Women’s Leadership is a brand new LEAD 360 program has been developed just for upperclassmen women. The program was designed to help undergraduate women to further their leadership skills, provide a forum for discussion on women’s issues, and to examine characteristics of women in leadership.
Each section of the Women’s Leadership program will have about 8-12 Northeastern female students who are upperclassmen students and two facilitators. There are eight sessions which are an hour and a half each. Topics Include: Gender Identity, Effortless Perfectionism, Leadership Strengths, Beauty, Women’s Issues around the Globe, History of Women’s Rights, Sexual Assault, Role Models, and Empowerment.
For the Spring 2013 semester there will be three different sessions. One will be held on Mondays from 6-7:30pm and the other one will be offered on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm.
Participation in Women’s Leadership gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself, about womens issues, and about female leaders. It also connects you with other students who are interested in learning about women in leadership. This is one of our more advanced programs and therefore it is essential that participants are women awho have already completed their first year of college. Register to be a participant for the spring 2013 by January 23rd. To register click here.
Roles of Participants:
- Actively and honestly participate in the discussions.
- Support the ground rules and the co-facilitators.
- Remain open-minded.
- Attend eight sessions of 1.5 hours each.
Facilitators have already been selected for Spring 2013. To facilitate in the fall please check back in late July.
Being a facilitator is an incredible opportunity. As a facilitator you must be committed to the program, be willing to engage students in challenging conversations, and be willing to learn from the program. Qualified facilitators should be in their third year of undergraduate education or above, be female NU students, and be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. To apply to be a facilitator for the Spring 2013 semester, please click here (note you may need to log in to Orgsync first). You and your co-facilitator will lead eight (8) Women’s Leadership sessions with a small group of 8-12 women.
Roles and Responsibilities of Facilitators:
- Serve as a guide for the session and keep the discussion moving and on topic.
- Assist group members with processing their ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
- Encourage group members to identify and discuss deeper issues.
- Facilitate ice breakers and group activities.
- Support ground rules developed by the group.
- Distribute curriculum and other materials to group members for each session.
- Prepare for your session with your co-facilitator.
- Attend training sessions.
- Attend check in sessions.
- Facilitate all eight group sessions.
Note: Training and materials are provided. You do not need to be an “expert” on a topic to co-facilitate sessions.
For more information on Women’s Leadership, please contact Sarah Decker Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org