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Leadership Skills for Women


By ANDREW MILLER
Daily Sitka Sentinel Staff Writer

Sheldon Jackson College in cooperation with the American Management Association is accepting registrations for Leadership Skills for Women. The course, part of the College’s cooperative program with the American Management Association (AMA), is part of the College’s AMA Certificate in Management.

Managing in today’s complex workplace demands a new type of leadership. Twenty-first century managers must lead as visionaries and entrepreneurs, mentors and change agents, team builders and servant-followers. To succeed, they must increase competitive advantage, improve customer service, nurture a diverse workplace and meet unprecedented global, ethical, and business challenges. Leadership success depends on developing and using the skills that move organizations and people forward toward these common goals and objectives.

During the class, participants learn how to provide the direction to translate the organization’s vision into reality; lead by example and share power to develop followers; build teams and make the organization successful; coach, mentor and reward employees to foster new leaders and build a forward-moving workforce; take risks and focus on continuous improvement; stay the course in troubled times to manage change and make ethical decisions; and develop the essential attitudes and mindsets of a successful leader.

The instructor for the course is Blanche Iliff. Iliff has over 23 years of experience in leadership and management in small and large organizations including international oil consortiums and academia. Blanche works with the Village Management and Lifelong Learning programs at Sheldon Jackson College.

The course will run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. five consecutive Wednesdays beginning September 13 and ending October 11. All classes will be held at Sheldon Jackson College. Cost for the course, which includes the American Management Association text, is $250.00. Interested individuals should contact Heather Garrison. Registration is limited and will close on Friday September 1.