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BUS 183 W — Leadership Skills for Women: Advocate for More

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Oct 28
Refund Deadline: Sep 29
Unit: 1
Tuition: $520
Instructor(s): Nita Singh Kaushal
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Sep 26—Oct 28
5 weeks
Refund Date
Sep 29
1 Unit
Nita Singh Kaushal
Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Negotiations can feel daunting, even for the most seasoned professional. According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, 20 percent of women never negotiate at all, and those who do find that their requests for advancement are perceived differently from men’s requests. Knowing how to skillfully and confidently advocate for yourself is essential to succeeding in the workplace, navigating opportunities, and achieving meaningful goals. This course is designed to teach women how to develop a proactive and effective approach when it comes to negotiation. Specifically, students will learn how to adopt a winning attitude, improve their mindset, and implement valuable information-gathering techniques in order to determine the right target. Students will also examine how thoughtful preparation and positioning can achieve constructive dialogue, creative problem-solving, and mutually beneficial outcomes. We also will explore practical tactics for negotiating in common professional scenarios, including offers, compensation, titles, responsibilities, projects, resources, and other opportunities. This course will feature engaging lectures, interactive discussions, real-world case studies, scripts, and templates to provide actionable and timely negotiation insights. Students will come away with an empowering and impactful new skill in their leadership toolkit.

While this course focuses on addressing challenges women leaders commonly face, the techniques apply to people from all backgrounds.

Founder, Miss CEO; Lecturer, Stanford School of Engineering

Nita Singh Kaushal has held senior management roles at Yahoo and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center advisory board, and led Yahoo Women in Tech, a 500+ member organization committed to attracting, developing, and retaining women in technical and executive positions.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.