Last fall, Meredith College launched StrongPoints, a strengths-focused advising and coaching program for all students. The College is now expanding its strengths-based leadership program for a new audience. Meredith’s Stronger U program is a new opportunity to help professional women become even stronger.
Stronger U is a series of non-credit workshops, seminars, and conferences. It’s designed for successful women who are seeking to develop their strengths, self-confidence, and leadership potential – and who want a professional development program at a place with a proven record of success.
“We know that a focus on strengths can help people outside of our current student population. That’s why we are launching Stronger U,” said President Jo Allen. “Our intention is to offer programs that help participants understand their strengths and use them in a variety of settings – from home to the community to the workplace.”
Weekend classes will be held on Meredith’s campus and will focus on practical, individualized knowledge that participants can use immediately.
The initial workshops are Leading With Your Strengths, a day-long workshop focused on building strengths, and 2016 Strong, a training program for women interested in running for elected office.
Leading With Your Strengths
Saturday, October 3
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn how to make the most of your strengths through this day-long, interactive workshop on Meredith's campus. You'll identify your primary strengths and then find out how to use them to advance your career, develop your leadership skills, and collaborate more effectively with others. This session will be led by President Jo Allen, StrongPoints Director Candice Webb, and Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Deborah Tippett, who is certified by Gallup as a strengths-based educator.
2016 Strong will be offered monthly starting on October 3, and be delivered in Saturday sessions on November 7, 2015, December 5, 2015, January 9, 2016, and February 6, 2016.
Have you ever wanted to run for county or state office, but weren’t sure how to get started? This multi-partisan training program will prepare you to run an effective campaign. You’ll learn to develop a campaign plan, work with the media, and understand your strengths and challenges as a candidate and elected official. This program is led by political expert David McLennan, who has over 20 years of experience in preparing women for political office.