October 27, 2020

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW To Host Virtual Conference on November 5

2020 Keynote, Charmaine McClarie

We Are Virtual for 2020!

Featured on Thursday, November 5 is a keynote presentation from dynamic speaker Charmaine McClarie.

Charmaine McClarie is an author, C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their best year ever. She has worked with leaders in 27 industries across five continents. Her clients include top executives from Coca-Cola, Gilead Sciences, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Starbucks, and T-Mobile.

The half-day event also includes a variety of enriching seminars and discussions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for 1:1 professional coaching sessions in the afternoon.

The Location and Other Info

The 27th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW has been re-imagined, and we are excited to announce that the conference will take place virtually for 2020!

Get Your Red Ready! Since the conference is virtual this year, we encourage all attendees to wear RED! Adding a splash of red to your outfit will unite us while apart.

For more information and questions, e-mail colloquium@umw.edu.

REGISTRATION OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1*

$59  Morning Session (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Includes keynote, post-keynote breakout, and selected breakout session of participant’s choosing
$20  Coaching Session (1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.)
Includes one 45 minute coaching session with professional coach
$30  Senior Leader Session (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

*A meeting link for each session will be sent in a separate email to all attendees the week of the Colloquium.*

Student Registration

We welcome and encourage students at this event. The student rate is $20 for the morning session.

Register a student – open on September 1

1:1 Coaching

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for 1:1 coaching sessions with professional career coaches. A limited number of 45 minute sessions will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees will be assigned to one of seven experienced and engaging coaches and sent their time slot and meeting link as the event date approaches. Deadline to register for for coaching is 5:00pm on Thursday, October 29.

Senior Leader Session

If you are responsible to a board of directors or lead a team of senior leaders or managers, then join communications strategist, Charmaine McClarie, for a highly interactive senior leaders’ session. This session will enable you to discover new ways of communicating that focus on what matters, engages and influences your constituents and delivers results for your enterprise. This interactive session with other regional senior leaders will challenge your thinking and provide you with actionable tools that you can apply immediately.

My role is one of the following:

  • CXO, Chief [Executive, Financial, Administrative, People, Human Resources] Officer
  • President, Partner
  • Vice President/Provost
  • Executive Director/Dean/Senior Director/Senior Manager
  • Director
*Fee Disclosure Statement: Payees will incur a 2.75% service fee for each online transaction. Refund policy: Refunds are not given. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute.

Leadership Colloquium @UMW Presents Coffee Talk: Diversity and Inclusion on 9/8

Please join the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW for a virtual Coffee Talk on Tuesday, September 8 from 8-9 a.m. Susan Coleman, Director of Business Health at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center will lead a talk on Diversity and Inclusion.

Please RSVP to colloquium@umw.edu to receive a meeting link the day before each talk.

About Coffee Talk

Networking is the best thing you can do for your own professional development! Share, learn and grow from other professionals in the Fredericksburg area.

This event takes place monthly, with themed discussions led by local leaders, and we welcome everyone. Interested in a topic below? Please join us!

Visit https://www.umw.edu/lcpw for a list of future topics.

Yoga in the Park on 9/17 Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW

Woman standing in yoga pose

Barbie Babcock

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW’s next quarterly networking event will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Memorial (Kenmore) Park in downtown Fredericksburg. Street parking is available.

Yoga in the Park!

Enjoy a yoga class led by Barbie Babcock. All participants will receive a goody bag with water and healthy snacks. There will be stakes marked at least 6 feet apart for social distancing. Cost per person: $15.

Participants are encouraged to:

  • Bring their own mats
  • Wear light fitting clothes to allow for movement
  • Hydrate before and after class

Register Today

About the Instructor

Barbie Babcock is a local yoga instructor and artist. A graduate of James Madison University in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in fine arts, Babcock received her Yoga Alliance Teach Training Certification in Costa Rica.

For 20 years, Barbie has worked with people to find their inner peace through yoga. Her unique, joyful style of yoga emphasizes the connection of movement with breath, enticing the mind and body to be energized yet relaxed. She helps people improve focus, strength, flexibility, and balance with intention.

Barbie Babcock, Certified Yoga Instructor
@BarbieBabcockYogaandArt on Facebook

*Fee Disclosure Statement: Payees will incur a 2.75% service fee for each online transaction. Refund policy: Refunds are not given. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute.

Coffee Talk at the Kalnen Inn, Feb. 11

Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW.

Share, learn and grow from other professionals in the Fredericksburg area at a monthly coffee, held the second Tuesday of each month.

Please join us! Walk-ins are always welcome.

February 11, Susan Coleman, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Talent is Never Enough, Real Growth Requires Passion

8:00am-9:00am
Kalnen Inn, Jepson Alumni and Executive Center
1119 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Street parking is available on Hanover Street.

Leadership Colloquium Challenges Women: ‘Be Your Own Hero’

Cosmo Fujiyama, who owns a consulting firm in education design, was the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Cosmo Fujiyama, who owns a consulting firm in education design, was the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

At 25, Cosmo Fujiyama was at a crossroads, stalled between an internship and grad school. She’d had a long day at a professional conference, and she was feeling tired and drained. The last place she wanted to go was to a group dinner at P.F. Chang’s.

“It turned out to be an incredible opportunity,” Fujiyama told a roomful of women at UMW’s Stafford Campus, thanks to five words from the young man she sat down beside: “What’s bringing you joy lately?”

