Women Leaders – Join Dr. Joan Goldsmith Help Women Finding Their Leadership Voice:
2411 18th Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
September 13-15, 2016, to experience this unique opportunity. Women leaders from many countries and diverse roles have found their leadership voices in sessions held in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Tucson, Park City, Baltimore, Edinburgh, London, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Harare.
The Program has been offered for academic credit at Southern Methodist University’s Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution; Tokyo University Medical School’s PhD in Global Health Initiatives; and Cambridge College’s Masters Degree in Management.
The Program consists of the following elements:
- An initial conversation with Joan Goldsmith in which we discuss each person’s opportunities and challenges for being a leader in ones own life
- A 3-day workshop featuring interactions with colleagues; individual introspection; investigations of personal histories; reviews of present-day commitments and strategies for realizing future visions for a 5 year plan
- 3 private and personal coaching sessions with Joan Goldsmith to support each woman in meeting current goals and realizing intentions for the future
Women from many diverse professions have participated, including:
- Corporate CEOs department heads, vice presidents, managers, directors and executive assistants;
- Government agency staff, department heads mediators and managers;
- Entrepreneurial organizations founders of television and movie production companies, organizational and environmental change consultants, investment bankers, financial and planning advisors, staff of psychotherapy clinics and members of mediation organizations;
- College and university rofessors, members of boards of trustees, department chairs and administrators, hospital administrators, museums curators and administrators, and technical and medical staff;
- Non-profit and mission-oriented organizations executive directors, members of boards of directors, managers, regional directors, fund raising experts, program directors and administrative staff;
- Film and television actors, radio personalities, movie and television directors technical staff and producers, visual artists, staff of international diplomatic, economic and social development organizations, and stay-at-home moms.
Program Dates and Description
A session will be held at my home in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday, September 13, Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2016.
A session will also take place in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on November 10, 11, 12, 2016..
Individual Coaching Session will be scheduled based on each woman’s calander, following these sessions.
This program is designed for women who are at a crossroads in their personal and/or professional lives. Each session includes 6-8 participants who are diverse in race, ethnicity, religious commitment, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, age and lifestyle.
The seessions will address individual leadership issues and discuss the follow questions:
- If Leaders Are Not Only Born, How Are They Made? When a woman examines feminine leadership models and becomes clear about her family patterns she is freed to become a leader in her own life.
- What Do Women Want? A woman who crafts a strategic plan to achieve her long-range vision and identifies her immediate goals then her strategies emerge to enable her to achieve a turning point in her life.
- How Do We Create Balanced Lives? Values and key commitments stemming from the core principles of each woman enable her to apply her talents to become centered and to realize her intentions with ease and finesse.
- How Can We Respond Skillfully to Miscommunications, Lies, and Conflicts? A woman skilled in asking for what she wants, mediating or negotiating to get it and is able to respond to conflicts in her life is a powerful and self-confident leader.
- What Blocks Spirit, and Self-Expression? Barriers to intimacy are identified and each woman becomes skilled in overcoming any spirits that may undermine her confidence, authenticity and her capacity for sustained intimate relationships.
- Why be a Principled-Centered Leader? A context of principles, values, integrity and social commitment is developed to guide each woman to express her ethics and beliefs as a leader in her own life.
- Why Address Ultimate Questions? Each woman develops her capacity to accept death and loss as natural and inevitable parts of life and she is thereby able to enrich her life in each moment.
These explorations are based on Joan’s book, co-authored with Warren Bennis, entitled “Learning to Lead – A Workbook on Becoming a Leader,” 4th Edition. In addition, the session provides articles, video feedback, structured exercises, self-reflection and independent learning experiences.
The fee that covers the 3-day workshop and 3 coaching sessions is $5,000. A limited number of scholarships and payment plans are available upon request.
If you would like to join this program, please select the dates to schedule a telephone conversation with Joan to discuss the fee and to begin the process.
“It was transforming of my career to participate in your leadership program. I’ve been craving the kind of information you exposed us to and the conversations it inspired. One of the things I found most inspiring was to discover who you are and what you have done in the world. I am trusting that I will take into my work all I learned from being in the presence of someone self-actualized. Thank you for modeling that so powerfully for me.”
“As a result of Joan Goldsmith’s program, I hold myself more accountable for change instead of making excuses. I am able to curb my own negative voice, which holds me back. The program helped me gain much needed momentum.”
“In the program, when I identified my own strengths and areas for development. I felt affirmed. When I can recognize that I have a tendency to work in a certain manner, I can be less critical of myself for not naturally working in a manner that is different. In order to be kinder to myself, I am recognizing who I am and how I naturally do things. I’ve realized that it is important to identify the difference between leader and manager and to make a conscious decision on how I want to do my job.”
“The key gains and changes I made as a result of Joan’s Program are:
- Ability to take on challenges and focus on issues I can resolve.
- A new resolution to learn new things.”
“I would tell others this is not just another conference. You must be open to hearing, learning and be prepared to do the work, or you will not get what you need. This is a chance to learn about your self and your values.”
