The ATHENA Connections College Leadership Initiative is designed to prepare college women for leadership in higher education and beyond. Ideal for use by university administrators and faculty in working with students, the ATHENA Connections College Leadership Initiative engages and inspires young women to not only see themselves as leaders, but to gain skills necessary for successful leadership in the 21st Century. The program is conducted using the eight leadership tenets from the ATHENA Leadership Model as the basis for the curriculum.
Grounded in research, the ATHENA Leadership Model is based on eight core principles that inspire women to reach their potential. The curriculum provides definitions of each of the principles, examples for gaining a deeper understanding, and exercises so students can apply what is learned. The principles include: authenticity and lifelong learning, courage and fierce advocacy, collaboration and relationship-building, giving back to and celebrating with those around us.
Learning outcomes for student participants include: • learning how to “be” a leader with a focus on quality and character • gaining leadership competence necessary for success in college and beyond • exploring personal leadership attributes relative to the ATHENA® Leadership Model • applying ATHENA® leadership principles through experiential learning • mapping out a pathway for leadership growth in college and career • having the opportunity to build bridges across professional sectors and generations
To find out more about the programs local to Northwest PA, please use the following information: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Monica Clem Director, Center for Career Development (814) 732-1460 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Michelle Hartmann Office of Community & Workforce Programs (814) 898-7584
ATHENA Connections programs are available at the following colleges and universities nationwide: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Edinboro, PA Penn State Erie, The Behrend College - Erie, PA Women's Interest Network - Lansing, MI University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
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