UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Open Enrollment Programs

Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership

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  • Dates:   November 3-5, 2014 and May 4-6, 2015
    Tuition: $3,850

    Professional women commonly face a unique set of challenges as they rise to senior ranks compared to their male peers. Gender discrimination, stereotyping, dual career-family pressures, and the lack of equal opportunities in certain industries all play a role in challenging professional women in their transition from managing to leading. During this three-day women’s leadership program, you will learn the differences between leading and managing and how to successfully navigate this transition alongside other professional women. The lessons learned will help you evolve your decision-making and negotiating processes to teach you how to deliver and apply your insights to benefit your company. What’s more, you will empower yourself with practical business skills that will enhance your impact as a leader.

    Approach of our Women in Business Program

    The Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership program will provide professional women with the information and skills necessary to transition to leadership. Techniques and best practices will be taught through the power of experience of leaders and participants. The program will focus on six key areas:

    • Charting Your Course
    • Unlocking Potential
    • Enhancing Your Leadership Currency
    • Amplifying Your Impact
    • Refining Your Approach
    • Magnifying Your Results
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  • Mid to senior-level professional women who want to:

    • Enhance personal leadership effectiveness
    • Accelerate movement into more strategic business roles
    • Expand existing professional support networks and create new ones
    • Learn negotiation skills for women in business
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    • Learn practical tools that you can apply to real-world situations
    • Develop strategies to support coaching, managing and leading
    • Enhance the business skills needed to manage power and politics in a business environment
    • Sharpen your strategic problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Learn how to better market yourself as a professional woman, create new alliances and leverage networks
    • Create a plan to make the transition from managing to leading
    • Realize your ability to create a strong vision for others to follow
    • Develop new business skills for encouraging teamwork across boundaries
    • Earn 2.15 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
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  • Day 1: Personal Competency Development

    • The DNA of Professional Women Leaders
    • Power, Influence and Career Derailers
    • Leading and Managing Professional Women in Business
    • Negotiation Skills for Professional Women
    • Presence and Credibility: Making the Case

    Day 2: Strategic Competency Development

    • Developing a Strong Professional Network
    • The Leadership and Management of Change
    • Skills for Global Leadership
    • Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • Presence and Credibility: Making the Case

    Day 3: Managerial Competency Development

    • Unlocking Potential through Self and Other Awareness
    • Leading from the Heart
    • Unlocking Potential through Self and Other Awareness
    • Actualizing Leadership– Turning Vision into Action
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  • Women in Business:  Transitioning to Leadership features several esteemed members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty. Listed below is a sample of the faculty and topics that are typically included in this program:

    Sreedhari Desai, PhD, is an assistant professor of organizational behavior who tackles strategic problem solving and decision making in this program.

    Elizabeth Dickinson, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of management and corporate communication who discusses gender issues in the workplace.

    Shimul Melwani, PhD, is an assistant professor of organizational behavior who focuses on the self and others awareness.

    Mabel Miguel, PhD, is a professor  of organizational behavior who teaches how to understand and manage power, politics and influence.

    Heidi Schultz, PhD, is a professor and director of management and corporate communication who discusses executive presence and storytelling in the workplace.

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  • This women’s leadership program is held at the Rizzo Conference Center, our world-class facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Rizzo Conference Center was designed to foster executive management development and education and is wired for business so we can integrate new technologies into our teaching methodologies.

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  • Below you will find links to additional information on the Women In Business:  Transitioning to Leadership open enrollment program:

    Program Brochure for the Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership program

    Sample Schedule for the Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership program

    Additional Details on the Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership program

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