Women in IT coaching program

The Women in IT coaching program is for talented Executive Level 1 (EL1) women who want to gain leadership skills in their field.

Program format

The training modules are spread across 12 months. The format of the program includes:

  • 10 facilitated sessions (3 hours each)

  • small group coaching

  • APS CIOs, SES and EL2 guest speakers

  • networking opportunities

Participants are allocated to small groups for the duration of the program. These groups (called coaching circles) enable the delivery of training modules, group sharing and feedback. The small groups encourage participants to develop meaningful relationships with peers and guest speakers.

Participants who miss a session are able to transfer to another coaching circle that month.

Program content

1. Who am I?

  • How to be an authentic female leader

  • Leadership competencies

  • Differences in individual leadership styles: Myers Briggs type indicator (MBTI)

  • Identifying your own and others’ strengths and abilities

  • Developing communication strategies across difference

  • Personal presence: my personal brand and elevator pitch

2. Where am I going?

  • Navigating careers in the APS

  • Taking control of your career

  • Identifying your career drivers, skills, wants and values

  • Career planning for leadership roles

  • Goal setting and informed decision making

3. How will I get there?

  • Writing a ‘killer’ CV and resume

  • Interview skills

  • Dealing with difficult people

  • Communicating assertively and with confidence

  • Negotiating and influencing to get to win-win

  • Delegating, coaching and mentoring

  • Managing yourself and others in times of change

The program content is flexible and can be adapted based on the needs of participants.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to nominate one or more of your staff for a program please email womeninIT@digital.gov.au or call 02 6120 8701.