding the power of Women in Leadership and what women bring to the leadership table
• Imposter Syndrome – stereotypes and mindsets that traditionally impede women in leadership the workplace and leadership positions
• Recognizing different leadership styles and the importance of professional branding

Professional Brand Activity – Who Am I as a Leader?
• How can you unlock, forge and showcase your leadership brand?
• Exploring the opportunities to leverage your brand and be a confident leader

Management and Leadership Skill Development
• Management and Leadership: the opportunities and potential pitfalls
• Understanding the key skills necessary to develop and focus inward and become a more effective manager/ leader
• Developing a pathway to hone leadership and managerial skills

Communicating with Confidence
• Identifying a personal communication style
• Recognizing how to flex and adapt to varying
communication styles
• Managing multiple communication styles and building
authentic relationships

Communication Styles Activity Session
• What is my communication style?
• Planning my next conversation

Communicating with Influence
• Strategic communication: influence, negotiation and gaining buy-in
• The importance of self-promotion
• How to be a mentor and advocate for your staff/team

Communicating Activity
• Adopting a personal communication strategy

Communicating and Coaching
• Knowing when to ‘manage’ and when to ‘coach’
• What skills do you need to coach and develop your staff?
• Learning how to improve relationships and build trust within your team
• Managing conflict through coaching

Feedback as a Leadership Tool
• What is feedback and why is it important?
• Overcoming valid excuses for giving and receiving feedback
• Getting to grips with how, when and why to give feedback
• Using feedback as a strategic tool to mitigates conflict and improves retention

Feedback Template Activity
• Feedback Template: an interactive session where attendees practice giving feedback in small groups
• Peer-to-peer feedback

Motivating your Teams and Aligning Goals to Action
• Exploring how to delegate more effectively and lead more strategically
• Understanding the importance of strategy in goal setting – how, where and why?
• Mindset over Matter – embedding self-care into your strategic leadership strategy

Meet Your Facilitator

Priya Sodha

Executive Trainer & DEI Professional

Priya Sodha, an Executive Trainer and DEI professional, has over 10 years of experience in facilitating transformational workshops and trainings for organizations. She specializes in leadership development, communication, diversity, equity and inclusion, and people-focused leadership.

Priya is the founder of The Empowered Managers Training Program, which offers a 6-month leadership program for early career managers. She holds a Masters in Organizational Change Management from The New School and a BA in Sociology from California State University of Long Beach.

Priya has served as Executive Director for the Youth Business Alliance and Director of Career Development at Calbright College. She is a Certified Professional Group Coach and holds a certificate in Effective Leadership from The Management Institute. Priya is also an active #IamRemarkable Facilitator, speaking on self-promotion for women in the workplace and presenting at The Women of Silicon Valley Conference on Communicating with Confidence.

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