Key facts

Programme fees:

Stage One: £2,750 + VAT

Stage Two: Add £4,125 + VAT

Programmes dates TBC

Programme length:

Stage One: 2-day intensive workshop

Stage Two: A further 3 x 1-day workshops which build on the 2-day intensive and support you through a 9-month career development journey


Programme Overview

A transformational programme

The evidence is clear - diverse leadership qualities create a stronger base for innovation. Women therefore have a crucial part to play within transformational leadership, helping organisations to innovate and improve performance.

Building on our experience of delivering powerful leadership learning and global work on women in leadership, this programme offers you the chance to learn and develop your leadership style to advance your career.

Who is Women Leading Change for?

This programme develops you to become an instrument for transformational change, for yourself, your team and your organisation. This course is about successfully navigating organisational culture and colleague behaviours to create a path that expands your span of influence. The right conversation with the right people can allow you to put your best self forward - and receive the acknowledgement and reward you have earned.

Programme content

The programme can be experienced in two ways:

Stage One: 2-day intensive workshop where you will experience and learn from the key issues which face women as they move into move senior roles

Stage Two: A further 3-day programme which builds on the 2-day intensive, and supports you through a 9-month journey of career development, building resilience and creating your personal brand

Two Day Intensive Workshop (Stage One)

Preparation: identify a personal challenge you wish to conquer in 9-12 months

Day 1

  • Setting the agenda
  • Presence and impact
  • The neuroscience behind how your brain works
  • Appreciating how and where decisions get made and how to influence them
  • Developing influence
  • Building your leadership brand

Day 2

  • Building resilience and dealing with setbacks
  • Creating support mechanisms and valuable networks
  • Identifying opportunities for progression
  • Preparing to step into your new leadership style
  • Positioning yourself to get the decisions and outcomes you want

Career Development (Stage Two)

Webinar: Identifying and working with a champion

Day 3

  • Becoming an agent for change
  • Building your change agenda
  • Working with diverse colleagues for high performance
  • Identifying and overcoming organisational barriers

Day 4

  • Building your leadership brand
  • Addressing your blind spots
  • Making decisions with greater conviction
  • Handling difficult negotiations / conversations

Day 5

  • Your turn to shine: Demonstrating your change impact
  • Transferring best practice around leadership progression
  • Building a culture of resilience for your teams
  • Moving ahead and moving forward


For participants

If you are seeking your next leadership challenge and want to ensure you have developed the resilience and self-possession to help you navigate your way when the going gets turbulent, this programme will support and challenge you to do so. During the year, you will evolve your personal strategy to shape your own and your company’s agenda, by engaging in strategic learning, working with a personal champion and a one-to-one coach.

This high-impact programme draws on 15 years of research globally into women's experiences with leadership, to create transformational change for participants.

Location and facilities

Finding us

We pride ourselves on understanding the need to create an environment which is both relaxing and comfortable enabling work and study to be focused and effective. From our unique riverside location to our impressive amenities, we provide an ideal environment for meeting success.

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Sports facilities

henley business school gym greenlands

Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being.

Business facilities

Business facilities - rooms

At our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.

Conference Rooms

The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.

Meeting Rooms

All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.


Henley Business School Bedroom

We have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.

Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.


Dining at Henley Business School Greenlands

When it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.

Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.


Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.

Henley Conference Centre and Hotel

Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.

History of Greenlands

Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.

Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.

The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.

The Henley Experience

Helping you become exceptional is at the heart of everything we do. The Henley Experience is highly practical, collaborative and academically rigorous. We develop confident leaders and professionals who are able to take a fresh perspective and have the energy, capability and resilience to ensure that they and their organisations are successful.


  • Engagement
  • Awareness
  • Alignment
  • Rigour & relevance
  • Trust

The Henley Experience is much more than a set of principles. It is ingrained in our spirit and fundamental to our purpose and heritage, characterising the way we can help you to deliver exceptional performance.


We engage with you at the deepest level, fostering a shared spirit of curiosity, exploration, investigation and learning. We collaborate with you in order to challenge assumptions and mindsets, and get to the heart of the real business issues you face.


By creating a safe environment that promotes self-reflection, you are able to ask yourself those crucial questions that allow you to learn more about what informs your strategic business decisions and actions.


We work closely with you to diagnose your strategic individual and organisational aims. We then identify programmes that are best aligned to these goals, or we can co-evolve a learning design specifically aimed at achieving these strategic outcomes.


We draw on world-class research and originate leading-edge thinking – but theory remains theory unless it is applied to real-world business. All of our programmes are delivered by experienced faculty who integrate academic rigour with commercial application. What you learn translates into business results.


Our customers rely on our long history and global reputation for successful executive development. These strengths underlie our responsible and collaborative way of working with you to co-create the very best executive learning experiences and commercial outcomes.

At Henley we know we cannot just be exceptional – we are here to help you become exceptional.


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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors by email at or by phone on +44 (0)1491 418767.