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Creative Education & Training Activities

Whether you’re an experienced leader working in our community, or a student just beginning her journey, the Women’s Leadership Institute brings you a variety of opportunities to build leadership skills and perspective.

You benefit by developing an expanded worldview that opens the door to smarter decisions and creative solutions. And in any of our programs, you can expect an experience that’s engaging, interactive and unforgettable.

The Art of the Creative Leader

This highly experiential workshop series for both students and professionals explores five key creative leadership attributes through the intersection of the arts and leadership development. These learning experiences are designed and taught by artists, in collaboration with experts in education, business and leadership development. Participants are presented with unique exercises that allow for new ways of understanding these concepts and the know-how necessary to reflect, practice and connect them to the real world. This project is in collaboration with Christine Harris, creativity expert and CEO of Christine Harris Connections. Other partnerships include Danceworks, Innovative Artistry, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Partnership with Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

As part of Mount Mary's Creative Campus initiative, CCL and educators from Mount Mary have co-created a flagship leadership course, designed to bring Fortune 500 leadership research and programming expertise into the classroom, accelerating creative leadership skills for tomorrow's women professionals. This course will be launched in conjunction with the Leadership for Social Justice course in spring 2015, to include teaching skills in agility, experimentation, imagination, open-mindedness, navigating complexity and design thinking. 

Summer Leadership Institute

This intensive, three-day residential Summer Leadership Institute for students brings together a diverse group of female college students from around the state to learn about women’s leadership and civic participation from accomplished women leaders. Interactive workshops and the residential facet create a powerful immersive experience.

College Campus Explorers Youth Initiative

In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, this annual youth program gives young women opportunities to learn about creative leadership through hands-on projects involving art/ art therapy, science, business etiquette and public speaking lead by the MMU faculty, culminating with a pizza party on the Mount Mary campus! A true college life experience! A special thank you to our sponsor, Cathy Davies, for making this program a success! 

For more information on any of these programs, contact Natalie Strade at straden@mtmary.edu or (414) 443-3606.