January 19, 2021
January 2021 Women's Network Leadership Institute

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!
Last Wednesday we gathered eager to hear words of wisdom from Sharon Reaves, Director and Chief Human Resources Officer serving under the County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro. As each registrant joined the first Wake Up with WNLI of 2021, it felt strangely familiar. Our gathering place was a computer screen where we collectively waved, shared smiles, and settled in on mute. Soon someone broke the silence with a good morning shout-out to a long-unseen friend across the screen and it felt wonderful. We were together!

Shortly Ms. Reaves so eloquently began to share words of wisdom that we soaked up like refreshing water on parched ground. We needed the nuggets of wisdom around the sixth sense, our EQ; Self-Regulation, Motivation, Social Skills, and Empathy; all components of Emotional Intelligence.

She talked about “TBP” – The Big Picture – that triangle of work, relationships, and self-care.

She oh-so- wisely described the difficulty of keeping each corner of that triangle singing in unison. And she rightly rounded out the triangle tidbit with more wise words. “If two corners on that triangle are in balance…. you are doing pretty good.”

Thank you, Sharon Reaves. How timely and hopeful going into 2021!

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Thursday, February 4, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Hear a refreshing message from Dr. Jennifer Savitski on leaning into our strengths and maintaining resiliency entering 2021.

Authentic Leadership: Leading with Strength

This six-session program is engineered as a catalyst for women to enhance their leadership knowledge through personal growth and an understanding of their specific strengths. Participants learn how to move towards their individual strengths into significant positions of leadership by dissecting their strengths within the four pillars. 

The six courses will be held on each of the following dates from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm:

March 16, 2021
March 30, 2021
April 13, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 11, 2021
May 2, 2021

Please note registration is for all six sessions online.
Sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Savitski. Jennifer Savitski, MD, FACOG, the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and is the instructor for the Leading with Strengths fall cohort. She is the first woman to hold that position in the 105-year history of Akron General. She is also the Medical Director of the Forensic Nursing program called the PATH Center – Providing Access to Healing. The PATH Center provides specialized, trauma-informed care to patients of CCAG who have needs related to victimization. Since its opening in Nov 2015, the PATH Center has cared for over 1000 patients who have experienced sexual violence, physical assault, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, elder abuse, child abuse or other types of victimization. She was also recently named by Gov. Mike DeWine to a two-year term on the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. Her goal in joining the commission is to continue to work to decrease the health disparities that persist in all areas, but most especially maternal health issues. 
2021: Charting a SENSE-ational Outlook

On January 13, 2021, we were joined by Sharon Reaves, Director & CHRO at County of Summit as she presented on 2021: Charting a SENSE-ational Outlook. If you missed the event, make sure to watch it in its entirity at the link below.
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