Women & Leadership Certificate Program

Apply-Today-Circle-jan2015Empower Your Success with AUSB’s
10-Month, Low-Residency Certificate Program

 AUSB’s Women & Leadership Certificate Program combines the study of leadership and gender within Antioch University’s unique educational model that combines applied and experiential learning, including:

  • The history, research, principles, and practice of values-based leadership
  • A moderated discussion of the role of family and gender in the context of female leadership
  • The design and execution of an individual leadership project in your field of interest
  • Training in communication and problem-solving skills
  • Individual assessments that support a unique leadership training program
  • Exceptional mentorship and networking opportunities

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The Women & Leadership Certificate Program will empower tomorrow’s leaders today by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge and personal skills that support future success for female leaders. In addition, the program is designed to enable the development of a significant network of like-minded individuals committed to enhancing opportunities for women to succeed in important and meaningful leadership roles within political/public sector, business, and non-profit venues.

Advantages

  • Study the principles & practice of values-based leadership
  • Enhance your success in business, public/political, & non-profit venues
  • Build a network of mentors and peer leaders in other institutional and community contexts
  • Low-residency/virtual program
  • Next cohort begins January 2015

Requirements

A complete application for the Women & Leadership program includes:

  • An online application
  • Application fee payment of $60.00 (or fee waiver)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resumé
  • Admission essay

Applications are currently being accepted– Apply Now!

2014
Dates & Format

This program takes place over 10 months, anchored by three 2½ day residencies at our beautiful Santa Barbara campus. The residency dates for 2014 are:  January 10-12; May 9-11; and October 10-12.  In between the three residency sessions, students will take advantage of AUSB’s virtual online classroom that links students and faculty for ongoing study, enabling students to fit this important educational and experiential opportunity into their busy lives.

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Residency One:  January 10-12, 2014.  This residency will introduce the Women & Leadership Certificate Program and our areas of study: gender issues in leadership, and the development of values-based leadership skills.  Individual assessments will be given to each student.  You will meet your fellow students, faculty, and our community-based mentors.  Guest speakers and panelists will engage you in thought-provoking discussions about women and leadership.  Students will be trained in the use of our online classroom.

Residency Two:  May 9-11, 2014.  Designed as a series of workshops that teach values-based leadership skills, with a focus on the individual communication skills essential for today’s leaders, this residency will address the results of the student’s personal assessments and the feedback they have received from Program peers, mentors and faculty.  Experts in the field of leadership communication skills will teach small-group and individualized workshops; we will also have guest speakers and panelists during the residency.

Residency Three:  October 10-12, 2014.  Each student will present their leadership project during this final residency, and develop an individualized five-year leadership plan.  Guest speakers and panelists will continue the discussion of Program topics. and celebrate the completion of our first Program.

Women & Leadership 1st Residency, January 2014

AUSB Rooftop Reception

<p>AUSB Women &amp; Leadership Certificate Program, Class of 2014 with Faculty: Judy Bruton, JD, MSW, Program Director (second from left, front row); and Jon Goodman, PhD, Guest Speaker (far right, middle row)</p>

Women & Leadership First Cohort 2014

AUSB Women & Leadership Certificate Program, Class of 2014 with Faculty: Judy Bruton, JD, MSW, Program Director (second from left, front row); and Jon Goodman, PhD, Guest Speaker (far right, middle row)

<p>President Nancy Leffert, PhD, President of AUSB; with Women &amp; Leadership Faculty, from Left to Right: Carol Tisson, MA; Cindy Levine, MA; Polly Chandler, MEd</p>

AUSB Rooftop Reception

President Nancy Leffert, PhD, President of AUSB; with Women & Leadership Faculty, from Left to Right: Carol Tisson, MA; Cindy Levine, MA; Polly Chandler, MEd

AUSB Rooftop Reception

First Residency Panel

First Residency Panel

First Residency Panel

<p>From Left to Right:<br />
Jon Goodman, PhD, Panel Moderator, Chief Administrative Officer, Urban Capital of America, LLC; Diana Ingram, Emerging Technology Business Development Consultant; Tracy Williams, CEO &amp; President, Olmstead Williams Communications; Rise Phillips, CEO &amp; President T.H.E. Clinic</p>

First Residency Panel

From Left to Right:
Jon Goodman, PhD, Panel Moderator, Chief Administrative Officer, Urban Capital of America, LLC; Diana Ingram, Emerging Technology Business Development Consultant; Tracy Williams, CEO & President, Olmstead Williams Communications; Rise Phillips, CEO & President T.H.E. Clinic

2015
Dates & Format

This program takes place over 10 months, anchored by three 2½ day residencies at our beautiful Santa Barbara campus. The residency dates for 2015 will be in January, May, and October. In between the three residency sessions, students will take advantage of AUSB’s virtual online classroom that links students and faculty for ongoing study, enabling students to fit this important educational and experiential opportunity into their busy lives.

Residency One: January 2015.  This residency will introduce the Women & Leadership Certificate Program and our areas of study: gender issues in leadership, and the development of values-based leadership skills. Individual assessments will be given to each student. You will meet your fellow students, faculty, and our community-based mentors. Guest speakers and panelists will engage you in thought-provoking discussions about women and leadership. Students will be trained in the use of our online classroom.

Residency Two: May 2015.  Designed as a series of workshops that teach values-based leadership skills, with a focus on the individual communication skills essential for today’s leaders, this residency will address the results of the student’s personal assessments and the feedback they have received from Program peers, mentors and faculty. Experts in the field of leadership communication skills will teach small-group and individualized workshops; we will also have guest speakers and panelists during the residency.

Residency Three: October 2015  Each student will present their leadership project during this final residency, and develop an individualized five-year leadership plan.  Guest speakers and panelists will continue the discussion of Program topics. and celebrate the completion of our first Program.

Curriculum

At the outset of our Program, each student will take a series of individual assessments to help them identify unique strengths and challenges as a leader. The history and status of women as leaders in individual fields of interest, with particular focus on the issues that support or hinder that achievement will be studied. Important issues related to economic and social justice; the interrelationship of business, public/political, and non-profit venues; work-life balance, self-care, and mentoring/networking will be closely examined.  Values-based leadership and communication skills will be discussed and taught.  Students will create and present individual leadership projects in collaboration with faculty, mentors, and peers; and complete a plan to fulfill their individual future leadership goals.

Courses

  • The Influence of Gender on Leadership:  Case Studies of Female Leaders, Past & Present
  • The Practice of Values-Based Leadership:  Progressive and Effective Leadership Training
  • Experiential Leadership Project

Full Course Descriptions 

Tuition, Fees
and Questions

Tuition for the entire program is $9,000. Scholarship funding is available.  

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Questions

Judy Bruton, JD, MSW, Director of the Women & Leadership Program and Special Assistant to the President, is available to answer any questions you may have about the Women & Leadership Certificate Program. Send your question to Judy.