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Women in Leadership course (face-to-face)

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The Women in Leadership course is available to employees of SMEs that are based in the Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire area. The course is fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), meaning it is delivered at no cost to the participant.

  • From: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 10 am
  • To: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 4 pm
  • Location: NTU University Centre, Derby Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BH
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 15 March 2022, 5.00 pm
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Please note: to be eligible for this course, you must be an employee of an SME that is based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

This support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Building on our successful Women in Leadership course for SMEs that has been delivered since 2019, this course is delivered by Nottingham Business School experts.

The course is suitable for women currently working in or towards leadership and management roles, and is accredited at Level 7, meaning participants can gain 20 credits towards a postgraduate qualification. To achieve these credits you are required to attend all sessions and successfully complete the assessments (a Personal Development Plan and a report relating to a topic or issue within your organisation).

Whilst the assessments are optional, this is a fundamental element of the programme in which we will support you in demonstrating application of your learning. Individual feedback is also provided upon completion of your assessment along with optional 1-1 Personal Development Coaching throughout.

We are committed to a fully inclusive learning environment and value diversity in all our learners. Our aim is to encourage applications to the course from anyone with a disability, and therefore we offer and provide reasonable adjustments so that you can enjoy and take part in the course fully. Adjustments can include modifications to the physical environment, communications processes, and additional support with assignments. Additionally, all of our teaching and learning materials are fully accessible and inclusive. If you would like further information about adjustments or are unsure which may be applicable to you, contact


Course dates

The course is delivered over four sessions. Three sessions will be delivered in-person, with the final 90 minute session online.

Session 1 16 March 2022 (10am-4pm) In-person
Session 2 30 March 2022 (10am-4pm) In-person
Session 3 6 April 2022 (10am-4pm) In-person
Session 4 13 April 2022 (10-11am) Online

Please note that to complete the course, you will be required to attend all sessions.

Course content and learning outcomes

The course addresses the following themes:

  • Goal setting, development planning and career management
  • How management and leadership delivers value to SMEs
  • Women as leaders
  • The importance of organisational culture
  • Bringing people with you
  • Leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Communicating with impact

As a result of completing the course, delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the strategies and styles leaders can adopt to address key people issues within your organisation
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of organisational culture and how it helps or hinders leadership initiatives.
  3. Critically evaluate your decisions, behaviours and actions, past and present, to enhance future personal, professional and leadership development.
  4. Gain new perspectives by learning how to reflect on your thinking and actions and apply new knowledge to ongoing career development.
  5. Propose solutions to meet leadership and management challenges which enhance organisational performance.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how you can develop your own leadership style in order to engage stakeholders.
  7. Analyse a variety of relevant evidence to support decision-making about the management of people within your organisation.
  8. Reflect on new experiences and contexts as part of the learning process in order to improve performance and develop your career.
  9. Communicate effectively in a report format and present your written work to a professional standard.

Booking information

Please note: to be eligible for this course, you must be an employee of an SME that is based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

Location details


NTU University Centre


Derby Road
NG18 5BH

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