In Brief

Next start date: Next start date:
21 September 2022
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid to Senior Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
Member fee: Member fee:
Taking the Lead – Women in Leadership
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Programme Dates

In consideration of women’s busy schedules, Taking the Lead will be delivered virtually with elongated delivery. The programme will run for 1 full day and 6 half-days in the morning. The programme dates are as follows:


21 September, 2022 (full day)

05 & 19 October 2022 (morning)

09 & 23 November 2022 (morning)

07 & 14 December 2022 (morning)


The IMI in association with IFS Skillnet are currently accepting applications for the Taking the Lead – Women in Leadership programme. IFS Skillnet funding is available for eligible companies in the financial services sector. To check your eligibility for funding, or for any specific queries relating to IFS Skillnet, please contact or 01 605 1546.

Why choose this programme?

This programme will give you the time and space to explore, develop and articulate who you want to be as a leader and the contribution you want to make to your work, your life, your organisation and the communities or markets you serve.

Taking the Lead will help you develop accelerators like purpose, empowerment and your personal brand, and challenge you to address inhibitors like overwhelm, unconscious bias and power-play.

This programme is for you if…

You are an aspiring or developing woman leader who is hoping to accelerate your career and personal development.

Key takeaways

Inspire and Influence

Lead by example in your organisation and sector. Emerge a more compelling, influential and confident leader with tools and techniques to inspire others and get results.

Career Acceleration

Take the next step up. Identify and develop your leadership capabilities and aligning them to your career ambitions.


Practical, outcome-orientated tasks will help you develop increased resilience and strategies to maintain balance in a competitive organisation.

Reduced fees available for IFS Skillnet member organisations

Employees of IFS Skillnet member organisations can avail of a reduced fee of €3,000 (IMI member organisation) or €3,500 (IMI non-member).

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Programmes themes

We will cover the following topics:
  • Leading in an uncertain world.
  • Understanding the leadership challenge.
  • Developing your personal leadership brand.
  • Driving personal and professional change.
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Your purpose and values.
  • Authenticity and personal agility.
  • Promoting balance & owning your boundaries.
  • Presence, power and status
  • Effective influencing and negotiating