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Leadership for Women

THE MONARCH CENTER views women's leadership from the following perspectives:

Appreciating the authentic self, individual values, and happiness

Understanding the business world and how to surmount barriers that impede leadership advancement

Transforming personal behaviors in order to seize leadership opportunities and to further business success

Embracing ethical leadership practices that inspire and motivate others, encourage innovation, and improve the businesses in which we work and communities in which we live  


MOOCs, Teleconferences, and Workshops for 2018


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Begins April 16, 2018

This engaging and interactive course will help develop your inner leader by cultivating leadership behaviours that enhance your presence and ability to  connect with others authentically

Self-paced online course helping develop behaviors that exemplify leadership presence including:

  • Self-Regulation and Focus

  • Curiosity 

  • Openness to New Things

  • Discernment

  • Seeing Different Perspectives

  • Acceptance of Self



Have you always admired the leader who can grab and command the attention of others when they walk into a room?

Developing Leadership Presence

Leadership presence is more than the clothes one wears or the way one talks.  It is a characteristic within a person AND it can be developed and cultivated.  Develop Your Inner Leader and Presence!  

Registration Open March 1, 2018

Begins April 16, 2018


Dates for 2018-2019
To be announced

Phase 1:  Get Ready
Know, embrace and leverage your authentic self and leadership style.  Over a 10-week period clarify and expand personal awareness through individual, psychological, and leadership assessments and facilitated group teleconferences.

Phase 2:  Get Set
Set your vision, hone your leadership, formulate your action plan. During a 3-day intensive onsite session with 25 women like yourself design a leadership vision aligned with your values and create an action plan to make it happen.

Phase 3
Over a 14-week period engage in leadership behaviors and forward your action plan through weekly peer coaching sessions and facilitated group coaching teleconferences 


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Teleconference Series

Take a breather! 
Grab a cup of tea, coffee (or other beverage) and join a circle of women just like you who want a game changer in their life!





toast to LEADERSHIP 

Women's Virtual Night Out

Find the Leadership within You and Make a Difference

Join women from all parts of the globe the first Wednesday of each month  for a night out devoted to YOUR leadership journey.  Enjoy discussion, exercises, reflections, and action based on the book 52 Week Game Changer:  How She Leads, Leadership Development for Healthcare and interviews with women executives and thought leaders on the subject of leadership. 

In 2018 we take a new approach to TOAST TO LEADERSHIP by focusing on one topic throughout the year.  This year we have chosen the topic of "Implicit Bias" because its importance and how it impacts all aspects of our life and in leadership.   We look at its relationship to leadership in general, its impact in particular as a barrier to women's advancement, and the interventions that can be used to reduce it.  

Join us in Making a Difference for Women's Leadership
Come for one or more......whatever fits your schedule.
All teleconferences are from 7:15 - 8:15 PM Central Time





7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Implicit Bias
Characteristics and Impact for Leadership

The following will guide this discussion

Implicit Bias:  Scientific Foundations

A Conversation with an Implicit Bias Skeptic


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Measuring Implicit Bias

The following will guide this discussion
Take the Implicit Bias Test at the Harvard Implicit Project

The Harvard Implicit Project


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Implicit Bias and Prejudice Toward Women

The following research guides this discussion

Barriers and Bias and the Status of Women in Leadership

Role Congruity Theory of Prejudice Toward Female Leaders


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

 The Impact of Counterstereotyping  and Moderation of Implicit Bias

The following research guides the discussion

The Effect of Priming Gender Roles on Women’s Implicit Gender Beliefs and Career Aspirations


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

The Effect of Gender Bias Intervention

The following research guides the discussion

Effect of an Intervention to Break the Gender Bias Habit for Faculty at One Institution: A Cluster Randomized, Controlled Trial

July  through Sept

Summer Hiatus


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Defining Mindfulness and It's Moderation of Judgmental Thinking and Implicit Bias

The following guides the discussion

Ellen Langer:  Mindfulness Over Matter

Mindfulness: diverse perspectives on its meaning, origins, and multiple applications at the intersection of science and dharma



7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Measuring Mindfulness - What is Your Mindfulness?

The following guides the discussion

11 Mindfulness Questionnaires, Scales & Assessments For Measuring

Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale


7:15 - 8:15 PM CT

Incorporating Mindfulness in the Workplace

The following guides the discussion

Mindful Leadership, Finding the Space to Lead

Leading Mindfully: Two Studies of the Influence of Supervisor Trait Mindfulness on Employee WellBeing and Performance