UNIVERSITIESSAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Oxford Women's Leadership Development Programme

Course starts 28 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
20 October 2020
Course Starts:
28 October 2020
Length:
6 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
9–12 hours per week, self-paced learning online
Price:
GBP £2,200
Payment Options
University:
Said Business School, University of Oxford
Language:
English

Introduction

Research proves that companies with women in leadership positions are 21 per cent more likely to outperform on profitability, with better average growth and optimised productivity.1 Tackling gender bias and workplace challenges are becoming a necessity for businesses, society, and the economy at large.

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford offers you the opportunity to take a critical look at your own leadership style and strengths on the six-week online Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Programme.

By approaching leadership as a reflective practice this programme is structured around three main themes: self-acceptance, self-management, and self-development.

Through challenging the workplace gender biases that female leaders face, you’ll explore the skills needed to lead, influence, negotiate, and navigate difficult scenarios.

1 McKinsey (2018).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in this online programme and be empowered to:

  • Create a personal development plan so that you may move into the future with confidence as a leader
  • Critically examine your own identity as a leader and recognise your leadership potential
  • Understand how to respond to culture and gender assumptions
  • Take ownership of your career and learn to leverage your strengths and identify limiting behaviours
  • Evaluate a range of methods and resources for developing and transitioning as a leader
  • Join a global network of current and aspiring female leaders who are preparing to broaden their impact and influence

Is this course for you?

This online programme is aimed to better equip current leaders to navigate the many challenges and gender biases within the workplace, and develop the critical skills of aspiring leaders seeking to lead, influence, and mentor. Those preparing to transition into senior management or C-suite roles will be able to deepen their leadership knowledge by reflecting on crucible moments and your approaches to challenging situations. This programme will serve those aiming to overcome gender barriers in business, and grow both within their careers and organisation.

Course curriculum

Enhance your leadership strengths and style as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Accepting yourself as a leader
  • Module 2 Understanding your context
  • Module 3 Negotiating as a leadership practice
  • Module 4 Becoming an influential leader
  • Module 5 Developing as a leader: What can help you?
  • Module 6 Imagining your future possibilities as a leader


Increase your impact as a woman in leadership

This Saïd Business School, University of Oxford online programme is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop your unique leadership approach.


Your Programme Directors

The design of this online programme is guided by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.

 

Sue Dopson

SUE DOPSON

Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Sue Dopson is deputy dean of Saïd Business School, and academic director of the Oxford Diploma in Organisational Leadership, Oxford Strategic Leadership programme and the Women Transforming Leadership programme. She is also a fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Sue is a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change, and her research centres on transformational change and knowledge exchange. Her current projects consider women’s leadership, changing career paths of health professionals and what leaders need help with and coaching on.

Kathryn Bishop

KATHRYN BISHOP

Associate Fellow
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford 

Kathryn Bishop is the programme director of the Women Transforming Leadership programme at Oxford Saïd. With over 30 years’ experience working with organisations undergoing major change, in both the public and the private sector, she also directs and teaches on leadership programmes for professional service firms and multinational corporations. Her background includes IT and HR and she has worked as a director, a project manager, a consultant and as a non-executive director. Kathryn was appointed as the first chairman of the Welsh Revenue Authority in April 2017.

Guest Lecturers

 
Amanda Ellis

Amanda Ellis

Global Director Strategic Partnerships and ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Andie Athanasopoulou

Andie Athanasopoulou

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Organisational Behaviour at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management and Associate Fellow, Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Andrew Gibbons

Andrew Gibbons

Leadership Coach, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Anita Grover

Anita Grover

Chief Executive, Auditory Verbal UK

Claire Andrews

Claire Andrews

Leadership Coach, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown

Paralympian, Head of Training and Development, Kaleidoscope Investments

 
Dessi Berhane Silassie

Dessi Berhane Silassie

APAC General Counsel and Global Head of IP Legal, MD, IHS Markit

Emma Sergeant

Emma Sergeant

President Europe, DAS Group of Companies

Gillian Charlesworth

Gillian Charlesworth

Group CEO, Building Research Establishment

 
Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalisation and Development Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford

John Lombard

John Lombard

CEO NTT Ltd, Asia Pacific

Jonathan Trevor

Jonathan Trevor

Associate Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

Partner & Location Head, DAC Beachcroft Dublin

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Michael Gates

Michael Gates

Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 
Moya Greene

Moya Greene

Corporate Director

Pinky Lilani

Pinky Lilani

Founder and Chairman, Women of the Future

Rohini Anand

Rohini Anand

Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

 
Rupert Younger

Rupert Younger

Director, Centre for Corporate Reputation, University of Oxford

Sara Beck

Sara Beck

Chief Operating Office, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Shefali Roy

Shefali Roy

COO at TrueLayer and Fintech Industry Advisor, University of Oxford

 
Stuart Jagot

Stuart Jagot

Director of Career Development Centre, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Virginia Clegg

Virginia Clegg

Senior Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP

Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Explore women’s leadership development and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the programme, as per the stipulated requirements.

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Our next available short course starts 28 October 2020.

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  • WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

  • CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.

  • WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.