Selkirk College’s Continuing Education department, in partnership with the Women in Post-Secondary Education Association (WPSE), recently sponsored two inspiring and exhilarating events for women of all ages and stages of their lives.
The Women in Leadership Luncheon Series, held in Kaslo and Nakusp earlier this spring, played host to over 50 women from the West Kootenay region who brought not only their unique backgrounds to the forefront, but also their talents, experiences and reflections on their personal and professional development.
Keynote speakers, which included Certified Life Coach Pauline Daniel, Welding Artist Kate Tupper and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy, participated in the series and were instrumental in inspiring and motivating participants.
“My mission is to inspire people to step fully into their lives,” explained Pauline. “This series encouraged women to lead with their hearts and create a future filled with personal success and achievement. It was very beneficial for everyone involved.”
The Women in Leadership Luncheon Series were made possible through the sponsorship of Selkirk College and the award of the Margaret Fulton Grant provided through WPSE.
WPSE provides annual grants to individuals or groups who have an event, research project or other endeavor that promotes equity of opportunity and excellence in leadership for women in post-secondary education; advocates for career and personal development of women in post-secondary education; and/or provides information, support and encouragement for women to take leadership roles in post-secondary education.
An additional conference for women entitled “Creating Harmony in Times of Change: Global and Personal Perspectives”, will be taking place at Halcyon Hot Springs in Nakusp from June 5 – 7. The conference will feature Selkirk College instructor, Rosalyn Grady, who will be speaking on the topic of “Women’s Wisdom and Guidance from the Grandmothers”. Rosalyn teaches at the college and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her doctorate studies focused on earth based spirituality and conscious relationship.
For more information or to register for this conference, contact Anni Holtby at 1.866.301.6601 ext 227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit selkirk.ca/services/community-services/conference-services/upcoming-conferences.
First published on May 11, 2009