Boston, MA, Feb. 3, 2014 — Interaction Associates recently announced a slate of five public open-enrollment workshops designed to equip women managers, leaders and executives to move into more senior leadership roles.

These programs are open to the public and will take place throughout 2014 in Boston, San Francisco, and in Houston and Plano, Texas.

The global innovator of development methods that advance leaders, build trust, and deepen collaboration to help drive business results, Interaction Associates, has a unique and powerful perspective on developing women leaders. The open-enrollment workshops program is aimed at individual women looking to boost their career prospects, as well as corporate trainers who want to preview the program for possible inclusion in their organizations’ talent management strategy.

The workshop focuses on outlines three specific actions that empower women to chart an effective course to leadership:
1) Educate women and men about second generation bias,
2) Create dependable, clear paths for women to transition to bigger roles, and
3) Anchor women’s development efforts in a sense of purpose, rather than in how women are perceived.

“Many companies know that developing all their people is a competitive advantage – and we see the Women in Leadership program as an important component in a strategy to attract, involve, and retain the best people in the industry,” said Linda Stewart, Interaction Associates President and CEO. “Research shows women leaders bring diverse points of view and insights into customer needs that are invaluable to an organizations’ success. In fact, a higher percentage of women at the top generally results in a healthier balance sheet,” Stewart added.

Five, three-day public sessions are scheduled to be held throughout 2014.

“The program is challenging, insightful, and practical,” Stewart said. “Women in Leadership achieves that balance to give women leaders grounded and actionable insights and skills.”

About Interaction Associates

Interaction Associates (IA) is a 44-year innovator that equips people to work better together in order to realize superior business results. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA’s clients achieve a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business success. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services.