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Empowering Women in a Digital World


Next EWDW courses:

EWDW – registration has now closed for Spring 2018

  • Workshop 1: Tues 27th - Weds 28th March 2018    Venue: Northampton  
  • Workshop 2: Thurs 3rd May 2018        Venue: Northampton


This programme comprises a series of workshops, coaching, mentoring and group project work, facilitated by expert Leadership Coaches and Trainers.

It is aimed at aspiring female leaders, looking for a significant personal growth opportunity. Participants will be predominantly from public sector organisations, private sector applicants are welcome. To get the most from the programme participants will need to be enthusiastic to learn. The programme will be interactive with participants learning from each other, both in small groups and within the larger forum. 

The training is built around three key principles:

  1. Learning through practice and experience; replacing old (ineffective) habits with new ones and shifting personal beliefs.
  2. Building sustainable changes in your style of leadership through practice and individual coaching.
  3. Networking and collaboration with peers and established leaders to share best practice.

All modules are developed and delivered by both female and male Leadership Coaches with extensive experience in the industry. Each participant will be assigned a personal leadership coach for the duration of the programme.


Summary of Topics:

Programme Summary
Understanding our human brains and the neuroscience behind our beliefs, choices and actions is key to our personal development.  During the programme, we use David Rock's SCARF model as a simple way to access and remember what triggers drive us in different situations.  With awareness comes insight and a new opportunity to choose how we respond and behave.  A summary of what you can expect from this programme is outlined below:

Looking Inward
The first day of the first workshop has a focus on self-awareness - understanding your current beliefs, values and behaviours, where they come from and how they impact the career and life decisions you make.  This in itself is a shift for many, as our busy lives do not offer much opportunity and space for self-reflection.

Looking Outward
The second day of the first workshop is about looking outward - considering others; becoming aware of the impact that you have on them currently and what could be done differently in the future.  Time will be spent looking at your influence and collaboration, how you network and how you are perceived by others.

Individual Coaching
You will be assigned an experienced coach who will give you the opportunity to choose what you are coached on with particular emphasis on what is important for you and your future.  This gives you the opportunity to build on your learning and explore options that you may not have considered before.

Looking Forward
The second one day workshop focuses on putting into practice what has been learnt though the previous workshop and coaching sessions.  Through peer coaching, you will identify realistic and tangible ways to increase your personal impact. 


Programme and Workshop Dates:

Places are limited to a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 participants and will be on first-come, first served basis. The course is aimed primarily at the public sector, but we welcome private sector applications from women in digital leadership roles.

The dates and location of the next programmes are:

EWDW – registration has now closed for Spring 2018

  • Workshop 1: Tues 27th - Weds 28th March 2018    Venue: Northampton  
  • Workshop 2: Thurs 3rd May 2018        Venue: Northampton

The programme is designed to minimise travel costs and time away from the office (2/1 day per month). Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included. Travel and any accommodation required is the participant’s responsibility. 

A commitment to the whole programme is mandatory. Participants must have good communication skills and be willing to contribute with enthusiasm and energy. Outside of the workshop modules, there will be some requirement to engage in the coaching and mentoring sessions (via phone/skype), as well as collaborating online with others in the group during the programme.



Organisations looking to invest in, nurture and retain female leadership talent will see the most benefit from this programme. It is anticipated that the participants will become ambassadors and role models within their organisations, inspiring others to engage and perform at a high level.

By focusing on women in digital leadership roles, many positive outcomes can be expected:

  • Inspiring, confident and effective female leaders
  • Encourage more talented female employees into IT and Digital Transformation roles
  • An improved culture of trust and collaboration in project teams

Find out more about the role of modern leadership in local public services.


There is a minimum of 18 participants required to run this course and a maximum of 24.

This programme is designed to minimise travel costs and time away from the office (1 day per month). Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included. Travel and overnight stays are the participant’s responsibility.

It is worth noting that a stipulation of the EWDW programme is that attendees must be members of Socitm. As such, the non-member price is built to include your place on the course and a year's Socitm membership. Benefits of membership can be foundhere.

To book your place contact

Terms and Conditions

Any cancellation after confirmation will be subject to a £150 administration fee.

Cancellation within 30 days of the date of the course will be subject to full payment / no refund.

Substitutions are permitted prior to the start of the programme.

Corporate membersOne or more membersAll others
EWDW Public Sector£1515.00£1595.00£1705.00
EWDW Private Sector£1515.00£1595.00£1765.00

In house skills required

This programme is suitable for any level of leader / manager in an organisation; in fact a broad spectrum adds value to the whole group. The range of participants to date include junior Team Leaders and Project Leaders, through to Heads of Service. The assumptions made about participants are:

  • some experience as a team leader / manager (or about to take on such a role in the coming months)
  • enthusiasm to learn and contribute fully with a group
  • a strong desire to be proactive about change and career progression 
  • a desire to make a bigger difference and greater impact in their leadership role

Case study

The first cohort of this programme completed in April 2016. Participants on this programme are interviewed about their experiences in this video


Any private members sponsoring and paying for individuals in public sector organisations will pay the private member or corporate private member price, depending on the sponsoring company status.

Please contact the Socitm office to place an order:

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Telephone number
01604 709456

Find out more

Layla Flack
Project & Events Manager