about the program
STEP INTO YOUR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
Emerging Leaders is a part-time development program designed to help new and aspiring managers make the transition from individual contributors to effective leaders. The emphasis on applied learning ensures participants improve their leadership abilities as well as their confidence to manage people and teams.
92% feel they are more effective leaders
AFTER PARTICIPATING IN THE EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
this program is for you
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO
Enhance your ability to lead others by understanding your strengths and identifying your leadership style. Develop foundational skills like communicating effectively, giving feedback, and leading diverse teams. Designed specifically for women leaders (including self-identified women and gender-diverse people) this program will set you up for success in your new role.
Shift your mindset from individual contributor to team leader. Learn to inspire and motivate your team to accomplish common goals. Improve your communication skills, and your ability to give feedback, coach and develop others.
Interact with women leaders from diverse backgrounds and different industries. Through the program, your cohort will grow into a tight-knit community that you can rely on for support and advice. Research shows that women learn their most valuable leadership lessons from other women. This is one of the lasting benefits of the program!
why emerging leaders?
THE LASTING BENEFITS OF MEETING YOUR INNER LEADER
benefits to you
Be authentic in your leadership and feel confident in your strengths
Learn how to effectively manage other people’s performance
Grow your professional circle for support, advice, and inspiration
benefits to your organization
Advance women leaders faster by investing in their development
Enhance leadership capacity and performance
Make progress on gender equality
Program overview & impact
EMERGING LEADERS OVERVIEW
The program combines the flexibility and convenience of online learning, with the benefit of real-time interaction with the facilitator and other participants. We have designed the program to provide a high-touch experience, with community and connection at the heart of the design. This approach allows participants to self-manage their experience while benefiting from shared experiences and social interaction with peers.
What participants are saying
92% say it helped them lead more effectively
92% say they now have a stronger professional circle
100% say the program was worth the time and effort
COHORT 7: MARCH 2024 | APPLY NOW
Each facilitated group session is delivered from 11am – 1pm PST on the following dates:
March 20, 2024
Welcome and Introduction
April 3, 2024
Chapter 1 – Authentic Leadership
April 17, 2024
Chapter 2 – Setting Yourself Up for Success
May 1, 2024
Chapter 3 – Communication and Feedback
May 15, 2024
Chapter 4 – Leading Teams
May 29, 2024
Chapter 5 – Career and Professional Growth
June 12, 2024
Wrap-up and Next Steps
Open cohorts take place twice annually:
March – June
October – December
In-house program delivery is available for organizations looking to quickly advance women leaders and build a more balanced workforce. In-house programming helps to develop an organization’s leadership pipeline, improve internal networks and communication, and is a clear action to advance women in your workplace.
Accessed through a secure online learning portal, you will work through learning materials that include concepts, frameworks, tools, activities, and self-reflection.
Time commitment: 60 minutes before the facilitated group sessions.
facilitated group sessions
Engage in 7 high-impact Zoom sessions featuring expert facilitation, group discussion, and activities. You will gain insight from your peers as well as guest speakers who share candid perspectives. If able and comfortable, participants will be encouraged to turn on their video during the sessions to foster a greater sense of connection.
Time commitment: 2 hours per session
peer learning sessions
You will work with a small group of cohort members to apply your learning, get coaching and support, and share your successes in a more intimate setting. These sessions are to be scheduled by your peer group between facilitated group sessions. Peer learning sessions are participant-driven.
Time commitment: 60 minutes
personal leadership workbook
To help you make the most of your experience in the program, you will receive a personal leadership workbook that includes resources and activities. The activities are designed to help you reflect and learn from your experiences as a leader.
fees & support
The Emerging Leaders program is open to self-identified women and gender-diverse people who are interested in participating in a positive, women-led leadership program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The regular program fee is $2000 per participant and includes tuition, a personal leadership workbook, and access to Minerva’s online learning portal. It also includes all the formal assessments used in the program.
We offer a reduced tuition fee of $1,600 for individuals working in the charitable or non-profit sector, and for Indigenous-led organizations. Many of our participants use professional development funds – please contact us if you need help convincing your employer! Minerva also offers discounted rates to organizations that enrol multiple participants or commit to a multi-year partnership with us.
support the leaders on your team
By advocating for women’s participation in leadership training, you’re helping to accelerate their learning, development, and confidence. You are also actively contributing to the pursuit of gender equity in professional settings. Minerva offers leadership programs that go beyond teaching tactical skills and help enable supportive professional circles and the development of authentic leadership styles.
“ I felt I needed some personal and professional guidance because I wasn’t sure about the next steps in my career. I knew I had to figure out what my “inner voice” had to say - but I did not know how to listen to it. Minerva’s programs helped me immensely in that regard. ”
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