Program learning journey
Program learning journey
Step 1 - Explore
Self-paced preparation

1. Kick-off call

Before the program start date, meet Ginka Toegel – your program director – and your peers to find out how to best prepare for the program.

2. Preparation

Before the program begins, you will go through self-paced assignments that are designed to help you reflect on your professional and personal journey thus far. This will help you to identify your key leadership challenge, and maximize program outcomes.

Step 2 - Reveal & Apply
3.5 days of face-to-face interaction with faculty, coaches and peers

3. On campus

Engage in, and be inspired by a deeply immersive experience designed to explore who you are and how you lead, strengthen key leadership skills and allow you to build strong connections with other women leaders from around the world.
Put all you learn and experience into context through thought-provoking plenary sessions, giving you new insights and fresh perspectives.

4. Coaching session

Your personal coach will help you to consolidate your learning within the context of your own leadership challenge.
This will help you to find clarity on how to move confidently onwards and upwards.

Step 3 - Fly
Individual follow-up

5. Coaching session

Three months after the program, your personal coach will help you take stock of how far you’ve come, where you stand with your leadership challenge and ensure that you have what you need to reach new heights in your career and professional life.

Key topics and skills





& Leadership

Opening Dinner


Leadership & authenticity

Team Contracting

Presence & Impact

Free Evening

DAY 3 

Leading Without Authority: Outdoor day - Coaching with horses

Video Review
Assignment & Team
Feedback Session

Working Dinner

DAY 4 

Parallel Sessions:

Personal Coaching & Skills Lab (Influencing skills, Voice workshop, Self reflection)

Integration & Synthesis

Bolster your ability to communicate strategy and vision and drive greater impact
Boost your assertiveness and your ability to effectively manage upwards
Enrich your networking skills to nurture and build your professional community
Enhance your self-confidence and self-belief so you can perform at your best
Take your next step
Get a personal recommendation

Schedule a call with Program Advisor Ann Soerme. Discuss your career goals and see if this is the program for you.

Join online and experience a walkthrough of the Leadership programs, how they work, what you can expect and how it will impact your career.

See how this program has impacted women

Read success stories from Strategies for Leadership participants


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