QWomen - Women in Leadership
Confidence, self worth and excessively high, self-imposed standards are key reasons why women often do not apply for senior leadership roles.
AltusQ has developed the QWomen program to address these and other issues, to help to develop and advance women in their careers. Personal responsibility and heightened self-awareness are key program themes that underlie the development of the cornerstone leadership skills required to transition from managerial to leadership roles.
The end results is that participants are transformed, inspired and energised, knowing they have the on-going support to be women who lead, no matter what.
Return on Investment
Numerous research studies in the area of leadership capability and its impact on ROI in organisations, indicate that companies that consciously develop constructive leadership cultures perform exponentially better than those that do not.
In constructive cultures employees have shown greater commitment and motivation, teamwork and cooperation, and perform better on organisational-level indicators such as adaptability and client satisfaction.
“Encouragingly, many organisations are realising that they need to stop treating gender equality as if it is just a women’s issue. Instead, women and men must be part of the solution together – transforming norms that entrench existing gender inequalities.
…Whether male or female, the readiness of organisational leaders to personally own the case for change is essential. It is also incredibly powerful.”
Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner
"It starts with me..."
“It starts with me” is one of the fundamental AltusQ philosophies.
Lots of things are tough, but change is not made without complete commitment to the possibility of who you might become and what you can achieve.
AltusQ can show how this is possible through the QWomen program.
Who would benefit?
- Female managers with a skill gap or who want to improve management/leadership skills
- Organisations who want to increase their talent pipeline for those women moving from management to leadership
- Women identified through talent programs or succession plans
- Women currently in team management or supervisory roles (1 to 10 years management experience recommended).
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that creates them.”
A flexible program
The program can be tailored to suit any organisation, from four, half day workshops to lunch time or full day modules.
We generally kickstart this design process with a workshop for all stakeholders – male and female – to convert them to ‘QWomen ‘champions’. This requires them to understand the potential behavioural changes required of them to ensure the program’s success.
Pragmatic delivery approach
All modules leverage a coaching based approach that blends the theoretical with practical, ‘real world’ skills, delivered in an engaging and experiential learning environment.
The power of the program is strengthened by the continuation of ongoing coaching or mentoring, to reinforce the learnings and support the women in their careers.
Our measure of success is the ongoing endorsement and advancement of our programs’ past participants.
Contact us to discuss how we can partner with you to address key areas identified as crucial in the successful, forward advancement of women in the work place.