Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Presents One Workshop and Two FREE Lectures

Leadership as a Personal Process Sat. Nov. 6, 9-4 & Sun. Nov. 7, 10-3

Workshop, Empire College, Santa Rosa

Ins and Outs of Communicating Across Generations Tues. Noon-1 Nov. 9

Lecture, Charles Schultz Library, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Recognizing and Transforming Indirect Aggression Wed. Noon-1, Nov. 17

Lecture, Bertolini Student Center, East End, 1st Floor, Santa Rosa Junior College


Multi-generational communications and indirect aggression among women will be the topics explored in one workshop and two free upcoming lectures presented by Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI). The workshop ‘‘Leadership as a Personal Process’ takes place Saturday and Sunday November 6 and 7 at Empire College in Santa Rosa/:  ‘Ins and Outs of Communicating Across Generations’, presented in partnership with Sonoma State University will be held Noon -1 on Tuesday, November 9 at Sonoma State University’s Charles Schulz Library, 118 E. Cotati Avenue in Rohnert Park. The second lecture, ‘Recognizing and Transforming Indirect Aggression’ will occur Noon-1 on Wednesday November 17 at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Bertolini Student Center in the East End, 1st Floor, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa.

The two-day workshop is designed to provide an overview of women in leadership.   Presentation, discussion and exercise topics range from leadership as a personal process to women as agents of change to women in leading roles. Involvement in community projects and mentoring will also be on the program. Presenters include Diana Ruiz, Linda Lea, and Ruthe Browning,

Guest speaker for the first lecture, ‘Ins and Outs of Communicating Across Generations’ is JoAnn Tyler, an experienced leadership trainer in the banking industry and a WGLI board member. She will explore how women of different generations communicate and why it’s important to understand differing communication styles. For the second lecture, Ruthe Browning will talk about ‘Recognizing and Transforming Indirect Aggression.’ Owner of Spiral Up Consulting Services and Director of Risk and Patient Safety for Kaiser Permanente, she will explain what indirect aggression among women is and how to both recognize and transform it.

“Our goal is to create awareness about the potential of leadership among women here and around the globe. Through the workshop and lectures we hope to build community,” said Diana Ruiz, WGLI President/Founder. Ruiz founded the non-profit in 2008 to promote 21st century leadership opportunities for women locally and internationally.  The organization offers lectures, workshops and mentoring opportunities for women locally as well as internationally. Prior events have been held in the Balkans and next year’s Sonoma County workshops and lectures include ‘How to Create an Inspired Life & Make A Difference’ and ‘Building a Passionate & Rewarding Career.’

Workshop fee is sliding scale. Scholarships and students discounts are available. For information about the workshop: call Kathie Klien 707-544-5629. For more information about the free lectures, visit http://www.WGLI.org.

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