WSP 338 — Executive Presence for Women
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Nov 4
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 28
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Allison Kluger
10:00 am—4:00 pm
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Have you ever hesitated to take on a bigger role at work because you didn’t have the inner confidence? So instead you just opted out of trying? Have you ever been in a meeting with both men and women and felt that your voice wasn’t being heard, not just figuratively but literally? Have you ever wondered why it seems so easy for others to command the room and have their ideas embraced? What if you could learn how to feel powerful and commanding, and how to proactively create new opportunities for yourself that will lead to personal and career growth? In this interactive, lively, and practical course, you will learn actionable techniques to verbally, physically, and kinesthetically increase your executive presence. Using video clips from today’s culture as reference points, along with thoughtful conversations, role-playing, and prepared packets and readings, you will feel your own unique personal connection to this material, and you will leave inspired to take action and present yourself more authoritatively and confidently to the world. This course is appropriate for anyone who has experienced these issues, or who wants to understand the dynamic that women often experience in a business setting.
Prerequisite: Advanced-level proficiency in spoken English.
Allison Kluger, Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Writer; Media ConsultantAllison Kluger has more than twenty-five years of experience in broadcast media and entertainment, including network and interactive TV, electronic retail, and digital media. She has received four Emmy Award nominations. Kluger also teaches courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she is the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership for 2017–2018.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.