Strategic Leadership for Women Certificate

Designed with women in mind, Simmons' innovative Strategic Leadership for Women Certificate will give you the skills you need to become an influential leader and decision maker in your organization.

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Taking you to the top

This 5 day intensive program is designed specifically for mid-senior level managers, women advancing to more senior positions, and for high potential women managers.

You can walk out of here a completely different person.

As a participant, you will:

  • Come to understand your personal leadership style and identify ways to strengthen your practices
  • Understand how strategic mentoring and networking can impact your career and the careers of others in your organization
  • Receive personal coaching on specific leadership issues, challenges, and career aspirations
  • Develop career strategies, including an action plan that allows you to create the conditions for your own success

What you don't know can hurt you. Register now to gain the skills and confidence you need to make your next move.

If you are interested in our next session, please fill out our web form.

Do you want to attend but need help justifying the expense to your manager? No problem! Fill out our customized letter and we'll see you in the next session.

This was one of the best weeks I have had this year. It was awesome!

This is a highly interactive program that uses a variety of methodologies, including:

  • 360° leadership assessment tool to receive and analyze feedback
  • Personal executive coaching on specific leadership issues, challenges, and career aspirations
  • "Live" cases and other exercises that allow you to interact with the material and put your skills into practice
  • Group problem solving and experience sharing
  • Formal instruction based on our extensive research into what makes women leaders successful
  • Structured personal reflection
  • Best practices for strengthening your network combined with the opportunity to network with other women leaders
  • Action planning to create a roadmap for success

Program Outline:

Day 1

  • Laying the Foundation
  • Exploring Leadership Potential
  • Peer Coaching
  • Reception and Dinner

Day 2

  • Communication Strategies
  • Women and Vision
  • Executive Coaching
  • Offsite Dinner and Leadership Team Conversations

Day 3

  • Building Your Strategic Network
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Leadership Support Teams
  • Free Night

Day 4

  • Leading High Performing Teams
  • Understanding and Using Power
  • Celebration Dinner

Day 5

  • Strategic Path to Leadership
  • Program Close

Our program fee is $4,600 and includes:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Materials
  • Most meals

Partial scholarships are available for women leaders in the non-profit sector. For more information, please email the Executive Education office at [email protected].

Simmons alumnae/i are eligible for a 15% discount. Simmons grants 3.1 continuing education credits (CEUs) for the Strategic Leadership for Women program.

Simmons can deliver this program directly to your organization, at the location of your choice. For more information, contact Elisa van Dam at 617-521-3869 or [email protected].

Learn more about our custom programs.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing. Cancellations received more than 30 days before the start of the program will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received between 21 and 30 days prior to the program start receive a 50% refund. There is no refund for cancellations made within 20 days of the start of the program. If unable to attend, registrants may make a one-time transfer of their enrollment to the next scheduled session.

Our Faculty

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Spela Trefalt

  • Associate Professor Diane K Trust Chair in Leadership Development