Purpose, Power, Presence for Middle Managers

Engineering context

This 2-day course positions middle managers for high performance as business leaders as well as people leaders. Absolutely essential for moving into higher levels, this business focus ensures that participants are seen as having the business savvy needed for advancement.

Upon completion, participants will understand how to close the missing 33% by demonstrating business acumen, put an emphasis on excellence not perfection, gain knowledge on PIE mentoring, align teams by using the language of power and cultivate a leadership brand.

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$ 1,500.00 - Non-member
$ 1,425.00 - EA member

For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

EEA offers this workshop in-house with the opportunity to customise content, making it specific to your organisation, work group and industry.

Is this course for you?

This course positions participants for success in middle management and considerations as candidates for senior management positions.

Course Outline

Among the career enablers addressed at this level are:

  • Closing The Missing 33%™ by demonstrating business acumen
  • Putting an emphasis on excellence not perfection
  • Obtaining PIE Mentoring™
  • Using the Language of Power™ to align (not merely engage) her team
  • Skills for Self-Promotion with Grace and Authenticity™
  • Cultivating a Leadership Brand

Learning Outcomes

Speak the Language of Power™ Without Losing Your Voice: Participants will learn the elements they need to be able to speak the language of power...without losing their voices. Whether it be formal or informal business settings, they’ll be able to showcase their business, strategic and financial acumen.

Self-Promote with Grace and Authenticity: Conventional wisdom tells women how important it is to self-promote, but it doesn’t tell us what to feature. Participants walk away from this content with tips on and practice in how to self-promote with grace and authenticity in both formal and informal business situations.

Leveraging Internal Strategic Relationships: Every interaction has the potential to lead to a strategic relationship. And while bosses rate women as outperforming men in interpersonal skills, they rate men as outperforming women in using relationships to advance the business. Participants learn how to identify the difference between tactical and strategic relationships, 6 tools for cultivating strong internal strategic relationships and how to use these relationships for business and career success.

Your facilitator for this course

Michelle Redfern

Michelle is the founder of two businesses focussed on gender equality and advancing women, as well as a Non-Executive Director for Williamstown VFL Football Club, one of the oldest and most successful clubs in VFL history. Michelle will shortly join the board of Good Shepherd Microfinance, a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. GSM offers fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach.

Michelle has previously held board positions with the Gippsland League, the AFL’s largest Victorian regional league, Swinburne University’s Business Without Borders social enterprise & the Highvale Netball Association Inc. She is also a panel judge for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and for the Telstra Business Awards.

Michelle held executive leadership roles in the Banking, Telco, BPO and 3PL industries for blue chip companies such as NAB, Telstra, Serco and Aegis in her 30-year corporate career.

Michelle is a Graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) from RMIT and is an IECL qualified organisational coach. 


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