Training for Women & Men

 

WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN

Our suite of Women’s Leadership Workshops uniquely addresses the underlying assumptions of what it means to be a high potential woman. We help develop more confident leaders and key influencers. Women emerge from these courses with a clearer vision of career success and a new set of advanced leadership skills to help them accomplish their goals.

 

Women & Leadership: 6-12 Month Women’s Leadership Program

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Orange Grove Consulting designs in-house half to full year programs for organizations seeking to develop high-potential women leaders. The overarching program goal is to equip women with skills and perspectives that help them to transform from independent contributor to strategic leader within the organization.

Value to Participants

  • Develop the ability to sustainably take one’s career to the next level
  • Provide a forum to address otherwise unspoken challenges women uniquely face
  • Provide a research-based, practical and highly sticky learning experience
  • Develop networking and relationships among participants for long-term support

Value to Company and Managers

  • Increase the level of engagement and leadership skills of identified high-potential employees
  • Use the program as a recruiting tool to help attract more talented women to the organization
  • Create advocates who can spread important learning to peers and subordinates within the organization
  • Motivate high-potential employees to move to the next level in the organization

 

Women & Leadership: Build Your Value

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In this workshop, participants move beyond the superficial “fake it ‘til you make it” advice and dig more deeply into understanding themselves and the foundation for building value. Participants learn how to frame their accomplishments in ways that showcase the value they bring to the business and build their skills in thinking more strategically.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Quantify their business value to their employer and themselves
  • Clearly articulate their accomplishments to position themselves for career satisfaction and promotion
  • Understand the relationship between strategic thinking and value
  • Shift their perspective on what being a senior leader entails

 

Women & Leadership: Delegation and Support

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A major barrier to women’s leadership development is an inability to recruit sufficient support in the process. Women spend too much time “in the weeds” doing everything themselves in all areas of life, which prevents them from making more strategic contributions.  They also tend to disable colleagues and the people who work for them by shouldering the responsibility and the experience.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand how internal unconscious bias may be limiting support for women
  • Learn how to delegate to meet business goals
  • Develop a new approach to networking
  • Establish a personal work environment that maximizes individual and team effectiveness

 

Women & Leadership: Moving from Perfection to Action

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Research shows that ambitious women are their worst enemies when it comes to promotions because they feel they “must” be perfect before taking a new role or job. Seeking perfection in everything they do blocks creativity and growth. Too often women hyper- focus on perfecting every tactical move and detail and then lose sight of what’s really important. Although perfection is perceived as a noble goal, it typically does not help land a bigger office or a fatter paycheck and can waste precious time and energy.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • How to prioritize and set expectations to showcase their impact
  • How to recognize the trappings of perfectionism
  • Learn to prioritize time and energy more effectively
  • Practice learning how to complete a task “well enough

 

Women & Leadership: Negotiation

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Studies show that women are more successful when it comes to negotiating on behalf of someone else. But when it comes to negotiating for themselves, or even drawing simple boundaries, it’s a different story.  While that may appear desirable to employers in the short term, it contributes to gender inequity in workload, pay, promotion, and power.  It hinders diversity and hampers innovation.  Effective negotiation is a skill that helps everyone.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn why women struggle to negotiate for themselves and how to re-frame limiting assumptions
  • Identify techniques for daily “equality interactions”
  • Develop a proactive plan for large negotiations

 

Women & Leadership: Risk Taking to Supercharge Growth

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Women struggle with risk-taking, often preferring to keep themselves small rather than fail.  They under-capitalize, under-resource, and avoid high-visibility projects or roles.  When they fail, women often ruminate or over-attribute root causes, rather than learning from the failure and moving forward. There are often greater social penalties for women who fail, which reinforces the problem. This “stay safe” approach can limit an organization’s growth and potential.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the reasons many women are risk-averse and how that manifests itself in the workplace
  • Embrace the benefits of taking risks in the workplace
  • Develop strategies for getting out of comfort zone to take more risks
  • Evaluate opportunities more effectively
  • Learn how to manage failure

 

Women & Leadership: Self-Promotion

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Women dislike tooting the horn about their talents and accomplishments. For many, it doesn’t feel a very ladylike thing to do. However, to be promoted and retained, employers need to know what value they bring and what they have accomplished.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn why women are less likely to self-promote
  • Identify ways in which women can promote their value-add
  • Map out an approach to sharing their impact

