Leadership Skills for Alaska Native Women

Have you ever had a great idea but felt like no one would take it seriously? Have you taken on informal leadership roles yet have been unable to translate this into career success? Has someone else ever received the recognition and praise for work that you’ve completed yourself? All women have experienced some leadership challenges in their workplace or community. This class was designed to help women develop their inner confidence to realize their career potential by addressing these and other issues that women often confront as leaders in Native communities.

It is up to us to set goals and professional objectives to chart our future success. This class will help you take the time to assess your personal and professional goals and objectives and learn ways to keep your progress on track. Discover ways to help you achieve them through self-determination, the ability to positively influence others and networking with other professionals.

Our ability to communicate and effectively lead and manage people is the foundation for future success as women leaders. This class will instruct you on how to adapt your communication and leadership styles to motivate and build effective working relationships. It will also help you to focus on your strengths and eliminate self-limiting behaviors and attitudes that are getting in the way of success.

Whether you supervise one employee or lead an entire organization, this course will help you increase your influence, acknowledge your self-worth and tap your inner potential.

We recommend that you purchase two books to complement your class experience: The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership by Sally Helgesen (ISBN 0385419112) and The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work by Sally Helgesen (ISBN 1576753824).

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Managing Yourself
  • Time management:
    • Getting organized
    • Setting goals and priorities
    • Managing multiple tasks
  • Stress management:
    • Stress indicators
    • Effects of stress
    • Diffusing stress
  • Guidelines for problem solving
  • Decision-making process
Managing Relationships
  • Cooperative communications skills:
    • Verbal vs. non-verbal communication
    • Communication barriers
    • Breaking down defenses
    • Mastering listening skills
  • Assertiveness techniques:
    • Ensuring customer satisfaction
    • Maintaining your cool with difficult people
    • Giving clear and concise information
    • General etiquette
  • Working effectively as a team
  • Addressing professional issues
Effective Communications Skills
  • Key concepts
  • Verbal and non-verbal communications skills
  • Essence of interaction
  • Communication behaviors employees appreciate
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Communication barriers
  • Breaking down defenses
  • Mastering listening skills
Basics of Business Communications
  • What makes business communications different from other communications?
  • Interpersonal communications vs. group setting communications
  • What you say and do in the office
  • Office politics
  • Office gossip
  • Getting above the fray
  • Getting your point across
  • Communications skills that will help you get ahead
Verbal Communication and Listening
  • Using Standard English and slang
  • Taking the time to listen
  • Types of listening
  • Understanding "trigger" words
  • Filtering for meaning
  • Barriers to active listening
  • Providing the right information

Principles of Supervision

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Delegating
  • Guiding and directing
  • Motivating
  • Dealing with conflict

Problem Solving

  • Defining and isolating the problem
  • Discovering new ways for examining problems
  • Deciding on the best alternatives
  • Gathering relevant information without nagging
  • Minimizing barriers within your environment
  • Taking action to implement your decisions
  • Group dynamics
  • Characteristics of different leadership styles
  • Decision-making through consensus
  • The benefits of teamwork
  • Understanding motivations and needs of team members
  • Achieving cooperation
Leadership Keys
  • Recognizing self-limiting behaviors
  • Tools to help you increase your influence
  • The most common reasons women fail to achieve the leadership positions they desire
  • Ways to get the recognition you deserve
  • Understanding what leadership is in your organization

Managing Conflict

  • Understanding conflict
  • Conflict styles
  • Influence of gender and culture on conflict styles
  • Self-Assessment
  • Resolving conflict effectively

*Topics subject to change.

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