Program Schedule

As a participant in Leadership Lab for Women in STEM, you will learn skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace, no matter what stage you are in your career. Program content is research-based and actionable. All participants complete the 360° Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and three executive coaching sessions.

2017 Program

This program takes place in three sessions. This format allows professionals to apply and reflect on their learning between sessions and receive individualized coaching.

The Leadership Lab for Women in STEM™ takes place over three sessions, each centered around a given theme.

Session 1, June 20 - 22, 2017: Women in STEM: Bias, Barriers, and Opportunities

Day One Day Two Day Three

Welcome and Program Overview

Complex Factors Impacting Women in STEM Professions
Kathleen Buse


Persisting in STEM: Bias, Barriers and Opportunities
Diana Bilimoria, Kathleen Buse

Cocktail Reception

Leadership as a Relationship: Part 1
Ellen Van Oosten

Lunch with Executive Coaches

Leadership as a Relationship: Part 2
Ellen Van Oosten

Peer Coaching

Personal Vision
Ellen Van Oosten

Coaching and Assignments:

  • Vision Statement
  • Emotional and Social Competency
  • Inventory (ESCI)
  • Coaching Call 1: Personal Vision

Session 2 (Virtual), Online modules open July 28 - August 15: High-impact Leadership for Women in STEM

Module One Module Two Module Three

Leadership for Results: Part 1
Ellen Van Oosten


Leadership for Results: Part 2
Ellen Van Oosten

Peer Coaching

Effective Leadership Tools
Diana Bilimoria


Believe to Achieve 
Kathleen Buse

Panel Discussion: Effective Leadership in STEM

Effective Leadership Tools (continued)
Diana Bilimoria and Kathleen Buse

Effective Communication
Diana Bilimoria

Coaching and Assignments

  • Coaching Call 2: ESCI Interpretation

Session 3, September 19 - 20: Skills and Strategies for Leading the Way Forward in STEM

Day One Day Two

Transformation Begins with You
Kathleen Buse and Ellen Van Oosten


Sustaining the Learning
Ellen Van Oosten

Peer Coaching

Navigating and Transforming the Organization 
Diana Bilimoria

You, Your Manager and Your Organization
Kathleen Buse

Closing and program evaluation, presentation of graduate certificates

Individual Coaching

Coaching Call 3: Learning Plan (occurs outside of program timeframe)

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