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If companies that financially perform best have the greatest numbers of women in leadership positions, why do women continue to lag behind in assuming leadership and board roles?
Projections show that at the current rate of advancement, women and men won’t be equally represented in leadership until 2085! The harsh reality is that the talent pipeline is leaking at all levels, and women just aren’t stepping into enough key roles that would allow them and their companies to realize their full potential. Why is that and what can we do, as a collective group, to help women leaders advance more quickly in the workplace?
Join us at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ in Dallas, Texas, on November 13-16, 2017 to dig deeper into these questions and challenges, and to be a part of the thinking and potential solutions.
The Women in Leadership Institute is designed to engage and inspire high-performing women leaders toward accelerating their leadership abilities. Past attendees span Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofits, and global government agencies and include women team members, managers, directors, presidents, CEOs, and every level in between.
Returning in 2017 for all alumnae of the Women in Leadership Institute:
The Women in Leadership Advanced Program
Take your leadership journey to the next level, with even deeper dives and more focused group discussions with renown faculty as a part of your 2017 Institute learning experience.
Join us at the 2017 Women in Leadership Advanced Program, held during the Institute, for a rare opportunity to explore in greater depth the insights shared at WIL. The program features new alumnae-only content delivered by our faculty in an intimate, dialogue-oriented setting. In addition, ample time will be built in for collaboration and our distinctive learning team sessions.
Space is limited for this program. To participate in the Women in Leadership Advanced Program, please email or call +1.781.402.5555 for more information.
Get Started Before You Begin
The Women in Leadership Institute sessions are filled with usable knowledge and insights that become even more valuable when leaders have a better understanding of their own strengths and opportunities. Each Institute participant will complete a 360° assessment prior to attending the Institute to gain better insights into her own strengths and key development areas. Use your assessment results to plan your time and areas of focus so that you can maximize results and push your own potential.
Extend Value, Fast-Track Success
Build on your experience at the Institute with optional one-on-one coaching sessions with one of Linkage’s expert coaches. You’ll discuss your individual Women in Leadership Assessment results, create an Individual Development Plan, track your progress over time, and receive powerful tools to start and maintain your focused leadership growth. Think of your coach as your personal guide to fast-tracked success and development.
Executive coaching sessions are available in 3-, 6-, 9-, or 12-month terms—call +1.781.402.5555 for details.
Keynotes, Competencies, and Camaraderie
Through over 25 years of research, we’ve found that there are three core developmental areas that women leaders need to effectively drive results across all levels of an organization: leading authentically, leading others, and leading the future. This finding is at the core of our Women in Leadership Institute Model™, which provides the foundation for your Institute experience.
Explore 6 competencies from the model and learn from world-class leaders in exhilarating keynote sessions and competency-based workshops. You’ll delve into influencing change, building a brand, coaching, and leading strategically, to name just a few.
More than Standard Sessions
Beyond the intense curriculum, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect and network with your peers. Not to mention inspiring keynotes from leaders and world-renowned educators spanning business, arts, and academia.
You’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences and gain expert insight during your daily small group Learning Team sessions with others who have similar roles, years of experience, and leadership responsibilities.
Keep It Going
During the Institute, you’ll undoubtedly gain new insights and new tools while expanding your own competencies and strengths. But following the Institute, you also gain access to the Linkage Year of Learning™ to continue your growth.
As an Institute participant, you’ll receive a full year of access to the LinkageNetwork™, an online learning environment featuring webinars, broadcasts, and content designed to expand on the competencies addressed at the Institute.
Susan MacKenty Brady
Institute Co-chair; EVP, Global Program Strategy & Development, Linkage; author
Susan MacKenty Brady is the Executive Vice President of Global Program Strategy & Development at Linkage. Ms. Brady is an expert speaker, coach, and facilitator, and has extensive experience in building executives and leaders across all levels. Her coaching philosophy rests on the premise that behavior change comes from understanding the specific behaviors that may be preventing leaders from operating at their highest level of performance and then focusing on these behaviors in a deep and practical way. Ms. Brady is well known for her success designing and implementing targeted leadership initiatives focused on advancing women leaders. She is a contributing author of the book Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming the Path to Leadership. She published The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Critic, co-authored Coaching Your Inner Critic on Forbes.com, and is currently writing her next book, The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Jerk, which will be published Fall of 2016.
Institute Co-chair; Vice Chairman, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley; Author
Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Ms. Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” U.S. Bankers “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2010), Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street” (2006 – 2011), Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World,” and “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. Ms. Harris is also an author and gospel singer, and intensively committed to and involved in her community.
Venue & Logistics
1-4 participants: $3,495/person
Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202 USA
Hotel rooms are not included in the Institute tuition. A block of rooms is being held at the Omni Dallas Hotel at a reduced rate for Institute participants. Discounted rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To benefit from the Institute rate, you must act by October 23, 2017, and mention the Linkage Women in Leadership Institute when making your reservation.
- Payment: Full tuition must be received in US funds. Group reservations will be billed to the primary contact unless otherwise specified.
- Cancellation: A $350 administrative fee will be applied to any cancellation at any time. After October 7, 2017, cancellation of any and all registrations—including “no shows”—is subject to the full Institute fee. An organization may substitute one paid participant for another at any time with no additional fees or charges.
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