what is in store for participants of the RBS Lead - leadership accelerator

It’s almost 2020 & there still aren’t enough women in top leadership positions, in the boardrooms of companies or on public committees


The RBS Lead is an effort to accelerate board diversity, one woman leader at a time through a proven executive development, profile building & mentoring programme


Leaders today more than ever before are expected to be 

  • technologically forward

  • digitally competent

  • legally aware

  • comfortable being uncomfortable

  • ardent negotiator

  • keen networker

  • financially literate

  • with a high EQ

  • with abilities to drive inclusion strategies and

  • with the ability to guide the organisation in an ever changing ecosystem

RBS Lead will help you prepare for that leadership role and step ahead of the curve


This update is specifically to make you, the potential participant of the RBS Lead programme, aware of what to expect from the 20 REVITE SESSION Series planned for you


20 Revite Sessions for Emerging Women Leaders have been selectively chosen to form part of 3 WORKSHOPS, each with a specific objective. 


WORKSHOP 1 - Securing a board role in the near future - what it means and what it takes


No. of Revite Sessions - 04

Session Duration - Each Session will take 90 to 120 minutes and will be delivered through a webinar/webcast mode

Timeline - 2 months (completion timeline for Workshop 1)


Type of Revite Sessions

  • Demystifying 3Rs of serving on corporate boards - Roles Responsibilities Risks

  • A seat at the table - journeys, stories and what it takes - conversation with women leaders currently serving on the board of directors of large enterprises

  • What are the boards looking for & how to get there - Session led by executive search partners currently involved in helping boards acquire the leadership talent they are looking for 

  • Environment, occupational health & safety  - EHS risks, opportunities & governance - committees & responsibilities of the board


What will it help participants with

  • positioning themselves for a board role 

  • understand what it takes to get there and what it takes to stay on

  • achieve clarity on roles & responsibilities, risks and challenges

  • build relevant connections 


WORKSHOP 2 - Governing the Present | Guiding the Future

No. of Revite Sessions - 10

Session Duration - Each Session will take 90 to 120 minutes and will be delivered through a webinar/webcast mode

Timeline - 6 months (completion timeline for Workshop 2)


Type of Revite Sessions

  • Finance & Investment - deep dive on financial reporting, regulatory frameworks and what you need to know about investments including Gender Lens investing

  • Business Ethics, Reputation, Data proliferation and Cybersecurity

  • Communication, Negotiation and Authentic Leadership

  • Diversity & inclusion - Building inclusive workforce & supply chains

  • Frontier technologies like AI, ML, blockchain and how it is shaping the future of industries 

  • Leading a world where businesses are transforming every day.

  • Technology, Automation, Digital Transformation

  • Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility - primer on sustainability, climate change, sustainable development goals and CSR


What will it help participants with

  • add to their portfolio key skill sets relevant for operating as independent directors on board of organisations

  • Industry and business ecosystem awareness 

  • Critical components of the regulatory and legal frameworks 

  • Tools to effectively communicate, negotiate and lead in a world of constant change, transformation and disruption

  • Widen the scope of understanding and influence

  • Build a cross sectoral understanding on developments and challenges that are shaping future conversation


WORKSHOP 3 - Risks, Litigation and building your personal brand 


No. of Revite Sessions - 6

Session Duration - Each Session will take 90 to 120 minutes and will be delivered through a webinar/webcast mode

Timeline - 3 months (completion timeline for Workshop 3)


Type of Revite Sessions

  • Law, litigation and what it means from the boardroom perch

  • IPR - risks and opportunities and why it is important for the boardroom to be aware. Innovation & IPR Overview

  • Board Skills Matrix 

  • Disclosure & Compliance risks - a deep dive

  • Economic & Market risks

  • Risks in a digitally connected world

  • Preparing to board - do you have a profile to back you up  - 5 things you could do


What will it help participants with

  • add to your portfolio key skill sets relevant for operating as independent directors on board of organisations

  • Prepare an actionable plan for the journey ahead

  • Increase your effectiveness as a leader in their current context while preparing effectively for the future

  • Gain clarity on the kind of risks that you will need to be aware of and manage as a leader

  • Acquire tools and resources that accelerate your leadership journey

  • Make connections that will help open doors to the future


this update is only on Revite Sessions for emerging women leaders being organised as part of the RBS Lead programme.


Stay tuned for more updates on other components of the programme.

For an overview of the RBS Lead programme - please read RBS Lead | leadership accelerator programme | rolls out July 18, 2019

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