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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. Partnerships include DanceWorks and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Women from Brady Corporation and Wells Fargo Asset Management launched the program last year. This series is also part of the curriculum in the annual Summer Leadership Institute. 

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 was launched in conjunction with the existing 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, four-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. Registration for the June 9-12, 2015 program is now OPEN. Register here online. 

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! This year's program will take place November 6, 2015 for Girl Scouts in grades 6-10. Registration for Girl Scouts will be open soon. 

Student Leadership Retreat

This annual student Fall Leadership Retreat is a program led by Campus Ministry and the Women's Leadership Institute. Held overnight and off campus, Mount Mary students participate in activities and presentations aimed to help them discover their own leadership styles and potential, also including reflection and group activities. More information about the fall retreat coming this summer. 

A Fresh Perspective on Confidence at Work 

In collaboration with Susan Marshall, Founder of the Backbone Institute, this half day workshop is offered to women in corporations which focuses on practical skills to challenge outdated assumptions, uncover new options, and equip participants to decide with confidence and communicate with clarity. Critical thinking skills are sharpened to enhance confidence in the workplace, with outcomes for participants to be calmer, more focused, and more willing to take intelligent, purposeful risk, being more effective in working with others. 

 

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