Authentic Leadership: Leading with Strength (formerly known as the WNCLI) is a six-session program engineered as a catalyst for women to learn how to leverage their individual strengths and gain significant positions of leadership. Applications are now open until September 19th for the fall series to start with a full-day retreat on September 26, 2019.
“Through discovery & discussion of my strengths and those possessed by others, I was better prepared to step into a leadership role when presented with the opportunity to do so. The experience of learning from the women within my class from both in & outside of my industry was invaluable. I recommend anyone interested in pursuing leadership opportunities enroll."
Shannon Whalen Software Developer President, Akron Women in Tech
"In the fall of 2018, I participated in the WNCLI in order to gain valuable leadership skills. I was attracted to this program because it was not just offering broad leadership information, but personalized, actionable guidance on how to be the best leader I can be based on my unique strengths. Women’s Network delivered! Since graduating, I have changed jobs and am now making more money and have more freedom in my schedule than ever before."
Donna Neff Sales Consultant, Source 3 Media
"So many great things began because I attended the WNCLI class. We had the privilege of meeting women leaders, established in their professions; strengthfinders brought practical tips for creating more healthy and productive work climates; and the class ushered me into the conference rooms and lives of professional women whom I would have never met outside of this experience. look forward to the newly branded class."
Take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test (included in course fee)
Understand what it means to lead with strength
Learn and apply Four Pillars of Leadership:
Vision and Strategic Thinking Relationship Building Influence & Advocacy Executing
Develop tools to leverage your unique strengths
Learn to be intentional
Gain context from other leaders
Formulate an ACTION plan (Career Mapping)
Meet female corporate and community leaders
Build community connections
Build a community of support & friendship
Build to meet YOUR expectation
Recognize and understand the dynamics in the workplace
Build confidence around self-advocacy
Be proactive when impacted
LEADING WITH STRENGTH: FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
Participants must agree to attend all sessions.
Session I – Opening Retreat — Thursday, September 268:00 am to 4:00 pm: Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown 44685, continental breakfast and lunch included 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Welcome reception & networking at 35 Brix, Heritage Crossing Plaza, 3875 Massillon Rd. Uniontown 44685
Session II – Vision & Strategic Thinking - Thursday, October 10Noon to 5:00 pm: Lunch at Akron Family Restaurant, 250 West Market St., Akron 44303 Session to follow at Access, Inc. 230 West Market St., Akron 44303
Session III – Relationship Building - Tuesday, October 228:30 am to 1:30 pm: Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce meeting space, 388 S Main St Ste. 205, Akron, 44311 Lunch included
Session IV – Advocacy & Influence - Thursday, Nov. 78:30 am – 1:30 pm: Sikich, 274 White Pond Dr, Akron, 44320 Lunch included
Session V – Executing - Thursday, Nov. 148:30 am – 1:30 pm: Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44307 Lunch included
Session VI – Graduation - Friday, Nov 22 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Graduation, Hilton Garden Inn, 1307 E Market St, Akron, OH 44305 Lunch included
Pricing is as follows: Women's Network/Greater Akron Chamber Member Price: $995 | Non-Members: $1,295 Includes meals and class materials. All fees must be collected prior to the first date of the course.
LEADING WITH STRENGTH: NEXT STEPS
Apply to the program.
Your application will be reviewed.
If accepted, you will receive a confirmation email with payment options.
Once payment is received, a link to the StrengthsFinder test will be sent.