Women’s Leadership Development Intensive Program

Program Description

Five decades of research has shown that organizations that have women leaders in greater proportion experience better financial performance and organizational reputation, increased employee retention, and improved innovation, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

Women comprise 51% of the population and 47% of the workforce, and more than 70% of women with children under 18 are employed full-time. Yet, workplace opportunities and leadership positions are often elusive to women – only 21% of senior leadership roles in the U.S. are held by women.

Led by Dr. Kathleen Buse, the ERC Women’s Leadership Development Intensive offering is an all-inclusive program designed to improve business outcomes by accelerating women’s leadership skills through an immersive and transformative experience for participants.

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Who Should Attend

The ERC Women’s Leadership Development Intensive Program has been designed for professional women who are currently in a leadership role and want to enhance their leadership ability as they prepare to take on greater responsibilities within their organization. It is recommended that women who attend have been in the workplace at least eight years. The program welcomes individuals or teams. Attendance by multiple company representatives will foster teamwork, amplify the program’s impact, and enable participants to continue supporting one another’s development.

Program Benefits

The program includes six days in the classroom, a 360˚ assessment, one-on-one and peer coaching, and step-by-step guidance for each participant to create a personal vision and strategies for a holistic career and life plan.

You can live your best life when you:

  • Learn why many leadership roles, professions, and industries continue to be male-dominated.
  • Recognize explicit and implicit bias in the workplace, and discover how to overcome it.
  • Realize the numerous individual and organizational benefits of gender-equal businesses.
  • Take a 360˚ assessment to understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Become more self-aware, and apply this knowledge to challenging interactions and situations.
  • Develop your negotiation, communication, decision making, and leadership skills.
  • Understand the role of confidence in your success and how to increase your level at any stage.
  • Discover the role of gender in your job performance and how others perceive you.
  • Receive one-on-one coaching from an experienced executive coach.
  • Learn how to be a mentor and participate in peer-to-peer coaching.
  • Enhance your skills to nurture important, supporting relationships at work and at home.
  • Understand organizational politics and how to navigate them effectively.

ERC is offering a 10% off discount for registering 3 or more with code 3ORMORE. Please enter this at checkout.

Session 1 - “It’s All About You”


Day 1 Topics:

  • Women in the Workplace
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Confidence and Self-Efficacy
  • Self-Awareness

Session 1 - “It’s All About You” (Continued)


Day 2 Topics:

  • Inspiration from Within
  • Career Strategies

Session 2 - “It’s About You & Your Relationships”


Day 1 Topics:

  • Supporting Relationships
  • Authentic Leadership as a Woman

Session 2 - “It’s About You & Your Relationships” (Continued)


Day 2 Topic:

  • Relational Skills
  • Development:
    • Leadership
    • Coaching
    • Mentoring
    • Negotiating
    • Communicating
    • Developing and Nurturing Relationships

Session 3 - “It’s About You in Your Organization”


Day 1 Topics:

  • The Nuances of Organizational Life
  • Effective Strategies for Achievement in the Organization

Session 3 - “It’s About You in Your Organization” (Continued)


Day 2 Topics:

  • You, Your Relationships, and Your Organization
  • Believing and Achieving