The question was pivotal for Fujiyama, now 34, who runs a Brooklyn-based consulting firm dedicated to bringing joy and emotional intelligence to the places people work and learn. She repeated the words on Thursday in her keynote address at the 26th annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW.

Designed to foster the connectivity of professional women and inspire them toward a lifetime of leadership, the colloquium attracts managers, administrators, educators, business owners and representatives from the public and private sectors each year. Last Thursday’s event – brimming with breakout workshops; networking opportunities; and a colloquium-first, one-on-one career coaching sessions – revolved around the theme “Be Your Own Hero.” Read more.

26th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW, Nov. 7

Cosmo Fujiyama

Cosmo Fujiyama

“Real Women, Real Issues, Real Solutions

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
University of Mary Washington
Stafford Campus

For our 26th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW, we will encourage you to Be Your Own Hero!

Featured is a keynote presentation from dynamic speaker Cosmo Fujiyama. In a world of constant change, what will be the most important skill of the future? Learn how to put learning at the center of your growth. The daylong event also includes a variety of enriching seminars and networking opportunities.

Cosmo is a coach, non-profit strategist, and experienced facilitator. She’s a first generation Japanese American immigrant who learned from her parents that anything is possible when leading with kindness, openness, and a curiosity for learning.

The daylong event also includes a variety of enriching seminars and panel discussions. *NEW this year!* Upon check-in, all attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the day with professional career coaches. A limited number of sessions will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Location

The University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus hosts the Colloquium.

Address: 125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

From Interstate 95, take Exit 133, Route 17 North. Travel about 3 miles north on Route 17. Turn left onto Village Parkway at traffic light. Turn right onto University Boulevard.

For more information, e-mail colloquium@umw.edu.

REGISTER TODAY!

$199 Oct. 1 to 31
$219 Nov. 1-7

Group Registration

You can also register a group of five or more people from the same organization at the discounted rate of $179 per person through October 21.

Student Registration

We welcome and encourage students at this event. The student rate is $30.

Register a student

*Fee Disclosure Statement: Payees will incur a 2.75% service fee for each online transaction. Refund policy: Refunds are not given. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute.

Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW: Gatsby at the Library

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW’s next networking event will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Administrative Center.

Gatsby at the Library

Muddle, stir and shake! Step into a Gatsby cocktail party. Suzi Anker from Anker Mobile Bartending will masterfully create three different Gatsby-era cocktails for guests to taste. Anker has tended bars in six different states across the country, from Denali, Alaska to Boston, Massachusetts. Cocktails will be paired with tasty bites from Italian Station in downtown Fredericksburg.

We hope to see you there. It’s bound to be the bee’s knees!

Cost per person: $15. Includes cocktail tasting and paired bites.

Register Today

Coffee Talk at the Kalnen Inn

Coffee TalkHosted by the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW.

Networking is the best thing you can do for your business! Share, learn and grow from other professional females in the Fredericksburg area at a monthly coffee, held the second Tuesday of each month. We want to learn about your needs and explore how our organization can support your efforts!

This event is geared towards women business owners, however, we welcome everyone.  Please join us! Walk-ins are always welcome.

August 13, Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington,  The Art Of Strategic Connection: Creatively Leveraging Your Network To Build Business

8:00am-9:00am
Kalnen Inn, Jepson Alumni and Executive Center
1119 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Street parking is available on Hanover Street.

Women’s Leadership Colloquium at Stevenson Ridge on May 7

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW’s next networking event will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson Ridge.

This Old Piece…Finding and Finishing Furniture

The Beginner’s Guide to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Be inspired as you learn from Sara Branner and Mindy Gray, Co-Owners of SaraGray Designs, LLC, how to find and refinish furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Participants will discover practical tips and gain the confidence to paint a piece on their own.  A finished piece will be given away to one lucky person! All attendees will also get to experience one of their DIY workshops.

SaraGray Designs, LLC is a “Pop Up” studio/shop in Remington that features painted and farmhouse furniture, home accessories, jewelry, artwork and paper crafting items.  DIY workshops are also held during the month.

Light food and wine will be provided. Cost per person: $15.

REGISTER TODAY! Space limited.

https://www.umw.edu/lcpw/

Coffee Talk: Connecting Women Business Owners

Coffee TalkNetworking is the best thing you can do for your business!  Share, learn and grow from other professional females in the Fredericksburg area. We want to learn about your needs and explore how our organization can support your efforts! Join us on April 9 as we discuss work/life balance for busy business owners in a session led by Susan Coleman of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

RSVP: colloquium@umw.edu. This event is geared towards women business owners, however, we welcome everyone. Interested in a topic below? Please join us! Walk-ins are always welcome.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Kalnen Inn, Jepson Alumni and Executive Center
1119 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Street parking is available on Hanover Street.

 

Upcoming Coffee Talks:

April 9, Susan Coleman, Work/Life Balance For Busy Business Owners

May 14, Andrea Cordray, Social Media Tips for Success

June 11, Lynne Richardson, Differentiating Your Business Using Customer Service

July 9, Melinda May, TAXES!

August 13, Kimberly Young, The Art Of Strategic Connection: Creatively Leveraging Your Network To Build Business

September 10, Sara Branner, Innovation And Creativity In Small Business

October 8, Betty Snider, Tips For Crafting Effective Media Releases

November 12, Martha Hutzel, Library Resources For Your Business

December 10, Marci Catlett, Increasing Minority Owned Small Businesses In The Fredericksburg Area