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Women’s Leadership: Charting Your Path to Strategic Leadership


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This session explores strategies to become a more effective leader.  Focusing on who you are and how you work with others, you will leave this course with the next steps in your path to become a strategic leader.

Registration Instructions: To register, please select “Women’s Leadership Classes” from the Program drop down menu on the registration form. Then, select the specific class you would like to register for from the Session drop down menu.


COVID-19 Update

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 we encourage you to enroll in our Executive Education offerings with confidence. Courses will be modified to a full or partial distance-learning format in the case of campus closure. Because distance-learning courses will not be able to accommodate on-campus amenities, a discount may be provided. Please contact our office at ExecEd@Utah.edu or 801-572-7273 for more details.

Upcoming Dates:

December 2020
4 December 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This will be a blended online course. It will include pre-recorded lecture and live webinars.

Many individuals eagerly await their chance to be a strategic leader, envisioning a formal, high-level position earned after years, if not decades, of experience.  This course makes the radically empowering assumption that where-ever you are in your career, you are already a strategic leader!  We will emphasize critical skills for informal and formal motivation, managing time constraints, estimating risk, and communicating with diverse stakeholders.   You will gain both concrete skills and a shift in your mindset to embrace a role where you motivate and inspire others to take risky, time-sensitive actions to create value and impact.

This course uses examples from different career stages across a variety of industries. This workshop focuses on how to create a viable individual career pathway which both leverages individual resources and exploits emerging opportunities.   We follow a proven process based on strategic leadership concepts.  To ensure high value for time, we engage in hands on exercises and discuss short case examples in each segment of the program.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn to re-frame challenges and opportunities
  • Begin to influence other regardless of your level of authority
  • Envision your potential in alternate futures
  • Find your voice and mobilize your networks
  • Learn how to find your next step and chart your path

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 13 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.

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Dr. Patricia Gorman

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Gorman is Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, where she also teaches Strategy. Trish served recently as a Director at Deloitte, leading their U.S. thought leadership on growth. Earlier in her career, she consulted for the LEK Partnership and for McKinsey & Company, where she later served as McKinsey’s Director of Global Strategy Learning. Trish has held leadership and academic positions as Dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute, Academic Director of the Global Consulting Practicum at Wharton, core faculty at Columbia Business School and lecturer at Duke Executive Education, London Business School and various corporate universities. She has developed and delivered learning programs around the world for Heinz, IBM, Havas, Statoil, Samsung, John Deere, Ropes & Gray, Novo Nordisk, Nokia, SwissRe, Ford, Blue Cross Blue Shield and dozens of other organizations.

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