Melbourne Business School Short Courses Women in Senior Leadership Program

Women in Senior Leadership Program

Transform the way you lead and amplify your impact among a highly supportive peer group who resonate with your journey.

Women in Senior Leadership Program Overview

An intensive program designed to bring together women in senior executive roles to share, grow, and uplift each other.

Join us to discover how you can lead in your own unique way and amplify your impact within your organisations and communities.

Tailored for purpose-driven women, our Women in Senior Leadership Program offers a safe space where we combine evidence-based leadership development with a focus on finding the joy in leading. Through the collective wisdom of your peers, this program amplifies your personal growth, empowering you to not only lead effectively but also thrive in senior roles.

We also offer the Women in Leadership Program which is tailored for high-potential and new or experienced mid-level managers.

Who Should Attend the Women in Senior Leadership Program?

Senior Executives

  • Women leaders in the C-suite, or aspiring to join the C-suite in their next career move.
  • Women with 10+ years of experience as leaders across a variety of industries.
  • Women who are keen to learn from a diverse cohort across a variety of industries, age and cultural backgrounds.

Women in Senior Leadership Program Key Takeaways

Find Your Voice

  • Learn to be heard without alienating people.
  • Develop strategies to influence others and achieve your objectives.
  • Be able to tell compelling and impactful stories that engage and persuade others.

Manage Relationships Effectively

  • Manage relationships up, down and sideways.
  • Harness the roles of authenticity, trust, influence and resilience at a team and individual level.

Build Power and Influence

  • Drive outcomes through the use of skilful negotiation tactics inside and outside your organisations.
  • Explore the particular dilemmas that a woman can face when negotiating and how to overcome them.
  • Develop an enduring, powerful and equal sphere of influence through a network that supports and advocates for each other.

Care for Yourself

  • Manage your physical and mental well-being in the context of your career and encourage others to do the same.

Women in Senior Leadership Program Topics Covered

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Leadership Identity

Discover how your unique life journey shapes your invaluable contributions as a leader, fostering a deep sense of purpose and direction.
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Managing Difficult Conversations

Master the art of transforming challenging conversations into strategic discussions with positive, outcome-oriented resolutions.
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Power and Influence

Uncover your distinct sources of power and learn to amplify your voice, asserting your influence with confidence and integrity.

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Gain the skills to approach negotiations with confidence, ensuring you feel prepared and in control when engaging with various stakeholders.
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Team and Trust

Learn the keys to building and sustaining a high-performing team, addressing dysfunction directly and cultivating a culture of trust.
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Leadership Presence and Strategic Narratives

Enhance your leadership presence, developing the ability to connect with, motivate, and inspire those around you.
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Foster a growth mindset in yourself and your team, building resilience to navigate challenges with strength and adaptability.
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Mindful Leadership

Embrace mindful leadership practices to be fully present and effectively lead in a demanding environment.

Women in Senior Leadership Program Success Story

I remember just sitting at one stage going, wow, these women are all so impressive, and do I belong in here? The answer is yes.

Corporate Functions and Integration Director Oceania, Fonterra

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Expand or Deepen the Capabilities of Your People

Melbourne Business School’s short courses help organisations develop executive alignment through consistent and productive behaviours and capabilities.

Melbourne Business School’s short courses help organisations develop executive alignment through consistent and productive behaviours and capabilities.

Evidence indicates that greater diversity in the senior management of an organisation can significantly enhance performance, creativity and resilience. This program is an effective way to invest in the success of your female leaders as well as your company.

Volume booking discounts may be available for organisations registering multiple employees across a variety of our short courses over a 12-month period.

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When multiple women from the same organisation participate in this program, they share an inspiring experience and can collectively infuse change throughout the entire organisation.

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Women in Senior Leadership Program Key Facilitators

Marianne Broadbent


Marianne is a former Senior Vice President at Gartner and Associate Dean and Chair of Management at Melbourne Business School who now works as a leadership and executive search consultant.

Jody Evans


Jody is an expert in branding, marketing strategy and economic and social impact who is committed to focusing on research and programs that encourage better business for a better world.

Carol Gill


Carol is an associate professor and registered psychologist who has held positions with BHP, Bank of Melbourne and the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.

Jill Klein


Jill is an expert in decision-making and resilience, whose work draws on her family's experiences during the Holocaust. She has held positions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and INSEAD.

Jen Overbeck


With a PhD in social psychology, Jennifer specialises in organisational behaviour, negotiation and people management, and conducts research into the ways in which power is used in the workplace.

Amanda Sinclair


Amanda is a widely-published author who is recognised in academic and corporate circles as a pioneer of diversity in management and the application of mindfulness in leadership.

Women in Leadership Scholarships

Melbourne Business School believes that women have always been leaders but there needs to be more recognition and support in place to nurture female leadership. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Women in Leadership Funds will provide substantial fee subsidies for the Women in Leadership Program and Women in Senior Leadership Program.

Upcoming Sessions

In this residential program, participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation during the workshop.

The carefully-designed schedule is intense, with classes, presentations, health and well-being activities and guest speakers scheduled from 8am – 8pm on all days. Places are limited and subject to prior approval before being accepted into the program.

Please contact us with any queries related to this course. Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

Please download and complete the Women in Senior Leadership Program supplementary questions form prior to your application.

9 - 13 Oct Carlton
5 days
$9,500 AUD

Supplementary Questionnaire

Please download and complete the Women in Senior Leadership Program supplementary questions form.

An Admissions consultant will contact you for this document as part of the application assessment process.

Program Enquiry

Melbourne Business School’s short courses cater to:

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Independent leaders who wish to upskill and grow their network.
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Organisations looking to expand or deepen the capabilities of their team.
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Organisations who would like to co-design custom learning experiences.

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