IU East’s Academy for Cultivating Talent calls for applications

June 18th, 2012

Indiana University East Academy for Cultivating Talent is seeking applications for the 2012-2013 program which will focus on talented women who are poised to have greater influence in their organizations, institutions, or communities. The program will be limited to 30 participants.

“Carry It Forward: Creating Networks and Pipelines for Women Leaders,” will focus on creating pipelines for women to leadership positions in business and civic engagement and work with professional women in mid-level or senior-level positions who are poised to make a difference in their organization and community. This program will emphasize the unique qualities and opportunities that women bring to leadership and participants will expand knowledge and skills in order to:

•    develop a stronger connection to their own sense of purpose.
•    employ a variety of approaches to leadership and influence.
•    use their emotional and social intelligence to navigate differences and enhance collaborations.
•    become a more effective agent of change in their communities and organizations.

Fredricka Joyner, director of the IU East Center for Leadership Development, said this type of development opportunity doesn’t come along very often.

“Participants will have access to an exceptional group of speakers and resources. They will leave the experience with a new set of skills and a clear vision of where they want to make a difference. Employers who support participants will be gaining great value for their organizations,” Joyner said.

This is the first program hosted by the Academy for Cultivating Talent, which was established in March 2012 after receiving a grant by the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Council. The academy is a part of the Center for Leadership Development under the School of Business and Economics. Each year the academy’s program will be tailored and customized for the group. In the future, the academy will focus on other groups including young professionals, senior leaders, small business owners or non-profit leaders.

Applicants to the Academy for Cultivating Talent must have a deep desire to engage in an intensive personal development experience. Applicants must also have an interest in finding ways to influence issues about which they are personally passionate, be able to attend all sessions, and have the support of their organization.

This program year is being underwritten by a grant from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Council with additional support from the IU East School of Business and Economics.  Cost to participants is a $300 materials fee.

Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed through August 15. The application is available online at iue.edu/act. Return applications to Fredricka Joyner, director of the IU East Center for Leadership Development, by email to fjoyner@iue.edu or mail to the IU East School of Business and Economics, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.

Program Year Schedule:
September 25, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 15, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
January 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
February 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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