MCE Women’s Leadership Certificate Programme

MCE Women’s Leadership Certificate Programme
April 24th, 2024


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Build the key leadership skills you need to boost your career and earn MCE's Women's Leadership Certificate


  • Your leadership style: use a professional assessment framework to explore your personal leadership style
  • Convincing & influencing: Learn how to make compelling business cases and ‘sell’ your ideas effectively


  • Leading with conviction
  • Leadership styles
  • Convincing messages
  • Leadership voices Strategic execution Negotiation as a leader

The Right Programme for you

LEVEL : Middle Managers, Managers.

You are a business woman on a leadership career path. You want to improve your leadership competencies and increase your impact and confidence in a sometimes challenging business world.


Learn, Practice and Use

  • Develop the crucial leadership skills you need to boost your career
  • Increase your confidence and be comfortable with risk-taking in your role
  • Find your true, dynamic voice as a leader and shape an authentic leadership message throughout the organization
  • Identify yourself, and be identified, as a total, professional manager and leader who brings value to the company
  • Learn how to lead with courage and conviction
  • Become a great negotiator in your leadership role
  • Learn how to navigate organizational politics
  • Craft compelling messages that colleagues will support
  • Share your knowledge and challenges with your peers and MCE's highly experienced faculty

Programme Modules

What will you learn and practice?

The MCE Women's Leadership Certificate Programme is a hands-on training programme, highly interactive with exercises and case studies. The programme will be led by successful women with former business experience in international companies.

Programme Modules:

1 – The Importance of Women Leading

  • Define leadership and how it differs from management
  • Understand that you create a competitive edge in your organization
  • Describe courage and conviction to speak up, advocate for your team, and create value for your organization
  • Understand the four domains of successful leadership

2 – Our Leadership Voice

  • Describe the components of a compelling leadership voice
  • Understand your authentic voice as a leader and how to communicate it with conviction
  • Demonstrate when and how to adjust your voice to effectively inspire results
  • Overcome biases to your leadership voice
  • Understand the importance of role modeling and creating a feedback culture

3 – How to Craft a Compelling Message

  • Apply a simple methodology to craft your ideas quickly and powerfully
  • Understand how to communicate your desired outcomes to different audiences
  • Explain your ideas courageously while being clear and concise
  • Describe a compelling business case that stands out to various stakeholders

4 – Communicating the Strategic Direction

  • Define strategic direction and its importance to daily work
  • Communicate a strategic direction with passion, courage, and conviction
  • Describe messages leaders use to set strategy and align resources to achieve results

5 – Creating Highly Valued Successful Teams

  • Identify your strategic network and how to improve it
  • Describe organizational politics
  • Understand the four keys to successfully navigating organizational politics for your career and your teams
  • Decide what supports movement from individual contributors to highly successful team players, and what creates a high-performance environment
  • Align your team to the bottom line and know how they create value

6 – Becoming a Strategic Leader That Innovates Value

  • Define strategy from an organizational view Identify the five key questions strategic leaders ask regularly
  • Determine future needs using swot for risk analysis
  • Create a value proposition based on customers’ needs, wants, and expectations
  • Understand how to inspire innovation

7 – The Leader as Negotiator

  • Determine what you can negotiate
  • Assess your dominant negotiation style and how it aligns with your leadership voice
  • Discern when another negotiation style is necessary and have the conviction to use it
  • Understand the four-step process for successful negotiation


“ It is a perfect possibility to connect with people from different industries, who are dealing with the same issues.”

Agata Kulik, Product Manager Special Salts, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Germany


“ Facilitator, content, tools, methods, room were very good and fitted to the participants and their needs.”

Andreas Armenat, Head of Production, GO Generics & Standard Solutions, Fresenius Kabi AG, Germany


“Very interesting topics, international and multicultural environment. Very professional coach.”

Alessandro Foresio, Vice President, Logic S.p.A., Italy


“The subjects covered were extremely relevant and gave input to my personal development.”

Rosa Karen Schmidt, Senior VP-Assistant, Novo Nordisk, Denmark



What time does the programme start and finish?
MCE programmes start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Lunch is a 1-hour break and there are two coffee breaks too. On the last day, the programme finishes at 16:30 as we know a lot of people have to catch planes and trains.

