ACW ACE Leadership Program

Inspiring Tech Channel Leaders

Inspiring Channel Leaders

ACW’s North Star is helping women advance their channel careers and take on leadership roles. With that in mind, we partnered with channel advisory firm AchieveUnite to give our members executive-level leadership training at exclusive member rates with the ACW ACE Leadership Program. Today, the program is one of the most popular benefits of ACW membership. Classes fill up fast!

Join ACE Channel Leadership Program

Embrace ACE!

In 2018, we launched the ACW ACE Leadership Program to help our members on their path to:

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment

The program is ideal for ACW members who are:

  • Passionate about personal and professional development
  • Driven to achieve the next level in their careers
  • Seeking to expand their leadership and channel knowledge
  • Looking to build a community and network of like-minded professionals

The ACW ACE Leadership Program brings women together in peer-group discussions to learn from each other and grow as channel professionals and leaders. Classes include:

  • Online access to discussion prep materials
  • Easy-to-follow assignments with progress tracking
  • An online forum for members to chat and collaborate on coursework
  • Weekly, 90-minute, virtual discussions weekly facilitated by AchieveUnite professional business coaches and trainers

ACE is facilitated by women, for women — we’ve walked in your shoes and understand your challenges and ambitions.

Choose from Two Tracks (or Take Both!)

The ACW ACE Leadership Program has been a huge success, with hundreds of graduates and counting. Based on feedback and popular demand, in 2021, we’ve expanded the program to include two complementary tracks. We’ve nicknamed them “ACE ME” and “ACE WE” because they focus on developing personal leadership skills and organizational leadership skills, respectively. The sessions build on each other but can be taken independently as well.

Leadership by Influence

(ACE ME)

Identify and develop the personal skills you need to be a channel leader.

Class Time: 90 minutes per week

Prep Time: 60 minutes per week

Session Length: 8 weeks

The We of Leadership

(ACE WE)

NEW!

This professional leadership development course incorporates topics that women in business navigate every day. 

Class Time: 90 minutes per week

Prep Time: 60 minutes per week

Session Length: 6 weeks

Become a Channel Leader!

Professional Leadership in the Channel

ACE: Leadership by Influence

ACE ME is a professional leadership development course covering strategies women in the channel can use every day.

Topics

  1. Defining authentic leadership
  2. Inspiring others to action
  3. Harnessing your strengths and building your brand
  4. Having difficult conversations
  5. Understanding influence and negotiation
  6. Embracing effective decision-making
  7. Making your voice heard
  8. Wrapping it all together

Outcomes

  • Create a personal and authentic brand of leadership
  • Build your personal channel leadership roadmap
  • Develop new behaviors in alignment with being a strong leader
  • Navigate challenging relationships
  • Become more influential and maintain your confidence

Here’s What ACW Members Are Saying About ACE ME

    Lauren Grenier, Marketing Director, Granite Telecommunications

    “Being a part of the ACE Leadership by Influence experience was so helpful in my career! … The program could not have happened at a better time in my career because there were times our themes would be spot on – [just] what I needed to hear for the great, and not so great, tasks I had going on that week.”

    -Lauren Grenier, Marketing Director, Granite Telecommunications

    Carrie Ferrero, Sales Engineer, Connected2Fiber

    “Through the ACE Leadership program, I was taught to leverage my strengths more and stop concentrating on my weaknesses. Learning how to promote myself and find my brand helped me realize my true value. Not only has this program refined my leadership skills, it has shown me what it is to be an authentic leader. I now wake up every day with that one purpose in mind.”

    -Carrie Ferrero, Sales Engineer, Connected2Fiber

    “After eight weeks, I feel more prepared, confident and empowered than ever before, and I know this program will be the springboard for my future success.”

    -Jamie, Director of Mobility

    “Initially, I didn’t know what to expect from the ACE program. In the end, I had a 12-month professional roadmap plan completed, a better understanding of myself, my leadership skills and a rejuvenated spirit. It’s the best eight hours I’ve spent on myself in a long time!”

    -Laura, Partner Account Manager

    “When I started this program, I would never have thought I would get so much out of the eight weeks, but I can tell you they have completely changed my life!”

