Four offerings help female managers achieve personal and professional goals

This fall, Carlson Executive Education is helping women managers enhance their organizational status. Taught by some of its favorite female instructors, the four short Momentum Series programs for women explore a host of tactics for achieving personal and professional goals.

"To become more effective leaders, women need to recognize, understand, and transform common business challenges into career-building opportunities," says Mark Kizilos, assistant dean of Executive Education. "Carlson Executive Education is committed to providing aspiring women leaders with the necessary training and tools that will help them make the most of their opportunities."

The four programs include:

Success and Sanity for Professional Women: Developing Your Own Winning Strategy - In this interactive workshop for high-potential, high-performing women leaders who are looking to take their careers to the next level, Susan Davis-Ali shares tips, tools, strategies, and secrets for becoming successful in today's competitive business environment. (September 22)

Women Matter in Corporations: Increase Your Influence - Margaret Seidler shares what men do that women need to do to succeed and what women bring to the table where men fall short, while exploring nine criteria which determine what makes an effective leader. (October 6)

Negotiation Strategies for Women - Senior Lecturer Lori Abrams from the Carlson School's Department of Strategic Management and Organization will help participants understand the unspoken attitudes, hidden assumptions, and conflicting agendas that drive the negotiation process--and teach them how to use that knowledge to their advantage. (October 20)

Gender and Intercultural Conflict - Effective leadership requires an in-depth understanding of the nature of conflict. Instructor Beth Zemsky focuses on increasing women leaders' ability to develop "conflict fluency" across gender and diverse cultural contexts. (November 3)

Each program is four hours long and costs $495. Participants who enroll in two programs will receive a 10 percent discount; 15 percent when registering for three or more programs at the same time.