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Women in Leadership

Break the Leadership Glass Ceiling

With substantial strides made in women’s educational and professional attainment, why are so few women – especially in Asia – in senior leadership roles? Studies have shown that organizations with greater gender diversity in management tend to perform better, yet institutional barriers and the pressures to conform to gender norms make it difficult for women to rise to the top.

The Women in Leadership program is designed to help high-potential women break from the conventional leadership mould and develop the confidence and leadership acumen to advance their careers. It equips participants with the skills to navigate the complex leadership maze while improving their ability to balance both career and personal aspirations.

Through self-reflection, interactive exercises, case studies, discussions and peer learning, participants will explore various frameworks to help them develop a greater appreciation of their own social and leadership styles. They will also learn how to overcome the issues that hinder the progress of talented women to senior leadership positions. At the end of five days, participants will be able to draw on these insights and take away actionable strategies to increase their social capital, overcome self-limiting habits and unlock their true leadership potential.

Dates and Fees

  • 24 – 28 Nov 2014 *Registration Open*
  • Fees: SGD 5,680 (excl. GST) | SGD 6,077.60 (incl. GST)
    Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Early Payment & Team Enrolment Savings

Enjoy savings if you pay early using Visa or MasterCard:

  • > 45 days before start of program: 10% savings
  • > 30 days before start of program: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are available, please contact Program Advisor for details.

Related Programs

Core Focus

  • Career trends, issues and challenges of women leaders in Asia
  • Managing self and influencing others through executive intelligence
  • How to give and take: Negotiation skills for women
  • The art of creating win-win partnerships through collaborative leadership
  • Leaning in at work and at home: Strategies to maintain work–life balance

Key Benefits

  • Learn to play to one’s natural strengths and embrace an authentic, sustainable brand of leadership
  • Acquire skills to negotiate and forge stronger alliances in the workplace that will in turn make goals easier to accomplish
  • Understand the power of social networks and how these networks can be leveraged to improve performance and innovation
  • Learn to allocate time, resources and energy to more effectively manage work and family

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability

Who Should Attend?

Designed for emerging women leaders and managers who aspire to greater roles, this program will also benefit women business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. The program also welcomes men who have a keen interest in women leadership issues.

Program Director

Vivien Lim
Professor and Deputy Head, Management & Organization
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Dr Lim is Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Organization at NUS Business School. She received her PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Editor-in Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Dr Lim's expertise is in the areas of workplace health, leadership, job loss, employee misbehaviours and discipline, and the impact of technology on the workplace. Her research has been published in internationally refereed journals, as well as cited in media such as The Straits Times, Business Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and on radio and TV channels such as CBS and ABC.

Dr Lim has received numerous commendations and recognition for her achievements in teaching. She was a recipient of Departmental, Faculty and University Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as Dean's Commendations from 1999 to 2013. These awards, given by the University, recognize faculty members who have demonstrated high levels of excellence and commitment to teaching. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, Dr Lim has been placed on the University's Teaching Honour Roll. Dr Lim is a member of the Teaching Excellence Council at NUS Business School. She was formerly Sub-Dean of the faculty and was involved in spearheading the MSc/PhD (by research) program.

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Testimonials

"The best way to learn about women leadership is to learn it with and from other women leaders."

Sadie-Jane Nunis, Singapore
Assistant Manager
Singapore Institute of Management

"Vivien is a superb instructor. She's warm and intuitive, reads a room well, relevant and focused. She's also clearly put a lot of thought into the choice of material."

Pam Dunn, New Zealand
Deputy Director General, North Asia Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Women in Leadership

Break the Leadership Glass Ceiling

With substantial strides made in women’s educational and professional attainment, why are so few women – especially in Asia – in senior leadership roles? Studies have shown that organizations with greater gender diversity in management tend to perform better, yet institutional barriers and the pressures to conform to gender norms make it difficult for women to rise to the top.

The Women in Leadership program is designed to help high-potential women break from the conventional leadership mould and develop the confidence and leadership acumen to advance their careers. It equips participants with the skills to navigate the complex leadership maze while improving their ability to balance both career and personal aspirations.

Through self-reflection, interactive exercises, case studies, discussions and peer learning, participants will explore various frameworks to help them develop a greater appreciation of their own social and leadership styles. They will also learn how to overcome the issues that hinder the progress of talented women to senior leadership positions. At the end of five days, participants will be able to draw on these insights and take away actionable strategies to increase their social capital, overcome self-limiting habits and unlock their true leadership potential.

Dates and Fees

  • 24 – 28 Nov 2014 *Registration Open*
  • Fees: SGD 5,680 (excl. GST) | SGD 6,077.60 (incl. GST)
    Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Early Payment & Team Enrolment Savings

Enjoy savings if you pay early using Visa or MasterCard:

  • > 45 days before start of program: 10% savings
  • > 30 days before start of program: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are available, please contact Program Advisor for details.

Related Programs

Core Focus

  • Career trends, issues and challenges of women leaders in Asia
  • Managing self and influencing others through executive intelligence
  • How to give and take: Negotiation skills for women
  • The art of creating win-win partnerships through collaborative leadership
  • Leaning in at work and at home: Strategies to maintain work–life balance

Key Benefits

  • Learn to play to one’s natural strengths and embrace an authentic, sustainable brand of leadership
  • Acquire skills to negotiate and forge stronger alliances in the workplace that will in turn make goals easier to accomplish
  • Understand the power of social networks and how these networks can be leveraged to improve performance and innovation
  • Learn to allocate time, resources and energy to more effectively manage work and family

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability

Who Should Attend?

Designed for emerging women leaders and managers who aspire to greater roles, this program will also benefit women business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. The program also welcomes men who have a keen interest in women leadership issues.

Program Director

Vivien Lim
Professor and Deputy Head, Management & Organization
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Dr Lim is Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Organization at NUS Business School. She received her PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Editor-in Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Dr Lim's expertise is in the areas of workplace health, leadership, job loss, employee misbehaviours and discipline, and the impact of technology on the workplace. Her research has been published in internationally refereed journals, as well as cited in media such as The Straits Times, Business Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and on radio and TV channels such as CBS and ABC.

Dr Lim has received numerous commendations and recognition for her achievements in teaching. She was a recipient of Departmental, Faculty and University Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as Dean's Commendations from 1999 to 2013. These awards, given by the University, recognize faculty members who have demonstrated high levels of excellence and commitment to teaching. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, Dr Lim has been placed on the University's Teaching Honour Roll. Dr Lim is a member of the Teaching Excellence Council at NUS Business School. She was formerly Sub-Dean of the faculty and was involved in spearheading the MSc/PhD (by research) program.

» View CV

Testimonials

"The best way to learn about women leadership is to learn it with and from other women leaders."

Sadie-Jane Nunis, Singapore
Assistant Manager
Singapore Institute of Management

"Vivien is a superb instructor. She's warm and intuitive, reads a room well, relevant and focused. She's also clearly put a lot of thought into the choice of material."

Pam Dunn, New Zealand
Deputy Director General, North Asia Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Post-Program Coaching

Maximize the Impact of Your Leadership Development Investment

As a participant of this program, you can choose to embark on a 1-on-1, post-program learning journey with an executive coach. This individual coaching option is designed to build on your personal program reflections, individual assessment results and 360-degree feedback to strengthen your effectiveness as a leader.

Learn More

Maximize the Impact of Your Leadership Development Investment

As a participant of this program, you can choose to embark on a 1-on-1, post-program learning journey with an executive coach. This individual coaching option is designed to build on your personal program reflections, individual assessment results and 360-degree feedback to strengthen your effectiveness as a leader.

Learn More


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