Applications open for Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders 2013
Registrations have now closed. Applicants will be notified on Monday 11 February 2013 if they were successful in gaining a place in the program.
Applications are now invited for the 2013 intake of the Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders program, a high level learning and development program for women aspiring to leadership roles.
About the program
The Next Generation of Corporate Female program aims to increase the visibility of high potential women within their organisations and sectors and provide them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards.
The program was inaugurated in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength as feedback has informed its refinement and development in 2012 and 2013 so it is now focussed on how women can:
- Achieve an executive or ‘C Suite’ role
- Gain a seat at the board table
- Be successful and have impact once you are there
The program is hosted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney and managed by Women on Boards with the support of experienced directors, executives and external expert presenters. It runs from March to September 2013 in Sydney, NSW, across three two-day sessions with some external project work.
The program aims to provide participants with the following outcomes:
- Increased visibility within their organisations, professions and sectors.
- Capacity and confidence to engage with peers, senior management and boards.
- Skills to become more impactful leaders
- Being an authentic leader
- Presence and visibility
- Maximising potential
- The dynamics of meetings
- Understanding influence
- Powerful conversations
- Branding and presentation
- Messaging and strategy
- Building networks for the future
- Getting ahead (syndicate exercise)
The number of participants on the program will be limited to a maximum of 35:
- 28 by application and competitive selection
- 2 scholarship places
- 5 CBA employees
Participants are grouped in syndicates of five to work on a project for the duration of the program and present it to a panel on the final day. An external syndicate advisor is appointed to assist each group.
- Improve confidence, presence, visibility, resilience and sense of belonging.
- Increase your chances of success when presenting to boards and senior leaders within your organisation or externally.
- Become more effective as a leader in your workplace.
- Develop an understanding of how to manage gender issues in your career.
- Increase collegiality with decision makers and key company personnel
- Know how to approach potential advocates, mentor and sponsors.
- Challenge yourself.
The program fee includes two individual coaching sessions to embed learning for each individual.
- $5,500 (inc GST) for six days including all course elements, networking events, two individual coaching sessions and dinner at Devine restaurant in Sydney on days one and five. To be paid in two instalments ($3,500 by 4 March 2013 and remainder on 15 July 2013.)
- Travel and accommodation to be paid at own cost.
Key Dates 2013
|31 January||Applications close. Selection process commences.|
|11 February||Applicants advised.|
|13 & 14 March||Session One|
|5 & 6 June||Session Two|
|4 & 5 September||Session Three|