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17th - 18th, May 2023
Virtual / Streaming

Essential leadership skills and empowering strategies to thrive in Executive-Level roles and beyond


- Refining your leadership style for personal and team performance
- High-level communication, influence and negotiation skills
- Build resilience to thrive during times of change and uncertainty
- Driving change and innovation as a woman in leadership


Dr Karen Whittingham

Karen is one of Australia’s leading executive management development specialists who has worked with thousands of executives to transition them into senior leadership roles quickly and effectively. She is an Organisational Psychologist passionate about people’s success and facilitating their careers to rise. She teaches Organisational psychology at UNSW and works with ASX listed companies and large public sector organisations to drive engagement, inclusion and performance.

Impact Psychology Pty Ltd


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
EL1 & EL2 Women in Leadership Workshop

17 May - 18 May


Authentic executive-level leadership for women in the APS

- Expectations and values of an EL leader

- Understand individual strengths and values as a leader

- Navigate the move from micro to macro leadership

Understanding your own leadership style

- Build self-awareness of leadership traits and how they align with organisational goals

- Recognising demands of leadership and the expectations of the organisation                      

- Embracing your diverse and inclusive leadership style

Understand how your Emotional Intelligence (EI) impacts how you are perceived as a leader 

- Enhance self-awareness to lead and motivate your team

- Optimise personal strengths to enhance emotional competence 

- Utilise heightened EI to make effective strategic decisions

Build resilience to thrive during times of change

- Techniques to maintain resilience and prepare for unexpected challenges

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - Provide and accept feedback

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd


Develop techniques of persuasion, negotiation, and influence

- Managing emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Utilise coaching skills and ‘conversational intelligence’ to boost team performance

- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence 

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to enhance performance by building team capability and accountability

- Tools for managing complex issues 

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

- Engage and manage stakeholder expectations during change

- Learn to trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure

EL1 & EL2 Women’s Leadership think-tank

- Create a personal leadership plan for strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices

- Tools and ideas to navigate obstacles and competing priorities

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd



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Virtual / Streaming

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