Learning As A Lifestyle – Leadership Next

2-5-2016 4-59-01 PMOn March 2, Athens State’s Center for Lifelong Learning will be hosting a team of well-respected, successful female leaders across a multitude of disciplines including aerospace, business, broadcast journalism, engineering, entrepreneurialism, sports technology, higher education, and cancer research. Each of these highlighted women either currently lives in North Alabama, or has strong ties to our area.

This event will be held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex Main Conference Center. The Complex is located at 1002 Explorer Boulevard in Huntsville. The event is scheduled from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Your $85 registration fee includes admission to the event and access to speakers. Also included are a continental breakfast, lunch, networking breaks, and interactive discussions. This is an opportunity for purposeful communication and strategic leadership development.

A complimentary autographed copy of celebrated author Linda Spalla’s Leading Ladies: 30 Tips for Dynamic Female Leaders, a survival guide for women at any level of management, will be provided to the first 50 registrants.

Our featured speakers include former astronaut Dr. Jan Davis, vice president and general manager of Jacobs Technology (ESSA), and Paula Payton who is SmartSports chief commercial officer, consultant and Past Director of NYU’s Department of Strategic Communication, Marketing, and Media Management.

Hadiyah-Nicole Green, is a St. Louis, Missouri native and has more than ten years of training and research experience, initially in optics and nanotechnology and subsequently in the applications of nano-bio-photonics to cancer research. She was recently awarded a $1.1 million VA grant for Cancer Research.

Ms. Lisa Williams was the co-founder and president of 3D Research Corporation from 1997-2006. 3D Research was acquired by the Schafer Corporation in December 2005. After the sale of 3D Research Corporation, Ms. Williams took over as president of Systems Dynamic International in February of 2011 after their president died unexpectedly. She was able to put the company back on track for success and left SDI in March 2012. Ms. Williams is currently president of the Solder 1 Corporation.

Angela Henderson brings a special mix of family and career development knowledge blended with leadership and direction enabling men and women to realize their potential as parents, co-parents, and productive citizens. For more than eleven years, she provided leadership and direction for Calhoun Community College’s Alabama Parenthood Initiative where she could impact the future to strengthen entire families.

Linda Spalla was one of the first females in top corporate television management in the deep South, one of the early few for CBS and the first for the New York Times Broadcast Group. During this time, she was a wife, mother, daughter and community enthusiast who never lost her femininity or her Southern roots.

Lori King-Taylor has extensive experience in leadership development and organizational effectiveness and has worked with a wide variety of industries including automotive, financial services, manufacturing, aerospace, technical and non-profit organizations. King-Taylor specializes in helping companies and their employees develop skills and strategies needed to improve individual, team and organizational performance.

So mark your calendar today and call in your reservation. Reservations can be made online at www.athens.edu/CLL. This program is listed under Concerts and Conferences. You can also call us at 256-233-8260 or email us at CLL@athens.edu and we will get back in touch with you.

What are your goals for this year? Is “leadership next” on your list of life goals?
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262
By: Wanda Campbell

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