 

Women & Leadership: Strategic Shifts Essential for Leadership

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Organizations are challenged to develop leaders who can think strategically and solve systemic problems. Yet, women are often thought to be deficient in this area, tending more often to be the “doers” rather than the strategy gurus. How can mid-level women leaders develop this capability? This workshop offers a new model that helps to shape strategic leaders using five perspective shifts that move career women into a more strategic mindset, understand their value, and increase their impact.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the 5 perspective shifts required to think strategically
  • Apply the 5 shifts to their current role
  • Plan how they can implement the shifts to increase their visibility, impact and influence

 

Women & Leadership: Unpacking Unconscious Bias

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Unconscious bias is often the silent killer of women’s leadership success and continues to be one of the dominant drivers holding women back in their careers. While unconscious bias towards others is a familiar aspect of this problem, the unconscious biases women have about themselves are an invisible threat. Research has found the biases women commonly adhere to in career-making decisions typically fall into one of three basic assumptions: do it all, look good and be nice. These assumptions impact women’s career trajectory and employer’s ability to retain and promote women in the workforce. This course focuses on helping women recognize and overcome these limiting assumptions and is the cornerstone of Orange Grove’s framework.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how flawed assumptions limit their options
  • Practice re-framing for better decision making
  • See the positive long-term impact better decision-making can make on their careers

 

Women & Leadership: Women Supporting Women

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In the workplace, women can often be in conflict with each other, competing for coveted roles, and struggling to balance their feminine identities with masculine workplace traditions.  Research on group dynamics gets to the root of why women are naturally set up to be at odds in this setting.  But women can successfully support one another, leverage each other’s strengths, and amplify each other’s power for greater results.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand sources of conflict and identify common assumptions
  • Learn to reframe core assumptions to create new opportunities to connect
  • Develop a new mindset about supporting other women
  • Practice having direct conversations to eliminate invalid assumptions

 

Women & Leadership: Work-Life Integration

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Work-life integration remains illusive to many women. Employers are often unsure how to support work-life balance and women sometimes keep themselves small or leave altogether when work and life seem at odds. Our paradigm-shifting research provides for a third way that integrates work and life, helping women remain engaged in their careers while maximizing a robust life.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Reframe their mindset about work-life balance to work-life integration
  • Adapt their approach to work to enable flexibility while maintaining quality and outcomes
  • Integrate this approach into daily work-life allocation decisions

 

WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN AND MEN

Gender Bias Training for Men and Women, Together

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The issue of gender bias often rises to the surface for organizations when it causes an acknowledged exodus of female talent or concerns of liability — or both. But having the conversation about unconscious gender bias isn’t an easy one to have, especially in the workplace. In our signature workshop, Gender Bias for both Men and Women Together, we bring all stakeholders to the table to have an open and honest conversation about gender bias – and what it means for men, women and the organization. In our approach of this subject, we understand that the environment required to address gender bias needs to be one of mutual advantage – the needs of men, women, and the organization must be considered so all parties can emerge as beneficiaries.

Participants achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the tangible impact gender bias has on the organization’s performance
  • Acknowledge the different perspectives men and women have about gender equity
  • Identify underlying assumptions in both male and female colleagues to re-think automatic responses, language, and behaviors
  • Prepare a go-forward plan to meet shared and individual development objectives

 

WORKSHOPS FOR MEN

Training for Men: Including Men in Achieving Gender Equality

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Men are often left out of the conversation about gender equity in the workplace. At best, they are enlisted to offer to step up and at worst, they are blamed for the situation. Many men feel there is either no upside to including women or are confused by it when they can’t see the inequity. When companies prioritize gender equity, it impacts both men and women. Learning how to address unconscious biases and assumptions held by men, and manage through them without fueling gender conflict is a critical skill for the workplace.

Participants achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the major contributors to gender conflict in the modern workplace
  • Acknowledge the different perspectives men and women have about gender equity
  • Identify underlying assumptions in both male and female colleagues to re-think automatic responses, language, and behaviors
  • Practice having the uncomfortable direct conversations with women that will ultimately reduce gender conflict
  • Learn why gender equity can have positive benefits for men’s careers

 

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For more information or to book a workshop, please email celina@orangegroveconsulting.com.