Women in Leadership

For current and aspiring female leaders Duration 5 days

Our Women in Leadership course is an adaptation of our Professional course, tailored to help current or aspiring female leaders increase their awareness of who they are, what they value and how they can extend their impact within organisations.

On top of building your personal courage and confidence, you'll increase your understanding of your own perceived limitations and learn strategies to break through these perceptions. You'll also learn to identify your core strengths and ways to apply these in a leadership role, all within a safe and supportive learning environment alongside other like minded female leaders.

I honestly think I am living potential I previously didn’t believe I had. I am open with others, listen more, know how to extend my influence and I regularly step into areas that are a challenge for me.

Jennifer, Kiwibank



Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

19 Nov 2018 – 23 Nov 2018

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

Spaces available

4 Mar 2019 – 8 Mar 2019

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

Spaces available

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OB Pro will put you in real situations with real consequences. You'll take on a series of experiential challenges, using the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds as your classroom.  You'll work through situations while tramping, camping, at sea and in the water, and during height activities, that will all challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally. These outdoor activities are integrated with workshop sessions led by our expert facilitators who will help you maximise the impact of your learnings and assist you in embedding these skills back in your workplace.



Research has proven that men and women are equally capable of effective leadership but take a different approach to promoting and maximising their unique strengths and talents. This high impact professional development programme will enable emerging and established female leaders to increase their awareness of who they are, what they value and how they can extend their impact within organisations.


In preparation for the programme, you will complete a TMI profiling tool online that will identify your preferred working style. As part of this pre-course work, your manager or supervisor is asked to provide feedback on you, along with selected peers. 

The outcomes of these tools are presented to participants during workshop sessions where they will learn about their own working style and others, and witness these styles come to life during the activities and challenges. Through integrating the same unique learning outcomes we’ve delivered since 1962 with experts in professional development, you'll emerge with resilience, adaptability, confidence and self awareness.


What you'll need

When you come to Outward Bound, there are items that you will need to bring with you and items that we will supply. As for the things that you need to bring - we encourage you to borrow as many items as you can, or buy second hand!

Check out our course gear list for a full run down and some hot tips on what to bring and what not to.

Gear list



Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Research has proven that men and women are equally capable of effective leadership but take a different approach to promoting and maximising their unique strengths and talents. Our Women in Leadership course has components of our Professional course tailored specially for women, while providing a safe and supportive learning environment alongside other like minded female leaders.

The minimum fitness requirement is to be able to either run or fast walk 3km in under 25 minutes. You do not have to be an experienced runner and will be supported by your peers and instructors during all activities. Running is only a small part of the programme.

Please note - this is for Professional, Women in Leadership and Wellbeing courses only.

You need to be able to swim and/or paddle in deep water and be comfortable with putting your head under water. During water based activities, you will be wearing a lifejacket.

No. All participants are required to meet the medical and physical requirements for the course, but there is no specific age limit.

Please note - this is for Professional, Women in Leadership and Wellbeing courses only.

Activities on the Professional courses are simply the vehicle for learning, not the overall focus of the programme. In fact one of the most important elements of your programme is a series of facilitated review sessions. Participants take time to reflect on their performance and process the days events, guided by their facilitator. With this, and the use of peer feedback, participants are able to assimilate their learning and behaviours back to the workplace.

Yes we can help you build a training case to present to your manager to show them the value of an Outward Bound course.

Download our employer support guide.

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Course Stories

Hear from people who completed a similar course
Lawyer, Lisa Brown did our Women in Leadership course last year.

She says "Outward Bound gave me the confidence to take risks and believe in my abilities.  I valued the 360 degree feedback from my peers and colleagues who also attended – and the opportunities to watch other women lead in a different style from me."

Read more about Lisa's experience

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