About This Program
Women make up 50% of the population but not necessarily 50% of business leadership. This course is an opportunity for you to meet other executives and enjoy candid, open conversations about the challenges women face in the workforce, and also how to support women as they come up through the ranks. Over three days, you will strengthen your ability to lead through sessions designed to help you develop your leadership style, increase your influence, improve your communication style, hone negotiation tactics, and lead for sustainable long-term performance. Course experience includes networking time and a chance to hear from other business leaders who will share their own journeys, perspectives, and lessons learned.
- Women business leaders
- Businesswomen preparing for future leadership roles
- Mid to senior-level leaders
- Engage with seasoned women executives from varied backgrounds and industries
- Learn proven negotiation strategies to improve outcomes
- Build an action plan focused on enhancing critical relationships
- Discuss how to refine communication methods to increase their receptivity
- Share experience and learn from others successes and missteps
Negotiation Planning, Exercise & Debrief
Communication & Influence Strategies for Women
Keynote: Angela Spranger, Senior Diversity Officer and Founding Director of the Center for DEI in Business
Lori Abrams is a Distinguished Member of the Carlson Executive Educator Network. Lori is also a Strategic and Organizational Communication Consultant with broad-based experience in workforce optimization, organizational development, and change management.
Louellen Essex is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota where she studied administration, psychology, and communication.
Stephen Glomb is the Departmental Director, Carlson Graduate Business Career Center, Carlson School of Management, where he works with graduate business students and professionals in the executive, full-time, and part-time MBA programs. He is equally skilled at pre-employment assessment and selection, helping organizations determine readiness and potential among their existing team members.
Theresa Glomb is a Professor and The Toro Company – David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources, Department of Work and Organizations. She received her Ph.D. and AM in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her BA in psychology from DePaul University.
Pri Shah, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are Social Networks, Teams, and Decision-Making.
Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.