Program Quick Facts
Online and On Campus
April 2, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Founders Inn and Online
Individual Registration: $225
Table of 10 = $2,025
This certificate is available for continuing education units (CEUs) and is not available for academic credit.
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Women's Leadership Institute
Featuring the Panel of all Panels & the UCIPHER Assessment (a $300 value)
April 2, 2015
Women often possess natural abilities to lead yet may find themselves being less effective in senior levels of leadership. Attributing a lack of opportunity or recognition to external factors is usually not the reason for limited success in leadership - even for women. Instead, leadership opportunities are abundant to those who understand the difference between effectual and ineffectual leadership. The Women's Leadership Institute is a transformational, intensive experience in leadership that unveils truth and perspective to refine effective leadership behaviors and competencies in women leaders.
Panel of All Panels: Ms. Ann Robertson LeBlanc, The Honorable Dawn McCoy, Ms. Carol McCormack, Dr. Doris Gomez (Moderator)
Note: See Instructors tab to learn more about the panelists.
Certificate Available | 0.5 CEUs
Women often possess natural abilities to lead yet may find themselves being less effective in senior levels of leadership. Attributing a lack of opportunity or recognition to external factors is usually not the reason for limited success in leadership-- even for women. Instead, leadership opportunities are abundant to those who understand the difference between effectual and ineffectual leadership. The Women's Leadership Institute is a transformational, intensive experience in leadership that unveils truth and perspective to refine effective leadership behaviors and competencies in women leaders.
1. Understanding the Impact of Culture on Effective Leadership Practice
2. Knowing Your Leadership Style, Your Value and the Value of Others
3. Effectively Negotiating in Different Contexts
4. Managing and Mitigating Conflict
5. Effectively Communicating in Life and the Workplace
Leadership Assessment - Using theUCipher (TM) Executive instrument, a fully-validated leadership assessment, participants will complete an online questionnaire designed to help leaders become more self-aware and focused on their strengths and ideal roles. Unlocking multiple dimensions, the assessment will converge and define a full, unique perspective of an individual's leadership profile. Additionally, it provides insight in context to relationship with others and organizational culture fit.
Upon completing the questionnaire, leaders will receive an email with a PDF attachment containing their personalized profile. This includes:
- One-page written profile of your leadership dimensions
- Your key traits
- "Caution" areas
- Model roles matching your profile
- Your core theme as a leader
- Industry fields and ideal position functions matching your profile
- Your strengths as a leader
- Suggestions for behaviors as a team leader and team member (based on your profile)
- Organizational cultural preferences and types most suited for your profile
- Education keys, areas for focus to improve your leadership talents
- Individual development plan guide
Who Should Attend:
Woman who are new to leadership roles or those experiencing glass-ceiling effects in attempting to lead at higher levels.
This Institute Includes These Topics:
Session I - Leading Lady - Revealing the Fascinating and Dynamic Leader Within
Session II - Facing Your Giants - Taming Conflict and Winning at Negotiation
Session III - You First, Me Second - Finding Balance and Fulfillment in Work and Life
Session IV - The Panel of All Panels - The Truth about Women in Leadership
UCIPHER Leadership Assessment ($300 Value)
Individual Price: $225
Group Price: Table of 10 = $2,025
Founders Inn and Online
Program Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Check-in / Networking | 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Welcome | 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.
- Session I - Leading Lady - Revealing the Fascinating and Dynamic Leader Within | 9:05 a.m. to 10:15 a.m
- Break - 10:15 a.m. to 10:20
- Session II - Facing Your Giants - Taming Conflict and Winning at Negotiation | 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
- Break - 11:20 a.m. to 11:25
- Session III - You First, Me Second - Finding Balance and Fulfillment in Work and Life | 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
- Lunch - 12:25 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Session IV - The Panel of All Panels - The Truth about Women in Leadership (lunch continues) | 12:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
- Closing Comments | 1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- UCIPHER Leadership Assessment ($300 Value)
Discover the Regent Difference:
- Developing leaders is a vital part of Regent University’s DNA and central to our motto of “Christian Leaders to Change the World." Women leaders are among the most effective and successful leaders in any organization environment. When viewed from a practical, theoretical and biblical perspective, women will be transformed as they learn how to take their natural abilities and turn them into effective behaviors that exponentially grow themselves, their organizations and the leaders around them.
Ms. Ann Robertson LeBlanc
Beginning with her first job as a teenager, helping to prepare the CBN University Library for opening in 1978, Ann LeBlanc has dedicated much of her career to supporting CBN and Regent. With more than 15 years of experience at CBN, Ms. LeBlanc most recently served as Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. She has also worked with event planning and travel for CBN.
Ann serves on the board of Mercy Chefs, a faith-based disaster relief organization that provides meals for people during disaster situations and recovery efforts.
She works closely with her husband, Gary, in the hotel/restaurant industry, with nearly a decade of experience as owner/operators. Ms. LeBlanc studied speech communication and public relations at James Madison University. She and her husband have three children.
The Honorable Dawn McCoy
The Honorable Dawn McCoy is a nationally-recognized speaker and author with numerous published leadership development articles. She is a sought after speaker and has trained corporate, government, and academic audiences nationwide. Ms. McCoy founded Flourish Leadership Group, LLC after she made a decision not to run for re-election in 2006.
