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The Confident Leader


Everyone has some level of confidence; it has brought you to where you are today. The Confident Leader is designed to guide you through the next steps — getting out of your comfort zone on purpose, identifying a meaningful goal, developing a path to achieve the goal and moving in entirely new ways. Supported by five fundamental skills and an action-learning environment, join other smart, motivated women to discover and challenge your personal capacity.


The complexity and pace of today's business environment challenges even the most experienced professionals. The demand for effective decisions in short time frames and with limited information is only the beginning! Today's professionals are also expected to communicate effectively, manage their time, deal with conflict, follow through on promises, and exhibit consistency in their day-to-day behavior.

The Confident Leader will address these challenges, systematically examining and strengthening five fundamental skills: critical thinking, decisiveness, clarity of communication, integrity of word and act, and consistency. In addition, an action-learning format requires the application of this knowledge to a specific project, which participants select as the focal point of their work.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

By actively engaging in the Confident Leader, participants can expect the following benefits:

  • Improved leadership capacity
  • Stronger listening skills
  • More effective problem solving capability
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Improved patience
  • Advanced capacity for independent thinking
  • Reduced fear
  • Greater willingness to make decisions
  • More effective communication skills

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This program can be applied toward the:

6 Fri., Sept. 11-Oct. 16
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Susan Marshall, The Backbone Institute
$845: Register by Fri., Aug. 28
$895: Register on or after Sat., Aug. 29 Discount Available
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program No. 5050-8212
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For more information, contact:
Jan Allen, Director, Business & Management,, 414-227-3219, 888-947-9947


Spring 2015 Business Programs Catalog

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