Graduation Day for WNCLI Class 5!

November 16, 2017 2:56 PM | Anonymous

Congratulations to the newest Women's Network & Leadership Akron CLI Graduates! 

Class 5

Karen Adame
JumpStart, Inc.

Crista Bartolomucci
Apple Growth Partners

Pam Collica
Greater Akron Chamber

Laura DiNicola

Pam Dittoe
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Education

Karen Hodge
Walsh University

Alicia Huffman

Travia Jones
FedEx Custom Critical

Karyn Kail
Bober, Markey & Fedorovich

Lindsay Leiby
Western Reserve Hospital

Caitlin Lucas
Bober, Markey & Fedorovich

Ashley Manning
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

Andrea Margida
The Valentine Project, INC

Ryan McCormick
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Michelle Murphy
Westfield Bank

Donna Neff

Tara Regan
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Casey Robinson
Rubber City Theatre

Kassie Shaffer
Fresche Catering

Deborah Smith
The Blick Center

Stacey Truelove
Edward Jones

Kimberly Young
Huntington National Bank

Erin Zanitsch


Applications for our Spring Class open on December 1, 2017.  

About Women's Network CLI

Community Leadership Institute Topics

After a full-day opening retreat, where each participant focuses on their own strengths assessment, each session will focus on one of four dimensions of leadership: vision and strategic thinking, relationship building, delivering results, influence/advocacy. Below is a sampling of learning experiences from past classes for each of the topics:

  • Vision and Strategic Thinking: Adele Roth, Deputy Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Akron and Suzie Graham, President of Downtown Akron Partnership review and explain the vision, strategies and construction projects pointed at re-visioning Akron. 
  • Delivering Results: Linda Conrad, Executive Director of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, discussed how to go from planning to execution in stabilizing the organization's sustainability and moving the organization forward.
  • Relationship-Building: Derran Wimer, CEO of Summit Education Initiative and Sue Lacy, CEO of ConXusNEO, emphasized how trusting relationships are the foundation for collaboration across organizations and sectors.
  • Influence/Advocacy: Julie Brandle, President of Metis Construction and Kirsten Lino, Akron Business Banking Team Leader of Huntington National Bank, discussed how to use your strengths to excel in your career as well for the community.

The WN/CLI also features the work of Cindy Biggs, CPCC, ACC a certified coach and trainer who uses the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, and an opportunity for each participants to complete a Strengths Profile as another lens to inform her growth and development as a leader.

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