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Third Annual Construction Academy Prepares Women for Leadership

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will host the third annual Women’s Leadership Academy on June 27-30, 2009, at a new location — The Nature Place in Florissant, Colo.

The Women’s Leadership Academy targets business owners, education directors, office managers, training coordinators, or anyone interested in learning how to be a more effective leader. It consists of three days of intense training sessions specifically geared toward women, covering such topics as powerful language skills, gender-based power in business leadership styles, negotiating techniques, time management, productivity, and conflict resolution. Participants also receive lasting network opportunities by sharing their experiences with peers from around the nation.

"The Women’s Leadership Academy is a unique experience for women to connect with other women in the industry and build lasting leadership and business skills," said Rachael Smith, marketing director for NCCER, Gainesville, Fla.

The Women's Leadership Academy is led by instructors who motivate and engage participants through a series of team-building exercises, group projects and hands-on activities. Tuition for the academy is $1,495 and includes lodging, all meals, course materials, and airport transportation.

Upon completion of the academy, participants will receive continuing education units and may receive industry-recognized credentials from NCCER’s National Registry.

To register for the Women's Leadership Academy , visit


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