WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP | A live online course with Head of Corporate Sales at Google | ELVTR
live online course

Women in Leadership

A Live online course
with Head of Corporate Sales at Google
DATES:
2 NOV 2021 - 14 DEC 2021  
DURATION:
6 WEEKS
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST

What do effective female leaders do differently?

Join Google's Head of Corporate Sales, Lilah Jones, for a 6-week leadership development program unlike any other.

 

Do you see yourself below?
Then this course is for you.

  • CAREER CLIMBERS

     

    Master tools and perspectives for enhancing your influence, strengthening authority, and charting a course to land senior roles further down the road.

  • EMERGING LEADERS

     

    Build healthy self-awareness and empower your communication with negotiation and feedback frameworks.

  • FUTURE LEADERS

     

    Develop a vision for where you want to land in your career and proactively cultivate the skills and mindsets to get there.

PREPARE TO ACCELERATE

Build Your Presence

Find your authentic voice on this guided exploration of effective leadership presence and techniques.

You'll learn the behaviors, attitudes, and techniques used by women rocking the corporate world every day. And then you'll put those learnings into life.

Own Your Career

No one knows what you need in your career better than you. Uncover what truly drives you and build a plan to bake that into everything you do.

  • Shape a development plan for yourself building on your unique strengths
  • Discover timely insights from executive guest speakers, readings, and self-assessments
  • Get personal guidance from a Google leader on your leadership style in office hours
  • Connect with other high-achieving women in breakout groups and workshops
 
ABOUT THE COURSE
01
Path
Assert yourself as an organizational asset and confidently point the way to your team. Learn through practical exercises in self-promotion, branding, and authority-enhancing communication techniques.
02
POSITION
Be on the right side of every negotiation. Master skills and frameworks to reinforce credibility at the bargaining table and advocate for your true dollar value.
03
Plan
Discern your true strengths and light your goals on fire. Define your goals and the specific behaviors you'll cultivate to achieve them in your 90-Day Personal Development Plan.
04
Network
Find mentors and build alliances. You'll get access to insights, cheatsheets, and guest speakers that take the mystery out of networking and help you tap into the vast resources right in your own circle.
05
Balance

Define the choices today that will carry you to your future goals. Build strategies to overcome common hurdles facing career women, and develop practices to better balance your professional and personal vision.

Instructor
  • Head of Corporate Sales, North Central US Google Cloud
  • Brings together the “best of Google” to solve growth challenges for strategic customers across multiple verticals globally
  • Known for her authentic leadership at Microsoft and Dell, where she spent over a decade
  • Trains the next generation of leaders in change management at Suffolk University
  • Proud mom of two children and cherishes spending time abroad vacationing with her family
  • Loves endurance sports and recently achieved a lifelong goal of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro
SYLLABUS

MODULE 1

Knowing your strengths

01
TUE (11/2) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Workshop #1: Finding Your Voice + Women in the Workplace

What is the reality of being a woman in the corporate world in 2021? In the first part of this class, you'll get a big-picture perspective on female leadership as it stands today. Then, you'll zoom into an essential skill: overcoming the communication double-bind.

  • Workplace inequality: Where we've come from and where we are now
  • Impact of COVID on women
  • Power, influence, and authority: Knowing the difference
  • Workshop: Finding your voice

Assignment #1: Complete the assessment from Lilah for your current company.

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02
THU (11/4) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Workshop #2: Self-Promotion + Branding and Presence

Why are you showing up each day, and what do you bring to the table? In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about your accomplishments and strengths, and take on responsibility for the work being done.

  • Understand the components of a personal brand
  • Create the core elements of your personal brand
  • Build your brand offline and online: LinkedIn and beyond
  • Connect your personal brand to your organization's brand
  • Workshop: Self-promotion made easy

Assignment #2: Develop an elevator pitch for yourself, following the Personal Brand Statement template. Then, record yourself presenting your brand statement (3 min. max) and upload for Lilah to review.

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03
TUE (11/9) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Workshop #3: Decoding Emotions + Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the impact of emotional intelligence on workplace success is one of the best things you can do for your career. Today, you'll boost your EQ skills and practice inferring emotions from behavior.

  • Defining Emotional Quotient (EQ)
  • How is EQ important for EQ for women leaders?
  • 4 key components of EQ
  • Workshop: Decoding Emotions

Assignment #3: Complete the Emotions Reflection & Worksheet to identify and defuse false beliefs tied to this area.

