Women's Initiative on Leadership
The W.I.L. program at FLCC was born out of the recognized need for more leadership development opportunities for women on and off campus. Industry leaders have advocated and statistical information has shown that it is when women gather together, share stories, mentor, and have a safe space to be able question and develop, that they're able to grasp an understanding of their full potential. It is all about encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can't do to what we can do. The generous support of the Office of Student Life, the Student Corporation, Finger Lakes Community College & Foundation, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, and the Canandaigua ATHENA Award recipients help to make the W.I.L. program happen.
The first part of the W.I.L. program is a 6-week themed personal leadership development program. Topics include: confidence and self-esteem, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, art of leadership, overcoming adversity, and taking risks. Each semester the program also includes an overnight trip off-campus that allows the group to grow together and delve deeper into the topics covered. This series will offer women practical skills they can apply in their daily lives while in college and beyond into the workforce. Upon completion, each of the women who successfully fulfills the requirements will receive a certificate.
All women who successfully complete Part I of the W.I.L. program are invited to participate in Part II. All women will be paired with an ATHENA Award program participant to be trained to be a mentor for young women in middle school to early high school. This program will run in three sessions focused on mentorship, empowerment and connecting with young women.
To sign up, visit the Office of Student Life. For more information and the most current meeting dates and times, contact: for Part I - Andrea Cronkrite, Assistant Director of Student Life at Andrea.Cronkrite@flcc.edu, and for Part II - Jennie Erdle, Director of Student Life at Jennie.Erdle@flcc.edu.
ULead Leadership Certificate Program
The ULead Leadership Certificate Program seeks to prepare students for leadership roles and responsibilities on campus and in their future careers, communities and families. The mission of the program is to commit to developing and enhancing students' personal philosophy of leadership, a greater sense of self, an increased ability to relate to others and a deeper understanding of inherent responsibilities of active citizenship. The mission is accomplished through skills, applied use of knowledge, and understanding of specific leadership theories, concepts, models, and modern leadership issues through service learning, volunteer work and active engagement/ involvement in the college community.
The certificate program will prepare students for leadership roles by expanding their skills, knowledge and understanding of leadership theories, concepts and models. Through participation in Leadershops, engagement and participation in activities on campus and in the community, students will enhance their natural leadership abilities and develop their personal philosophy of leadership.
To sign up, visit the Office of Student Life. For more information, contact: Emily Reed, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership at Emily.Reed@flcc.edu