Women and Breakthrough Leadership

“This is a really good course as it stands and has a great facilitator”

Team leader, Department for Education

Although women are now more visible in public leadership roles, there is no denying that they are still under-represented at the top levels. This highly practical programme addresses the issues and the challenges women face in leadership and offers advice and approaches based on what is proven to work well in terms of leading, managing and preparing for a career change or promotion.

By taking a highly practical, honest approach to the barriers facing women striving for a leadership position, and how they can be overcome, this one-day course offers delegates unique  tips, insights and tactics for successful leadership and management, as well as exploring steps that delegates can take in the lead-up to a change in role.

Besides drawing on the trainer’s personal and vast experience the programme provides a coaching/mentoring teaching method that provide opportunities for personal reflection and support.

Women in Breakthrough Leadership is a unique and innovative course featured in the Civil Service College Leadership and Management series. At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  


Key features of the course include:

  • Leadership and gender: stereotypes and realities
  • Identifying and dealing with issues and barriers to advancement faced by women in the workplace
  • Recognising and dealing with common mistakes and traps faced by women
  • Breaking through: establishing your brand and your story
  • Networks, support mechanisms and managing work-life balance

Designed for:

Women at any level and in any sector interested in developing their careers or refreshing their leadership approach, presence and impact.


Learning outcomes:

Learning from peers who are in similar position, delegates will be able to tackle stereotypes and invisible barriers to women’s advancement on the career ladder. Delegates will also have a new appreciation of themselves as leaders and managers, a greater understanding of themselves as prospective candidates for career change and new insights into the ways selection and promotion panels work. 

Book

Summary

Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

£750 + VAT

Location

St James’s Park, London

Dates

19 November 2018 Book

10 January 2019 Book

22 March 2019 Book

2 July 2019 Book

29 October 2019 Book

Lead Trainer

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw is currently the owner and director of Leitmotif Learning and owner and co-director of Primavera People. She has a broad range of experience working within and providing training for the public sector.

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Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw is currently the owner and director of Leitmotif Learning and owner and co-director of Primavera People. She has a broad range of experience working within and providing training for the public sector.

Angela designs and facilitates training on a variety of topics including identity and branding, action learning, and career coaching. Angela has delievered training to a variety of public sector clients such as Ministry of Justice, Hampshire County Council, DWP and DfID on a range of topics including communication, leadership, wellbeing and resilience, and talent development.

As apparent in her work at Leitmotif Learning and Primavera People, Angela is dedicated to creating sustainable change in the public sector. To this end she has served as Head of Internal Communications in the Food Standards Agency, Head of Change Communications and Culture Change in Defra, and Head of Talent Development in the Department of Health. In addition to her roles working within these organisations, Angela has also supported the public sector through her expert training. Angela has also supported leadership development for Health Education England, NHS Leadership Academy, the Church of England, Sellafield Ltd and Liberty Mutual. 

Angela has worked to provide transformational learning opportunities on the individual and organisational level for two decades. She is a skilled communicator and trainer specialising in galvanising organisational change and designing and delivering courses that challenge and strengthen participants.  

Angela earned a Certificate in Organisation Development from the NTL Institute and a Master of Science in Human Resources. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner.  


Qualifications:

  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Certificate in Organisation Development (NTL Institute)
  • Master of Science in Human Resources  
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Training Management
  • Certificate in Training Practice
  • Registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Test User, Occupational: Ability and Personality (formerly Level A and B).  Qualified in Jung Type Indicator, Emotional and Social Competency Indicator, Talent Q and Korn Ferry Hay Group’s own Leadership Styles, Organisational Climate and Growth Factor Inventory tools.
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Certificate in Programme and Project Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

"Having small groups allows us to have more time for the trainer to suit individual needs."

New Forest District Council

"It was excellent - small numbers allows maximum facilitation."

Director of Public Affairs, Advertising Association

"Brilliant trainer - very welcoming and made me feel at ease and confident in sharing sensitive information."

Department of Health

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