VIENNA, Va., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Women's Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce a partnership with George Mason University — the creation of Access Leadership Board Preparedness Program, a course designed to prepare and promote more women and a broader definition of diversity to serve as board directors.
This board preparedness program, which offers 40 hours of continuing professional education credit, has two options — the first from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month between January and July 2017. The second, a weeklong summer session, will meet from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. from July 24-28, 2017. Both programs will meet at George Mason University's Arlington, Va. campus.
"Effective non-profit and corporate governance requires a wide range of perspectives and opinions — especially as organizations work to keep pace with changing dynamics," said Carolyn Thompson, founder of Washington Women's Leadership Initiative."We recognized the importance of creating a program that helps women and people of color prepare for and make the most of opportunities to serve as directors to lead organizations."
Senior-level executives who represent a diversity of thought, experiences, industries and backgrounds are the program's target audience.
"Board diversity is a critical factor for success. On almost all measures, strategic decision making and long-term growth are fueled by a variety of perspectives and play a critical role in the continuing American success story," said Laura Gross, co-director WWLI-Mason's Access Leadership Board Preparedness Program.
Beyond learning why serving on boards is important, participants will:
- Gain understanding of Board Source: 12 Principles of Governance that Power Exceptional Boards
- Learn what areas of finance, treasury, tax reporting are necessary in order to stand out amongst peers
- Gain new insights into group dynamics and high performing teams versus empowered teams — basic dynamics of forming, storming, norming, performing
- Experience real-time board interviews and much more.
Members of WWLI should use the code WWLIMEM for a discounted registration (WWLIGROU for groups). GMU alumni use code ALUM0127.
For more information and to apply, click here.
The WWLW (WWLI.org), a 501(c)3, is a cross-industry, multi-discipline, non-partisan, non-competitive professional education and networking organization for executive-level women. It offers affiliates and guests an open forum for networking, sharing ideas, the chance to mingle with nationally recognized, inspiring motivational speakers and opportunities to participate in thought-provoking, fun events.
For more information contact Joelle Polisky at 615-516-0358.
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SOURCE Washington Women's Leadership Initiative