Webinar: Silenced and Sidelined: Finding Voice in Troubling Times

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December 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This highly interactive webinar covers the phenomenon of "silencing" in the executive suite — highlighting key original research findings; Dr. Carrie Arnold will review strategies successful people have used to recover and lead with voice currency. The silenced leader is a paradox as leadership implies a sense of voice and efficacy yet this can hardly be done if a leader feels silenced. Dr. Arnold’s research suggests there are many sitting in executive and senior-leader roles feeling and experiencing this exact phenomenon.

Her research with women shows they are silenced by systems that favor a dominant male discourse, or they may experience systems that prefer a majority style or opinion they do not resemble or share. As a default, their voice may be silenced by ingroup normative behaviors. There are also relationships that silence. Peers and direct reports who hold power in an organization can be silencers, not to mention those in leadership who yield authority over others. It is also a myth to assume that women are always silenced by men. Research suggests that women silence other women in equal, and at times, more painful ways. Women often feel they have to adopt the male-dominant style of leadership and communication to be successful. When they do so, they can become silencers of their own gender in unconscious ways.

In this webinar, we will focus on how we as coaches can support leaders who experience silencing. You will learn:

  • How to identify and work with leaders who have been silenced or who may be self-silencing
  • What is the impact of silencing and how to bring it safely and supportively into awareness
  • How to focus clients on the phenomenon and work towards voice recovery
  • Strategies that help heal and develop a new level of resiliency

Presenter:  Carrie Arnold

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Carrie Arnold, author of Silenced and Sidelined: How women leaders find their voices and break barriers is the Principal for The Willow Group. Since 2011, she has owned and operated her own consulting business. Previous, she has 20 years’ experience working in healthcare, human resources, training, and organizational development. She has worked for multi-hospital systems in leadership positions and has taught at the university level. As a coach, she has served within the federal government, all levels of education, healthcare, and private sectors working with over 300 individual and group clients. She works with emerging leaders and also coaches at the president, CFO, COO, CHRO, VP, physician, and superintendent level.  Carrie also serves as the program director for the evidence based coaching program at Fielding Graduate University.

Carrie obtained her coach training at Georgetown University. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach and is also a Board Certified Coach. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Organizational Management, and a Ph.D. in Human Development. Carrie is certified to administer and interpret The Leadership Circle Profile, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®, DiSC, and the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)®.