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13th - 14th, July 2022
Virtual / Streaming

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


- Refining your leadership style for personal & 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

13 Jul - 14 Jul


Authentic executive-level leadership for women in the APS

- Expectations and values of an EL leader

- Understand individual strengths and values as a leader

- Evolve into a strategic decision-maker

- 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                      

- Understanding the expectations of team members and direct reports

- Embracing your diverse and inclusive leadership style

Advanced Emotional Intelligence (EI)

- Understand your EI and its impact on the way 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 and uncertainty

- Techniques to maintain resilience 

- 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


High level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Managing emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Developing techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influencing with coaching skills and ‘conversational intelligence’

- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence 

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leveraging team dynamics to enhance performance

- Tools for managing complex issues 

- Build team capability and accountability

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

Driving change and innovation as a female leader

- 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

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change

EL1 & EL2 Women’s Leadership think-tank

- Create a personal leadership plan for strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices

- What will you do differently as a result of this program?

- Tools and ideas to navigate obstacles and competing priorities

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd



Online Delivery

Virtual / Streaming

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