“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. A leader inspires the power and energy to get it done.”
- Ralph Lauren
The Crown Point Community Foundation is a relationship-building organization. The foundation brings people, organizations and ideas together in order to create a stronger community.
Several years ago, former Crown Point Mayor Dan and Vicky Klein established an endowment fund that provides for leadership training opportunities. Dan and Vicky spoke to the foundation about the need to develop leaders in our community.
How do you teach leadership skills? Motivational speakers help leaders develop their communication skills and the techniques needed to lead organizations. Many times these conferences are far from home and the cost is prohibitive, making it impossible to attend. With the help of the Dan and Vicky Klein Endowment Fund, the Crown Point Community Foundation is offering a workshop right here in Crown Point.
The foundation is working with Jennifer Connelly, program facilitator and founder of Triple W Forum. Jennifer conducts workshops in Chicago and New York, and now she is bringing her expertise to our community.
In addition to her role as a motivational speaker, Jennifer teaches and practices yoga. Her speaking voice and mannerisms bring a sense of calm to all she meets.
This two-part workshop is called “Women Advancing Women.” The first session will be held Aug. 1 at the foundation office, The program is limited to 50 participants. Women will learn to integrate work and life, discover stress management techniques, and develop communication and leadership skills.
Every woman steps into a leadership role in some capacity in her life. Women also have a tremendous opportunity to mentor, nurture and elevate the people they come into contact with in their daily lives.
One of the goals of the workshop is to have participants develop new connections. Women from many walks of life will be attending this first session. By developing new relationships we will gain a better understanding of the many people leading the organizations serving our community.
Another goal is to develop working documents that will help YOU through YOUR day-to-day life. The secret to this process is gaining an understanding of the concept of “integration” as an alternative view to “balance.” Materials will be provided to guide you through the process.
The cost of this two-session program is $40, and this fee will support scholarships for women 21 and older who are returning to school.
If you are interested in attending this program, please contact the foundation as soon as possible, since space is limited. Call (219) 662-7252 or visit www.theCPCF.org for more details.