The number of women in leadership positions has been growing steadily. Yet, there is still not equal representation in top executive roles. More than half of civil servants are women, but this decreases as seniority increases.

In these challenging times, strong and effective leadership becomes even more important. Join exceptional women from across the public sector for high impact peer to peer learning.​ Stretch yourself to become a better leader and propel towards greater performance.​

Book this Women in Leadership course for your teams to help them create a personal vision of what it means to be a great leader and enhance your capabilities to meet this challenge. Define values and career goals and develop their leadership styles. Learn to react to opportunities and use practical tips to gain power and influence for stepping-up and progressing further.

Through discussion and practical exercises tailored for your organisation, identify strategies to lead with purpose and conviction. Establish techniques to set boundaries and remain true to your vision. Leave the day with an action plan to become the leader you envisioned and overcome barriers to success.

Learning Outcomes

  • Strengthen your confidence and personal insight
  • Develop your leadership style to improve your impact
  • Learn to generate buy-in and enhance your ability to obtain results
  • Create an environment where everybody can thrive
  • Establish an action-plan to develop you into the leader you want to be
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Women in Leadership: What Makes Great Leader?

  • Identify inspiring leaders and why they are thought so
  • Discuss the strategies of high achieving women versus men
  • Define potential barriers to development for women in leadership positions
  • Reflect on the relationship between effective leadership and performance in organisations
10:45 - 11:30

Leading with Authentic Purpose

  • Pinpoint leadership strengths, styles, and aspirations
  • Learn about vision and engagement as leaders’ two core activities
  • Investigate your impact and the qualities needed to improve it
  • Mentoring and coaching women: what can you get from it
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:30

Stepping-Up with Confidence

  • Know your strengths, weaknesses, talents, and biases
  • Identify your achievements and skills
  • Align your authentic self with people’s perception
  • Why language matters: talking about yourself and challenging negative messages
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Techniques and Pathways to Senior Roles

  • Recognize opportunities for upward growth
  • Generate senior leadership buy-in and influence at a business strategy level
  • Employ a collaborative approach to negotiating: the win-win approach
  • Effective networking: practical tips to gain power and influence
14:15 - 15:15

Workshop: The Strategic Power of Saying No

In this workshop, delegates will apply strategies to say no, and practice them in challenging situations. This will enable them to:

  • Understand why, when, and how to say no
  • Stay true to your core values
  • Learn the differences between barriers and boundaries
15:15 - 15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30 - 16:00

Action-Planning: Be the Leader You Envisioned

  • Establish alignment between your personal purpose and the purpose of your organisation
  • Determine what your current impact and the one you want to have as a leader
  • Identify potential obstacles and how you can overcome them to the best of your abilities
  • Define which core competencies you need to develop further
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Feedback and Close