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HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University is now recruiting for its HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program. We hope that you will share this professional development opportunity with members of your organization.

HIGHER Ground (Applications are due November 1, 2014)
The HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program is a five-month leadership development experience for current and emerging women leaders who are committed to investing in themselves and their organizations. HIGHER Ground is designed to benefit women at all career levels in public, private, nonprofit and entrepreneurial positions. This highly rated leadership development experience offers opportunities for professional growth through experiential learning, personal assessment, leadership coaching, and networking. By engaging in intellectual and experiential workshops, participants learn key principles aimed at enhancing their leadership styles to help them successfully leverage opportunities for advancement.

We are also excited to share that award-winning journalist Suzanne Malveaux, CNN’s national correspondent, covering politics, national news, international events and culture, will join us as our keynote speaker for 9th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference, on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Downtown Richmond Marriott. Registration is now open!

For more information about HIGHER Ground and/or to submit an application please visit our website: Also, please feel free to contact the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at 804-827-1169 or if you have any questions.

We hope that you will encourage your network to take advantage of this development opportunity!

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