What should I wear (dress code) when participating in an MCE Programme?
Most participants wear Business Casual clothes. A formal business suit is not necessary.

Are there MCE approved/recommended hotels?
Yes, each programme has recommended hotels that have the best rates. We include details of these hotels in your registration pack.

Are meals included? I don’t eat certain food. Can I order special meals?
Lunch is provided every day and we always organize a buffet so you have a good choice of foods to cater for different needs.

Are there evening activities?
Your evenings are free, although there some exceptions (e.g. On the MCE Leadership Development Programme there is an activity on day 3)

Is there a free Wi-Fi?
For programmes at MCE in Brussels, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. For other locations, the services can vary, but in most locations we have organized free Wi-Fi.

What level of English do I need to take part in an MCE Programme?
MCE’s participants come from over 90 different countries but all of our open enrolment programmes are run in English. You need to have a good working knowledge of English to be able to fully participate in the programme and network with other participants. If you have difficulty understanding these questions, the programme might be difficult for you too.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?
Yes, a certificate of attendance is provided to you upon successful completion of the programme.


Are MCE programmes certified by an official body/organization?
10 of MCE’s top selling programmes are approved by Project Management Institute and you can find more information on these programmes here.

What is the MCE approach to learning and development?
All of MCE’s Open Enrolment programmes are based on MCE’s FEEL-THINK-DO and 70-20-10 principles to enable effective learning transfer.

Who designs MCE programmes?
Our Portfolio team together with the core MCE Senior Associates design all of our programmes based on the ROPES model.

Are MCE’s Programmes practical?
MCE’s programmes are all designed to allow to practice what you have learnt. So you will have lots of time to practice, practice and practice.



Are VAT rates included in the price?
The price advertised in this page is VAT excluded and applicable to clients and companies legally based in the European Union.

All clients outside the European Union (EU), e.g. Middle East, Africa, Asia and America, are exempt from VAT rates. For them, the price advertised here is the final price to be paid.

  • One exception: Training Programmes in France. All clients (inside or outside the European Union) following training programmes in France are liable to 20% VAT rates in all cases.

When are VAT rates applicable to me?
In the case of clients and companies legally based in the European Union, VAT rates will be added to the price in the following cases:

  • If the client is a natural person (B2C) without a VAT number. 21% VAT applicable.
  • If the training programmes runs in France: 20% VAT applicable.
    • Also applicable to clients outside the European Union (EU)
    • Except when
      • The client is VAT-exempt
  • If the client is legally registered in Belgium (independent from where in Europe the training programme is followed): 21% VAT applicable.
    • Except when:
      • The client attend the training programme in France: 20% VAT applicable instead.
      • The client is VAT-exempt
    • If the client does not provide a corporate VAT number or does not have any VAT number: 21% VAT applicable (Only applicable to clients in the EU).

I don’t have approval from my finance team yet, can I make a tentative registration?
Yes, simply contact us and we will hold a place for you.

Is hotel accommodation included in the programme fee?
No, participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation and travel. The Programme fee covers the programme attendance, materials, lunches & refreshments.

Does MCE give discounts or grants for individual registrations?
MCE works mostly with companies and organizations and we can provide corporate deals for group bookings or preferred supplier deals. If you would like to discuss a corporate deal, we will be happy to talk to you.

Can I pay with my corporate credit card?
Yes, you can. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Amex.

Does MCE have corporate deals/frameworks available?
Yes, we have. Please contact us for more information.

Can I cancel or change my booking free-of-charge?
At MCE, we understand that business people have commitments and changes do happen. So you can cancel or change your registration up to 21 days before the programme starts without any fees or charges. After that date, you will need to pay full fees, but you are allowed to transfer once to a new programme date.


The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!


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Dates & Locations

27 May – 28 May 24 (Doha)

23 Sep – 24 Sep 24 (Doha)

07 Oct – 08 Oct 24 (Vienna)

02 Dec – 03 Dec 24 (Prague)


2 Day(s)


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