Towson University has always taken pride in its commitment to leadership development. In 2015 the university will continue that trend when it launches the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women.
This new, unique program was designed to help equip women leaders in Maryland business, education, nonprofit and government organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to elevate their careers.
The program will feature 10 sessions that blend professional and personal discovery with hands-on practical experiential learning. The first session on Jan. 13 will feature the program’s keynote speaker Katty Kay, author and lead anchor of BBC World News America.
Other topics that will be discussed include: “Feminine Values in the Workplace: Projecting Authority and Commanding Respect”; “Creating your personal brand and effectively dealing with the media”; and “Developing a Professional and Personal Road Map.”
“I applaud Towson for stepping up to provide this program specifically for professional women in the workplace,” said Holly Hoey, vice president of major gifts and planned giving at the United Way of Central Maryland. “The topics are right on point, and it will be a career-changing and empowering experience for all who participate.”
There will not be limited participation based on a specific job title or years of experience. The ideal candidate is an ambitious professional, who is interested in expanding their knowledge, leadership capabilities and professional reach in order to take the next step in their career.
The program is specifically tailored to “mid-level and more” professional women who will be able to take what they learn and apply it in their careers.
“Not only will the program showcase experienced leaders, recognized experts and leadership educators, it is designed so that after each session the participants can immediately bring something applicable back to their workplace,” explained Dyan Brasington, vice president of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson.
The program begins on Jan. 13 and will run bi-weekly through early June. The cost is $3,500 and covers tuition, class material, lunch, coffee breaks, receptions and includes a full day of golf training at Caves Valley Golf Course.
Applications must be received by Nov. 21 and can be found here. A letter of recommendation by the applicant’s employer or board member and a copy of the applicant’s resume must accompany all applications.
For more information, interested parties can attend an interest breakfast at the Towson University Marriott on either Oct. 14 or Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m. To confirm your participation in these interest breakfasts, e-mail email@example.com or call 410-704-3716.
Applicants can also visit the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women website for a list of programs and more information.