Women Who Leed

There is now a large body of research demonstrating the importance of women-only development programs.

Why Focus on Women?

You probably know the story. Despite plenty of evidence that inclusive organisations bring out the best in everyone, the majority of women workers across most industries in Australia are clustered near the bottom of the corporate hierarchy.

There is now a large body of research demonstrating the importance of women-only development programs in supporting women to rise to executive levels in their organisations. Many women report that they are more at ease acquiring and practising new skills in women-only

environments, and, having challenged themselves in the training room, they are then better able to apply their learning in the workplace.

Women-only environments also allow participants to explore some of the social and organisational factors in career progression that are often related to gender. In so doing, they increase their ability to navigate their own careers successfully, to identify and overcome personal and professional challenges, and to take responsibility for their own growth and development.

Read more about our Women Who Leed offering.

Springboard empowers women to take charge of their careers by identifying clear goals, big and/or small, and developing the skills and confidence to achieve their ambitions.

Springboard Women’s Career Development Program – for non management women

Springboard has been growing rapidly since 1996 – more than 250,0000 women in 40 countries can attest to its profound impact. Its aim is to empower women to take charge of their careers by identifying clear goals, big and/or small, and developing the skills and confidence to achieve their ambitions.

Springboard is one of the few professional development offerings available to women near the bottom of the organisational hierarchy, and its clever design ensures that it is also suitable for recent graduates, those nearing retirement and women who are simply looking for increased motivation.

The structure of Springboard allows each participant to set her own agenda and work at her own pace, while simultaneously being challenged to step outside her comfort zone. Springboard consistently receives rave reviews from participants and their managers.

Read more about the Springboard Program.

Next Springboard Program is commencing Tuesday 23 February 2016. Click here to register. 

Questions? Contact Katheryn Curnow

Based on the philosophy that leadership is an attitude, not a position, Catalyst delivers leaders who are engaged, responsive and confident.

Catalyst Women in Leadership

Like Springboard, Catalyst has stood the test of time. Developed by Adelaide’s own SPECTRA consultants in 1996, Catalyst has given hundreds of South Australian women the skills, knowledge and confidence to become the best leaders they can be. Based on the philosophy that leadership is an attitude, not a position, Catalyst delivers leaders who are engaged, responsive and confident; women who are ready to navigate the complexities of 21st century leadership.

Catalyst was developed on the premise that any strategy to increase women’s representation in leadership requires change at both the organisational and individual level. So as a learning experience, it operates on two levels; firstly, by empowering individual women

with the tools to carve out their own path to leadership, and secondly, by deepening participants’ understanding of the many factors that contribute to creating an inclusive organisation.

While formal leadership or management experience is not a prerequisite for Catalyst, it is suggested that prospective participants have at least five years work experience and a willingness to rise to the challenges that the 7-day workshop experience presents.

Read more about the Catalyst Program.

Next Catalyst Program is commencing Tuesday 20 October 2015. Click here to register. 

Questions? Contact Katheryn Curnow

Group coaching offers a targeted and cost-effective means of developing and retaining women in the ‘pipeline’ to leadership.

Group Coaching

For organisations, group coaching offers a targeted and cost-effective means of developing and retaining women in the ‘pipeline’ to leadership. For women in mid-senior level leadership roles, the group coaching experience provides a confidential forum in which participants can:

  • share ideas, knowledge and insights
  • tackle complex and/or persistent workplace issues with a solution-focused approach
  • benefit from the group’s collective wisdom in resolving specific challenges
  • develop a long-term support network of like-minded colleagues.
We recommend no more than ten participants per group, meeting every four-six weeks over a period of between six months and a year. Depending upon the needs of the group, online journaling can be a powerful way for group members to support each other between sessions.