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Pre-order rate: USD49

Standard rate: USD159

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Certified Academy

Best HR Practices for Women Leadership Development

A comprehensive online course to support HR managers in changing the face of gender diversity in the workplace

Starting on 18 October 2020
USD 49

About the course: Despite global calls for higher female representation on corporate boards, women are still vastly underrepresented in the boardroom. According to Deloitte Global’s 2019 Women in Boardroom: A Global Perspective report, women occupy just 16.9% of board seats worldwide, which puts us far behind our global aspiration of achieving gender parity. Within Southeast Asia, women hold 13.7% of board seats in Singapore, 14.2% in Thailand, and 9.3% in Indonesia. Malaysia fares better with 20.6% female representation on board seats.

Yes, we may have seen an increase in the number of women taking on leadership roles in the governments, boardrooms, as well as public and private sectors around the world, but there is no denying that there is still much room for improvement. Our quest to improve gender diversity and equity in the workplace and community is far from over.

This on-demand online course is designed for organisations who are committed to advancing the leadership career of high potential female employees. Covering topics from talent assessment to succession planning to pipeline building and development frameworks, this course covers best practices and strategies that HR could implement in their organisations to improve gender diversity in the workplace.

Sign up for this online course prior to its official launch on 18 May 2020 to enjoy the pre-launch rate of USD129 (before GST).

Designed as a 4-module course, each module will be launched weekly from 18 May onwards. Participants will be granted a two-year access to the online course, which they can complete at their own time and convenience.

Sign up for this online course if you want to:

  • Advance women leaders in your organisation
  • Change the face of gender diversity in the workplace
  • Unravel and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Learn actionable strategies and best practices to develop female leaders in the workplace

Course content

  • Over 5 hours of video recordings
  • Prepared simulation and exercises
  • Case studies and best practices that prepare you for situations you may face
  • Materials for reference and self study
  • Certificate upon completion of a post-course evaluation

Course Syllabus

Module  1

Starting with a talent assessment to create a difference

You will learn:

  • To conduct a talent assessment in order to determine the percentage of women employees needed in the pipeline to drive the gender parity agenda
  • To analyse if more active intervention is required to put female employees on the path to advancement 
  • To measure the effectiveness of existing succession plans, mentor and sponsorship opportunities and development plans in advancing female leaders

Teaching Materials For Module 1:

  • Effective talent assessment tools
  • Metrics and measures needed to determine success
  • Case examples of individualised employee development plans
Module  2

Managing bias in the talent life-cycle to enable diversity in the workplace

You will learn:

  • To review the talent acquisition and career advancement life-cycles for bias
    • Best practices for recruitment and hiring. For examples,
    • Implementing a blind applicant review system
    • Ensuring a diverse mix of interviewers
    • Establishing measurable goals for hiring and promotion, and more

Teaching Materials For Module 2:

  • A how-to guide to managing and identifying bias in job posts and requirements, promotion opportunities, and appraisal evaluations
  • Useful checklists for managing bias that may be embedded within recruitment and promotion processes
  • Interviewing techniques you need to know to manage unconscious bias
  • Tried-and-tested strategies for effective sourcing of high-potential candidates
Module  3

Developing the internal pipeline

You will learn:

  • To leverage on existing HR information and data analytics to generate important insights about your company’s workforce and identify high potential female leadership candidates
  • To ensure that women are included in succession planning, and succession planning processes are properly audited for bias
  • The impact of efforts such as work-life integration and pay equity in attraction and retention
  • To identify opportunities that female employees in your organisation needs - e.g. executive sponsorship and mentoring, individual coaching, leadership development etc.

Teaching Materials For Module 3:

  • Steps to building the pipeline
  • Best practices for succession planning that would support diversity in the workplace
  • Case studies of workplace strategies and initiatives that help to develop the internal talent pipeline
Module  4

Establishing the development framework for female leaders

You will learn:

  • To identify and invest in high-performing female employees and equip them with the skills and confidence to lead
  • To chart the path to leadership and articulate clear steps for career development
  • What are the kind of training or support that female employees may require to advance further in their career

Teaching Materials For Module 4:

  • Case studies on effective development strategies that help improve gender equity in the workplace
  • Checklist for women leadership development
  • Inspiring stories involving female leaders as role models and male champions of change in the workplace

How does this online course work?

Real-life best practices
We show real case studies, techniques and methods used by experienced specialists
Optimisation of learning
This course is based on the Know-See-Do principle. The completion of each individual module enables the quick implementation of specific activities in practice.
Practical Application
Apply what you learn to real-life situations straight away with guidance from our detailed teaching materials and video recordings.
Learn on-the-go
Materials are available 24/7 on our dedicated platform. Access your course any time, anywhere.
Certificate of completion
The certificate issued confirms the knowledge acquired by the participant and is available in a digital format for print or download.
Top expert
  • World-class knowledge
  • Quality study materials
  • Practical exercises

Frequently Asked Questions


Does participation in the course give you any vocational rights?

No, we do not grant vocational rights. The course is of a training nature. It aims to broaden and deepen the knowledge of participants from given thematic areas, using the knowledge of the best experts.

Are there any dates for in-person meetings?

No, there are no in-person meetings at an indicated place for this course. The whole course is based on online learning through an interactive educational platform. By joining the course, you gain access to all materials, video lectures, and online presentations.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?

Yes, at the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate confirming the participation and completion of the course.