Women's Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman

Women's Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman

Tuition: $649
Special Non-Profit Rate: $449

Lead Like a Woman is a new two-day leadership retreat designed for women, by women, to capitalize on innate female leadership strengths ideally suited for complex 21st Century work environments. It incorporates a research-based, field-tested approach to complement the existing male-defined model for leading in lean, agile, collaborative organizations. The program focuses on the “self” as the primary instrument of leadership effectiveness and applies a predominately-female lens for how problems are defined, how issues are resolved, and what we do well to engage others and think strategically.

(Women's Leadership Retreat qualifies as the "required" workshop for the Leadership & Management Certificate.  Visit the Leadership & Certificate Management page for more information.)

What You Will Learn


Women's Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman

During this retreat tailored for women, you will:

  1. Identify individual strengths you can count on and apply to your work and life.
  2. Explore female leadership attributes that complement, rather than compete with, male leadership attributes.
  3. Discover beliefs that are limiting your future and release them.
  4. Practice ways to renew energy and sustain engagement on a daily basis.
  5. Enhance techniques for creating the results you want in your life.

Outcomes you will leave with include:

  1. Insights and strategies for leading from grounded strength to create powerful results in your career and in significant relationships.
  2. Ways to integrate multiple demands on your time in ways that encourage balance, meaning and purpose in your professional and personal life.
  3. Clarity and confidence dealing with complex responses to your leadership.
  4. Methods for practicing new competencies “back home” after the retreat.

You will discover that Lead Like A Woman:

  • Means doing something different, not the same thing better.
  • Means seeing connection as the basis for collaboration and, as a result, tends to build solid teams.
  • Means understanding the need to build trust to accomplish complex tasks
  • Means understanding the roots of and ways to resolve woman-to-woman work collisions
  • Means knowing the wisdom of gaining buy-in to achieve sustainable results.
  • Means feeling alone when you step out to lead.
  • Means having your leadership strengths minimized, even by yourself.
  • Means questioning your ability to lead in cultures that confuse “style” with “substance”.
  • Means dealing with complex responses to your leadership from others.

Research and Methodology:

Although you will be reconnecting with the ancient core of our female essence, there is nothing “old” about what you will be learning in this course.  The program is built on solid research and field-tested material in the behavioral sciences from such thought leaders as:  Carol Gilligan, Margaret Wheatley, Edgar Schein, Angeles Arrien, Marija Gimbutas, Deborah Tannen, Leonard Schlein, Chris Argyrus, Marion Woodman, Louann Brizendine, Peggy MacIntosh, Eckhart Tolle and Shelley Taylor.

Lead Like a Woman will incorporate highly interactive techniques for learning, such as Socratic dialogue, self-assessments, small group work, and certain tools borrowed from sports psychology such as guided imagery and feedback solicitation.

Travel & Site Information


Women's Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman

Browne Center

Located only an hour from Boston, Manchester and Portland and five miles from the University of New Hampshire, The Browne Center for Innovative Learning is nestled amidst The Great Bay Trust, a 103 acre wooded sanctuary.  The facility offers accessible indoor and outdoor learning facilities with a rustic feel, but modern amenities.  From a lodge-style seminar room with fireplace, inviting yurts, to an outdoor climbing wall and two stat-of-the-art challenge courses, the facility offers an inspiring setting for any meeting, retreat, or group outing.

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The Browne Center for Innovative Learning is located at 340 Dame Road in Durham, NH.

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Instructor Bios


Women's Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman

  • Carlotta Tyler Professional Coaching

    Carlotta Tyler

    Carlotta Tyler, M.S.O.D., Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), has conducted a successful coaching and consulting practice on five continents for three decades. Formerly marketing director for a computer manufacturer, elected leader at municipal, state, and national levels, and founder of two corporations, her career has taken her from community development to corporate boardrooms, from parenting to politics, from Boston to Bangkok. A pioneer in developmental coaching, she crafted the Continuous Improvement Career Coachingª Model. She is an alum of UNH, American Univ., the National Training Institute in Washington, DC, and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is certified in MBTI, and is a Gender Reconciliation Trainer, a Reiki Master, and trained in RYSE at the Polarity Institute.

  • Vaughan Limbrick

    Vaughan Limbrick

    Vaughan brings 30 years of organizational change, leadership training, team building, and executive coaching experience to this retreat.  She also brings the leadership experience of managing people to reach revenue goals and quality standards on time, within budget, in demand driven environments.   Over the years, Vaughan developed a career consulting niche working with women scientists, engineers, and academic deans- all high performing contributors at major career/life transitions.  As a result of this perspective, she embraces a philosophy that leadership starts with the ability to “know thyself”, leverage strengths, and embrace a creative (vs reactive) orientation to life.

    Vaughan holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University, and teaches the Adaptive Leadership for Women course for the University of New Hampshire.

9:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 4:30pm
UNH Browne Center
Carlotta Tyler
Vaughan Limbrick
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount