Leadership Webinar Series

Exclusively offered to members of Business & Professional Women [BPW] International; this is not, however, an official program of BPW International. It is an independent service provided pro bono by the facilitators for the benefit of the BPW community.  

FREE OF CHARGE

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Premise: A support structure for emerging leaders of BPW, by those with prior experience and/or relevant expertise — young members especially welcome; skills-based, competency-oriented

Topics: History of BPW; governance documents (constitution, regulations, and procedure manual); how to run a campaign for office; the roles of international executive members, federation and club president; new club start-up; parliamentary procedure; resolutions — development, proposal, support, success; fundraising and sponsorship; PR and marketing; how to build a Young BPW program; effective uses of IT; the role of the UN representative and BPW work at the UN; and, more.

Format: 

  • Monthly webinar (online lecture + Q&A) delivered by a variety of BPW experts
  • Second Wednesday of every month, 6-7pm GMT(UT) –> STARTS JUNE 2019
  • One-hour sessions, utilizing ZOOM
  • Drop-in according to interest; no need to commit to all sessions

  • Facilitators: Dr Yasmin Darwich & Dr Anne Hilty
  • Database of experts, categorized by their area(s) of expertise, to be maintained by program facilitators; Matching of requests with an experienced member who can provide appropriate support

Functions:

  • For any given leadership role, such as:
    • Executive Positions (at local, national, international levels)
    • Committee or taskforce chair
    • Delegate to General Assembly
    • CSW Delegate 
    • UN Representative
  • For any given BPW event:
    • Congress, Regional Conference, Leaders Summit, Other 
    • Potential attendees can ask questions regarding event structure and how to participate for maximum benefit
  • For club startup:
    • In countries that do not have a federation to guide them
    • To provide step-by-step guidance and support
  • For young clubs:
    • To share best practices and answer questions
    • To give general support
  • For clubs of any size / age:
    • To provide advice on how to attract Young BPW members
    • To share best practices
    • To provide objective mediation / conflict resolution

Co-facilitators: Yasmin Darwich, MD [Mexico], & Anne Hilty, PhD


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