Our Programs

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLES

Conversations spark an exploration of self and community through this peer-to-peer mentoring program.  We offer two different series of this 5 session program – one for women of all levels of their career and at any stage in their lives to examine their full leadership potential and explore their passions and a second especially for women aged 50+ approaching either retirement or a life transition. during this five-session program.

The strategy behind ICAN’s Leadership Circles program is inspired in part by Margaret Wheatley’s model of peer-to-peer conversations and the idea that “a leader is anyone willing to help”. Our approach transcends the typical business card-swapping event to provide women with a genuine mentoring platform to engage in smart and mindful conversations about family, work, personal issues and leadership capabilities. You are invited to speak and hear the truth. The strength and enlightenment that can come from the power of the circle must not be underestimated.

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OUTCOMES

  • Expanded community networks
  • Meaningful relationships based on trust and goodwill
  • Individual skill building with motivation to implement change
  • Heightened self-awareness
  • Sense of meaningful exploration toward a goal
  • The unforgettable experience of the power of the circle

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

ICAN offers two different types of circles:

Women’s Leadership Circles: Transition to Retirement and Beyond

This special program was crafted and designed to bring women who are preparing for retirement or who are recently retired together to build a network of support, discover available resources, find a new identity, gain self-awareness about values and passions, focus on experience rather than roles, and help create an action plan and new path. The program design uses Margaret Wheatley’s model of shared inquiry and peer-to-peer conversations, and supports the idea that “a leader is anyone willing to help and take action.”

DESIGNED FOR

Women who are less than 2 years away from retirement or have retired within the last year and are contemplating the following life decisions:

  • Am I ready for retirement? If so, how can I continue to evolve myself and create a new and satisfying next chapter?
  • Where can I go to make community connections once I enter retirement?
  • How do I use my existing skills and experience to smoothly and positively transition into a new lifestyle or career?
METHOD

Five evening sessions (2.5 hours each) for five weeks.

PROGRAM DATES

Omaha, Nebraska / Fall 2017
October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Sessions run from 3-5:30 p.m.

PRICE

$389

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Women who are less than 2 years away from retirement or have retired within the last year.

GROUP SIZE

15-20 participants

PROGRAM LEADERS

Omaha: Karen Baldwin  |  Karen Morey

CONTENT THEMES

Starting Your Journey | Finding Your Purpose | Finding Your Tribe | Finding Your Energy | Finding Your Path

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

Explore what it means to do something “new”
Create a model for positive change and evolution to the next phase
Recharge intellectually
Discover your closest held values and life purpose
Ways to maintain physical and mental health
Discover available resources
Build a network of support and female community leaders as new friends, business connections and mentors

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Classic Women’s Leadership Circles

DESIGNED FOR

Women seeking mentorship, connection and leadership exploration through meaningful discussion

METHOD

Five late afternoon sessions (2.5 hours each) for five weeks.

PROGRAM DATES

Omaha / Spring 2018 Dates to be announced 
All Omaha Sessions will be held at Midland University’s Omaha Campus
11213 Davenport Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68154

Sessions run from 3-5:30 p.m.

PRICE

$389 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

All Levels

GROUP SIZE

10-20 participants

PROGRAM FACULTY

Omaha: Karen Baldwin  |  Jamie Kelly

CONTENT THEMES

Be Real: Speak Your Truth | The Power of Meaningful Connections | Be Coming: Living Your Leadership Now | Be Fearless: Practicing Fearlessness | Be Grateful: Harvesting the Gifts

EXAMPLE TOOLS

Meg Wheatley’s ‘Four-Step Model for Change” | Model of Shared Inquiry & Dialogue

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FEEDBACK:

“I truly enjoyed being with such a diverse group of women. It was great that we hardly knew anything about each other in the beginning, then came to know a lot about each other and finally learned a great deal about ourselves through the experience and the group.”
Mary V., Mary Anne Vaccaro Designs

“I absolutely love the Circle! It was very well worth the time. I think this is a wonderful series and the perfect balance of reading, reflecting and sharing.”
Cynthia C., “Job Transition”

“This has been a life-changing experience for me!”
Tricia F., Chief Deputy County Attorney

“This series is a wonderful forum for women to be authentic in a safe setting.”
Monica F., Celebrity Staff

“Helped me realize things about myself that will help me find my direction in the future.”
Leslie L., WoodmenLife

“I loved it and in fact started a Leadership Circle at work.”
Maggie A., Offutt Air Force Base