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Leadership Development for Women

Unlock your leadership potential and advance your career with this hands-on training seminar designed to help women thrive in today's competitive workforce. Gain the confidence, strategic mindset, and networking skills needed to overcome biases, take smart risks, and excel in leadership roles. Join us at the American Management Association to become a fearless and respected leader.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 21 and older
  • Price $2,595
  • Location 2345 Crystal Dr , Arlington, VA

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  • $2,595
  • AMA Washington Area Center @ 2345 Crystal Dr Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202
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  • Thu, Mar 21 at 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Mar 22 at 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this leadership training:

Enhance your leadership abilities with this hands-on training seminar. Designed for women looking to advance their careers in today’s workforce.

Who Should Attend:

Female business professionals who are looking to move forward in their organizations by developing the best possible leadership style to fit the positions they want.

Despite years of advances in both legal and corporate policy, many qualified women don’t get the jobs they want. Misperceptions, stereotypes, and misplaced emotions on the part of either sex can still sabotage a woman’s career hopes—unless she takes a more strategic approach to her career.

This hands-on leadership course shows women how to strategically use your strengths and abilities—your competitive edge—while mastering your emotions in even the most unwelcoming atmosphere. You’ll learn how to build a network of support, take smart risks and view competition in a more positive light. Discover how to conduct yourself in a manner that earns you respect, and pursue your goals with positive energy. Return to your job feeling confident, ready to compete fearlessly, and in a better position to be recognized for your true capabilities.

How you will benefit:

  • Overcome overt and hidden biases against women as leaders
  • Adopt a competitive mindset that leverages your strengths as a woman
  • Build a wide and strategic network of key stakeholders who will promote your career
  • Avoid taking a perfectionist approach to competitive and challenging situations
  • Recover from losses quickly by learning to take things less personally
  • Learn to deal with hypercompetitive colleagues with whom you have low trust

What you will cover:

  • Becoming a more confident, assertive woman in a competitive, male-dominated world
  • Getting out of your comfort zone and developing a more resilient mindset
  • Gaining a competitive advantage by taking smart career risks
  • Initiating and forming friendly competitor and challenger relationships
  • Expanding your strategic network in a virtual world
  • Learning how to collaborate with people you don’t like

Course Outline:

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Collaborative Competition and How to Apply This Mindset to Lead with Confidence
  • Identify Opportunities to Take Smart Risks for Increased Competitive Advantage
  • Explain the Advantages of Pacing Partners to Become More Organizationally Savvy, Build a Strategic Network, and Expand Your Visibility

Developing a Collaborative Competition Mindset

  • Distinguish Between Male and Female Views of Competition
  • Explain How Perfectionism Inhibits Competition
  • Describe How Female Qualities Can Be an Asset in Leadership
  • Define a Collaborative Competition Mindset

Defining a Smart Risk-Taking and Resilience Brand

  • Describe Why Smart Career Risk Taking Is Critical for Your Brand
  • Explain the Importance of Having a Resilient Mindset
  • Describe the Four Performance Zones: Blah, Comfort, Stretch, and Yikes
  • Explain the Purpose of Getting Comfortable in the Stretch Zone
  • Identify a Practical Approach to Taking Smart Risks

Acting with Organizational Savvy

  • Apply Strategies to Create a Savvy Organizational Role
  • Describe Methods to Overcome Negative Labels That Can Limit Leadership
  • Identify and Use “Organizational Savvy” Strategic Tactics to Promote Leader Brand

Build a Strategic Network

  • Identify the Reasons Why a Strong Strategic Leadership Network Is Important
  • Create an Action Plan to Develop an Ideal Leadership Network

Collaborating with Hypercompetitive Colleagues

  • Distinguish Between Different Types of Hypercompetitive Colleagues
  • Explain the Beliefs of Having Competent Yet Unlikeable Colleagues or Those with Whom You Have Low Trust
  • Describe Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Challenging Colleagues

Building Relationships with Pacing Partners

  • Define the Four Levels of Pacing Partners
  • Describe How to Form Friendly Competitors and Challengers and Overcome Common Pitfalls
  • Build Pacing Partner Relationships


"need time to absorb the lessons"
Cassandra was amazing. So well spoken and well prepared. As for the course, I need time to absorb the lessons and see how I can use it in real-world situations.

Thu P. 

"I will contintue to challenge myself"
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary group of women who excel at their current roles and encourage one another to do the same. Cassandra was insightful, knowledgeable and on top of her game. I will continue to challenge  myself and always seek the potential for growth. Thank you.

Ani B.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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