BLACK LEADERS | A live online course with Chief Operations & Executive Strategist at Google | ELVTR

LIVE ONLINE COURSE

BLACK LEADERS

Dates: 30 NOV 2022 - 18 JAN 2023
Duration: 6 WEEKS (WITH A 2-WEEK BREAK) MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST
FELICIA GUITY
GOOGLE
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LIVE ONLINE COURSE

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FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC
LEADERSHIP STYLE
Dates:
30 NOV 2022 - 18 JAN 2023
Duration:
6 WEEKS (WITH A 2-WEEK BREAK)
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST

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.

 

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

  • YOU’RE A BLACK LEADER LOOKING TO ADVANCE

     

    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.

  • YOU WANT TO IMPROVE THE COLLECTIVE IMPACT OF BLACK LEADERS

     

    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.

  • YOU WANT TO FOSTER INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

     

    Learn how to drive meaningful change by modeling and advancing inclusive leadership within your own organization, including implementing a diversity and inclusion action plan.

Your Ascent Starts Here

Learn from a Black female leader with experience at top companies.

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.

Put your plans into action with practical frameworks and tools.

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.

 
ABOUT THE COURSE
4 WORKSHOPS
Benefit from proven techniques for negotiation, feedback, coaching, and setting your own goals. You’ll have the chance to practice and improve these techniques with your classmates so you feel confident applying them in your organization.
3 GUEST SPEAKERS
Join guest speakers for engaging and insightful fireside chats. Discuss trending topics such as diversity and inclusion, setting KPIs, and leading with courage.
8 FRAMEWORKS AND TEMPLATES

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.

Instructor
 
FELICIA
GUITY
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  • Chief Operations & Executive Strategist, member of Global Executive Leadership at Google

  • More than 32 years of experience at top companies like Google, Amazon, Citrix, and Microsoft

  • First African-American woman to be promoted from entry-level to the top 1% of Microsoft leadership

  • Award-winning business development executive and board member recognized among leading women in business

  • Delivers on billion-dollar revenue goals through strategy, sales, digital marketing, and technical platforms

  • Sits on the board for Powerful Voices, We Connect The Dots Inc., and Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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SYLLABUS
01
WED (11/30) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Managing Black Identity

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.

  • African-American history, culture, and psychology
  • Leadership in the context of race and identity
  • Understanding and tackling racial inequality
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02
MON (12/5) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Black Leaders Shaping History Today

Get inspired by Black leaders shaping their industries and start to map out your own realistic and achievable goals.

  • Modern Black leaders across countries and industries
  • Outlining individual and professional development goals
  • Group discussion: Meet your peers and share your goals

Assignment #01: Work on creating your individual and professional development goals.

Go deeper: Identify your blockers and come up with an action plan.

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03
WED (12/7) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Authentic Leadership

Consider what makes a good leader by delving into different leadership styles and critical leadership skills. How do these apply to you?

  • Applying leadership approaches
  • Group discussion: Identifying critical leadership skills
  • Workshop: Recognizing your assets and value

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.

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04
MON (12/12) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Critical Thinking for Leaders

Good leaders don’t just see things one way. Learn how to recognize traps and trends and how to reason effectively.

  • Effective reasoning
  • Recognizing thinking traps
  • Problem-solving techniques
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05
WED (12/14) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Make Your Voice Heard

Discover the keys to successful negotiation and improving the status quo for yourself, your team, and your organization.

  • Negotiation strategies, styles, and tactics
  • Rethinking negotiation as problem-solving
  • Influencing key stakeholders
  • Workshop: Getting more out of your negotiations

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.

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06
MON (12/19) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Active Listening

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.

  • Avoiding miscommunication
  • 7 stages of active listening
  • Assertive communication and boundaries

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?

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07
WED (12/21) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Giving and Receiving Feedback

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.

  • Understanding motivational drivers
  • Emotional intelligence and communication methods
  • Effective feedback tools and techniques
  • Workshop: Structured models for giving and receiving feedback
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08
WED (1/4) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Leading Teams With Courage: Fireside Chat with Kim Smith, Global Vice President at IBM

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 values-based leadership approach
  • Enabling your team to develop and deliver
  • Handling conflict
  • Taking risks and making informed decisions
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09
MON (1/9) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Making Your Organization Diverse & Inclusive: Fireside Chat with Karen Wilkins-Mickey, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Seattle Seahawks 

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.

  • Addressing under-representation
  • Implementing an equality lens
  • Fireside chat: Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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.

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10
WED (1/11) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Expand Your Network

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.

  • The importance of connecting
  • Getting guidance
  • Finding the right mentor to unlock your potential
  • Workshop: Coaching others and the GROW technique

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.

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11
MON (1/16) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Setting Leadership KPIs: Fireside Chat with Dilpreet Kaur, Co-Founder at Sparklos

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.

  • Steps for achieving professional aspirations
  • Insights for designing your development plan
  • Fireside chat: KPIs that reflect your strategic priorities

Assignment #07: Fill in the personal KPIs template.

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12
WED (1/18) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Refining Your Development Plan

It’s time to put all your knowledge into practice and finalize your development plan.

  • Identifying future development needs
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Holding yourself accountable
  • Celebrating progress and preparing for what’s next

Assignment #08: Finalize your development plan.

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What our students say

Beth Saunders DATA VISUALIZATION

"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."

Carlos Andres BECOME AN ART DIRECTOR

"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."

Hayley Smith BRANDING 101

"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."

Rebecca Kouwe HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYTICS

"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."

Courtney Fulton WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

"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!"

 
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