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  • Leadership CREW 2018
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


    HOW DO I APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
    All applicants are required to obtain a nomination from a Leadership Program Alumna member and complete a program application. We encourage interested applicants to proactively ask for a nomination from CREW committee chairs, CREW Atlanta board members or CREW Leadership Alumnae. All Leadership CREW Alumnae are listed here.

    CAN AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM? 
    Yes, absolutely.

    HOW MUCH IS THE PROGRAM TUITION? 
    $2,750 for the annual program including all costs such as materials, lodging, food.

    WHEN IS TUITION DUE? 
    Payment is due in full by October 31, 2017.

    WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM? 
    Opening overnight retreat to be held in mid-January 2018. Monthly sessions 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., February - September 2018.The Closing retreat, which is an overnight commitment, will be held in mid-October 2017. Graduation will be conducted in November 2018.

    WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION? 
    Application packets will be emailed to candidates on July 15, 2017 and need to be completed and returned to Denise Meng(denise@sarduluth.com) by August 15, 2017.

    WHEN DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM? 
    You will be notified of your acceptance by September 2, 2017.

    WHAT ARE SAMPLE TOPICS IN THE LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM? 
    Conflict resolution, presentation skills, financial awareness,time management, personality testing/awareness, and team building are among the many topics presented and facilitated by well-known and carefully selected speakers.

    HOW MANY MEMBERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM? 
    The class will include approximately 30 CREW members comprised of a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and experience.

    WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING HOW MEMBERS ARE SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM? 
    Applications will be evaluated on criteria that include demonstrated or potential leadership, community involvement, and individual achievements in the candidate's professional position,community or CREW organization.

    WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS? 
    CREW members who have been nominated and are interested in participating in the program will be required to complete the attached application. Applications will be evaluated on criteria that include demonstrated or potential leadership, community involvement, and individual achievements in the candidate's professional position, community or CREW organization. The class will include approximately 25 to 30 CREW members comprising of a diverse group of individuals in background and experience. We will notify applicants of acceptance in the 2018 program by September 2, 2017.

    I NEED TO MISS ONE OF THE SESSIONS. CAN I STILL GRADUATE? 
    As is the case of all similar leadership programs, we have established an attendance policy. All participants must attend the opening retreat and closing retreats in January and October.Inability to attend the opening retreat would require withdrawal from the class (no tuition refunded) and inability to attend the October retreat would result in the participant no graduating (no tuition refunded). The dates for sessions are provided in the commitment letter. Due to the cohesive nature of the entire program, missing more than one (1) session will result in the participant no graduating; participant will be permitted to attend all remaining sessions. Unless otherwise posted or announced, all sessions will begin promptly at 8 am. To gain the most from each program, participants are required to be on time.

    Thank you for your interest in Leadership CREW 2018.

    If you have further questions, please contact Greer Gallagher, Denise Meng or Karrie Westphal or any Leadership Alumni.

    Greer Gallagher -ggallagher@holder.com
    Denise Meng - denise@sarduluth.com
    Karrie Westphal - execdirector@crewatlanta.org 

    LEADERSHIP CREW 2018 SCHEDULE:

    All Sessions begin promptly at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.unless otherwise noted.

    OPENING RETREAT
    January 17 (optional), 18-19 (required)

    SESSION #1 - Personality Types
    February 16

    SESSION #2 - Strategic Planning
    March 9

    SESSION #3 - Leadership/Management Styles
    April 20

    SESSION #4 - Growth Through Change With Mazi
    May 18

    SESSION #5 - Productivity & Time Management
    June 15

    SESSION #6 -Graceworks
    July 20

    SESSION #7 - Investments-Time & Money
    August 17

    SESSION #8 - Negotiation Skills
    September 14

    CLOSING RETREAT
    October 4-5

    2018 CREW NATIONAL CONVENTION
    October 17-19

    GRADUATION
    November 15

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    Leadership CREW was a transformational experience both personally and professionally. The program challenged me to expand my vision and also created an experience to bond with incredible leaders of every age.

    Lisa Y. Gordon
    VP & COO,
    Atlanta Beltline
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