Kick some glass and shatter your limitations. Our multi-phased Women’s Leadership Experience is a bold three-month development engagement designed to equip women who are already proven leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to have greater impact and broader influence within their organizations.

There is no one formula for being an effective leader.  And for women, leadership potential  can be additionally complicated by the infamous glass ceiling.

What Do Participants Learn?

Attend this multi-phased program and acquire the ability to:

  • Gain clarity on how others perceive you as a leader.
  • Develop behaviors that align with & support personal leadership brands & career direction.
  • Exert greater influence over the choices made.
  • Navigate complex relationships.
  • Build & leverage strategic networks to engage authentically.
  • Implement personal leadership strategy.

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for women with upper-management and leadership experience.
Admission is by application only.

What Are the Challenges Addressed?

  • Establishing credibility.
  • Managing up & across the organization.
  • Negotiating adeptly & influencing others.
  • Developing competencies in  managing organizational complexity,  strategic thinking & acting.

Why Choose CCL’s  Women’s Leadership Experience?

  • 3-month, multi-phased program deepens learning.
  • Two 1:1 executive coaching sessions tailored to each participant.
  • Gender-specific format allows for greater openness in a supportive environment and addresses the unique issues women face.
  • Opportunity to develop a rich peer support network.
  • Development of a personalized action plan for continued development.
  • Experiential program allows time for new skills & behaviors to be explored in a safe environment.

What Will the Program Experience Include?

The  participant will experience  a 5-phased approach:

Phase 1: Prepare

Pre-program personal leadership assessments provide:

  • Guided self-study of your leadership & career
  • 360-degree assessment tool.

Before the program, participants, plus selected direct reports, peers and superiors, complete several web-based surveys.

Phase 2: Engage

Three-day interactive program includes:

  • Individual identity work & exploration of identity alignment
  • Executive coaching
  • Designing your leadership strategy
  • Experiential exercises on-site

Phase 3: Apply

After Phase 2, participants take a 3-month phase on the job to:

  • Practice new skills & behaviors.
  • Engage in a 90-minute executive coaching session.
  • Execute Phase 2 goals.

Phase 4: Re-Engage

Two-day follow-up program to de-brief & continue learning.

  • Explore navigating complex relationships
  • Finalize personal leadership strategy
  • Experiential exercises
  • Development of new or updated goals
  • Wholeness and wellness
  • Executive coaching

Phase 5: Apply

Post-program participants apply & sustain their learning via ongoing support:

  •  New behaviors & tools are ready to be used.
  • Additional online resources & peer network keep development on track.


Multiple Phases:
3 days on-site
3 months virtual learning
2 days on-site

Average class size & Faculty/Participants ratio:

24 participants
1 instructor : 12 participants


Greensboro, NC
San Diego, CA

*Scale-up option for companies wishing to send multiple managers or run a full program on-site



“Each woman needs to make time to think about her identity as leader, choose what she wants, and work intentionally to make it happen .”

 –Laura Santana, CCL Senior Faculty