The Athena Center for Leadership Studies Presents Spring 2018 Leadership Labs 
The Labs are low-pressure, interactive workshops with leading experts from a variety of fields. They cover a range of topics and are designed to broaden your horizons, sharpen your skills, and hone your passions. 
The Labs are FREE and open to all Barnard students.  Based on our AthenaCORE10, they are unique to Barnard and teach invaluable tools for success.  



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Telling Your Story On Video 
Telling your story in person is hard enough. Telling your story while the camera is rolling? Correction: telling your story live on camera for social media? These days video is the new calling card. The good news is we can all be good at it! 

In this workshop we'll cover: Tips for Improvising and thinking on your feet, Memorization vs off-the-cuff deliver, Best interview practices,  and more!
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Monica McCarthy
Innovative Tools For Social Impact
Utilizing cutting-edge design and systems thinking tools such as participatory design, power mapping and rapid prototyping, students will learn how to expose complex social realities and appropriately define social impact.
Students will map interrelated factors that perpetuate social and economic inequality and develop a series of pathways that can positively and sustainably impact targeted communities. 
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Garance Choko


Women and Leadership Field Trip to Bloomberg 
Students are invited to travel to Bloomberg headquarters for a unique off-campus leadership lab and networking opportunity. The excursion is two parts: a tour of the Bloomberg offices followed by a Leadership Panel and Q&A. Barnard alumnae and other women leaders at Bloomberg will converse with our group about gender and leadership issues and then address your questions and concerns. Participants are expected to listen actively and ask questions and practice networking skills during the trip.
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 Time: 8:30am–11:30am Location: Bloomberg Offices 



Am I Really Qualified? Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
What syndrome do Natalie Portman, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg all suffer from?  Even though they are women at the top of their game, they still have moments when they don't feel that way.  It’s a common phenomenon that can impact your stress level, productivity and career progress.  Find out if you suffer from Impostor Syndrome and how you can overcome it, especially when positioning yourself for a new role or job.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Kira Copperman 
Negotiating Your Worth 
In this interactive workshop, recruiter, career coach, and Barnard alum Caroline Ceniza-Levine will cover: the different components of a job offer, a 3-step process for negotiating, strategies for preparing for a salary negotiation, and common mistakes to avoid. Through small group and partner exercises, participants will practice negotiating skills and get tips on how to continue developing these skills in the future. Bring your questions - there will be ample time for Q&A!
Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Caroline Ceniza-Levine
Investing For College Students 
Does investing seem intimidating? Want to successfully tackle your financial future? Then, this is the lab for you! Even if you don’t have any money saved, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to grow your money. It takes courage to learn about investing - especially if it is not your major nor planned line of work. This lab will leave you prepared to make smart decisions that can have significant impact on your wallet regardless of what career you choose.
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Galia Gichon



Network OnPurpose
In this fun and interactive workshop we'll learn a new and refreshing approach to networking.  Participants will learn how to create meaningful connections and build strategic partnerships in various settings.  Instead of aimlessly swapping business cards,  or walking up to strangers with no sense of direction or purpose, we'll learn strategies and techniques to deflate these high-pressure situations, and turn them into exciting opportunities for service and meaningful connection.
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 Time: 6:30pm–8pm Location: Diana 504 Instructor: Jovian Zayne



Crafting a Pitch
In this fast-paced interactive workshop, participants will learn how to craft a dynamic entrepreneurial pitch. We’ll use a contemporary case study involving successful women entrepreneurs to explore how effective storytelling sells timely ideas. We’ll identify the critical elements of content that should make their way into every pitch and also engage in a team-building exercise to demonstrate how to deliver those elements in the most compelling way.
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Time: 4pm–5:30pm Location: Diana LL104 Instructor: Barbara Greene



Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

From college to the workplace there are many things we are not taught but are expected of us on the job. This lab will help demystify some of the on the job etiquette that will help you integrate more seamlessly into the work environment.

This workshop will be led by Athena Center staff members, Sarit Abramowicz and Erika Guzman


Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Time: 12pm–1:30pm Location: Diana LL103





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

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View Past Workshops HERE