UA Global Campus offers womens course on leadership

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The University of Arkansas Global Campus in Rogers is offering a professional development course specifically intended for women, through a partnership with the private sector.

The Women’s Empowerment Initiative is a main focus for the consulting firm Inseitz Group, founded in 2013 by Becky Paneitz, former president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

The Inseitz Group describes its professional development initiative as an “in-depth, uniquely women-focused” program, empowering “women from all backgrounds with practical, character-based training and education.”

The 11-week program will examine 10 principles designed to help students develop and strengthen skills needed for success in business and their personal lives, with a focus on leadership training, board relations and influence building. Students will meet with assigned personal coaches to complete a personal and professional life plan. The next class starts Jan. 18.

“This is something I am very passionate about,” Paneitz said in a press release. “There are so many talented, successful women working in Northwest Arkansas. We want to harness that energy and give these women the tools they need to bring about change in their careers and the communities where they live.”

The course will feature guest lecturers, the first of which is Shelley Simpson, chief marketing officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt Transport, who will present “Make Things Happen.”

Pat Bailey, former provost and vice chancellor of academic and student affairs at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, joined Inseitz Group in 2016. Both Paneitz and Bailey are certified Personal Leadership Effectiveness coaches and trainers through Future Achievement International, which provides the curriculum and personal assessment tools utilized in the Women’s Empowerment Initiative programs.

The class will be taught by two certified FAI coaches, Sharon Deloach, who is a former school administrator and director of program development at the educational nonprofit Making Awesome Things Happen, and Rose Mary Pham, vice president of BH Pham Properties and founder and executive director of Mary’s Little Lambs Preschool in Bentonville.

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