Women’s Leadership Institute

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Empowering Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

Today’s marketplace is relentless, fast-paced and highly competitive. There is a never-ending challenge to recruit, retain, develop, and inspire productive employees. You need team members committed to growing professionally and personally while motivating and mentoring those around them. Your employees need to be self-aware of their abilities to positively impact your business—and willing to take on increasing levels of responsibility to benefit their individual career tracks and the overall organization.

Learn About Our Programs

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is ideal for individual contributors and technical experts who need to influence others to achieve their goals. the program is designed for women who have been identified as high potential or emerging leaders expected to move into management ranks.

Boot Camp helps you overcome common workplace challenges that women face as they climb the career ladder. You will learn concepts and strategies to capitalize on opportunities, increase confidence, and enhance competence as a leader. Boot Camp is uniquely structured to help build relationships, learn and test new ideas, and strengthen leadership presence and capabilities.

Participants represent a variety of industries including manufacturing, nonprofit, legal and professional services.

Cost: $3,400

Fall Session October 2018 – March 2019

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Quest

Quest provides skills that managers need in order to successfully get work done through others. Leading a team requires an understanding of group dynamics, coaching, performance management, and organizational influence.

Who Should Attend

Quest is ideal for new managers, experienced managers who have not had formal training, and those who could use support making the transition from individual contributor to a leader of others.

Cost: $3,900

Fall Session October 2018 – March 2019

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Momentum

Go beyond just coping and learn to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment with an overlapping set of strategies designed specifically for women leaders.

Momentum transforms women into outstanding leaders who can contribute to their organization’s ongoing success. Momentum is a unique forum for women leaders to explore ideas and strategies with each other in a challenging and collaborative learning environment that supports their advancement to executive leadership.

Who should attend

Momentum is ideal for those in mid- to upper-management roles who aspire or are new to executive leadership. The program is for women who have extensive management experience and lead a department or functional area. Momentum drives women to sharpen their skills and traverse the corporate ladder.

Cost: $5,000

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Women’s Leadership Workshop Series

Women make up 51% of the population and 48% of the workforce, but only 36% of all managers are women. YWCA Women’s Leadership Institute workshop series empowers women to turn challenges into career-building opportunities.

Location: YWCA Greater Cleveland
Date: June 20th, 2018
Time: 11:30am – 1pm (doors open at 11:15am for registration and networking)
Cost: $50 per workshop, which includes lunch.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Hear From Participants

Tina Arundel

Patrice Walker

Latasha Spencer

Rochena Crosby

Boot Camp gave me the courage to stand up and be heard.
Amy Popp, Boot Camp Participant
The YWCA’s Quest program has given me the self-confidence I didn’t realize I had. It has allowed me to become the leader I was hoping to become.
Amanda Updegraff, Quest Participant
You may not believe it at the beginning, but you will testify to it at the end. Momentum does not change work habits, it transforms your approach to life.
Joyce Mihalik, Momentum Participant

A Proven Track Record of Success

The YWCA Women’s Leadership Institute offers a comprehensive leadership development training curriculum and corresponding programs designed to build, train, recognize and empower transformative leaders at all phases of their careers.

The Institute’s proven programs are based on industry best practices, research and the personal experiences of our instructors. Plus, each program is designed using proven learning techniques to increase the competencies of our participants. We have influenced more than 800 women from Fortune 500 companies, small- and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Our programs can complement your existing in-house leadership development programs, or the Women’s Leadership Institute can serve as your external training arm. Learn more about what we have to offer below or join our e-mail list.

Register for Boot Camp Register for Quest

 

Need more information?

Contact Heather Steranka-Petit, Manager of Learning Programs
216.881.6878
hsteranka@ywcaofcleveland.org

 

YWCA Greater Cleveland reserves the right to make changes (i.e. changes in topics, dates and locations) if necessary.

We will make every effort to keep participants and supervisors updated if there are any changes to this curriculum or schedule.