Women in Conversation is a structured but casual professional development opportunity designed specifically for women in C-suite, executive and senior manager roles, as well as those who are on a leadership trajectory in their careers.

This program is also an opportunity to share your professional journey with like-minded women.

Like all senior managers and leaders, women are time poor but still want to share current leadership trends, gain insights, build networks, connect with other women and continue their professional development.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

This program of conversations is designed around a professional networking structure that connects like-minded women in senior roles. The conversations are stimulated by cutting edge thought leadership and Executive Central’s exclusive coaching methodology and content to provide inspiration and actionable ideas to address current issues.

Keynotes and facilitated discussions are offered in convenient formats, such as lunch and learn, breakfast events, and forums, that provide the opportunity for busy women in leadership roles to stay connected to the big issues.

Our keynote presentations are entertaining, interactive and thought provoking. We provide a variety of formats that are tailored to your needs. We guarantee high quality presentations, valuable networking opportunities and stimulating discussion. And we guarantee you’ll get to your next meeting!

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE CONVERSATION

  • Time effective professional development;
  • Stay up to date with cutting edge ideas and research;
  • Network and connect with colleagues and peers;
  • Directions to explore further in structuring development for your team;
  • Inspiration to strive and succeed in leadership.

CONVERSATION TOPICS

PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

Do you understand your leadership strengths? Should you focus on leveraging your strengths or fixing your weaknesses? Great leaders focus on their strengths. It’s your strengths that are going to carry you forward, not your weaknesses, so identify your most powerful attributes and use them. Based on the Gallup Strengthsfinder self assessment tool, this is a descriptive and affirmative approach to exploring strengths. Participants take the Strengthsfinder survey before attending Women in Conversation networking events.

Inspired by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, we discuss the idea of ‘taking your place at the leadership table’. We unpack the barriers and assumptions that prevent women stepping up to the table in terms of leadership and power. Sandberg notes that women are still getting lost somewhere along the path to leadership, and she’s right. In Australia, only 15% of ASX 200 Board members are women. Let’s discuss what we can do about it.

LEAN IN

LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

Some people light up the room with their communication style, their authenticity, and their ease in connecting: in other words, their presence. In this topic we discuss what it is that makes some people great communicators, and how you can you learn the skills of connecting and building rapport with an audience?

Super bosses have a powerful impact on their people and organisation. These exceptional leaders build great teams, identify talent, inspire great work and nurture careers. We share stories of super bosses who find, develop, and grow teams of talented individuals to unleash creativity and innovation. Whether you aim to be a super boss or to work with one, this is a fascinating topic.

SUPER BOSSES

STANDOUT STRENGTHS

Standout Strengths is about how you come across to others – how you ‘standout’. This conversation works well alone or in tandem with Play to Your Strengths. Standout is designed to help us ‘find our edge’. Standout distils your strengths into two key roles, and provides a platform to help you fully activate and leverage your strengths. Participants will take the new Standout Strengths Assessment developed by Marcus Buckingham prior to the forum.

Personal branding is less about appearances and more about substance. It’s about self-identity, finding your unique voice and feeling comfortable in your own skin. It’s about understanding your strengths and talents and using those to your benefit in your professional life. In this conversation we explore personal branding and work together.

CAREER DEFINE YOUR BRAND

DRIVING YOUR CAREER

To achieve your ultimate career potential, you first need to know where you want to go in your career, have a strong desire to get there, and take considered risks to reach your goals. You rarely reach your ultimate goal without stepping out of your comfort zone. In this conversation we talk about setting clear goals and creating the conditions for success: including the resilience to deal with the challenges of corporate life.

Building relationships is a key to success in just about anything in life: including your career path. We share strategies for building mutually rewarding relationships. Executive Central’s Operating Styles (ECOS©) model provides a practical model for understanding and flexing styles for building relationships.

CAREER RELATIONSHIPS

LFE THRIVING

Maintaining mental, emotional and physical health in fast-changing and pressured workplaces is a challenge. We all juggle with managing our careers and looking after our families, not to mention our own health and wellbeing. This conversation is a facilitated discussion on sharing strategies for thriving in our complex and exciting working lives.

    Today’s business landscape is characterized by fast-paced change. With rapid technological advances and continued globalisation, new pathways for business have emerged that make old systems, products and services redundant overnight. This conversation discusses what all of this means for us as individuals exercising leadership?

    THINKING FOR INNOVATION & NAVIGATING RAPID CHANGE

    HOW OUR BRAINS REPOND TO CHANGE

    Drawing from the latest neuroscience research, we explore how our brains respond to today’s volatile business environment. We explore how we think and interact with the environment in ways that will enable us to flourish as individuals and as business women

      Based on an understanding of how our brains respond to our environment, we explore some simple tools for today’s leaders. The tools enable you to stimulate the best ‘thinking’ from your teams for the breakthroughs that are required to thrive in today’s complex and dynamic business environment.

      CREATING THE BEST THINKING ENVIRONMENTS

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