She was also among the youngest African-American leaders elected to the Sacramento City Unified School Board in 2002, one of the nation's top fifty largest school systems with 46,000 students. While serving as a school board member for the Sacramento City Unified School District, she sparked renewed accountability, advocated for effective governance, and initiated greater civic participation. McCoy has also coordinated statewide public awareness campaigns and served in pivotal and national non-profit leadership capacities and as a Capitol Hill legislative aide.
Ms. Carol McCormack
Carol comes to United Way South Hampton Roads from Mesa United Way in Arizona where she started new innovative programs to fund schools and neighborhood groups, as well as making the Mesa United Way a convener of the programs in the community.
Before Mesa, she worked for United Way in Aiken County, SC; Macon County, Decatur, IL starting in Marketing, then progressing to Campaign Director and to CEO and President.
Carol is a native Virginian, graduating from William and Mary. Her husband is also from Virginia and her daughter is a recent graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in California.
Dr. Doris Gomez (Moderator)
Originally from Austria, Dr. Gomez earned her MBA at the University of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna. After several years in the global business world and years of experience in global trade, retail, manufacturing and consulting, she completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University's School of Business & Leadership. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she moved into the role of director for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program. She teaches in the school's master's and doctoral programs, serves on several dissertation committees and is s also co-editor for Inner Resources for Leaders. Her research interests include leadership development in the online environment, online education and student retention, cross-cultural leadership issues, leadership formation, character formation in leaders and the inner life of leaders. Her studies and work at Regent University brought her all the way from Austria to the United States. She now resides with her family in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. On Monday, July 1 2013, she stepped into her newest role as the interim dean of the School of Business & Leadership.
Julianne Cenac; Ph.D:
Julianne Cenac Ph.D. has 18 years of experience in strategy, organization design, leadership and professional development. Working with nonprofit, commercial and government organizations in the United States, Australia, the Middle East, China, and the Caribbean, she has led and consulted with organizations, designing and launching successful new divisions. Dr. Cenac has also helped develop strategies and plans for growth and emerging market opportunities and equipped leaders and professionals to improve organizational and employee performance.
Formerly a senior-level consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, she has worked directly with national and executive leaders within public sector, private sector and nonprofit organizations to transform and restructure institutions affecting up to 200,000 employees. While there, she also served in the firm's world-class Center for Performance Excellence, training new consultants in strategy and organizational assessment. Most recently, she worked within Regent's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship serving as director of the Center for Effective Organizations.
Pam Erickson has always had a heart to serve people. A graduate of the Regent University School of Education, she spent her early years teaching, caring for and shaping young students, all the while developing a passion to help others. Today, Pam lives out that passion on a daily basis, serving as Vice President of Procurement & Corporate Relations for Operation Blessing (OB), a position she's held for the last 19 years. Pam started at OB and quickly developed the organization's Gifts-In-Kind (GIK) program, acquiring donated food and relief supplies and distributing them both domestically and internationally.
Pam's life reflects her work, and in 2013, her love for people produced her first book, You First, Me Second: Getting To The Heart Of Social Responsibility. The book is a collection of stories from her life which reflect the incredible impact of putting others before self. A gifted communicator, Pam has been the keynote speaker at international conferences in Latin America to share on the topic of social responsibility and its transformational impact on communities around the globe.
Pam's M. Ed. from the Regent University School of Education ('97) has served her incredibly well in her time leading OB's Procurement & Corporate Relations team. Each day she and her team are tasked with advocating for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Under her guidance, Pam’s team at Operation Blessing has procured and distributed more than $3B worth of GIK resources to families in need throughout the world. Pam's training at Regent (Individualized Program) equipped her to create and trademark 'Donorology,' a GIK curriculum, which teaches other non-profits how to build relationships in the corporate world, while serving as advocates for those in need. Pam's care for people is grounded in her love for Christ. She is a leader who is changing the face of hunger around the globe by returning smiles of hope to the people she serves. Her desire is to bring honor and glory to God by living out the servant-leadership principles exemplified by Christ.
As a professional trainer, Carlton Reed is the founder and CEO of Great Expectations Seminars, Inc., with a mission to empower individuals to take inventory of their lives and maximize their potential by providing a seminar experience that is inspirational, dynamic and unforgettable. Previously serving fourteen years in the field of sales and customer service management, Carlton now speaks internationally to organizations and churches on a wide range of leadership and business topics to clients including the United States Marine Corps, Verizon Wireless, Fred Pryor Seminars and the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
To date, thousands have been impacted by his unique brand of inspirational-styled training. As a certified trainer, Carlton received awards for his training excellence in consistently exceeding client expectations. He is currently a featured guest speaker with Regent University Professional and Continued Education as well as National Seminars/Rockhurst University. Most recently, he authored the groundbreaking new book, Weapons of Mass Production, 21 Days to Uncommon Productivity with God. Carlton has been a featured guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord program, and has also appeared on WATL’s program, Atlanta Live. A captivating inspirational speaker, Carlton has a unique gift for encouraging others to “see themselves as the heroes in their own adventures with God.” His training has been described as powerful, relevant and interactive.