Regional Professional Development Training

Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, California

Materials, meals listed on the agenda, and a follow-up group coaching session included

Participants are responsible for parking fees, ground transportation, and lodging

Contact Andrea Diaz at andrea@viaza.org

Deadline for inquiries is August 17, 2018

If you are a woman, no matter what stage of your life, who is ready or is wondering if it is time to identify and move forward with your personal and professional goals, this retreat is for you. Together we will explore answers and develop next steps in your professional development. This training will also help you create a support system that includes women from diverse backgrounds, areas of interest, ages, and professions so you can develop a network outside your profession or organizations.

Outcomes of Professional Development Training

  • Develop shared analysis of barriers for women, specifically women of color, to achieve positions of power at the state and local levels
  • Create individual strategic plans and develop support and coaching agreements
  • Develop a plan to assess policy, corporate and other barriers in your state or organization to support and expand the percentage of women in positions of power
  • Develop cohorts to provide network opportunities and personal support for next steps in your professional and personal life.
  • Discuss seeding future cohorts

Commitment from Participants

  • Attend a two-day leadership development retreat
  • Commitment to building women power
  • Interest in developing a personal strategic plan
  • Willingness to identify barriers and create solutions
  • Opportunity to participate in monthly group coaching sessions
  • Participate in a power analysis of your state or organization to assess what kind of support you need to achieve your professional goals
  • Explore the development of a Circle of Support in your state, organization or community

Agenda

Purpose of Training

  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment to create personal and professional development plans
  • Identify what kind of support you need to continue to move into positions of power
  • Discuss gender and racial challenges in your work and your profession
  • Explore creating a support system that includes women from diverse background and areas of interest
  • Connect women across states and professions
  • Increase your network of professional relationships

 Saturday, August 25, 2018

8:00 am to 9:00 am                 Registration/Light breakfast

9:00 am to 10:00 am               Welcome, agenda review, expectations, and relationship building

10:00 am to 12:30 pm             The Power of Women’s Leadership

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm                Lunch/Provided

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm                 Personal Assessment – It Starts With You

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm                 Women in Positions of Power – Personal Professional Development Plans

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm                 Break

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm                 Women in Positions of Power – Challenges

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm                 Reflections on the day and overview of tomorrow’s agenda

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm                 Dinner/Relational Time

Sunday, August 26, 2018

8:00 am to 9:00 am                 Light breakfast

9:00 am to 9:30 am                 Welcome back and grounding exercise

9:30 am to 11:00 am               Women in Positions of Power – It Starts With Us – Professional Development Plan Presentations

11:00 pm to 12:00 pm            Women in Positions of Power – Our Model

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm               Lunch/Provided

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm                 Group reflection

 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm                Next Steps and Evaluation

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm                 Celebration and Closing

Contact Andrea Diaz at andrea@viaza.org

Deadline for inquiries is August 17, 2018