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Rutgers University's Leadership Development for Early Career Women (Module 1)

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I will be the facilitator for Rutgers University's Leadership Development for Early Career Women.

About Leadership Development for Early Career Women

Early career is the best time for potential women leaders to identify and develop the skills needed to map potential pathways and advance to the top – filling gaps in the diverse leadership pipeline. This certificate program boosts the talent channel by addressing that need at both the individual and organizational level.

Who Should Attend

Women with 5-10 years of business experience, those who are transitioning (or expected to transition) into new roles, and/or those who have been identified by management or a sponsor at their organization as having high potential for leadership development.

Program Structure and Content Delivery

The four month program follows a blended learning model with four days of in-person training at Rutgers University. The program content is designed to be interactive and reflective, and the structure consists of 3 major components as outlined below:

CONTENT MODULES - All of our modules are research-based and customized to target the specific issues facing women in your industry. Our faculty consists of professors and other professionals from Rutgers and surrounding academic communities. Modules will cover a myriad of topics such as barriers to advancement for women leaders, personal branding and networking, addressing work-life concepts, and diversity and inclusion, to name a few.

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PLANS - The overall goal of this program is not only to help future leaders gain valuable skills and knowledge in key areas, but to also set the stage for each individual’s professional advancement. To that end, in addition to the content-based modules program participants will also develop their own Personal Leadership Plans. These plans are a crucial component of the program and will help the cohort members outline their guiding principles, vision statement, and specific goals and objectives in a facilitated environment. The development of their plans begins during our first meeting, and culminates with each woman presenting her plan to the group on the last day.

PEER COACHING GROUPS - Too often, women leaders find themselves too busy to reflect on their leadership and career development practices. And to add to that, they are often isolated from one another. The peer coaching groups provides a regular safe space in which to reflect, as well as gain feedback from their peers and “critical friends.” It also affords women leaders the opportunity to practice an approach which is both critical and supportive, addressing their own Personal Leadership Plans as well as some of the issues discussed throughout the modules about the unique challenges for women in leadership positions.


All modules are held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Rutgers University, in Piscataway, N.J.

  • 09/12/18
  • 10/10/18
  • 11/07/18
  • 12/05/18

Later Event: September 25
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