9 Practical Women's Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career

  • Online Course

Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “Power Tools” program entirely online. Created by New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Take The Lead, Gloria Feldt, the course gives fresh insights to the dynamics and positive uses of power. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to maximize their effectiveness as leaders in achieving business or organizational results and accelerating their careers with practical tools to take the lead in their own lives. Today, women are half the workforce but just 18 percent of top leadership positions. Yet the data shows more women in leadership are good for the bottom line and quality of governance. This course enables women to break that leadership logjam and thrive while adding value to their organizations.

Participants will earn a leadership certificate for their active participation in the course. Continuing Education Units will be available.

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Course Details

Location: This course is entirely online, interactive, and asynchronous—do the work on your own time.

Price: $550 Early bird discount, for registrations received through March 28, 2014. $650 after March 29.

“This class was life changing for me. I feel more empowered than ever to take the lead, lean in and embrace the POWER TO own my career and development.”

--Meg Middleton, Manager, Training Development

Course participants will learn and apply the nine leadership “Power Tools,” practical skills instructor Gloria Feldt has developed from her own career, interviews with women around the country, and the latest research. These tools are rooted in changing the power paradigm and understanding the principles of leadership as movement building. They include practice in defining one’s terms, negotiation and “gender bilingual” communication skills, dealing positively with conflict and chaos, and storytelling. These tools will inform and inspire each participant’s Personal Leadership Action Plan to “take the lead” in her own life and work by applying the tools to a self-defined goal or problem. One important takeaway will be the Personal Leadership Action Plan template that can be reused whenever needed for future career advancement and leading change management.

Learning Outcomes and Benefits of taking this course:

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast power and leadership definitions as applied to their own work
  • Redefine power in order to embrace it with intention, take challenges confidently, and lead authentically and effectively
  • Analyze why women have not reached parity in leadership in order to be equipped to accelerate their own career advancement
  • Demonstrate understanding of the 9 Practical Leadership Power Tools by applying them to a self-defined goal or problem
  • Develop a powerful Personal Leadership Action Plan to increase work effectiveness, improve career advancement, enhance leadership skills to achieve organizational or personal goals, or to lead change management
  • Network with purpose
  • Negotiate with confidence
  • Work individually and in small groups to build skills

Who should take this course:

Any woman who is or aspires to be in a leadership position in her business, profession, nonprofit, or government organization, and who wants to build her strengths and skills in order to achieve her career and business goals.

About the Instructor

Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead and author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, has been an advocate for women for four decades. When it comes to leadership, People Magazine called her “the voice of experience” and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered some shocking reasons for the disparities, she knew she had to find out why and create specific ways women can change these patterns for greater personal and professional success. She will share her research and her own inspiring story of how she grew from teen mom to president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and now a bestselling author and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, an initiative to bring women to leadership parity by 2025.

Learn more about Gloria Feldt and Take the Lead.


This is an online course. You will be emailed instructions for accessing this course by the sponsoring academic unit.

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