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Loyola Launches Fourth Women's Leadership Academy

By Loyola University on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 15:55

(New Orleans – March 22, 2022) Loyola University New Orleans is launching its fourth annual Women’s Leadership Academy, with a loud call to women hoping to develop to their fullest potential and be the best leaders they can be.

“We are in a new world of work that requires a new type of leader, one who can meaningfully connect with themselves, with their teams and with their organizations. This new type of leader will have to demonstrate authenticity, compassion, and alignment.” Michelle K. Johnston, Gaston Chair of Business and author of the new book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership: How to Thrive in the New Era of Connection.”

“The pandemic has shown us that people want more from the workplace,” said President Tania Tetlow. “The Women’s Leadership Academy really helps women to identify and hone their individual strengths – and become the kind of leaders they truly aspire to be.”

Built with a deep understanding of the far-reaching impact women can have nurturing one another in the workplace, the Women's Leadership Academy at Loyola is designed to enable women in the region to achieve their greatest professional potential through leadership training, personal development, and one-on-one mentorships.

Founded in 2018, the program consists of 10 on-campus class sessions; monthly one-hour, one-on-one mentorship meetings; a one-hour, one-on-one deep dive into an Individual Development Plan created throughout the program; and networking opportunities.

In this high-level leadership academy, participants enjoy seminars on project management, public speaking, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, negotiation, strategic planning, and networking. Participants use their individual development to chart their own progress, demonstrate achievements, and plan future success.

Some of the most influential and seasoned women leaders in the New Orleans business community and political circles serve as mentors in this top-flight program designed to foster the next generation of leaders in our region.

Class sessions are facilitated by Amy Landry, an MBTI© Certified Practitioner for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator training, and include guest speakers and micro-learning seminars conducted by expert Loyola University New Orleans faculty and staff.

The academy meets all day one Thursday per month for nine months, starting March 24.

Learn more and register here.