This training programme gives women* who are Aspiring Leaders the opportunity to explore themselves as a leader and equips them with essential tools, guidance and strategies to help develop leadership skills and qualities to be successful. Prepare for a challenging yet fun, interactive, insightful, practical and highly supportive programme; this isn't going to be your usual management course!
*This is inclusive of anyone who identifies as a woman, including Cis and Trans women, non-binary people and people with complex gender identities who can, or do identify as Women.
As a result of this training you will be able to:
Demonstrate authentic leadership based on your leader identity, qualities and values
Manage the demands of work and life effectively
Manage your career path and action plan proactively
Develop a leadership style that challenges the barriers that women face in the workplace
Maintain support and accountability to ensure progress on personal development
Use a range of influencing styles to effectively influence others
Use opportunities to raise your profile in the student movement
Adapt your leadership style to different people and situations while remaining true to your leader identity
Implement strategies to build and maintain your resilience.
Who should attend:
Women, non student staff who are aspiring to be leaders within the student movement. This means someone who is in a non - managerial or middle management role and who has the desire and aptitude to have a personal and positive impact on the student movement.
This course is a 4 day course throughout April - July 2018 at the NUS London offices. Dates are as follows:
Day 1: 26 April, 10.45am - 5pm
Day 2: 27 April, 8.45am - 4pm
25 May 2018, 9.45am - 5pm
16 July 2018, 9.45am - 5pm
Participants should be available for all 4 days and make time for work before and after classroom sessions.
Application for this course is now closed, however, please register to U-Learn for updates on all upcoming courses.
£375 - Full delegate
£150 - Limited number of spaces are available for those from FE Students' Unions.
The impact of this course on the individual and organisation will be:
Increased confidence and skills in leadership
Increased number of women in senior leadership positions in the student movement
Increased sponsership and mentoring of other women in the movement
As a part of the training you will learn how to:
Identify and own your leader identity
Create an inspiring picture of career success and an understanding of what this means to you and others
Recognise how to build a successful network
Generate ideas on how to respond to sexism and gender bias
Create an action plan for your career and set up support, and accountability
Identify strategies to raise profile authentically
Articulate your own leadership impact and how to leverage this
Recognise methods to influence others effectively
Identify strategies to confidently and effectively communicate your ideas and messages
Recognise different leadership styles and consider how to adapt your style to different people and situations
Identify ways to build and maintain your resilience to bounce back from setbacks
This course is all about students’ unions being diverse, inclusive and equitable organisations, supporting them to attract and retain outstanding people.
What people say about this course:
Lucy Gill, Student Voice Manager from the University of Birmingham Guild of Students tells us how the Aspiring Women Leaders training programme gave her the confidence to don a bigger jacket and inspire others to do the same. [February 2018]