Women in Leadership Series

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Establish Yourself as a Prominent Woman Leader

This three-course series examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. Whether you are in a formal or informal leadership role, join us to take a deeper dive into these three focus areas. Invest in yourself and reap the rewards of reaching your fullest leadership potential!

Women in Leadership Series Includes:

  • Radiate Confidence
  • Fail Forward
  • Super-Power Your Network

Meet your instructors and see more information below on each course.

Radiate Confidence

Explore the neuroscience behind women and confidence and what it means to quiet the inner critic and conquer self-doubt to advance your career path. Immerse yourself in a challenging, real-life scenario in which you identify specific tactics for increasing your confidence.

May 9, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus
May 23, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Middletown Campus

Instructor: Amelia J. Stansell

Fail Forward

It’s not about failing; it’s about learning and growing as a leader. Explore the consequences of fear of failure and the impact a fixed versus growth mindset can have on your ability to take risks. Learn how to mitigate risks by forming a safety net that enables you to jump into the unknown…and achieve extraordinary things!

June 7, 2019, Wed 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus

Instructor: Brandi Sheetz

Super-Power Your Network

Yes, it is who you know. Explore ve kinds of networks you need to nurture and develop your career. More importantly, you learn how to sell your value to potential advocates and champions to receive that invitation to connect and stay connected.

July 11, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus

Instructor: Amelia J. Stansell

Meet Your Instructors

Amelia J. Stansell joined Middleburg Bank as the Community Executive and Commercial Relationship Manager in October 2014 after eight years with BB&T. Amelia uses her experience from financial planning and as a small business owner to help her clients with their business planning, and financial growth strategies.  She has a large portfolio of commercial clients predominately in Fauquier and Prince William Counties.

As a skilled networker, Amelia built a successful financial planning practice in Boise, Idaho which she sold to large Utah based bank which she met and caught the eye of through business networking.  When she moved to Virginia in 2006 she rebuilt a portfolio of commercial and small business clients through the power of networking.  She is a natural pay it forward connector who strives to find ways to connect the people she meets to find win-win opportunities for them whether or not she sees a direct benefit to herself.

Amelia has led strategic planning sessions for the Experience Old Town Warrenton Board of Directors, Town of Warrenton Economic Development Department and Leadership Fauquier Class of 2018.  Her passion for developing leaders has led her to become an Adjunct Professor at Lord Fairfax Community College where she facilitates leadership training in the Leadership Institute and Women’s Leadership Series. She also co-facilities Leadercast events for LFCC.

Brandi Sheetz, SHRM-SCP, is an engaging human resources leader who brings excitement and energy to the programs she’s leading. Brandi’s diverse background in both the public and private sector with practice areas including higher education, telecommunications, and healthcare, allows her to readily connect with her students. She’s known for her keen insight and problem solving, helping leaders to bridge the gap to higher levels of organizational performance through the application of human resource principles.  With over 15 years of human resources experience, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, employee engagement, and organizational development, her strongest asset is the ability to align the human resource function with the operations of the business. Brandi has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and numerous professional certifications.

Discount Alert: Each class is $129 or if bundled together, only $379!
All sessions include lunch!

Women in Leadership Series – Fauquier Campus

Women in Leadership Series – Middletown Campus