We developed the Advance programme in response to feedback from clients and individuals who shared with us the challenges they faced in recruiting and retaining female staff at senior levels. Many businesses face a common issue where women frequently do not put themselves forward for promotions or lack the confidence to showcase their skills and pursue top-level positions.
As you are reading this page, it may be something you have noticed too?
Typical ‘Women’s Leadership Programmes’ usually fail to deliver change, as they use the same syllabus as a regular leadership programme and rarely broach the kind of subjects that women feel are important to them in the workplace. Women in professional services are highly intelligent, capable and focused. So this programme is far less about teaching women what leadership is, and far more about helping them paint a clearer picture of the woman they wish to “become” and supporting them to take practical action to realise this at work.
We have created three Advance Programme streams so there is an appropriate solution for all women in your organisation.
The Bronze option is completely self-paced and available with remote access to a series of excellent video resources that will build confidence alongside a notebook that helps people keep track of what they have done and acts as a guide to the material.
Silver and Gold Participants initially follow a common pathway across the first 5 modules and while Gold continue on through an extra 2 modules everyone will finish their programme with the Three Cs – Consolidate, Continue, Celebrate. Every solution ends with a call to action.
This very cost-effective investment offers your delegates a chance to learn from a global faculty of experts discussing the key topics that underpin confidence and success.
It is self-paced and there is a handy toolkit that will help guide everyone through the modules. We recommend people pace themselves over 2 or 3 months including:
Silver participants are further immersed in fortnightly group discussions with their peers. An engaging, enlightening process that enables everyone to come together and share challenges in a supportive environment. These discussions allow people to express some of the challenges and learn from each other’s experiences of trying new things and different strategies.
Four months duration with 6 modules including:
This works for the majority of your female future leaders and is the ideal way to build confidence and draw people into your organisation.
This programme is an extraordinary personal journey, balancing 1:1 coaching with one of our faulty from start to finish with a welcome call plus 3 other 1:1 sessions, combined with small group coaching in intimate ‘Pods’ for the 12-week duration of the programme.
‘Coaching pods’ are an ideal way to share your challenges and triumphs with a small group of individuals who are going through similar experiences to you in terms of progression and responsibility.
Six months duration:
This is suitable for people who are seeking or due for promotion and will help support them to step up or transition into the role. Half the investment per person compared to 1:1 coaching but with an extraordinary library of amazing content available from which to learn and be inspired.
ADVANCE reconnects women with their Ambition – their strong desire to achieve, enabling Decisions that honour their Values, and lead to focused Action. All of this in a Nourishing environment which balances challenge with support, building Confidence and releasing Energy to achieve professional and personal results.
Your firm can benefit from greater engagement and more importantly prepare your women for the challenges that lie ahead and build their confidence and desire to step up, stay on board and lead others in your teams.
Women will lead naturally with more confidence and clarity, and the self-belief that they can succeed in the organisation.
Boston Consulting recently highlighted the impact of this kind of development citing that “it’s important that leaders understand the powerful impact of inclusion at the highest level as they believe it is “one of the most actionable levers companies have to attract and retain talent”