The LEAD Program

Career Building / Life Building Courses

Directed by Iris Krasnow, bestselling author of books on relationships and a writing professor at American University, the non-credit Lifelong Education And Professional Development (LEAD) Program provides adult learners with the impetus and writing/communication skills to help guide them through significant transitions in their personal and professional lives.

Participation in these courses help students make empowered choices as changes arise in family structures, with the growing independence of children, a return to the workplace and/or a desire to shift careers. Taught in an intimate setting, LEAD embraces students in a warm community with like-minded adult women who empower each other through personal and professional transitions.

Classes are kept small, so enroll ASAP on this link. Questions can be directed to:

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New Spring Courses – At Hera Hub in Washington, D.C.

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016

Write Well and Speak Up –
A Course in Writing, Publishing Skills and
Public Speaking

Taught by Iris Krasnow,
American University professor, and bestselling author, described on

Tuesdays: 6 - 8 pm. April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2017

Write Well and Speak Up is designed to teach the fundamentals of clear journalistic and memoir writing -- as well as how to market stories for publication. While students will analyze a variety of works by well-known writers, the heart of the course is about developing YOUR voice and expressing that voice in clear and powerful sentences and in person.

This is a perfect course for students interested in writing memoirs and in perfecting public speaking skills.

Transformations: The Empowered Next Step

Taught by Iris Krasnow

Lunch Seminar, Tuesdays: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2017

How can you best spend your summer for fulfillment and productivity? What unfulfilled goals do you want to achieve? How can you restore playfulness and creativity into your work-family responsibilities? What's standing in your way?

Students will focus on these crucial questions that are roadblocks to becoming our best and most empowered selves. In the New Year, we are glaringly reminded of dreams we cast aside because we were saddled with other responsibilities. With weekly writings, break-out sessions and group exercises, this course promise to work on the crucial bones of our lives – mind and spirit.

  • Inspired career changes
  • Shifts in personal and family structures
  • Strengthened writing and communication skills
  • Avenues of spiritual growth
  • Confidence in public speaking

Fundamentals of Digital and Social Media

Taught by Pam Holland

Pam is the Founder of TechMoxie, LLC., a technology coaching, instruction and support company that specializes in helping 'grown-ups' master technology. Learn more about Pam and her company here:

Thursdays: 6-8 pm.

April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2017

Digital Literacy has become critical in our professional and personal lives. In this course, you will learn skills to manage your digital world in a way that is mindful, builds confidence and expands overall potential in online communication. Digital literacy means gaining a solid framework around basic concepts that allows you to navigate social media, digital tools as well as security and privacy issues with confidence.

We will focus on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to establish a compelling online presence for promoting job skills, business ventures and/or social causes. Social and digital media is also necessary to gather information for business, publishing, updates on news stories and for research projects. This course will also cover tools for blogs and websites for building businesses and brands, as well as other digital platforms for direct email communication such as Mailchimp.

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$360 per course. Enroll today as classes are kept small.
A Professional Development boost!

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