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Growing, Releasing and Supporting Women to Lead  

 
More than ever, businesses are aware that it is time to address the issue of gender equity not only in the boardroom, but in leadership in general. The practical implementation of this goal brings its own set of challenges though: How do women get started in leadership roles? Where do they find the support and mentoring they need to develop their leadership skills? How can they create change in their workplace cultures to enable young women to see clearly that they too can aspire to leadership roles?  

Leadership starts within and as women are able to identify and develop their own strengths and abilities, they are then able to step into leadership with confidence, disrupting the status quo and creating paths for the next generation.  
  
Attend this one-day workshop with Christine Walter and learn how to: 
  • Understand the unique strengths and values of individual leaders 
  • Explore practical tips to improve communication in the workplace 
  • Identify and mentor other women into leadership 
  • Create personal mission statement and accountability plans 

Workshop Leader: 

 
Christine Walter 
Life Coach / Hypnotherapist / Trainer / Speaker 
Lodestone 
 
www.lodestone.nz 
http://anzcal.org
 
Christine Walter is a Master NLP Practitioner and trainer, mBit Coach and trainer, Reiki Healer, Life Coach and Hypnotherapist.
 
Aldus Huxley once said, “experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” Christine likes this perspective, as it gives the control back to the person being impacted; it provides choice!  In essence, according to Christine, “be a ripple”; make a positive difference in connections and interactions.
 
Prior to coaching Christine spent over 20 years with an international not-for-profit organisation, starting from volunteer and working her way to an Executive Director.  She opened herself to learning, she challenged herself.  As well as learning the technical parts of business she had to rewrite her own beliefs and stories, navigate differences; and keep creating choice.
 
Leadership is everywhere!  Today Christine keeps meaningful links with the not-for-profit organisation.  She has her own coaching business, Lodestone, and is a partner in the Australia and New Zealand Coaching Alliance, a coaching accreditation business for coaches and leaders in all walks of life.
 
Christine will take you through interactive workshops to help you along your journey of choice, challenge, action, reflection and accountability so you can be a ripple in your connections and interactions.
 
 

Workshop Agenda: 

 
9:00 Leadership begins with knowing yourself. 
  • Confident to lead – what are your limiting beliefs and how do you overcome them? 
  • Identify your strengths and values as a leader. 
  • Servant leadership – Is there a place for it among women leaders? 
10:30 Morning Tea 

11:00  Navigating Gender Barriers to Success 
  • Practical strategies to address gender bias in the workplace. 
  • Communicating effectively as a woman in leadership. 
  • Developing relationship mastery and interpersonal excellence 
12:30 Networking Lunch 

1:30 Great leaders raise up other leaders  
  • Recognising, developing and mentoring talent. 
  • Collaboration vs competition with other women.  
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion – meeting and managing expectations 
3:00 Afternoon Break 

3:30 Being a values-driven Leader 
  • Identification of core values. 
  • Design of values-driven mission statement. 
  • Creation of personal action / accountability plan  
5:00 End of Workshop

EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE 

08:30

09:00

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE 

09:10

 

  • Being a role model and advocate for women in politics 
  • Championing and achieving women’s advancement in leadership 
  • Building a culture of acceptance and inclusion 

 

09:40

  • Creating the path and strategy toward your vision  
  • Understanding and celebrating your strengths and abilities to create a competitive advantage 
  • Ensuring our workplaces reflect the communities we work in 

 

10:10

 

  • Transferring skills across fields and playing to your strengths 
  • Learning lessons from a range of influential leaders along the way 
  • Taking risks and overcoming the fear of change 

 

10:40

THE PATH TO THE TOP – HOW THEY GOT THERE AND HOW YOU CAN TOO 

11:20

 

  • Supporting and mentoring emerging leaders in your organisation 
  • Casting a vision and rallying the troops 
  • How to prepare for leadership roles 

 

11:50

 

  • Balancing social and economic goals as an agent for change 
  • Becoming a leader of leaders: encouraging others to maximise their potential 
  • How to overcome barriers both on the road to leadership and after you’ve arrived 

 

12:50

01:10

01:50

Round Table I: Maximising Your Leadership Capability  
Peter Bradley CBE, Chief Executive Officer, St John New Zealand  

Round Table II: Wellbeing in the Workplace   

Lana Bright, Facilitator and Mindful Leadership Coach at Agile Coaching and Facilitation  

Round Table III: Support Emerging Leaders  
Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive, McGuinness Institute  

Round Table IV: Putting Your Game Face On
Kalyn Ponti,
Chief Operating Officer, Humankind

Round Table V: Engaging Male Allies for Gender Equality
Stephen England Hall,
Chief Executive, Tourism New Zeland

Round Table VI: Strengthen the sisterhood to achieve greatness
Loretta Mamea,
Founder and Chair, Awesome Women Network

03:30

LEADERSHIP AT ALL STAGES AND AGES 

03:50

 

  • Waking up to the opportunities of a mixed-age workforce 
  • Retaining and retraining the best possible people regardless of age 
  • Tapping into the value and knowledge of more experienced workers 

 

04:20

 

  • What can we learn from entrepreneurs and emerging leaders? 
  • Moving from competition to collaboration 
  • Overcoming a fear of failure 

 

04:50

05:00

05:15

07:00

HOW TO BE CHANGE MAKERS 

08:30

09:00

THE WAY FORWARD 

09:10

 

  • Using influence to further to cause of women and enact change 
  • Finding success through passion, determination, and hard work 
  • How we can support future female leaders 

 

09:40

 

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS & STRATEGIES 

10:10

  • Empowering all staff to take the lead and contribute to the mission 
  • Overcoming the challenges that arise from implementing flexible workplaces 
  • The business imperative of achieving workplace equality and flexibility 

 

10:40

11:10

11:40

 

  • A toolbox to successful negotiation 
  • Facing the challenge of unconscious bias 
  • Lessons from famous female dealmakers 

 

SPEAKING UP – GETTING HEARD AND GETTING AHEAD 

12:10

 

  • Taking risks and accepting responsibility 
  • Communicating persuasively and acting decisively 
  • Best practices in getting heard, taking credit, and making a difference 

 

12:50

01:10

01:50

 

  • Creating workplaces that reward both feminine and masculine styles of leadership 
  • How to encourage women and men to pursue non-traditional careers 
  • Developing confidence through role models and mentors 

 

02:40

Mentors Workshop 
Facilitated by:  Marni Stevenson, Principal Consultant and Alexandra Vranyac-Wheeler, Senior Consultant – Tocker Associates 

 

  • Establishing a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship 
  • Developing mentoring initiatives in your organisation 
  • Sharing best practices 

 

Mentees Workshop  
Facilitated by:  Marni Stevenson, Principal Consultant and Alexandra Vranyac-Wheeler, Senior Consultant – Tocker Associates 

 

  • Strategies for starting and maintaining an effective mentoring partnership 
  • How to find the right mentor 
  • The different types of mentoring 
  • Outlining development goals 

 

03:30

03:45