LIVE ONLINE COURSE
What does it mean to lead with courage and compassion? How can you develop confidence, resilience, and skills to drive necessary change?
Join Felicia Guity, Chief Operations & Executive Strategist at Google, to develop your leadership skills, map out your personal and professional goals, and network with industry peers.
Prepare to take on increasing challenges and responsibility as you move into more senior leadership or management positions. Learn how to negotiate like a pro, work to your strengths, and set your own development goals.
Strengthen your individual impact while paving the way for more Black leaders in business. You’ll learn how to get the most out of coaching and mentoring, set KPIs, and develop key skills for leadership.
Learn how to drive meaningful change by modeling and advancing inclusive leadership within your own organization, including implementing a diversity and inclusion action plan.
Having experienced all the ups and downs on her way to becoming a Google executive, Felicia has deep, real-world insights into what it means to be a successful business leader – and the challenges you’ll need to overcome along the way.
You’ll walk away from this course with a clear personal and professional development plan, along with tools for negotiation, giving and receiving feedback, and mentoring.
Understand how to get the best out of yourself, your team, and your organization. Felicia will help you craft your personal development plan and offer frameworks on feedback, listening, negotiation, and mentoring.
In this first class, Felicia will take you through the history of Black identity in the workplace – where we’ve come from, where we need to go, and how you can contribute to the new landscape.
Get inspired by Black leaders shaping their industries and start to map out your own realistic and achievable goals.
Assignment #01: Work on creating your individual and professional development goals.
Go deeper: Identify your blockers and come up with an action plan.
Consider what makes a good leader by delving into different leadership styles and critical leadership skills. How do these apply to you?
Assignment #02: Reach out to five people that you know well (e.g., family, friends, colleagues) and ask them to come up with three adjectives that best describe you. What did you learn? Was there anything that surprised you?
Go deeper: Explore your leadership style by outlining your personal assets and value.
Good leaders don’t just see things one way. Learn how to recognize traps and trends and how to reason effectively.
Discover the keys to successful negotiation and improving the status quo for yourself, your team, and your organization.
Assignment #03: Watch the videos provided and determine which negotiations are most successful and why. What negotiation tactics did you observe? What kind of behaviors make someone more or less successful when negotiating?
Go deeper: Negotiate a deal, develop a pitch, and record yourself presenting it. Reflect on this activity and evaluate your group members’ performances.
In any conversation, it’s easy for things to go unnoticed and overlooked – which can cause misunderstandings and conflict. Learn how to earn the trust and respect of your team and form healthy relationships in the workplace.
Assignment #04: Think of a time when you experienced miscommunication. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome? What could be done to avoid this situation in the future?
Go deeper: Watch the video provided and explain why miscommunication happened. How could it be avoided?
In this class, you’ll discover how to effectively give and receive feedback to build a healthy communication flow, boost productivity and engagement, and achieve better results as a team.
Good leaders know the value of courage and compassion, including the courage to let others do what they do best. Dive into what it means to lead with courage and how to take the right risks.
A diverse and inclusive company is made up of a healthy balance of people from different backgrounds. Learn how to create change within your own team or organization.
Assignment #05: Reflect on what you’ve heard in class and identify three main takeaways.
Go deeper: Create a D&I action plan for your team or organization.
Part of being an effective leader is acting as a mentor or coach to others in your sphere of influence. Learn techniques for 1-1 coaching sessions and the benefits of cultivating a productive and meaningful network of your own.
Assignment #06: Watch the video provided on sponsorship. List three key takeaways and three steps you will take to find people who can help you.
Go deeper: Build your network map.
Setting clear goals is important, but how do you ensure you achieve them? With measurable progress and outcomes, you’ll set yourself up for future success.
Assignment #07: Fill in the personal KPIs template.
It’s time to put all your knowledge into practice and finalize your development plan.
Assignment #08: Finalize your development plan.
"I absolutely love the format! Working through real life scenarios makes it super applicable and easy to translate the learning into practical takeaways. I also enjoy that the assignments are straightforward enough to get through but you can make them more complex to get more learning out of the course. It really is a format where you get out what you put in."
"The group activities, they allow us to interact and exchange ideas, plus the way it is structured is challenging and mind twisting as we collaborate in different parts of the ideation."
"Overall I'm impressed with the level of detail and explanation around particular topics and subjects. There's a real depth to each module which for learning allows the information to stay in your brain."
"I really enjoy the format of the course. Lectures with real life examples and an ongoing case study. Also built in 20 minutes at the end of each class for questions is helpful."
"I enjoyed the structure of the class. I like how we learned about a topic and practiced it in the workshops. It’s helped me to apply what I learned!"