The Activate Leaders Programme provides a huge return on investment, empowering you to step up from emerging to game-changing leader.
Created by women, for women, Global Women’s Activate Leaders Programme is designed to lift participants from middle management to the next phase of their career – driving a mindset shift, inspiring their career trajectory, and helping them move from emerging to game-changing Leader.
The four-day programme is run over four months in four separate locations – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and our virtual classroom. Limited to 30 places for each cohort, women get the opportunity to learn from experienced senior leaders and each other, while enhancing their leadership skills and building their career networks.
Our virtual programme lends itself to those in the regions, travel often or prefer a virtual programme – accessibility is no barrier.
Be inspired, challenged and provided with strategies that and a best practice leadership toolkit that will last a lifetime
Create a clear purpose and define the difference you want to make
Learn from leading business leaders and their experiences
Be part of a wider group of women leaders – invaluable in an often male-dominated work culture
Activate is a four-month series of motivating leadership sessions. At the heart of this programme is peer learning, exploring together useful leadership principles
and evidence based tools.
Leading with purpose
Importance of self-awareness and having an agile mindset
Leveraging the strengths of your style and adapting to get the best from others
Discover and develop a personal purpose –explore how that contributes to leadership actions and impact
Power of reflection to strengthen effectiveness
Influencing and presenting with impact
Develop the tools to influence and get great results – thinking, planning and action
Enhance your executive presence and presentation skills with a wide range of
Grow your confidence and capability to present in a broader range of situations
Get your message across so that you are taken seriously – Strategies to manage how
we show up
Purposeful leadership conversations
Supporting others to thrive – through more effective coaching, delegation and
Creating safe/supportive and inclusive environments/cultures – a check in on what
great looks like
Getting the best from a team – keeping them above the line, resolving conflict
Leveraging value from meetings – what matters in today’s world and way of working
Leading impactful change
Learn to mobilise and engage people
Gain the skills to understand and manage resistance to workplace change
Develop your ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity
Learn from some experienced leaders on what it takes
A video some of our 2021 Activate participants created as part of a giveback project to other women!
Programme Locations & Dates 2023
Auckland Cohort One
Thursday 23 February, Wednesday 22 March, Thursday 27 April and Wednesday 17 May
Thursday 2 March, Tuesday 28 March, Wednesday 10 May and Tuesday 6 June
Thursday 11 May, Friday 9 June, Thursday 20 July and Tuesday 15 August
Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 29 June, Friday 4 August and Friday 22 Sept
Auckland Cohort Two
Wednesday 21 June, Tuesday 18 July, Wednesday 9 August and Tuesday 12 September
Standard registration $5,500 + GST
Global Women partners’ registration $5,000 + GST
We are delighted to provide Global Women principal and major partners with a set number of complimentary places on the programme, as a partner benefit.
Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2023 Scholarships
We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2023 and we are delighted to announce that we currently have scholarships available to emerging women leaders to help drive diverse participation in the programme. These scholarships recognise the need to develop a pipeline of diverse women leaders that have the skills and knowledge to drive New Zealand forward.
Selection criteria – We’re looking for recipients who:
are valuable employees, recognised by their organisation as a high-potential individual
are motivated to be an effective leader and succeed in their career
may actively contribute to their community/iwi
are able to challenge peers, yet also empathise with and support them
are intellectually curious and willing to step outside their comfort zone
are interested in supporting women perform at their best
are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand
could be from a non-profit organisation
could be running their own business
could be transitioning back from parental leave or career break.
1. Complete the application form.
2. We will be in touch with further information required for the scholarship.
3. Please note: We will not be making decisions around 2023 scholarships until Nov – mid Dec 2022