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    MARCH 3, 2005
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Leadership lessons learned: Temple women on the move

School of Communications and Theater Dean Concetta Stewart speaks at a recent workshop aimed at helping Temple women reach their career potential.

On Feb. 22, close to 75 women leaders and aspiring leaders took part in a workshop designed to help them realize their career potential. The program was broken into three “proactive steps” to help women at Temple along the road to leadership.

Step 1: Self-examination and assessment: Judith Katz, a psychologist, career counselor and consultant who works with the Medical School, walked participants though a portion of the career development model that she has presented for many years at HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), an intensive leadership program for women in higher education held each summer at Bryn Mawr College.

Step 2: Leadership development: At left, recent participants at HERS and other leadership programs share why they chose to participate in the leadership development program, what they gained from the experience, the leadership competencies they developed and how they have used what they learned to enhance their careers. (From left: panel moderator Concetta Stewart, School of Communications and Theater dean; Vicki McGarvey, associate vice provost; Catherine Schifter, associate professor in the department of curriculum, instruction and technology in education, College of Education; Dominique Monolescu Kliger, OnLine Learning program director; Phoebe Haddon, law professor; and Karen Turner, journalism professor.)

Step 3: Build your network: Attendees worked in small groups, exchanged business cards, and brainstormed suggestions on how best to continue to support Temple women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities.

The program was sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Affirmative Action, and the Human Resources Department.