Women's Leadership Network: Save The Date!

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Mission Pointe, Mackinac Island

Thursday, May 11, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Developing Leadership Presence: Confidence, Competence and Leadership
Gilda Bonanno LLC: Training, Speaking & Coaching

Great leaders are made, not born. In order to be successful as a leader, you have to know what you're talking about and come across as credible, demonstrate confidence without being perceived as cocky and maintain your self-control, especially under pressure. Whether you are interacting with parents, managing change or leading and motivating your staff, you will achieve your goals if you can calmly and confidently tap into your knowledge and expertise and communicate clearly.


  • Learn how to communicate like a leader and be authentic, engaging and focused
  • Prevent your non-verbal communication (body language) from undermining your message
  • Demonstrate your expertise and establish credibility
  • Become comfortable moving out of your comfort zone to overcome your confidence deficit
  • Build collaborative professional relationships with others through networking and mentorship

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Bold Presentation Skills

Boldness means being confident, distinctive and imaginative in both routine and crisis communications. Bold presentation skills are a key skill for success as a leader in education, whether you are presenting to the Board of Education, speaking to the media, running a staff meeting or sharing your expertise at industry association meetings.

  • Benefits: Develop and communicate self-confidence
  • Use powerful and engaging body language (voice, gestures, movement, eye contact) to connect with your audience and convey your expert content
  • Create an effective process for preparing and practicing your content and delivery
  • Create and practice relevant and memorable content (stories, examples) to promote your school or district and build your unique brand

Register with the Michigan Association of School Administrators