Women Into Leadership

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

With a focus on self-awareness, resilience and values this course is a vital tool for achieving aspirations or targets for women in senior posts and effective succession planning.



  • corporate
  • health
  • higher-education
  • further-education
  • financial-legal-services
  • legal-2
  • charity

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

The gender pay gap is primarily caused by a lack of women in senior positions. Improve your gender pay gap by helping women prepare for and succeed at the next level. For many, this course will start their leadership journey and provide the courage and ability to take that next step.

Support for aspiring leaders

Have you ever thought you could apply for a leadership position, but unsure if you are ready? What will it mean? This programme will help you understand yourself, build resilience, provide insights into your leadership style and build your confidence as a leader. Because it involves online work and working with a mentor, the course will dovetail with your busy work schedule and 10 weeks will fly by.

Support for mentors

How you choose to engage with your mentee could be critical to their entire career – you could bring out someone’s capability to get all the way to the top. ‘Breaking The Glass Ceiling’ provides a self-development programme and framework for supporting your mentee on each module. This ensures each conversation you have with your mentee has depth and meaning helping them grow and enabling you to play your part in succession planning.

Designed to aid personal development and self-reflection, the course splits into two units: one for learners and the other for mentors.

Course duration: after each one-hour session, an exercise gives learners the opportunity to reflect on new insights over a 10-week journey of self-discovery. The journal you create over 10 weeks will help you better understand how you understand how your leadership career began.

A key aspect of the course is the Journal, which acts as a prompt for making notes and keeping track of reflections gained throughout the course and career development.

About the author

Teresa Norman’s HR career has focused on leadership development and diversity. She has facilitated many leadership interventions including taught programmes, action learning sets and coaching. She has led large and small teams in the Civil Service and is currently Chief Executive for a social enterprise. The material in Breaking the Glass Ceiling reflects wide reading and many conversations on preparing for leadership.

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If you buy any of our e-learning courses you’ll get all the updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with current legislation.

Learning by design

All of our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question types to encourage learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine.

Easy to implement & customise

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers.

Learn More

If you would like to find out more about our Women Into Leadership: Breaking The Glass Ceiling course, please get in touch.

At Marshall Elearning were totally focused on creating content thats exactly right for your learners. Thats why weve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely originals required, well make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from the initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesnt work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People dont learn well if they feel theyre being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

Whats in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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