Bertin Facilitates ATHENA Leadership Training Program for College Students
In an effort to develop the next generation of women leaders, Lawrence Mercer County ATHENA International Hosted its first ATHENA Connections event on April 5, 2014 at Penn State Shenango in Sharon. Ten women representing five area colleges participated in the one-day interactive leadership curriculum. The participants earn certificates of leadership achievement from ATHENA International. The session was facilitated by Lisa Reeves Bertin, senior instructor of IST.
The participants were Laura Mamo and Zoe Simek from Grove City College, Karen Evans and Erica Hillwig from Westminster College, Ashley Reynolds and Catherine McCormick from Thiel College, Rebecca Mayernick, Kristen Serna, and Darla Rogers from Penn State Shenango, and Jennifer Woods from Butler County Community College.
ATHENA Connections’ curriculum is based on the ATHENA Leadership Model – eight distinct principles of leadership that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership. These principles serve as the building blocks for future success.
The course is tailored for college juniors or seniors or students who are graduating from a two-year college curriculum, who are learning about leadership and those already practicing leadership through their campus involvement. The participants were nominated by a faculty member, colleague, or staff member at the participant’s school.