Today more women than ever take up leadership roles, which is a big leap forward in closing the gender gap! But if you’re a woman in leadership or are considering smashing that glass ceiling, how do you capitalise on your strengths and skills to succeed?
Women in Leadership – Owning Your Strengths & Skills is an online professional development program that will show you how to identify and own your strengths and skills to confidently pursue leadership roles.
In this leadership course for women, you will learn about the barriers and benefits of women in leadership and how to develop social and emotional intelligence, self-awareness and create a strong personal brand.
You will also explore the gender gap, stereotypes, how to overcome resistance to women leaders, the four key traits to power your success and understand authentic engagement.
On completion of this leadership course for women, you will have gained the confidence to harness your abilities to pursue leadership roles.
Unit 1 - Owning your strengths and skills, self-study guide
Women and the workforce
Barriers and benefits to women’s leadership
Social and emotional intelligence
Developing leadership awareness and brand
Making good decisions
Creating your workplace philosophy
Unit 2 - The state of play and strategies for change
Gender differences and gender stereotypes
Reflections on women and leadership
The great women theory of leadership?—perils of positive stereotypes and precarious pedestals
Overcoming resistance to women leaders—the importance of leadership style
Women, leadership, and the natural order
What difference will women judges make?—looking once more at the “woman question”
Leadership in context: women in politics
Opening the door—women leaders and constitution building in Iraq and Afghanistan
Will gender balance in politics come by itself?
The future of women’s political leadership—gender and the decision to run for elective office
It’s woman time
She’s the candidate!—a woman for president
Leadership redefined: authority, authenticity, power
Leadership, authority, and women—a man’s challenge
Bringing your whole self to work—lessons in authentic engagement from women leaders
Women and power—new perspectives on old challenges
Women in corporate leadership—status and prospects
Redefining the problem, recasting the solutions
Off-ramps and on-ramps—women’s nonlinear career paths
Isn’t she delightful?—creating relationships that get women to the top (and keep them there)
Disrupting gender, revising leadership
Unit 3 - How women are transforming leadership: four key traits powering success
An evolution of influence: women, leadership, and life
An intuitive orientation
A woman’s directive force
Where we go from here
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 5 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.