2014 "Women in Leadership" Workshops Equip Women Leaders to Advance

BOSTON – February 3, 2014 – Interaction Associates has announced a slate of five public open-enrollment workshops designed to equip women managers, leaders and executives to move into more senior leadership roles.

The global innovator of development methods that advance leaders, build trust, and deepen collaboration to help drive business results, Interaction Associates, has a unique and powerful perspective on developing women leaders. The firm’s Women in Leadership (WIL) program has already been adopted and rolled out globally by a high-tech giant, and has resulted in promotions for women leaders inside that company. The WIL open-enrollment workshops program is aimed at individual women looking to boost their career prospects, as well as corporate trainers who want to preview the program for possible inclusion in their organizations’ talent management strategy.

The WIL workshop focuses on outlines three specific actions that empower women to chart an effective course to leadership:
1) Educate women and men about second generation bias,
2) Create dependable, clear paths for women to transition to bigger roles, and
3) Anchor women’s development efforts in a sense of purpose, rather than in how women are perceived.

“Many companies know that developing all their people is a competitive advantage – and we see the Women in Leadership program as an important component in a strategy to attract, involve, and retain the best people in the industry,” said Linda Stewart, Interaction Associates President and CEO. “Research shows women leaders bring diverse points of view and insights into customer needs that are invaluable to an organizations’ success. In fact, a higher percentage of women at the top generally results in a healthier balance sheet,” Stewart added.

The Women in Leadership workshop pressure-tests and hones women leaders’ business skills – equipping women not only for career success, but for major contributions to their companies. Five, three-day public sessions will be held throughout 2014, in four different cities: in Boston and San Francisco, and in Texas: Plano and Houston.

“The program is challenging, insightful, and practical,” said Stewart. “Women in Leadership achieves that balance to give women leaders grounded and actionable insights and skills. We are thrilled to collaborate with such an innovative global company to further innovate leadership solutions for strong business results,” added Stewart.

Interaction Associates (IA) is a 44-year innovator that equips people to work better together in order to realize superior business results. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA’s clients achieve a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business success. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named was named one of Training Industry’s top 20 Training Companies 2012-2014. For more info: http://www.interactionassociates.com