Communication with Power and Impact for Women
Communication with Power and Impact for Women
Good leaders are good communicators. They are not just effective and efficient at what they do, they use a range of communication styles to gain resources, attract support, resolve conflicts. Developing this range of styles – skills you can use in an increasing variety of contexts and work relationships – is essential if you want to increase power and impact.
By participating in this programme, you will:
- overcome fear of public speaking
- craft effective messages
- evaluate your stakeholders to customise your communications strategy
- align body posture, tone of voice, and content to your intended communication aims
- use the best language for encouraging participation and contribution of ideas or for directing a discussion toward a decision
- develop presentations which persuade, not just inform.
RSM Executive Education’s women in business programmes are offered in partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO). ECWO is committed to women’s continued advancement into leadership positions by contributing to management education and actively engaging in the gender debate.
The programme Communications with Power and Impact for Women brings together a dynamic group of women who have the potential to take on more senior roles in their organisations. Participants will come from a variety of organisations, including public and private companies and non-profit organisations, and from various levels of management.
“RSM was the right answer in my search for a leading business school embracing female leadership and communication. The programme was a fantastic experience, triggering great energy and motivating power. It was about us, a very diverse group of women with the ambition to be heard. I learned how easy powerful speaking can be when applying the rules, and the importance of engagement and empathy. The programme will allow for effective communication: articulating clear and strong messages, communicating strategies and approaches in challenging circumstances, and building strong stakeholder relations.”
Adriana Cavaliere, Enterprise Risk Manager, SWIFT
During the Communication with Power and Impact for Women Programme you will learn from Ms. Dorothy Grandia and Prof. Dianne Bevelander. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.
Dorothy Grandia is assistant director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at RSM, and media director for the Energy Economics Institute at the University of Cologne. She also coaches and teaches communication courses at RSM and INSEAD. Working mostly in STEM industry contexts, Dorothy specialises in persuasive communication, particularly communication strategies to improve communication between (technical) specialists, cross-functional peers and general management. She worked in journalism and politics in the USA. She has an MA in vocal performance from the New School University/Mannes College of Music, and a BA in Asian studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Prof. Dianne Bevelander
Dianne Bevelander is executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations at RSM. She is also professor of management education with a focus on women in management. Dianne was previously the associate dean of MBA programmes at RSM. She has held several successful strategic leadership and management positions. Dianne is a champion of diversity and inclusion. She teaches personal leadership development to MBA students at RSM and various other business schools internationally. She also runs masterclasses for women in leadership positions, and is often asked to speak on diversity for international organisations.
€ 800 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
€ 850 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.
General terms and conditions
Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.
The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.