Boundless Leadership: A Breakthrough Program for Women
Today’s workplace environment creates unique and complex challenges for women, particularly in some sectors. But evidence indicates that female executives also add unique value and strategic perspective. They consistently break through unhealthy team communications, question out-dated paradigms and innovatively respond to strategic challenges. Research shows that organizations with a gender balance also enjoy measurably better bottom line results.
Faced with various types of challenges, many women step off the ladder at critical transition points. This creates a net loss of talent and competitive advantage to organizations, not to mention frustrated potential for women themselves.
Boundless Leadership is designed to specifically address the needs and questions of current and emerging women leaders. We are focused on working with you to answer this question: How can I further realize my leadership potential to benefit my ambitions AND to better serve my organization?
The Program consists of short, focused half-day sessions held over a 9 month period. We will address key leadership issues and skills and cultivate a robust network of colleagues.
Each session will have a specific focus, but the program is holistic and integrated so that each session builds on the next. We will work together to practice new skills and we’ll include special guests who can directly address the “real life” experiences related to each topic. Peer coaching groups will support the practical application of learning between sessions.
Download a detailed program prospectus, including program itinerary.
$4,400 + HST
The program will be delivered in short, focused half-day sessions held over a 9 month period. Each session will start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm, except for Module 1, which will be a full day session.
How to Register
Please fill out our online registration form.
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Our payment & cancellation policy can be found HERE.
Who Should Attend
We welcome women with 5 -10 years of management experience. You are looking to grow and refine your leadership skills to step up to the next level of your career path. You are intending to stay and succeed in your current organization OR you may be looking to find an equally challenging, meaningful and satisfying alternative path to the next level of success.
What You Will Learn
- Strategies to navigate personal and systemic biases;
- Approaches to productively address interpersonal conflict;
- Practical ways to balance personal priorities while facing exciting (or daunting) work requirements;
- Renewed self-confidence and courage to address setbacks;
- Appreciate and re-frame your current strengths and those you can cultivate further;
- Greater capacity to use power and influence in a way that fits your values;
- More clarity about how to be at your best in your work AND for your workplace;
- Increased connection with a group of like-minded professionals who care about pursuing a meaningful career that advances personal and corporate objectives.
Dr. Ingrid Richter
Ingrid Richter is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and Partner, Threshold Associates. Her teaching, action research and consulting work has three major areas of focus: leadership development, facilitating complex, multi-stakeholder change processes and developing change agents so that they can more effectively engage in high impact, complex change. Her recent client work focuses on leadership and international capacity development supporting sustainability of social innovation initiatives. She has in-depth experience in provincial and federal governments, including as a Senior Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service as well as senior roles in corrections, policing and public safety. Ingrid was the co-founder of the Canadian Organization Development Institute and designs and delivers leadership programs for the UN Staff College and the UNHCR. In her spare time she is an active volunteer at Synapcity, (an Ottawa non-profit focused on developing citizen engagement), loves travel, poetry, cooking and learning to play the ukulele.
Jean Ogilvie is an Associate of Telfer Centre for Executive Programs, and the founder of the Aeshna Project, a company that specializes in developing leaders, teams and organizations. Jean is a certified coach, a Team Performance Coach at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and has a private executive coaching practice. She has designed and facilitated leadership development programs in both the public and private sectors including Canada School for Public Service, Bombardier Aeronautics, Alcan Primary Metals, Alcan International, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Labour Program at HRSDC. Jean specializes in dynamic and creative ways to support the development of leaders and their direct reports in the context of work.
Lynn Davies is an organizational effectiveness consultant with 40 years’ experience. She is a member of the faculty in the University of Ottawa’s Executive MBA and part of the Telfer Executive Programs Community of Practice, with whom she has been Academic Director for the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Leadership Program for the past six years. Lynn has an MA in Human Systems Intervention and advanced training in Coaching and Gestalt therapy and her teaching specialties include Change Management, Leadership and Team Development. Her professional mission is to help individuals, teams and organizations organize and manage for dignity, community and meaning. She has been coaching leaders for over 25 years and has consulted widely to all levels of government, the hospital sector and the private sector. Lynn has counted among her clients the Canada School of Public Service, The Ottawa Hospital, the Department of Justice, and The Bank of Montreal. She has volunteered on several boards and has published work in the area of women in the workplace. Lynn is an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying cross country skiing, canoeing, and biking. She also enjoys gardening at her cottage, cooking, reading and bridge (at which she is slowly improving). She is the proud mother of two children and two grandchildren.