ASPIRING WOMEN LEADERS

Women continue to experience systematic barriers to success at the workplace.
How to remove these career roadblocks through self-awareness and executive presence?

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

2×2 days on-site in Budapest

5-6 March 2024 and 7-8 May 2024

2×2 days on-site program with additional 4×1 hours online personal coaching session, and a closing celebration.

Price: EUR 2500

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The lack of women leaders in our organizations continues to be a challenge even with their proven positive impact on economic returns and growth.

Women’s self-confidence and awareness of their authentic leadership style and strengths are the foundation for purposefully building their business interactions, trust, and success.

How can we build self-confidence? How can we draw on each other’s experiences to reveal our authentic leadership style and personal vision that support our leadership aspirations?

This course will enhance your self-awareness, and will provide you with the broader understanding on women’s challenges at the workplace, and tools and techniques how to address them.

For whom: Rising female talents, team leads to mid-level female leaders who aspire to higher-level leadership positions.

Faculty Members

Dr. Anita Csoma

Faculty

Eszter Avar

Faculty
Executive Coach

Guest speaker

Éva Gombás

STARGE

Founder & Executive Headhunter

András Vicsek

Maven7

Chief Innovation Officer

Anita Simon

ALTEO Group

Deputy CEO

Orsolya Várhegyi

Corvinus University of Budapest

Assistant Professor

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

MAIN TOPICS

The purpose of the Aspiring Women Leaders program is to

  • Understand and cultivate each participant’s own leadership style and utilize its strength to create impact and build partnerships in the workplace.
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Craft a personal leadership vision that can be integrated with your life-goals.
  • Reveal and address the systematic gender-bias barriers and develop skills to address them.
  • Improve communication skills and emotional intelligence; understand the elements of gravitas to elevate your executive presence.
  • Learn how to support each other through coaching-style conversations.
  • Build a community of peers and develop partnerships through shared goals.

Key words on the agenda: self-awareness, confidence, executive presence, gravitas, communication, appearance, emotional intelligence, gender bias, partnership, personality traits, diversity, authentic leadership, work-life integration.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This course is founded on the extensive leadership, teaching, and coaching experience of the faculty. During these immersive two camps (2×2 days) the participants will experience how their identity shapes their experience, and how to capitalize on their unique style to build trust, partnerships, confidence, and success.

Between the camps, small-group team coaching & mentoring sessions will support the participants to work on their own specific leadership challenge.

The 2×2 days will also provide opportunities to create a strong network, build mentoring relationships and lifelong support.

PRE COURSE

Individual intake interview with the Program Instructors to understand your personal challenges and your goal for this program. Also, we will ask you to complete a personality profile test.

CAMP 1

(Two days) 

During these two days we will address the following questions:

  • What are the key challenges women face in the workplace?
  • What is gender bias? How can we recognize it and address it?
  • Who am I as a person and as a leader?
  • What are my personality traits? How do they help me to be a great leader?
  • How can I build on my strength to create impact and build partnerships with my peers, teams, and leaders?
  • What are my values?
  • How do I balance authenticity with conformity?
  • What are my leadership aspirations? How do I achieve them?
  • How does my career aspiration integrate with my life goals?

MID-TERM REFLECTIONS, TEAM COACHING & MENTORING

Between the two camps and before the closing celebration, each participant will have a total of 4-hours online individual mentoring sessions to reflect on their progress and to provide opportunities to deepen their own work.

CAMP 2

(Two days) 

During these two days we will address the following questions:

  • How am I perceived as a leader and peer through my presence, communication style, and gravitas? How can I improve it?
  • How can I better listen to feedback?
  • Who are the key stakeholders in my career development? How can I engage with them strategically?
  • How can I lean on the support of my personal and professional networks including the network that we are building during this course?
  • How can I better integrate my work and my life for sustainable joy and happiness?

We will invite speakers at both Camps to broaden our perspectives and to deep dive into certain topics.

ABOUT THE FACULTY

Dr. Anita Csoma

Faculty

Anita is an innovation and business leader, with more than two decades of experience working in European and North American Energy Companies. She has a wide arrays of leadership experience including designing and building interdisciplinary research and service teams, developing, managing, and implementing portfolio of projects across multiple organizations, and transforming large organizations to support business needs.

Eszter Avar

Faculty
Executive Coach

As Head of L&D at HR Partner Consulting, and previously Country Manager of Human Value International, Eszter has been leading teams for over 10 years. Over the last 15 years, she has been working as an OD consultant, executive coach and team coach for a broad spectrum of international companies. Eszter is the founder of the “Best of HR Project”.

MORE THAN 1000 EXECUTIVES HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE JOURNEY!
LEARN FROM THEM!

Bálint
Hoffer

ViacomCBS

Karol
Jakubek

ROSSMANN Czech Republic

Martina
Martinić

INA Grupa

Gábor
Heiszmann

UNIQA Biztosító

Predrag
Vasic

OTP Srbija

András
Becsei

OTP Bank

SEED Business Leadership Program has been a real eye opener for me in terms of how many leadership tools I can have in my toolkit and how to use them intentionally. It was a great realization how simple things can change the game and lead the organization to an enhanced performance.

Great venue with a comprehensive leadership principles overview, focusing strongly on a practical side of leadership. I really enjoyed the teamwork during the training and I can strongly recommend the program to those, who would like to move their leadership skills to upper level. One of the best workshops, which I have ever experienced.

I am absolutely thrilled with the program. You start from aspiration and values, continue with building the story around people and, at the end, you tackle with your final goal – how to drive the business. Mentoring and coaching techniques during the program are refreshing and using these techniques after the program suit you with the most useful tool – how to learn continuously and efficiently. For me this is the key takeaway.

One thing I loved about this course that we were able to meet people – both presenters and participants – who has a waste experience in their industries. I can mention the President of Vodafone, the CEO and founder of WizzAir. Furthermore, I was in the same working group with the Senior Vice President of MOL from whom I could learn a lot. I would recommend this course to any executive leader who is humble enough to open up and has the willingness to look inside and understand what his weaknesses and areas of development are.

SEED is one of the best things that happened to me during the last several years. It gave me new vision and the energy to try to become a better leader than currently I am.

SEED’s Business Leadership Program was a very good executive educational program for me. What I gained from SEED and what it means for me is how to set aspirational goals, and how to build a team to achieve these goals.