For more information see the Leadership brochure
For more information see the Leadership brochure
IOB is delighted to partner with WomanUp to bring you this unique leadership programme.
Specifically designed for women working in the financial services sector, this programme guides emerging female leaders through the leadership journey. It will heighten participants' self-awareness and change their behaviours, empowering them to lead with confidence and authenticity.
The programme will also support the industry in its stated desire to ensure greater diversity and inclusion across all levels of the sector and accelerate greater movement, both in terms of volume and speed, of women through the leadership pipeline.
View the Leadership brochure
On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
Establish a clear plan to progress their careers while reconciling work and personal responsibilities
Develop heightened self-awareness of their default behaviours and the changes they need to make to have more impact and lead authentically
Understand the barriers that prevent them from progressing to more senior roles
Discuss the key finance and risk considerations that are pertinent to the financial services sector now, and in the future
Develop the key future leadership skills needed in financial services including Digital, Data and Sustainability
Analyse the key strategic considerations facing financial services including the competitor landscape, threats and opportunities
Have greater insight and knowledge on key technical areas required to lead within the financial services sector
Create new networks through the programme that will help both their professional and personal development.
The programme is designed for women at key inflection points in their careers and who face unique challenges in progressing to more senior roles compared with their male colleagues. It guides them to lead from within by uncovering inhibitors, identifying their strengths and taking control of their career journeys, while also enhancing their leadership skills and technical knowledge.
The programme blends customised elements of IOB's technical modules with WomanUp's behavioural modules to heighten participants' self-awareness, and change their behaviours empowering them to lead with confidence and authenticity. The seamless integration of content from IOB and WomanUp ensures that both the behavioural and technical knowledge of this cohort are addressed in a single programme.
The programme involves
Six highly interactive modules, delivered virtually
Pre and post-module resources and tasks designed to deepen knowledge and understanding
A report and analysis of each participant's leadership attributes and styles, i.e. using Life Styles Inventory (LSI) tool which has helped millions of people understand and change their thinking and behavioural styles to increase their effectiveness
Two 1-1 sessions with an Executive Coach designed to support participants in interpreting their LSI reports, identifying blockages and behavioural changes while also embedding the programme learnings
Self-guided reflective exercises and processes to capture the learnings and articulate visually where participants want to take their career.
The programme will be delivered on a part-time basis over a 20 week period as follows:
Week 1: Induction and Life Styles Inventory (LSI) submission
Week 2 - 11: Module delivery will take place online, via Zoom, on the dates included on the overview tab, and participants will engage with pre-work before attending each of the 6 programme modules.
Week 12+: First drop in and share session - opportunity for participants to ask questions, stay engaged and network
Week 16+: Second drop in and share session
Week 20: Participants will complete and present a Career Plan
Over the course of the programme delivery participants will attend two 1-1 sessions with an Executive Coach. These sessions are designed to support participants in interpreting their LSI reports, identifying blockages and behavioural changes while also embedding the programme learnings.
€7,895 for the programme
CEO and Co-Founder, WomanUP
Clodagh is a a Leadership Advisor and Senior Executive Coach retained by business leaders to enhance individual and team performance, through programmes and coaching assignments. She specialises in brain-based coaching, underpinned by neuroscientific principles. This provides a different perspective on understanding both personal and professional performance which can then lead to changes in behaviours and team dynamics.
Clodagh's work in advising organisations on women in leadership as well as coaching talented women led to the creation of WomenUp and to Clodagh devising tailored programmes to tackle the known barriers to career advancement. She holds several coaching, facilitation and professional accreditations, including the Marshall Goldsmith coaching certification, which is proven globally to improve leadership effectiveness. Previously, Clodagh spent 18 years in senior roles in the financial services sector.
Aileen is a Chartered Director and a Digital Strategist who combines board roles with strategic consulting assignments on digital transformation, eCommerce and social media. She is a member of the Governing Body of Technological University Dublin, Ireland's largest third level and of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also a Director of a family owned holding company whose best-known business in the retailer Carraig Donn.
Aileen was Ireland's first female Business Editor and is a Co-Founder of The Sunday Business Post newspaper. She was part of the team responsible for developing one of Ireland's leading media brands and creating shareholder value through its sale to a PLC. She is a former Non-Executive Director of the Road Safety Authority, Business in the Community, Chambers Ireland and ASH Ireland, which championed the workplace smoking ban. She is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.
Jim has over 35 years' banking experience worldwide with AIB, CIBC, and Rabobank International. He has led global lending and investment businesses as well as workout, risk and governance functions. He is an experienced board member for Banking, SME and Non-Profit organisations, being a Certified Bank Director with IOB and a DipIOD with the Institute of Directors.
