Women in Management program
The Department of Education, Training and Employment has developed a comprehensive training program to equip women with the skills they need to succeed as business leaders.
After consultation with a range of key representatives for women's issues, the Women in Management program has been designed to cover essential management and general business skills with a focus on issues affecting women in the workplace.
Designed to help women break through the 'glass ceiling', the program is comprised of three days face-to-face training over three full days followed by three half-day workshops and online learning.
The program covers a range of skills including communication, critical and creative thinking, workplace relations, leadership, conflict management, teamwork, stress management, presentation and negotiation skills, networking, operational planning and scheduling, finance and marketing.
The Women in Management program is customised for women to enhance their engagement and other opportunities, as well as to achieve higher level qualifications.
The program is focused on two groups:
(i) Women with existing or previous work experience in lower level job roles.
(ii) Women currently working as leaders or with some higher level skills, to assist them to achieve appropriate higher level qualifications and move into higher level management roles.
Blending classroom learning with online modules the program includes hands-on activities, group and individual learning, and leads to a Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
Potential benefits of the program include:
Increased engagement of women currently working as leaders or with higher level skills to achieve appropriate higher level qualifications.
Increased engagement of women with existing or previous work experience in lower level job roles to achieve qualifications.
Positive impact on company's corporate profile as it may become an employer of choice.
Broader service range as a diverse collection of skills and experiences allows industry to provide more services to customers.
Positive impact on the annual financial return, as shown in the Making Women Visible [PDF 641kB] available on the Transport, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) industry website. Studies have found that businesses committed to promoting minority and women workers had an average annualised return on investment of 18.3 per cent over a five-year period compared with only 7.9 per cent for those without such policies.
Provide businesses and industry in Queensland with the opportunity to gain and retain skills of women in their workforce.