    -Erin, Senior Program Manager

    “I have learned so much from this course. No one else has ever been able to get through to me the same way that you have. Vital pieces of information that now seem obvious and are essential to career [and] leadership success simply didn’t register prior to your course, such as the importance of soft skills and relationships, for example.”

    -Rebecca, Product Marketing Manager

    “The ACE leadership program is great for any woman in the channel. I truly feel like part of a small community. … I am leaving the program with more confidence in myself and my career in the channel. … Challenging conversations, negotiation and your brand go far beyond who you are as a professional. I now feel empowered and have a clear vision for my future.”

    -Alyson, Channel Sales Manager

    “The ACE program forced me to take an hour-and-a-half out of my day each week to sit down and learn something new about myself, as well as learn something that could help me advance in my life. … I also was able to obtain some great tips for my job – learning things such as negotiating skills, how to have difficult conversations, being authentic and making effective decisions.”

    -Laura, Director of Sales & Marketing

    “I can never express enough the amount of confidence I have gained by being a part of ACE. We have some of the most powerful women in the channel sharing their successes and failures, and it will only make us all stronger. … I am using everything I am learning and applying it to all aspects of my career.”

    -Michele, Partner Channel Manager

    ACE ME Leadership Program

    ACE: The We of Leadership

    ACE WE extends the lessons learned in ACE ME about improving your personal leadership intelligence to building skills for leading as a part of teams.

    Topics

    1. Defining authentic leadership
    2. Inspiring others to action
    3. Harnessing your strengths and building your brand
    4. Having difficult conversations
    5. Understanding influence and negotiation
    6. Embracing effective decision-making
    7. Making your voice heard
    8. Wrapping it all together

    Outcomes

    • Create a personal and authentic brand of leadership
    • Build your personal channel leadership roadmap
    • Develop new behaviors in alignment with being a strong leader
    • Navigate challenging relationships
    • Become more influential and maintain your confidence

    Here’s What ACW Members Are Saying About ACE WE

      Nicole Hebel, Director of Channel Partnerships, CourtCall

      “I really loved the [ACE WE] program. The modules focusing on culture and partnerships were two of my favorites. I love how ACE ME and ACE WE build on each other. This took me to a whole other level, maximizing my strengths in strategy and business, and how to collaborate more effectively across teams. It was a game-changer.”

      -Nicole Hebel, Director of Channel Partnerships, CourtCall

      Diane Miller, COO, Advantage Communications Group LLC

      “I so enjoyed the collaboration with the other participants, the materials and the thought-provoking activities. I especially appreciated the facilitators’ insights, guidance and the way they encouraged participation. They balanced each other and gave different perspectives on the same topics, which was very helpful. …The experience was rewarding and fun!”

      -Diane Miller, COO, Advantage Communications Group LLC

      ACW ACE Leadership Program Rates & Dates

      Executives typically pay thousands of dollars to belong to peer groups that meet only once a month.
      ACW is bringing members a weekly program for only $1,295!

      In two months or less, you’ll be on your way to a better and brighter future as a channel leader!

      ACE ME

      Exclusive ACW Member
      Discount Pricing

      ACW Members
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       $1,295

       (Regularly $2,250)

      Next session starts:

      Sept. 28, 2021

      ACE WE

      Exclusive ACW Member
      Discount Pricing

      ACW Members
      Save 50%+

       $1,295

      (Regularly $2,650)

      Next session starts:

      Oct. 26, 2021

      Additional
      ACW Sponsor
      Discounts

      ACW’s Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsorships include complimentary ACE ME or ACE WE passes.

      To redeem passes, email the ACW Sponsorship Committee.

      Additional sponsor tickets may be purchased for $895.

      *ACW is committed to giving as many members as possible the opportunity to participate in the ACW ACE Program. We’re underwriting a limited number of scholarships for members who are interested in participating and cannot afford to pay the fee personally and are unable to be reimbursed by their employers. To be considered for a scholarship, please email education@allianceofchannelwomen.com explaining your situation. ACW ACE Scholarships are not guaranteed; applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

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