“Joan has a remarkable way of getting right down to the real issues both in a group setting, and even more so in the individual coaching meetings. Her insight and her broad range of life experience make her an empathetic and strong listener. Her suggestions are excellent and speak to her real understanding about my situation, and me and I am sure that this translates to other women as well.”
“Dear Joan, Participant X gave me such wonderful feedback on her experience in your program. I hope you know how much I value and appreciate the work that you have done and continue to do with my team and me. Thank you.
“The seven women we have sent to you in the past four years have improved their performances; risen on their career ladders and I think they are enjoying their work to a greater extent. Thank you, Joan.
“As a result of Joan Goldsmith’s program, I hold myself more accountable for change instead of making excuses. I find I am able to curb my own negative voice, which holds me back. I feel like the program helped me gain much needed momentum.”
These women leaders have been sponsored by the following organizations:
Accenture Consulting, Boeing Satellite Systems, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, California Power Exchange, Massachusetts Center for Career and Business Development Inc. The Design Academy, Walt Disney Entertainment, Fox Television, GRP Investments, Hilton Hotels, Hughes Corporation Space & Communication Division, Kaiser Health Plan, Kraft Foods, Morgan Stanley, M&T Bank, Metro Media, Inc. MTV Networks, Progressive Strategies Inc., Raytheon Corporation, Scholastic Inc., Showtime Networks, Inc., Southern California Edison, House of Blues, Turning Point Consulting, The Design Academy, Two Oceans Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures, Syntegrity Group of Canada, TTG Consultants, Verizon, Viacom, and Weingarten Consulting.
- Universities, Schools, Museums, and Hospitals
Antioch University, Cambridge College, Claremont Graduate University, Columbia University, Fielding Institute, Harvard University Business School, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Loma Linda University Medical Center. Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, University of Idaho, Maryland University College, New York University, North Idaho Community College, Santa Monica College, Southern Methodist University, UCLA Center for Astro-Biology, UC Berkeley and University of Southern California School of Business, University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Tokyo University Medical School, University of Amsterdam, Coseten Institute, Pride First Corporation, World Peace Institute, Yo San University, Association of Masters in Management London, California Museum of Science, Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, The Los Angeles Armory, Museum of Tolerance, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, County Center Theater Group of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, Massachusetts Department of Education, New York City Public Schools, North Idaho Headstart for Early Childhood, Greendot Charter Schools, Riverside, California County of Education, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
- Philanthropic Organizations, Non-profit and Government Agencies
Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Whitecap Foundation, World Bank, Mediators Beyond Borders Board of Directors, Inner City Struggle, U.S. Veterans Administration, City of El Segundo, City of Santa Monica, City of Bell, City of Newark, Salt Lake County Government, Office of California State Senator Alarcon, U.S. State Department, National Institutes of Dental Health, Centinela Valley City Associations of Youth Services, American Friends Service Committee, Catalina Island Conservancy, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, The Grammy Organization, Great Leap Organization, 18th Street Art Center, The HeArt Project, Henry Mancini Institute, Human Rights Watch, Inner City Struggle, Josephson Institute of Ethics, KCET Television, L.A. Commons, Mar Vista Family Center, Mediators Beyond Borders, Mediascope, Park City Government, New Resolutions, Prisoners with Children, Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Share Our Strength, Synergos Institute, Teachers Network, Urban Improv, Year-Up Organization.
About Joan Goldsmith
Joan Goldsmith, M.A., Doctor of Humane Letters, has been an educator, facilitator, coach, mediator and organizational consultant with public and private sector organizations for over forty years, specializing in leadership, board development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, collaborative negotiation and conflict resolution.
She was the founder of Cambridge College, an undergraduate and graduate school for adult professionals. She became a family therapist in the late 1960’s, and was a member of the faculty at Harvard University, where she directed the Masters of Arts in Teaching program. She is currently an adjunct faculty member Southern Methodist University and Pepperdine University Law School, Straus Insitute. She has been an adjunct professor at UCLA, Antioch University and Tokyo University Medical School.
She is a Life Trustee of Cambridge College and has been a member of the board of directors of the National Coro Foundation, The National Teachers Network, Mar Vista Family Center and Deaf Self-Help. She is the founder of Women Writers: Finding Ones Voice and A Woman’s Renaissance: Coming into One’s Own. She has been a consultant in strategic planning and leadership development for major global corporations, most recently for Deutche Bank, Viacom, Morgan Stanley, Verizon and Delcabo Farms, as well, as Los Angeles based educational organizations. She has been an advisor and consultant to school districts and teachers unions in San Francisco, Newark, Albuquerque, Chicago, Santa Barbara, New York City, and Newark New Jersey.
As an expert on leadership development, she has coached executives of corporate and non-profit organizations in skill development and advised on programs, strategies and initiatives in their organizations. From 1985-1990 she was a principal at Index Group consulting, and the managing director of Index China, advising U.S. corporations on business relations with China.
She is a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution specializing in workplace conflicts. She co-authored with Kenneth Cloke, Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work, Resolving Conflicts at Work: 8 Strategies for Everyone on the Job (1st-3rd Editions); Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness; The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy, and The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work.
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