GENDER-BALANCED  LEADERSHIP

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"Alone we can do so little.
  Together we can do so much."                                                             Helen Keller
GENDER-BALANCED LEADERSHIP
Leadership that Unites

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

To lead, one must unite, and not divide. This programme gathers women and men to build mutual understanding and maximize collaboration. Leveraging gender diversity is proven to boost profit by up to 27% (McKinsey) and our programme is an essential complement to leadership programmes that are positioned 'for women only'. 

Throughout our programme, you will indeed learn how to build an inclusive workplace that leverages diversity. Strengthened with a fine understanding of yourself and others, you will also develop a Leadership Diversity Plan.

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

The programme engages both men and women in a safe environment where they can listen to each other, understand their different perspectives and build together the foundations for a more inclusive workplace.

 

The momentum is growing in three steps:

STEP 1 : EXPLORE BIASES AND THEIR IMPACT (one day)

 

Change is only possible when people understand what needs to change. Our programme therefore starts by building awareness of unconscious biases, their impact on our careers, and their impact on the innovation and profitability in organizations. 

STEP 2 : APPRECIATE DIFFERENCES IN LEADERSHIP STYLES (one day)

 

We benefit from diversity when we appreciate the strengths of each and everyone. During this phase, we explore the sameness/differences between men and women's leadership styles and how they relate to what is expected from leaders in the workplace of the future. Based on this knowledge and on a personal leadership assessment, we reveal how you can learn form each other to become better leaders. The focus is set on interpersonal skills. Guided by coaches, participants design their own plan for growth, taking into account their true self. At this point, participants pair to learn from each other and exchange feedback.

STEP 3 : LEVERAGE STRENGTHS (two days)

 

The journey continues by leveraging a "head and heart" approach that leads to effective partnerships between women and men. During this phase, you test strategies and techniques to find common ground, build mutual trust, have courageous conversations and work successfully together.

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The days are intense and each workshop is set a month apart to allow full integration of learnings.

In addition, there are 2 follow-up sessions, three and six months after the last group workshop, in order to share experiences, reflect on real-life job situations and challenges, and get additional tools and support where needed.

 

The programme also includes on-the-job assignments as homework and coaching by peers and by ZEST experts.

TESTIMONIALS - IMPACT

"Finally a programme that celebrates gender complementarities. "

"I understood how full of prejudice we are in the workplace. I am now realizing how to get more from our team. "

 

The programme - delivered by specialists from the business world - truly equips you for a lifelong journey of self- and team-development.  Building on your Leadership Diversity Plan, the follow-up sessions help you embed your learning and avoid slipping back into old habits or default patterns.

PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE

This programme is built for anyone who is willing to step up and contribute to gender parity in the workplace, for more creativity and better business results.

Regardless of the level of your position in your organization, you will benefit from this programme if you are

- a woman eager to develop your leadership skills and shape the path to your next move

- a man eager to take advantage of the diversity women bring to the workplace

- overall committed to celebrate genders in your leadership of teams, business units, products or functions

INFORMATION & APPLICATION - GENDER-BALANCED LEADERSHIP

The programme is provided in : English - Dutch - French - Italian - Spanish

Please click here to get in touch with our Programme Director at ZEST.

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