It’s All In The Game! – Learning As A Lifestyle

Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville. This workshop offers an opportunity for strategic leadership development, a chance to “meet the experts,” interactive discussions, and partnership building.

The theme for this year’s symposium is: “Leadership: It’s All In The Game” – and we have an amazing panel of guest speakers including our featured keynote speaker, Mrs. Barbara Dooley (first lady of Georgia football, morning talk show host, author, and breast cancer survivor).

The panel also includes Tina Tuggle, Director of Community Relations for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Tuggle was an Active Facilitator at the NFL-NCAA Life Skills Education and Professional Development Summit. She earned the NFL-Wharton Athlete Development Professional Certification and represented the Titans at the NFL Women’s Summit in conjunction with Super Bowl LI (2017).

Kim Tibbs will also be part of our speaker panel. Kim is a state champion in track and field and is a singer/songwriter with two #1 hits currently on the Official U.K. Soul Chart. Her next album is already receiving Grammy attention!

Brooke and Audrie Hamann, two of Athens State’s own students who recently won the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship in May 2016, will also be featured speakers.

In addition to our exciting speakers, we are offering your choice of small group sessions. The first session choice is “Recruiting for a Winning Season” led by Jackie Warner, Saputo, Site HR Generalist, Lead Facilitator in Strategic Management and Organizational Effectiveness, and Community Outreach Specialist for The Bridge Community Center in Athens, Alabama.

The second small group session choice is “Building a Championship Team” led by Angie Sandritter, Haufe Inc., Partner and Vice President of Global Services. She is an expert in Performance Management Strategies, and an avid runner with a love for coaching new runners to achieve goals.

The third small group session choice is “Retiring Your Number: How to Financially and Emotionally Prepare for Retirement” led by Linda Spalla. Spalla is Past President and General Manager of WHNT-TV, and the first female in top corporate management for the NY Times Broadcasting Group. She is also a local author. You may remember that Spalla was a featured speaker last year.

We would love for you join us. Early-bird registration is currently available through March 15 ($85). We are also promoting opportunities to purchase a table if you have several employees interested in attending ($850 for a Table Sponsor, includes one table for 8 attendees with business name/logo prominently displayed on table, ½ page color advertisement in printed conference program, and logo placement on social media communications and symposium ‘Welcome’ display).

Last year, we had over 125 participants at the symposium, and we are working to reach an even broader demographic this year. If you know of anyone who might be interested in attending, please feel free to call me at (256) 233-8260 or register on our website –
By: Wanda Campbell and Kim Bell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262