Executive Development Series

The Executive Development Series (EDS) is designed to help mid-career professional women build skills that are critical to effectively delivering results within their organizations, with a focus on mastering competencies vital to success at the director and VP level. The two seminars of the series, Leading with Power and Authenticity and Executive Leadership Presence, may be taken in any order.


Leading with Power and Authenticity (36 seats)

This educational program is the original Executive Development Seminar.


December 6 – 9, 2021
12:00 – 4:00pm ET each day

Virtual Session 

For the last decade, hundreds of women have attended the EDS offering, Leading with Power and Authenticity (LWPA). As leaders, we need to know the skills and functions of management. Yet it is Authenticity—using your own unique characteristics to lead—that can have exponential impact, especially in difficult times like we are experiencing. In these sessions of interactive exploration, weaving together theory and practice, attendees will:

  • Re-member our unique contributions as women leaders
  • Re-ground ourselves in our own leadership mission
  • Re-view sources of power to achieve our leadership vision
  • Re-establish integration of work and personal lives
  • Re-new our energy depleted by multiple life demands
  • Re-connect to energetic women professionals who form a powerful network


“This course impacted me to my core and built skills that will make me a great leader, friend, daughter and self-advocate.” –Tamra Shea, Charter Communications

“EDS: LWPA was a safe space to explore my challenges, triumphs, failures, and insecurities with some truly amazing women. The feedback I received was so generous and I have a new set of tools – plus increased confidence to use them.” – Vanessa Tencati, Smithsonian Channel

“LWPA was one of the best training experiences due to the amazing women that attended and Elaine’s unique wisdom, insights and guidance. A must-do!” – Kathy Boyes, Cisco


What you need to know:

  • Each program within the series stands independent of the other and may be attended in any order.
  • Seating is limited in both programs and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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