Workshops are held at the Women’s Center on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm on the dates below (one per month). Allowances for sports and music practices may be arranged with coaches—discuss with Advisors.
Attendance at a total of six (6) workshops over the two-year enrollment period, that begins when you register for the Program, is required. You may go to all of these workshops this year OR only attend a few this year and finish the remaining number the following year. Remember, you have two years maximum to complete all the Program’s requirements.
1. Creating a Supportive Network- September 18
Skillfully managing organizational politics and building a network of support around you is necessary for effective leadership, whether you’re a business executive or a member of a community organization. This workshop looks at the theories and practical behaviors to help you navigate challenging environments and create a network of support to meet your goals.
2. Negotiating for What You Want - October 9
Learning to negotiate for the opportunities you desire in life, such as a professional salary, social activism, or community project, is key to women’s success. This workshop will teach you about the importance of asking for what you want and give you the skills to do so.
3. Mentoring Women- November 13
Finding a mentor is often critical to women’s success, regardless of our chosen field. How to ask someone to mentor you and the importance of women’s peer mentoring are skills developed in this workshop.
4. Responding to Sexual Harassment – February 5
From subtle to overt experiences, sexual harassment happens in every professional field. This workshop defines the many types of sexual harassment and teaches skills to derail inappropriate behavior in effective, dignified ways.
5. The Professional Gender Gap – March 5
What is the glass ceiling, and how does a leader address these professional challenges? In this workshop you will learn about global women’s leadership styles, and how many women leaders have effectively moved beyond limiting ways of envisioning themselves and the goals they have brought to fruition by doing so.
6. Effective Women’s Communication Styles – April 2
Over half of all human communication is conveyed through nonverbal cues that tell others much about you beyond the words you choose. What do your body language, voice, and gestures say about you, and how do they convey or undermine your presentation as a leadership? This workshop will teach you how to convey the message, “I am a Leader!” with your every word and move.