April 03, 2009


The Tandy Center for Executive Leadership, which provides non-credit executive education programs at the Neeley School of Business at TCU, introduces a new program specifically designed for women to help them go from successful to significant.

"Women who are educated, ambitious and successful have the power to change the world for the better," said Paula Yoder, Director of Executive Development at the Tandy Center. "We put together this multiple-day program to bring together women and help them reach their highest potential, whether professional, social or personal."

The "Women of Significance" program schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2009
Dr. Dan Novak, who holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership, will help women create and encourage a culture of innovation in their organizations and across their ecosystems of partners, suppliers, clients and employees. Innovation will be examined from three perspectives: (1) How you lead others to create a culture of innovation, (2) how you personally become more creative and innovative, and (3) how to facilitate innovation activities using a proven methodology called Creative Problem Solving.

"Outperforming organizations use times of economic crisis and restructuring as a call for long-lasting innovation, and this session will help you accomplish that in your organization and on an individual basis," said Novak

April 30 - May 2
Where We Came From • Where We Are • Where We're Going

April 30
Seven influential executive women will share their models of success to help women focus their time, talent and energy on being a leader of consequence. Followed by networking and a treatment of your choice at the Mokara Spa. This program takes place at the new Omni Fort Worth Hotel downtown.
May 1
Dr. Rachel Croson will share groundbreaking research on how women do/do not negotiate. Dr. Connie Sitterly, The Workplace Doctor ™, will lead a panel of executive women discussing the importance of mentor relationships. Dinner will honor mentors and mentees.
May 2
Get a personal golf lesson from Kathy Whitworth, member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and author of Little Book of Golf Wisdom, at Leonard's Driving Range. Kathy will offer her models for success in golf and life, and renowned Fort Worth businesswoman Marty Leonard will share her experiences in community service. Kathy had 88 career wins as a professional, an all-time record in both men's and women's tours. In 1981, she was the first LPGA player to record $1 million in earnings. She was twice named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year and seven times Player of the Year by the LPGA. Kathy was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

May 29 
Blue Ocean Strategy

Organizations and leaders have long engaged in head-to-head competition in search of sustained, profitable growth. Yet competing head-on results in a bloody "red ocean" with rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Dr. Homer Erekson, Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU, and Paula Yoder, Director of Executive Development, will teach women how to break free from the red ocean mentality with INSEAD's Blue Ocean Strategy. Discover revolutionary ideas on creating "blue oceans" of uncontested market space that can make competing irrelevant. www.blueoceanstrategy.com .

Fall 2009 (dates TBD)
Jane Hyun, President and Founder of Hyun & Associates, and her colleague Audrey Lee, Vice President will look at how gender or cultural influences impact the way women communicate in the workplace, and discuss how to manage work relationships and develop a style that is effective and yet does not undermine deeply ingrained values. Learn to manage internalizes values, workplace behavior and external perceptions; uncover natural strengths; develop a personal value proposition; and practice inclusive leadership. Hyun is an executive coach/leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations. Her Bamboo Ceiling Series leadership coaching program has garnered praise from global Fortune 100 companies. Lee is an executive coach/corporate trainer, combining program facilitation, coaching and leadership consulting practice with more than 13 years of experience in marketing communications, product/program strategy, alliance and channel marketing.

Cost: $600.00 per day
Register: www.neeleyexec.tcu.edu
More Information: Contact Paula Yoder, p.yoder@tcu.edu or 817-257-6033.
Discounts: 10% tuition discount is applied at registration for TCU staff/faculty, TCU alumni, and non-profit organizations. 


Elaine Cole
PR Manager