SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center to launch Women's Empowerment Series

The SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center will offer a Women’s Empowerment Series—a quarterly, mini-retreat-style workshop to help women create balance in their personal and professional lives—beginning in September.

The Friday sessions will run 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center off Route 481 in Oswego County’s industrial park. They will include mini-retreats on self-awareness and reflection Sept. 14, rest and relaxation Dec. 14, rejuvenation March 8 and growth June 14.

The program is designed to inspire and empower women to focus on their professional and personal growth and their fulfillment and success, according to Tammy Anderson, contract manager for professional development at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center.

Trainer Susan Conklin said she would bring to the series energy and passion for helping women along with 20 years of experience managing people and projects.

“As women’s roles in culture and in the workplace have evolved over time, the necessary support systems have not kept pace with our changing needs,” Conklin said. “During each mini-retreat, participants will learn ideas and skills that will support them in their pursuit of balance and fulfillment, and help them to navigate life’s challenges.”

The first mini-retreat, on self-awareness and reflection, will explore such topics as defining success for women in today’s culture, building communication skills by identifying individual personality styles and understanding the impact of gender on communication.

“It’s about achieving success with and through people,” Conklin said. “Organizations are systems involving people, and businesses will be more successful reaching their goals by enriching the personal and professional lives of those within. Our ultimate goal is to inspire individuals and help organizations evolve.”

The cost is $149 per person each session, or $535 for the series of four mini-retreats. Lunch is included. A session discount is available for groups of four or more on a single registration. For more information or a registration form, visit oswego.edu/phoenix, call 315-934-4900 or email phoenix@oswego.edu.

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(Posted: Jul 27, 2012)

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