Young Women

YOUNG WOMEN’S ETHICAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT

October 22-24, 2010 (NY)
WHERE:NY Retreat Facility: The Woodhull Retreat Center, Ancramdale, NY 2-1/2 hours north of New York City in the beautiful Berkshire Mountain region.
CA Retreat Facilities: Danville, CA- 40 minutes north of San Francisco.

OVERVIEW: The Woodhull Institute Young Women’s Ethical Leadership Core Training program has been developed to educate young women who exhibit leadership potential in their careers, community or family life. This core training program is designed to educate a small group of women in the practical skill sets that are so necessary to succeed in today’s businesses, political and community environments. Participants in this program will be presented with the concepts of ethical leadership; taught professional development skills; and be directed to networks, mentors and resources that can channel their leadership aspirations into practical and attainable achievements.
FORMAT: A team of Woodhull Professionals, Fellows, Associate Fellows and Scholars present basic empowerment skills that prepare young women for leadership roles in their communities and workplaces. The three-day or five-day retreat includes our core program modules: Ethics and Leadership Development, Public Speaking, Negotiation, Financial literacy, Advocacy and Identity/Voice workshops. Ethical leadership retreats may also include additional modules such as ethical and effective writing, mentoring/networking and civic education based on faculty availability and Woodhull participant need assessment. Meditation, hiking, journaling and group discussions are encouraged.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Women, ages 21-early 35, who are interested in increasing their capacity for professional and personal development through training workshops, group discussions and introspective work. This is a highly selective process.

EXPECTED RESULTS OF TRAINING:

Build self-awareness
Build networks with women leaders
Increase skill levels in negotiation, financial literacy, public speaking
Increase tolerance for risk-taking
Deepen understanding of ethics and leadership

COST: Tuition is $395 and there is a fee of $100 a night for room and board.
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Example Agenda:
Friday
4:30 – 5:00 Arrival and check in
5:00 – 5:30 Welcome to Woodhull
5:30 – 6:30 Meditation
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 WORKSHOP 1: WHAT IS ETHICAL LEADERSHIP?
9:00 Candle Lighting Ceremony
Saturday
8:00 – 9:00 Optional morning discussion or hike
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 WORKSHOP 2: VOICE
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 1:00 WORKSHOP 3: IDENTITY
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 WORKSHOP 4: PUBLIC SPEAKING
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Public Speaking (continued)
5:00 – 5:30 Break
5:45 – 6:45 Yoga
6:45 – 7:45 Break
7:45 – 8:45 Dinner
8:45 Evening Speaker
Sunday
8:00 – 9:00 Optional morning discussion or hike
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 WORKSHOP 5: SALESMANSHIP
11:00 – 12:30 WORKSHOP 6: FINANCIAL LITERACY
12:30 -1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 WORKSHOP 7: NEGOTIATION
2:30 – 3:00 Closing and Farewell