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CREW Boston is now accepting applications for CREW Boston's Leadership Academy

CREW Boston is now accepting applications for CREW Boston's Leadership Academy
Are you looking to expand your network, generate new business, advance your career...
CREW Boston is pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural leadership program, tailored for experienced women in Real Estate who want to accelerate their career into leadership. We handpicked an expert firm, Orange Grove Consulting, to design a custom program exclusively for CREW Boston. Our mission with the development of this program is to give women in real estate the tools and confidence to catapult their careers to the senior management level. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 15, 2017
Leadership Academy Program Outline
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Leadership Vision and Assessment

This session introduces the cohort, the program and the program facilitator. Expectations and group guidelines will be agreed upon. This session defines leadership, lays out participants' leadership vision, specifically incorporating their values, hopes and career ambitions in the context of the organization. Participants will conduct a leadership self-assessment and set goals.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jodi Detjen, Orange Grove Consulting
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Understanding Bias: Challenges & Opportunities for Women in Real Estate
Unconscious biases women have about themselves are an invisible threat to women's careers. This module focuses on helping women recognize and overcome these limiting assumptions through case studies to improve decision-making and risk-taking. Within this context, the systemic biases that exist in the Real Estate industry will be discussed and participants will learn how to manage and overcome these barriers.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jodi Detjen, Orange Grove Consulting
Friday, December 8, 2017 - Promoting Your Value
Participants uncover and overcome resistance to self-promotion and understand the imposter syndrome. They learn how to increase visibility and how to build meaningful networking, mentoring, and sponsorship relationships to accelerate their career - and to model this behavior for their women colleagues. Participants further develop their presentation skills to communicate value, and practice having value-based conversations within and outside of their organizations.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jodi Detjen, Orange Grove Consulting
Friday, January 12, 2018 - Understanding Corporate Finance
This workshop aims to help you think like an executive by providing insight into the financial drivers of a company's value. This is a hands-on seminar in which you will be playing a business simulation. You will be making strategic and tactical business decisions in a fast-paced competition, and you will experience the long-term consequences of your choices. Specific topics we will cover include:
     ·   Interpreting financial statements 
     ·   Evaluating decisions using data
     ·   Understanding the implications of long-term and short-term tradeoffs
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Megan Fanale, Abilitie
Friday, February 9, 2018 - Developing New Business
In this module, participants learn through case studies and experiential practice how to develop a pipeline of opportunities via networking, membership and events. Participants will develop skills to build referrals, identify trigger events, and win the business.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Ellen Keiley, EMK Consulting Group
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Conference call
Mid program check in with all participants and facilitator
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jodi Detjen, Orange Grove Consulting
Friday, March 23, 2018 - Managing the Team
This module introduces what makes a successful manager, opportunities for management within Real Estate, the importance of delegating and engaging within the team environment, and how to create an environment to cultivate collaboration and innovation.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Lou Bergholz, Edgework Consulting
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Bring it Together: Becoming a Strategic Thinker
The final module pulls together the key learnings across the program to transform the participants from individual contributor to strategic business leader. Participants learn how to think and plan strategically, and look at their career with a bigger picture lens. Participants face their resistance to taking risks, getting support and develop a way-forward-plan to measure their progress. Participants also celebrate what they've learned and how they've developed in the program.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jodi Detjen, Orange Grove Consulting
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Graduation Celebration
5:30 p.m. - location TBD

Jodi Detjen
Orange Grove Consulting

Megan Fanale


Ellen Keiley
EMK Consulting Group

All classes will be held at Jones Lang LaSalle's offices, located at One Post Office Square, 26th Floor in Boston MA. 
Applicants should be professionals working in the commercial real estate industry who have demonstrated leadership within their organization, including managing small teams.
Applicants should have 10-15 years of experience in commercial real estate, however, more or less experience will be considered if otherwise qualified.
Applicants should be available for all sessions, as 100% attendance is required for the program.
Applicants must have the desire to gain insights, and leadership skills, and also have a strong aspiration to positions of greater influence within their organization.
Member fee: $2,800
Non-member fee: $3,475 (includes application and membership to CREW Boston)
All applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 15, 2017
Space is limited. Curriculum subject to change in an effort to provide the most value to participants. If you have any questions about this program, please contact

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