Jim is now a financial services trainer covering topics ranging from Risk to Board Communications. He is an independent board member and corporate advisor as well as an executive coach, accredited as Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Strategist, Innovator and Transformation Advisor
Garvan, through his advisory practice ONEZERO1, works with business leaders to develop and execute ambitious transformations with particular focus on commercial, customer and cultural strategies. He combines 18 years of executive experience across strategy and execution, transformation leadership, and deep domain experience in customer, digital and innovation with a proven track record of 10 years in customer, sales and service management. Bringing fresh perspectives, ambitious thinking and transformational change management to dynamic market and organisational challenges to unlock opportunities and execution.
Garvan is a learning advocate having spent over 10 years as a Council member of IOB and completing numerous educational opportunities including executive programmes at IMI, IMD, Harvard Business School, Oxford Said Business School, MIT and Singularity University.
Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks
Laura is a Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks, a boutique sustainability consulting firm that offers a unique blend of skills and experience across sustainable finance and sustainability strategy, policy, innovation and communications. A Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser with over 20 years professional experience in KPMG and Airtricity, mainly working with renewable energy groups and funds, she now focusses on the broader topic of sustainable finance and advises and speaks on a broad range of sustainable finance topics, with a particular specialism in responsible investment, impact investment, renewable energy finance and energy efficiency finance.
Laura has authored a number of submissions to the Department of Finance that led to the inclusion of sustainable finance as a key pillar of Ireland's international financial services strategy; co-authored a report Fiduciary Roadmap for 21st Century Roadmap for Ireland as a key tool to inform and engage Irish policymakers, regulators and the investment community on responsible investment; and lectures on Sustainable Finance in the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.
Patrick is the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management and is currently the Academic Director of Executive Development and Programmes at the UCD Smurfit School of Business. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior educational qualifications at bachelor's and master's levels were gained at UCD.
He has presented academic papers at over 80 international conferences, has published two books and his articles have been published in leading academic journals. Before entering academia, Patrick worked in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles with KPMG; the Jefferson Smurfit Group; An Post (The Irish Postal Service) and the Investment Bank of Ireland.
Carol is a Chartered Director, a Certified Bank Director, a tutor on the Institute of Directors' Chartered Director Programme and an Assessor for its Board Evaluation Service. She is a Non-Executive Director of An Post and Link Asset Services Ltd and is also Chair of Utexam Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. She is also incoming Chair of the Audit Committee of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.
Carol has broad banking experience gained in corporate and business banking in Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank where she held senior roles including Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy and Planning.
A Fellow and a former Council Member of IOB, Carol held the position of Vice President in 2005. She holds qualifications in finance, strategy and innovation. She is also an Executive Coach accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Dr Tony Bates
Dr Tony Bates is a Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, UCD. He was the Head of Psychology for 30 years in St James's Hospital, Dublin. He trained at UCD, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Oxford University. He established and directed the MSc in Cognitive Psychotherapy in TCD in 1997 and founded Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in 2006.
Tony is a columnist with The Irish Times, broadcaster on RTE and author of bestseller, Coming through Depression: A mindful approach to recovery. Tony now lives in north Sligo, on a cliff surrounded by the sea. He looks after four hens, three cats, a pair of rabbits and over 200 wild birds.
Select a module for more information on the curriculum on that day:
Module 1 - Friday 23 April 2021
The essence of authentic leadership
Understanding personal impact, thinking styles and default behaviours
Interpreting the leadership attributes and styles highlighted through the LSI process
Module 2 - Saturday 8 May 2021
Clodagh Hughes and Aileen O'Toole
Understanding the DNA of an effective personal brand
Identifying and communicating personal values
Fostering new relationships and networks
Module 3 - Friday 14 May 2021
The income statement and the key components of the statement of financial position
Capital: role of capital in banks; capital ratios;
Risk management frameworks and the critical risk areas in a bank
Module 4 - Friday 21 May 2021
Garvan Callan and Laura Heuston
Transforming customer experience and organisational strategy that puts the customer at the centre
Digital and data leadership - harnessing technology for a better world
Sustainability leadership - considerations of ESG, regulatory players and initiative and future considerations for the sustainable organisation
Module 5 - Friday 18 June 2021
Patrick Gibbons and Garvan Callan
The importance of strategic leadership
Skills of strategic leaders
Explore your own role as a strategic leader
Financial services strategy
The landscape: explore the trends impacting the industry including platformisation, sustainability and AI
The opportunities: identifying opportunities such as market gaps, growth initiatives, and the operating model levers
The threats: the competitor landscape, the economic and regulatory climate and organisational gaps that exist
The potential: discover the innovation
Module 6 - Saturday 19 June 2021
Carol Bolger, Tony Bates and Clodagh Hughes
The art of moving from an operational to a strategic focus
Harnessing resilience with you, your relationships, workplace and community
Creating a game plan and a vision that excites you