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Date(s) - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership

Tuesday 7 November 2017

If you have been looked over for a Leadership position (or don’t want to be) read on! In this set of workshops Girl Geek Scotland will tell you what you need to know, and what you may not want to hear.


1. Essential Skills for the Board in a Digital Age.

If you are an entreprenur looking for your board members, or if you have ambitions to be on one, this workshop will help you:

  • Identify the gaps in your skill set
  • Understand what skills are most commonly missed and
  • Tell you the single most important skill that every modern digital business needs on their board.

Based on a Briefing Paper By Entrepreneur Vicky Brock, and Led by Morna Simpson Founder of Girl Geek Scotland and CEO at Enterprise Porridge Ltd

2. Do You Have The XFactor?

The secret list that most large companies have for leadership progression, and how to get on it.

Most large companies have a secret talent list of high potential employees to identify candidates for leadership progression, development and opportunity. In this workshop we’ll explore some of the themes from the HBR article ‘Are you a high potential’ by Douglas A Ready, Jay A Conger and Linda A Hill and the forthcoming book of the same name. We will look at what it takes to become a high potential, what makes them different and some of the pitfalls to look out for.

Based on a Briefing Paper written, and Led by Gail Logan, Leadership Coach

3. Finding Your Purpose.

Senior leadership roles usually require hard decision making and it’s never possible to please everyone all of the time.

Rather than focus on the likeability vs. capability conundrum, research suggests that being clear about your purpose can make you a more effective leader. In this workshop we’ll explore what we’re really passionate about, what motivates and drives us, and how that can be translated into our professional sense of purpose. We’ll work on developing purpose statements along with the concrete steps required to align this to our professional leadership goals.

Based on Harvard Business Review research and led by Anne Marie Scott, Deputy Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, University of Edinburgh.

Pre-register on Eventbrite

We have now limited tickets on this event in order to create a more intimate environment for audience participation and to create a promo video. There are very limited spaces due to filming and only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted.

In this workshop we will explore what skills and experience are needed to get into a Leadership role, and what special qualities are desired at the highest levels.

Eventbrite - Critical Skills for Leadership