A new suite of courses has launched in the region to address gender imbalance at the senior levels of the workforce.
High performing, balanced leadership teams are said to outperform the competition, however male managers are 40% more likely to be promoted than female managers, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
CMI states that women make up 73% of junior managers, with only 32% making it to director level.
To help women develop their skills and unlock their potential, a new suite of ESF part-funded leadership courses, delivered by women for women, has been designed by CCB Training, as part of the Developing Leaders Project.
The Project aims to increase the skills levels of employed women to encourage progression in employment and help address the gender employment and wage gap in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
“These exciting courses will not only develop skills for women,” commented Sally McAuley, Head of Business and Professional at CCB Training.
“They will develop confidence and help women to map out their careers,” she added.
The suite of leadership courses for women are accredited from Level 2 to Level 5 by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) or Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All courses are 80% funded subject to criteria.
“These courses offer women the opportunity to take time out of the workplace to reflect on their own practice,” Sally explained.
“They offer a wide range of learning activities according to the particular course including workshops, individual and group activities, leadership coaching and mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, industry expert speakers, personal psychometric profiling and health and wellbeing activities.”
All courses are delivered in various locations across the breadth of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly enabling women from all sectors to take advantage of this opportunity.
CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is the project lead and, with its delivery partners, will receive up to £1.5m of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.