Beginning Saturday, April 22, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will host the Becoming ATHENA Leadership Program.The 'Becoming ATHENA Leadership Program' is a licensed 7-week course designed to support the development of women in leadership roles. The program will be led by Karen Bird, ATHENA Recipient 2018, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and certified 'Becoming ATHENA Leadership Program' facilitator.
In the2023 ONTARIO ECONOMIC REPORT - Interactive | OCC, access to labour and human resources is identified as the number one issue facing organizations. Leadership is duly impacted by this, and existing and emerging leaders must know how to create diverse and welcoming workplaces, that will require investing in their people and people investing in themselves.
ATHENA International has identified the opportunity and the need.
More than 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day.
More than 77% of organizations report that leadership is lacking.
83% of businesses say it's important to develop leaders at all levels
Less than 5% of companies have implemented leadership development across all levels.
47% of companies predict there will be a shortage of leadership or executive-level skills in the future.
ATHENA International is creating a community of leaders that value and elevate everyone through their Leadership Programs.
These trusted principles symbolize the transformative leadership needed in the world, especially in times of uncertainty and upheaval. You will stand stronger as a leader for yourself, those around you, and beyond
These programs are a holistic experience that explores all of what makes you unique, valuable and impactful as a leader. It is not just another "one-size-fits-all" leadership template – it's a personalized, transformational growth experience that allows you to find and embody your own authentic leadership style.
Included in the Program
Predictive index behavior assessment
Book or audiobook: Becoming ATHENAEight Principles of EnlightenedLeadership by Martha Maywood Mertz
Comprehensive digital program workbook/journal
10 two-hour cohort sessions (led by a certified ATHENA facilitator)
Access to ATHENA Connects, ATHENA International's networking platform
Networking events, outside of the cohort sessions
Opportunity to hear industry experts speak
Free subscriber access for one year, beginning on your program start date, as long as you complete the program
What's in it for you?
Expand your leadership knowledge & self-awareness – core values, who are you?
Tactical techniques that could increase your strength in interactions – conflict resolution
Flight – fight – fawn – freeze
Tools to radically improve personal and professional lives – give back & work-life balance
Celebrate yourself & others
The only way to achieve equality is together.
Individuals can register now and receive the Introductory Special of $495.00 plus GST for members and $595.00 plus GST for non-members (Regular cost is $1,000 plus GST). Space is limited to 35 participants. The fee includes all materials required to complete the program, continental breakfast, and beverages.
Registration closes at noon on Thursday, April 20th, 2023.
Schedule: Saturday, April 22, Module 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm, Lunch Break, Module 2 from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Modules 3 to 10 dates and times to be finalized by attendee consensus. Hybrid participation may be accommodated where necessary.