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MODULE 2

You in the workplace

04
THU (11/11) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Building Resilience: Post-COVID RTO

There are unique challenges facing women in the workplace — you know all about them, but what can you do to overcome them? In today's class, you'll build strategies to overcome the hurdles women tend to face at work, particularly now in the return to the office.

  • Impact of COVID on career women
  • Being OK with done, not perfect
  • Setting boundaries and overcoming barriers
  • Case study: McKinsey Women in the Workplace research
  • Group exercise: Resilience

Assignment #4: Complete the 7 Days of Goals Pixie Dust exercise from Lilah.

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05
TUE (11/16) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Problem-Solve Like a Boss: Fireside Chat with Yvon Milano, Vice President at the Kellogg Company

As the woman in the room, you're held to a higher standard than men. In this class, Kellogg's VP and Enterprise PMO will walk you through her decision-making process for delivering results and building buy-in from your team, your boss, and stakeholders.

  • Reframing problems with the Root Cause framework
  • Generating ideas with design thinking
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Methods to develop confidence to challenge status quo

Assignment #5: Complete the Problem Solving Brainstorming worksheet from Lilah.

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06
THU (11/18) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Amplify Your Voice

As women, we hear all the time about our confidence problem. This lesson challenges that stigma. You'll get equipped with tools to communicate confidence for effective performance and career development, no matter where you are in your own self confidence journey.

  • Effective voice techniques and body language "gotcha’s"
  • Use power and influence to impact politics
  • Developing social capital and forming alliances
  • Finding mentors

Assignment #6: Complete the Best Self Reflection from Lilah. This requires feedback from others to complete it, so be sure to leave yourself enough time.

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MODULE 3

Communication & networking

07
TUE (11/23) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
The Art of Feedback

Today's class is all about getting and understanding constructive feedback from your team and network. You'll also dig into the right way to be vulnerable as a woman in leadership and how to manage failure to make room for future wins.

  • Importance of feedback key challenges
  • Feedback methods (HIP)
  • Vulnerability and failure perceptions

Assignment #7: Review the discussion on vulnerability sent to you by Lilah and write a reflection on your takeaways. What is one thing you can do related to your learning over the next 60 days?

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08
TUE (11/30) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Workshop #4: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Giving and accepting feedback are very much acquired skills. To that end, you will spend this class refining the methods you learned in the previous lesson in a class-long workshop.

  • Application: Work with a partner on the free feedback activity provided by Lilah.
  • Class discussion: What did you learn? Share key takeaways from the workshop with the class
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09
THU (12/2) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Negotiation Skills

The goal of this class is for you to be on the right side of every negotiation. You'll learn how to be effective in the negotiation process and avoid being “the thirsty girl at the bar”.

  • Gender gap in negotiating
  • BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement)
  • Key strategies for negotiations to create win/win outcomes
  • Controlling emotions using prepared tactics

Assignment #8: "I deserve a raise!" — complete the Asking for a Raise Gameplan worksheet from Lilah and share it with the class.

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10
TUE (12/7) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Building Your Network: Fireside Chat with a Distinguished Corporate Leader

The right mentor can be a catalyst for building social capital and important relationships. You'll hear from a strong woman leader on why mentorships are so beneficial for women specifically, and how to pursue them the right way.

  • Myths in networking
  • Building a networking structure
  • Selecting your Personal Board of Directors
  • Syncing your digital and physical brand

Assignment #9: Create your strategy to find a sponsor or mentor, following the worksheet from Lilah.

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MODULE 4

Setting your plan

11
THU (12/9) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Success and Self-Care

You can’t be effective if you don’t take care of yourself. This class will give you data points that will help you understand the importance of managing your most precious resource: your time and energy. You'll also learn 7 hacks to be more productive, feel better, and show up as your best self.

  • Aligning sleep and productivity
  • Having it all...with help
  • Tools and tips for balancing personal fulfillment and career
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12
TUE (12/14) at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Your Future Development as a Female Leader

You've covered a lot of ground in the past 6 weeks. So what’s next? Lilah will guide you on future possibilities to grow as a leader and share some final thoughts on life in balance.

  • Tools to design a nourish to flourish plan
  • 90-day vision: Goals that are possible and exciting
  • Rituals and routines to get “stuff” done
  • Tackling what’s next

Assignment #10: Build your 90-Day Self Development Plan and submit to Lilah for feedback.

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