I felt so empowered. It was like I was given permission to view myself differently. I loved immersing myself around so much positivity.
So do you have a strategy to develop women for leadership roles in your organisation?
The Great Leaders Are Made (GLAM™) Program for Women in Leadership is Australia’s most successful leadership training program designed specifically for women.
Designed by one of Australia’s most recognized and awarded leadership thought leaders, author, commentator, coach and provocateurs, Avril Henry and her team of experienced leaders and facilitators, Jan Dent and David Kwasha, GLAM™ is specifically designed to empower current and future female leaders with real world best practice leadership skills. In addition we focus on further development of, self-awareness, self-leadership, career and your own brand leadership management skills.
As literally hundreds of testimonials from course attendees support, GLAM™ as delivered by Avril and her seasoned team of facilitators is an authentic and pragmatic 3 days of development aimed to leave all attendees with practical skills and methods they can use immediately after each workshop to enhance and accelerate their career paths in leadership.
Are women well represented in senior and executive roles in your company? Do you have a focused strategy to develop women for leadership roles?
Since 2011, of the 1,200+ attendees of the GLAM program over 50% were promoted within their current organization, while many other attendees were considered for future promotion or joined new employers at a more senior level, within 1 year of completing the program.
Practical development and empowerment of women in your organization for senior leadership roles is an excellent opportunity to maximize returns of your investment in your people whilst also creating a competitive global advantage. Increasingly, this is a compliance issue with the ASX and AICD requiring companies to increase the number of women to their executive teams and boards.
Influencing through Communication and Listening
- Understanding your communication style and that of others, using the DiSC model
- How we communicate in normal situations and how that changes under pressure
- Principles of effective communication and active listening
- The difference in how men and women communicate and how to adapt our communication to achieve better results
Resolving Conflict Constructively, Networking and Managing your Career
- Conflict resolution principles and tools
- Creating a win-win scenario using the Conflict Map™ to effectively analyse and resolve conflict
- Setting goals for the short and long terms
- Use of our Career SWOT Analysis™ tool to plan your next career move
- How to network effectively and strategically
- Creating your own brand and managing your professional image
Finding Balance and Leading the Future Workforce
- Exploring the dimensions of Work/Life integration
- Benefits of flexibility to individuals and organizations
- Presence and creating your Third Space™
- What makes an effective and inspiring leader
- Communicating and leading effectively across different generations
Sydney Women's Fund
Wendy is an experienced company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She was a founding member of Women’s Electoral Lobby and continues to be an advocate for women. She has held many significant leadership roles in key national and international bodies. Wendy was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for outstanding contributions to community affairs, women’s affairs and the Bicentennial celebrations. In 2011 she was profiled in The Power of One as one of 100 women who have shaped Australia.
Ann is the former CEO and Chairman of Carnival Australia, driving transformation of the cruise industry in Australia and NZ. She is also the former CEO and Group Executive Westpac NZ and Bank of Melbourne, driving cultural change and customer focus in banking. She has been an adviser to Premiers and Prime Ministers on the status of women in Australia.
Currently Non-Executive Director NAB, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Chairman UNICEF Australia, Director Museum of Contemporary Art and Cape York Partnerships & Infrastructure Victoria.
Cape York House
Simone retired as a Major General after an exceptional military career spanning 35 years with operational service in Cambodia, Iraq, and as the Commander in Afghanistan. Other roles included Commander of the Australian Defence College and Chief of Staff in Army Headquarters. She Chaired the Australian Defence Force Sports Council and established our Invictus Games teams. She now enjoys a portfolio career as a Professor of Defence Technology at Deakin University and a Non Executive Director of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, AFL SportsReady, the Beaufort Group, and as an AFL Commissioner.
Dress for Success
After a career as a teacher, workers’ advocate, PR and Marketing executive in the education sector, Megan set up Dress for Success Sydney in 2009. She is currently leading the development of Success Works, a DFS Sydney program which will provide employability training and real job opportunities for women affected by the criminal justice system.
Graeme is one of Australia’s leading authorities on leadership resilience and creating mentally healthy work cultures. He helps leaders and teams to be more caring, resilient, and growth-oriented. After previously working in senior leadership, he went through a 5-year episode of depression. He is the author of 4 books, including the internationally acclaimed Back from the Brink, featuring stories and practical advice on overcoming depression. He was instrumental in the establishment and growth of RUOK?
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Industry Professor, Indigenous Policy (Indigenous Workforce Diversity), Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, UTS, Sydney.
Nareen has been one of Australia’s leading diversity thinkers and practitioners for many years, having led two workplace diversity peak bodies to enormous success and impact, having identified and introduced many practice concepts. She has received awards and accolades for this work. She is currently leading thinking around the contribution of Indigenous people to the Australian employment market.
Share the Dignity
Jen is a CA and CPA qualified finance professional with extensive strategic and operational experience in the banking and finance sector. An internationally recognised thought leader on diversity and inclusion, Jen has been an influencer on issues relating to women in leadership for the past decade. Jen’s current appointment as CEO of Women in Banking and Finance follows a 25-year career in both line roles in banking and as a management consultant with global and boutique firms.
Chief Executive Officer, Family Life.
Jo has worked within the community services sector for more than 40 years and has been CEO of Family Life since 1996. In this role, she has led an innovative program of change driving substantial organisational growth. With a reputation for knowledge and understanding of the complex social services sector, Jo’s position allows her to impact policy and drive research through her affiliation with Swinburne University. Jo is passionate about empowering vulnerable families, children and young people and contributing to movements for social change.
A military veteran, with 38 years’ experience in organizational change, cultural reform, and contemporary gender-responsive strategies, Jennifer supports global efforts to ensure more effective and sustainable peace and security through the inclusion of women at all levels. Her more recent roles in the Australian Defence Force included Navy Women’s Strategic Adviser, Gender Adviser to NATO in Afghanistan, Director National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and a policy specialist on peacekeeping and sexual exploitation and abuse with UN Women in New York.
Founder of Bravehearts Foundation Ltd
Hetty’s background is diverse. She has a strong senior business and finance administration background for national and state-based companies, a small business owner, a successful community campaigner which led to a promising political career as the State Leader of the then Australian Democrats in the late 1990’s. Utilising her extensive experience, and after a personal tragedy, Hetty founded Bravehearts Foundation in 1997 and has become Australia’s leading child protection advocate.