Middlebury: Westover School to Host Leadership Skills Class

MIDDLEBURY — Westover School will host New York Times best-selling author Rachel Simmons as she leads the workshop Leadership Intensive — Skills for Risk-Taking, Networking, and Self-Compassion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, at Westover School’s Louise B. Dillingham Performance Arts Center Theatre. The workshop is open to all and those who attend will learn and practice skills that help women become more effective leaders in the workplace and in their own lives.

According to a press release from the school, to be an effective leader, one is required to leave one’s comfort zone in the face of uncertainty to leverage networks and recover after a setback.

Research finds that systemic discrimination has put many women at a disadvantage in these areas.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn and practice skills for risk-taking, networking, and resilience.

Ms. Simmons is the author of “Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives” and the New York Times bestsellers “Odd Girl Out” and “The Curse of the Good Girl.”

As an educator, she teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they and their relationships live with integrity and health.

“I am excited to continue our partnership with Rachel and have her back at Westover. Her message is incredibly important not only as Westover empowers the next generation of women, but as women of all ages grow their leadership skills and own their authority,” said Julie Faulstich, Head of School at Westover School.

Lunch is included.

This workshop is coordinated with the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and registration is available at caispd.org.

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