Middle Managers

Women’s Leadership and Impact in Asia

Creating an environment where talent can thrive and rise to the top is critical in achieving fully productive organisations and governments. Despite significant advances over recent decades throughout the world,gender equality and women’s leadership still lags in Asia. Women are still a significantly untapped resource. Societal pressures, cultural norms and structural barriers must be shifted to enable the advancement of women and societies.

As the leading public policy school in the region, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore is addressing this challenge by providing women and men across Asia and the Pacific with knowledge, practical skills, support and networks to thrive in public leadership roles.

This unique three-day workshop will build the capacity of leaders who are influencing social, economic and political change in Asia. The programme focuses on developing personal expertise in core skills and on challenging structures that are hampering gender equality.

Topics covered in the programme include:

  • Persuasive communication
  • Leading in the public sector
  • Talent and diversity management
  • Personal branding
  • Private sector challenges
  • Implementing change
  • Peak performance and self-sabotage
  • Gender implication of public policies
  • Mindfulness
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore 469C Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772

Wed 22 February 2017 to Fri 24 February 2017

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Fri 10 February 2017

The programme will focus on three themes – (i) practical strategies for personal success, (ii) transcending organisational barriers and (iii) analysing structural barriers for women leaders in Asia. Faculty will employ a range of interactive learning techniques. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences to enrich the group learning experience.

By the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Develop core leadership skills – such as persuasion, personal brand awareness and strategies to avoid self-sabotage – that will enable participants to enhance their influence inside their organisations and beyond.
  • Understand how organisations and leaders can help or hinder talent progression.
  • Challenge societal assumptions and explore how to turn obstacles into opportunities.
  • Build connections with like-minded leaders from across the region and establish networks of knowledge, support and influence.

The programme is designed for participants who:

  • Have at least five years working experience including in management roles and want to expand their influence and impact.
  • Are active or interested in driving social, organisational or political change.
  • Represent any of the three sectors – public, private and non-government/civil society. We will particularly welcome those who are working in, or seeking to influence, organisational and government policy.

Programme cost:

S$2,850 + 7% GST;

S$2,565 +7% GST (for group registrations of 3 and above)

*Fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and learning support materials.


Executive Education Department
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772

Tel: (65)6601 3032/ (65) 6516 6458
Fax: (65) 6872 9291

Application Deadline:10 Feb 2017


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