Management from a Woman's Perspective
More and more women are moving into positions of responsibility in public administration and business. Are women demonstrating new kinds of competence and bringing new practices to the workplace in the ways that they lead and make decisions? Given that women now occupy positions at many reporting levels, is it still premature to refer to a ‘woman’s management style’?
In this interactive workshop, we will talk about women’s management styles by looking at several topics from the perspective of human development. These will include good governance, manager self-knowledge, and other management issues. Through personal accounts of women managers, we will examine widespread issues and obstacles, such as the compartmentalization of women in some industries. We may also have the opportunity to discuss the notion of the well-known glass ceiling.
Defining management and leadership
Understanding various management styles, such as participatory or hierarchical environments
Examining interactive and collaborative aspects of management on a human scale
Learning how to effectively mobilize a team by listening, questioning employees, and offering feedback
- Women managers or those aspiring to become managers
Nicole Doucet, B.A., was a senior executive not only in the private sector but also in both the provincial and federal governments for almost twenty years. Her diversified experience ranges from managing teams, to program delivery and developing audiences. She also won the Marketing Association of Montreal’s Marketing Personality award in the Small Business category.
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