About the workshop

Leading and managing in the Higher Education environment brings challenges few other professions experience. In this constantly evolving sector, authentic and resilient leadership in the face of change is pivotal to success. To lead individuals and teams effectively within education, it is essential that leaders understand and capitalise on their unique strengths, while still aligning their approach with the current and emerging industry trends and their impacts.

This workshop focuses on allowing existing and aspiring leaders to be more aware of the way they exercise leadership and their impact upon others. You will be encouraged to think about your role holistically and to understand the opportunities and avenues in which you can be effective change agents.

Expert facilitation will allow you to explore the unique skills required to lead effectively in education. Practical and interactive sessions will equip you with the strategies and techniques to enable you to reach your full potential, to pursue your chosen career path, and to achieve success!

Higher Education Women in Leadership Workshop

Leadership foundations for women in Higher Education

- Defining your strengths and key development areas

- Understand where you are in your career journey

- Establish your goals for leadership progression


Change management in a hybrid environment

- The VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

- Tertiary Education challenges in a VUCA world

- Responding to pressure in positions of management


Managing people's performance

- Performance conversations in an academic context

- Explore four primary principles for managing performance 

- Provide feedback that drives engagement and collaboration

- Utilise coaching models for goal setting and performance management


High level communication, influence and negotiation

- Develop your communication strategy - style, structure and substance

- Stakeholder engagement 

- Know your audience’s expectations 

- Effectively managing up and how important it is to do it differently in academia


Conversations that build trust to communicate your vision 

- Communication skills to maximise influence

- Understand other people's motivations and emotions

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Trusting yourself and your decisions as a professional 


Strategic thinking and career progression

- Unpack practical takeaways and build a personalised action plan 

- Workshop key skills and strategies to implement back in the office

- Share approaches to move your career forward

Tailor Your Training Experience

To make sure you get the learning solution that’s right for you, we offer different levels of tailoring to suit your needs. Choose from three levels of customisation:

1.Off the Shelf

Love what you see? Great! Choose this option to take one of our most popular courses and bring it in-house for your team. Includes a pre-course consult session with our facilitator to make sure we hit the mark, and deliver the right learning experience for you.


Make sure you get the most from the course you choose, by tailoring the content to get the right fit for you. Speak to our team, who will work with you to pick and mix from a curated bank of training modules to help customise your learning experience.


Not on the list? Let us know what you’re looking for and we will find the right solution. Our team of learning specialists will work with you to develop a unique training course for your business. Through an in-depth consultation process, we will work with you to profile your learning needs and build a bespoke program from the ground up.

Speak with one of our team today to find which option is right for you.

Who Will Attend

Existing and emerging women leaders from across the higher education sector, including Universities, TAFE, & RTOs.

This training is highly beneficial for first-time or front-line managers who:
- Are in the early stages of a university or college leadership role
- Have been leading for a while without formal leadership training

Past attendees have come from a wide range of departments and positions:
- Tertiary Education, including Universities, TAFE, & RTOs
- HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion & Cultural Change professionals

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