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Building Leadership Potential of Women Professionals

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Duration: 2 days
Dates: November 7-8, 2019
Programme Director: Prof. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya
Fees: Rs. 16,000 (Non-Residential), Rs. 28,000 (Residential) Plus GST @18%

INTRODUCTION

Last few decades have witnessed gender diversity at workplace in India, in both public and private sectors, with corporate leaders realizing that this not only helps in creating an unbiased work environment, but it has also had proven business impact. To keep the momentum going, corporate India and the government agencies have taken measures to make the participation of women workforce more productive. In spite of the fact that there has been an increase of women in the lower and middle managerial level, their participation at senior management as well as leadership positions are very low. There may be multiple reasons behind the under-representation of women at the senior leadership positions like glass-ceiling, work-life balance, absence of a clear career path, lack of mentoring, lack of networking opportunities, lack of transparency in roles and expectations, unavailability of relevant platforms to upskill their expertise and exclusion from informal male-dominated networks .

Hence, it is quite pertinent for the women professionals as well as their employers to understand the reasons behind low participation at the leadership positions and to come up with measures to build up the leadership potential of women professionals so that they can handle leadership roles and responsibilities well.

While the onus lies on women to realise their leadership potential to the fullest extent and not consider their gender as an impediment to their career growth, a lot more needs to be done by the organizations to sustain and accelerate this impact. Organisations would do well to initiate and undertake a number of steps, over the long and short term, to ensure an equal environment for their women workforce.

OBJECTIVES

  • To make the women professionals understand about the roles and responsibilities of an effective leader in the corporate world.
  • To make the participants aware of the challenges women professionals usually encounter while moving to leadership positions and how to address these challenges effectively.
  • To develop leadership competencies for managing personal and professional life effectively.
CONTENTS
  • Leadership roles
  • Self- knowledge
  • Challenges of women leaders
  • Managing work-life issues
  • Influencing team members
  • Learning to delegate
  • Managing emotions
  • Building leadership qualities
  • Managing multiple responsibilities

METHODOLOGY

Training will be delivered through the use of interactive methods. These will include:

  • Self-assessment inventories.
  • Case study
  • Group discussion
  • Simulation
  • Lecture

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR AND FACULTY PROFILE

Prof. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. She received the University Gold Medal for securing First Class first Position in M.A in Personnel Management and Labour Welfare. She is a PhD from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. She received the Prestigious Shastri-Indo Canadian Faculty Research Fellowship and did her Post- Doctoral research from Mc Master University, Hamilton, Canada. She has more than twenty one years of experience in teaching, research, training and consulting. Her research interest lies in gender issues in management, diversity management, work-life balance, stress at work, mentoring relationship etc. She has authored two books and published many research articles in referred national and international journals.

Prof. Sanghamitra conducts open and in-company management development programmes across level for leading public and private sector organizations like Engineers India Ltd, Powergrid, ONGC, NHPC, MMTC, SAIL, THDC, NBCC, BIRAC, OIL, IOC, NTPC, LNG Petronet, Sentiss Pharma, ITD Cementation to name a few. She enjoys conducting management development programmes on wide range of topics like leadership, team building, motivation, emotional intelligence, work-life balance, gender sensitivity, mentoring and coaching, interpersonal skills, managerial effectiveness, organizational culture, problem solving and decision making, creativity and innovation. She was selected as a resource person for training women civil servant on gender issues in management.

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FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.