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 like Felicia's casual style and that she takes time to answer all the questions with examples and in a relatable way."
"Felicia offers real world experience and done the things she is teaching and is successful at the things she teaches."
"I love the conversations and the honesty from Dr. Guity and the class participants! There is a sense of community here and you don't feel so alone in your career journey. I'm so glad I invested in myself and in this course!"
"The professional insights and lived experiences that have been shared by not only the instructor but the course participants as well."
"The discussion during the office hours and the break out rooms are the best parts of this course. I feel like I am learning so much wisdom from Felicia and the spirit of this course is a stress relief from my week."
"Felicia helps us to understand and interpret real-life scenario-based workplace issues and unlock or reveal strategies to overcome misalignment."
"I enjoy the format. Everyone is able to participate and contribute!"
"Dr. Guity is amazing to listen to. She is giving such great information not only for leaders, but especially for Black leaders and how to get us to survive and do well in leadership."