Athena Leadership Labs

Teaching Practical Skills to Empower Students for a Lifetime.

The Athena Center offered 10 exciting workshops this semester - free and open to all Barnard students. Based on our Athena CORE10©, the Leadership Labs are unique to Barnard and gives students that extra edge for success.

Workshops are designed to help you be a compelling speaker, persuasive negotiator and more prepared for leadership success in your personal, academic, and professional endeavors.

To cancel or for more information, contact Tomika Rodriguez at trodriguez@barnard.edu.

Check this page for updates for Fall 2015!
 


SPRING 2015 Workshops by CORE10 Skill

 

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

CORE10: Ambition

Explore your aspirations and identify your life goals by crafting your personal mission.

Instructor:

Jennifer Dziura, Founder, GetBullish, an organization that provides business and career advice to young women and offers an annual conference in Miami. 


THE POWER OF STORY
CORE10: Communication

Refine how you tell your story - in class, when job searching and when interviewing.    


Instructor:

Nancy Goldman, Ed.D., who combines experience working with entertainment industry leaders and doctoral studies in adult learning to use storytelling to foster clarity, connection and change.

 

COMPETE AND COLLABORATE: PLAY TO WIN
CORE10: Collaboration

Strengthen the skill of leading with confidence while also leveraging your competitive nature - to consider new ideas and take different routes. It takes practice and...involves LEGO!

Instructor:
Allessandra Bradley-Burns, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of DEILAB, which creates a "living laboratory" to re-imagine what you think about competition & unlock ways to be more innovative.

 

DISCOVER YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT 

CORE10: Entrepreneurial Spirit

Learn the basics to start a business or embrace the skills of flexibility, persistence and creativity - regardless of your field.

Instructor:

Nathalie Molina Niño, the Athena Center's entrepreneurship advisor, who launched her first tech startup at the age of 20 and has advised businesses, artists, entrepreneurs and organizations ranging from multinationals to early startups and nonprofits. 

 

KEEP YOUR $20'S IN YOUR 20'S
CORE10: Leverage

Proactively approach your finances, starting today. Don’t just survive your 20s, thrive!

Instructor:

Galia Gichon, Founder, “Down to Earth Finance” which offers individual sessions and seminars to address personal financial needs and concerns.


FINANCIAL FLUENCY 101: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PERSONAL FINANCE 

CORE10: Leverage

The basics to prepare you to manage your finances today and in the future.
 

Instructor:

Andrea Davila, who works at a social entrepreneurship fund, supporting social innovators in scaling up promising ideas for big, bold change and has been teaching financial education workshops throughout New York City since 2004.
 

SAAVY NEGOTIATION: ASK WITH CONFIDENCE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
Co-sponsored with Career Development
CORE10: Negotiation

Start practicing negotiating now for life’s big negotiations later.

Instructor:
Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee, a speaker and workshop leader specializing in helping women achieve win-win negotiation outcomes. She also serves as business operations consultant with NYC-based technology startups. 
 

NEGOTIATE WHAT YOU'RE WORTH (FOR SENIORS ONLY)
CORE10: Negotiation                         

Salary negotiation for seniors – do better financially in your first job!

Instructor:
Caroline Ceniza-Levine, co-founder, SixFigureStart, a career coaching firm that offers tactical, market-based career coaching to help people build fulfilling and financially rewarding careers.
 

WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT? WHAT DO YOU LOVE?
CORE10: Vision             

Build your strengths, rather than “fix” your “faults.”

Instructor:
Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, Dean for Campus Life and Chief Student Affairs Officer on the Manhattan campus of the New York Institute of Technology.

Please note: Space for this workshop is limited. The Strengths Finder survey must be taken and completed before the session. The survey code will be provided free of charge to students who register and confirm their plan to attend

Registration

 Barnard College students can register for up to four (4) workshops a semester by clicking the workshop title/link.

This will take you to Eventbrite, an online registration system.

We recommend registering for Eventbrite for easy usage.

 

Contact Tomika Rodriguez at trodriguez@barnard.edu with any questions or cancellations.

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