Over the years, many of our members have suggested that a full day of mentoring/networking would be a natural it for our group. This past year has been focused on just that: preparation for a Women Leaders Mentoring and Training Workshop. The Women in Landscape Architecture PPN will present this workshop on October 5th during our Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Over the course of our careers, each of us encounters people, organizations, and events that help shape our professional progress. All of our facilitators have been asked to share in our workshop because they have the ability to mentor and are good examples of women who help others. These notable women of our profession will facilitate a day of interactive discussion and role modeling. They will share their experiences and skills to help participants with values clarification, identification of authentic leader styles, and strategies for personal and professional success as a leader and mentor.
The workshop will include informal networking opportunities, round robin break-out sessions, a Chinese banquet, and a concluding tea break. The breakout sessions will introduce structured workshop topics through role-playing, journal writing, and other interactive activities. We hope that one outcome of the workshop will be formation of an alumni group, offering opportunities for both leadership development and friendship.
Each of our chosen workshop leaders has a background in informal/formal facilitation. All have a history of participation in ASLA and other allied professional and academic organizations. Most importantly, all are interested and committed to fostering the next generation of women leaders. These women have varied professional practices, from academia to design-build firms, and varied personal backgrounds, often involving career re-entry, balancing work and family obligations, and re-focusing of professional directions. All are entertaining and adventurous spirits. Each facilitator has been asked to provide participants with a short resume, a personal definition of leadership, and a few “words of wisdom”.
We hope that you will join us in San Francisco for the Annual Meeting. Our PPN will have a business meeting on Saturday, October 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Moscone Center. During the meeting, we will elect new officers and set their agenda for next year.
Margaret Mori, FASLA firstname.lastname@example.org