November 27, 2020

Virtual Leadership Colloquium Aims to Help Women ‘Level-Up’

University of Mary Washington’s 27th annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW will be held virtually this year.

University of Mary Washington’s 27th annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW will be held virtually this year.

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW is changing things up. The 27th annual event, held virtually this year, includes a new special session for senior leaders and puts a techy spin on tried-and-true offerings, with Zoom-room breakouts and an abbreviated agenda to accommodate the busy multi-taskers who typically attend.

“We’ve challenged ourselves to offer the same quality experience attendees have come to expect, but in a new way,” said UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson, who chairs the colloquium board. “The day will be different, but it’s another terrific program.”

A staple of coaching and camaraderie for women who strive to reach new heights in their chosen careers, the colloquium provides tools, strategies and inspiration for “leveling-up” leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The morning-long event features a Rolodex of networking opportunities, breakout sessions and more, plus a motivational keynote address. Private timeslots with prominent Fredericksburg-area coaching professionals and a workshop for senior leaders are available in the afternoon for an additional fee.

“Everyone will have the best seat in the house,” UMW Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies Kimberly Young said of this year’s virtual format. “It’s shorter, so there’s less time away from work, and none of this will sacrifice networking.” Read more.