Aimed at women, the She Leads programme takes vertical slice through our leadership lenses from leading self to leading others; to leading within the organisations and then externally, towards leading and influencing across the wider HE ecosystem. In this way, participants critically question and evolve their awareness, choices and actions for doing leadership to meet and shape their multiple operating contexts.
She Leads draws on the learnings from our highly successful Aurora programme in the UK and Ireland which has welcomed over 8,300 participants from over 200 institutions. The She Leads programme has already had a global impact with iterations delivered in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia.
Please note that this programme is only available for institutional purchase and is not run as an open programme for individuals.
Leaders have different stories and the programme served as a rich interactive milieu for these beautiful female leaders to share their stories and take the others through their career journey. I believe that the marriage between being driven by the love of learning and the passion for change, having values such as benevolence and the love of knowledge transfer, and having personality traits such as creativity and emotional intelligence can create exceptional female leaders. We should always aspire others to lead. My leadership motto has always been: ‘Together we lead. Together we shine."
Dr Diana A.Karim Aljahromi, Director of the Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership at the University of Bahrain
Stage 1: Diagnostics
We work with you to gather the contextual information via a desk study of relevant documentation and interviews with key influencers and stakeholders from across the HE sector.
Stage 2: She Leads Workshop Series
Participants will each experience four half-day workshops to cover input, activities and focused discussion including a ‘next steps’ surgery.
Participants will explore the nature of leadership; gender equality within the HE space; and how they might be applied to different leadership situations. As an integral part of this module participants will learn and understand about gender equality, diversity and inclusion through positive working cultures, challenging redundant norms and removing barriers.
Institutions that undertake the She Leads programme benefit through:
- developing confident women leaders and encouraging them to strive for the highest goal
- understanding more of gender equality will make your institution more of a safe and healthier environment
- championing women’s equality and inclusion within your institution.
Collaboration with University of Bahrain
The programme at the University of Bahrain was delivered by Jenny Garrett OBE, Advance HE Associate and award-winning Career Coach, Leadership Trainer and Author. She was awarded her OBE for services to Entrepreneurship and Women in Business. Each workshop invited a speaker to reflect on their career journeys, their strengths and weaknesses, their values, possible challenges they have faced during those journeys, and their views on the future role of female leaders. The third session in particular included a panel discussion in which three prominent leaders representing the Supreme Council of Women, the Ministry of Education, and the University of Bahrain shared their experiences and views on power, work politics, and influence.