December 7, 2022

REAL TALK, Virtual Women’s Colloquium, Nov. 4

Real Talk, Nov. 4, 8:30-10 a.m.

Real Talk is an action-packed, inspirational, and women-led series. The morning will include 90 minutes of short talks focusing on Resilience, Empowerment, Affirmation, and Leadership.

Resilience is one’s capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It connotes someone who is tough yet flexible. Resilience doesn’t imply that we always handle adversity well, it means that we come back—that we resume our shape and take our place in the world with new experiences and knowledge for the next part of our journey.

Empowerment refers to the process of becoming stronger and more confident. It can also refer to that act of granting power or authority. We often hear of empowerment in terms of career or life choices. Empowerment implies that there is a transfer or assumption of power from one being to another. There are stories of empowerment leading to creation, change, reinvention, and wellbeing.

Affirmation is an action that is grounded in truth and positivity. It connotes strength and requires witnesses. When someone affirms us, they shine a light on our truth in a way that we can see it and others can’t miss it. An affirmation is a chronicle of the process of shining and sharing these truths.

Leadership is an ability, position, or a state of being that influences others to do something that they would not have done absent the leader. It is a force that compels others to act based on physical, emotional, or symbolic cues. Leadership brings together while simultaneously holding the power to disrupt.

The short talks will be structured through a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. This “talk less, show more,” approach is inspired by PechaKucha.

 

Guest Speaker: Chef Joy Crump

Chef Joy Crump

Chef Joy Crump

Joy Crump, a Pennsylvania native, is known for crafting the seasons’ best locally-sourced ingredients into comfortably refined dishes.

A culinary graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Crump honed her skills alongside Atlanta farm-to-table pioneers. Becoming a local entrepreneur, Crump opened her first restaurant, FOODE in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia with business partner Beth Black.

In 2014, the duo opened their second restaurant, the breakfast-centric Mercantile, also in Fredericksburg.

Crump is actively involved in the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs for Food Policy, Chef Advocacy, and Change. In September of 2018, she appeared in the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook, “Waste Not: How to Get the Most From Your Food.” The goal of the cookbook is to shine a light on the collective efforts of the food community to tackle the food waste epidemic.

She has also served on the Advisory Boards of the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival and the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Most recently, she joined the Advisory Board of the James Beard Foundation.

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.

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.