Leadership program targets women

Gainesville, Fla.—NCCER and the National Association of Women in Construction will host the third annual Women’s Leadership Academy on June 27-30, 2009 at a new location — The Nature Place http://thenatureplace.net  in Florissant, Colo.
The Women’s Leadership  Academy targets business owners, education directors, office managers, training coordinators, or anyone interested in learning how to be more effective leaders. It consists of three days of intense training sessions specifically geared towards women covering such topics as powerful language skills, gender-based power in business leadership styles, negotiating techniques, time management, productivity, and conflict resolution. Participants also receive lasting network opportunities by sharing their experiences with peers from around the nation.
"The Women’s Leadership  Academy is a unique experience for women to connect with other women in the industry and build lasting leadership and business skills," said Rachael Smith, marketing director for NCCER.
The Women’s Leadership  Academy is led by quality instructors that motivate and engage participants through a series of team-building exercises, group projects and hands-on activities.  Tuition for the academy is $1495 and includes lodging, all meals, course materials, and airport transportation.
Upon completion of the academy, participants will receive continuing education units and may receive industry-recognized credentials from NCCER’s National Registry.
To register for the Women’s Leadership  Academy, visit www.nccer.org/leadership .
About NAWIC— Founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1953, NAWIC is an international association servicing approximately 5,500 members in nearly 200 chapters in the United States with international affiliates around the globe. NAWIC is proud to celebrate more than 50 years of service. For questions or interviews, contact the NAWIC office at 800.552-3506. NAWIC’s Core Purpose is “To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.”
About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction, maintenance, and pipeline craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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