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CareerTech Women in Leadership

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 class.

Program Information

Beliefs

The founding women of this program believe that women in leadership roles have a desire and obligation to demonstrate leadership behaviors to their peers. In addition, we believe women leaders have a responsibility to assist in the development of leadership behaviors in their colleagues. Finally, we believe in creating a culture of courageous leaders; these leaders are the backbone of sustainable organizations.

Purpose

The purpose of the CT Women in Leadership program is to create a professional learning community that will maximize leadership opportunities for women in CareerTech education.

Objectives

  • Empower women in CTE to develop the strategies and skills to be more effective leaders.
  • Provide opportunities to share leadership insights and compare experiences with women in CTE and their champions.
  • Address organizational and personal challenges by women leaders.

Application

Meeting Dates and Locations for 2015-2016

November 17-18, 2015

Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton

December 8-9, 2015

Tulsa Technology Center, Broken Arrow

January 26-27, 2016

Moore Norman Technology Center, Franklin Road

February 22-23, 2016

Francis Tuttle, Rockwell

March 8-9, 2016

Inclement weather date only

    Leadership Behaviors

    Exhibits intellectual curiosity, demonstrates willingness to learn and grow, asks questions and participates in training and leadership programs, is excited about learning new skills and using them on the job, volunteers for opportunities that will expand knowledge and skills.

    Session 1

    Leads courageously—Shows a willingness to address brutal facts in a positive way; not afraid to share ideas and make hard decisions that affect her work and the success of the organization; offers suggestions to improve organization’s business processes; willing to step up when there is a crisis.

    Builds and sustains relationships—Establishes good relationships with co-workers, community members and customers; is a person others look to for advice and assistance; shares knowledge with others.

    Session 2

    Communicates information—Willingly shares information with others and makes sure communication is positive and effective, takes the responsibility to inform others and effectively shares knowledge and data, seeks information from others.

    Possesses an attitude of servant leadership—Achieves consistent performance in customer satisfaction—internal and external, listens to the customer and responds to needs, shares customer information with others who need information, maintains an attitude of high quality service and actively promotes customer-focused values.

    Session 3

    Influences others—Shares passion for school and work with others, helps others understand the goals of the organization, is well-informed on current issues related to work and shares knowledge with others, is a role model for the practice of organizational values.

    Demonstrates business sense—Understands and implements organization’s business processes, works within a budget and is resourceful and responsible with resources, understands and implements the organization’s strategic plan.

    Session 4

    Thinks strategically—Is passionate about the goals of the organization, can identify and understand the strategic challenges and offers suggestions and ideas to address challenges, aligns work goals with work group and organizational goals, understands organization’s business processes, acts as a role model for sharing facts and data to drive decisions.

    Establishes and executes plans—Micromanages her own job, willingly and enthusiastically looks for ways to improve work and takes the initiative to implement new ideas and strategies, organizes work to be productive and efficient.

     

    Contact

    LaMecia Stidham, Leadership & Professional Development Coordinator

    Phone: 405.743.5115
    Fax: 405.743.6809
    TDD: 405.743.6816
    Email: lamecia.stidham@careertech.ok.gov

     

     



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