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Develop powerful, effective and authentic leadership in women at senior management level, via this fascinating combination of theory, practice, and learning in unusual spaces. 

This comprehensive six-month programme is about creating opportunities for women who are already leaders in their current spheres of influence. Empowered with the realities of what it means to lead with significance and action, you will help to build the gender-neutral playing field that is so critical to a volatile and uncertain world.

There is a great need for human-centredness, inclusion and sustainability in our world and in our work. As such, this programme invites women to take their rightful place at all organisational levels.

Designed for women and men who see the full value of women leaders, and who are ready to champion the change they want to see now and in future, the programme drives participants to be change agents on the macro, meso and micro levels.

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Coaching as a Focus Area
GIBS defines coaching as a relationship in which a qualified coach partners with a client as part of a process that inspires the client to maximise their personal and professional potential. This powerful and proven means of leveraging capability and optimising performance is used very effectively in leadership and management development; either alone or in combination with classroom teaching and experiential processes. While working in groups, coaching allows participants to benefit from personal insights as well as interpersonal processes, like feedback, exchange, and holding each other accountable.

Coaching Methodology

  • Integrated classroom coaching sessions;

  • Individual coaching touch points; and;

  • Group coaching.


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How you will benefit:
At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Analyse global, continental and local trends and strategies in leading women in business;
  • Understand the intricacies and simultaneity of the dynamics at play, such as race, class, age, ethnicity, sexual identity, and being differently abled;
  • Engage on the opportunities and threats faced by senior women in the corporate world;
  • Map and address diverse experiences in relation to women in the workplace;
  • Define and co-create a new business environment for women in South Africa;
  • Determine future-focused strategies for leading women in business; and
  • Determine your own style of leadership through case studies and interactions with senior businesswomen from South Africa and Africa.
Key Content Areas:

  • Creating our own and other's narratives through storytelling;
  • The status of women in business in South Africa, Africa, and emerging markets;
  • The leadership styles demonstrated by successful businesspeople;
  • Bringing authentic leadership into the workplace;
  • Developing and mastering strategic communication skills; and
  • The inclusive and innovative management of diverse teams.
Who should attend?

This programme is ideal for:

  • Experienced businesswomen and businessmen at middle to senior management levels, wanting to transition into executive positions and improve their management styles; and
  • Experienced businesswomen and businessmen driven to create a legacy for their organisations and for the societies in which they live and work.

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