- 01 Sep 2020 Dubai
McKinsey & Company has identified that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability than its fourth quartile competitors. The findings are a strong indication that when you increase gender diversity in an organisation, you are making positive progress towards enhanced decisions, better performance, and higher corporate growth.
In the Middle East, these facts have not gone unnoticed and the role of women in workplaces (in both the public and private sectors) is evolving. For instance, roughly one third of start-ups in the UAE today are run by women, and nine of the members of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Cabinet (or the Council of Ministers) are women.
As there is a commercial need for diversity, there is equally an evident desire for change. This change requires a number of actions, not least around the development of our future female leaders. Operating in a traditionally male orientated culture requires targeted development to break the boundaries that have inhibited women’s career ambitions.
This highly interactive workshop has been developed to focus on the qualities regarded as critical for successful female leaders (particularly those working in the GCC), to support them not only as successful leaders but also as role models for the next generation of leaders in the region.
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Thomson-Hall, P. (2019, April 5 ). Five ways to increase gender parity in the MENA region | World Economic Forum. Retrieved from World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/04/five-ways-increase-genderparity- mena-middle-east/
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Who Should Attend
This workshop is for newly established and emerging female professionals (ranging from junior to mid-senior management level) seeking to develop and progress in their careers through the attainment of leadership skills that:
- Build your confidence and presence in your organisation
- Develop your team, through delivering feedback and adopting a coaching style
- Retain and engage your team to deliver their goals
- Enable you to manage conflict and influence stakeholders to achieve win/win outcomes
- Grow your networks and make lasting connections to support your career/leadership goals
Attendance will also provide an opportunity to work with a group of women experiencing similar challenges.
Benefits of Attending
- Identify different leadership styles, and the strengths each can bring
- Understand what is most important to you in the context of your life and career, and what constitutes career success
- Assess what drives your behaviour, strengths, personality and preferred communication style and the impact this can have on others
- Develop your confidence, presence and assertiveness skills to deliver win/win outcomes
- Build engagement in your team to deliver results through people
- Recognise the dynamics of change and how best to lead during times of change
- Develop your networks and make lasting connections that build your career
Stacey has had an extensive career working in global and European roles across a variety of business sectors.
As a senior female leader herself, she has held roles as an international HR Director, an Operations Director and a Business Founder. She has also taught on postgraduate programmes at the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and Middlesex University (Dubai), including MA Human Resource Management and MBA dissertation supervision.
Her focus when developing others is to draw on her deep subject knowledge and utilise current published research to provide a foundation for why we do things in a certain way. Equally important is consideration of the context of what happens in the “real world” of organisations and the demands of the “bottom-line”. Actions and successful outcomes for both the learner and their organisations are then delivered.
She has a high energy and motivating style and a deep passion for developing others, particularly women, to achieve their goals and aspirations. During the workshop, she will share the barriers she has encountered along her career path and provide tips and hints on overcoming such barriers and achieving success. Many managers have achieved their potential and everlasting employability with Stacey’s energetic and enthusiastic coaching.
Stacey is also a published author and has contributed to Gulf region business magazines. She has an MBA from Warwick University (UK), and holds the HR CIPD and SHRM-SCP qualifications.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of the Women’s Leadership Development badge are able to understand various leadership and communication styles, and the impact this can have on others. They are able to respond assertively and confidently to challenging situations to deliver win/win results and recognise how best to lead during times of change. They have also explored the fundamentals of effective team building and network development.
Leadership, self-belief, self-management, self-confidence, assertiveness, conflict management, leadership brand development, team management, performance management, change management, strategic influencing, network development
- Attend and participate in the 3 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert, with less than 2 hours of noted absence.
- Successful completion of the course assessment
Dusit Thani Hotel
Dusit Thani Hotel
Dusit Thani Hotel
133 Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 343 3333
Fax: +971 4 407 2517
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the assessment, will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable