The Leadership SummitTM
Empowering senior women managers to fulfil their potential at work.
What is The Leadership SummitTM ?
Launched in 2016, with over 1500 alumni from every sector of the economy, The Leadership SummitTM is one of the most successful programmes in the UK designed to empower women in senior management positions to fulfil their potential.
It’s a highly immersive, engaging and stretching development experience that helps women find their power and their voice and to use these to achieve both career and life goals.
Run over three days it takes women on a development journey that builds confidence, communication and connections, career clarity and resilience such that they can maximise their potential impact.
Who is The Leadership SummitTM For?
This programme is designed for senior women managers currently on the leadership path within large and complex organisations.
The ideal participant:
- Has had 12-15 years of work experience and 8-10 years’ experience of managing people or teams
- Is identified as having high potential
- Is ready for promotion within the next 24 months
- Has access to career development support within the organisation and sponsorship from their line management
As well as the wider network there is a real benefit in building an internal network of women with this shared experience and, as such, we will only take nominations to this programme from organisations who will nominate at least four women over a 12-month period.
The Leadership SummitTM is designed to build confidence, communication and connections, a career focus and resilience.
It does this through using a range of learning and development approaches and through the support of experienced facilitators who have not only had interesting careers, but also have expertise in women’s development. Additional dinner speakers give insights into how they built their executive careers.
Our residential programme runs over three days and gives the women the theoretical and practical frameworks within which to think about both their leadership journey and to turbo charge their career. In style it is non-academic, highly participative, enjoyable, and fun.
To support the women participants when they get back into the workplace we also provide a private career coaching session with one of our coaches and access to career booster events.
Women will leave the programme with:
- A clear plan for driving their career forward and how to make the most of opportunities, communicating personal brand and sponsorship.
- Increased insights into their own leadership style and how to leverage this.
- Improved networking capabilities and a cohort of like- minded women to support them.
- Improved confidence in delivering powerful personal and business communications.
- Strategies and tactics for maintaining focus and well-being.
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The Contractual Detail
In 2024 The Leadership SummitTM will run on the following dates:
The three-day agenda and coaching follow up
Introduction and Background – Your value as a woman leader.
What’s holding you back? Setting goals in line with your purpose.
‘Personal Story Telling’
• Reception Drinks & Dinner
• Guest Speaker: “How I made it to the Executive”
• Understanding your impact on others.
• Building your strategic network.
Building & Communicating your personal brand
Afternoon & Evening
Building your plan – where do you go from here?
• Reception Drinks & Dinner
• Shaping your plan
Finance – Understanding the assumptions behind the figures
Acing the Interview Process
Building resilience – Health and wellbeing
Review & next steps
Call with coach
Follow up call to talk though progress against the four programme themes:
• Career Focus
The Pipeline was established to address the lack of gender parity in the leadership of organisations, private, public and third sector and support organisations to maximise the potential of the talented women they employ such that their organisations can perform better.
We offer consulting, coaching and development programmes to clients who want to achieve better talent pipeline outcomes at every level of their organisation and are looking for an agile, flexible, and responsive partner to create solutions to their problems. Since 2014 we have supported more than 170 clients to improve their talent pipeline performance.
We offer tailored programmes to organisations for women and ethnic minorities at senior management and senior leadership levels, and in 2024 will launch a new programme aimed at women in management with leadership potential. We publish the annual ‘Women Count’ report and run the acclaimed ‘Top FlightTM’ programme for women with potential to reach the executive committee of their organisations. We also support organisations with the development and measurement of their diversity and inclusion strategies and provide executive coaching.