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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 Fall Courses – At Hera Hub in Washington, D.C.

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016

Voices of Women –
A Course in Writing and
Public Speaking

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

Six sessions: Tuesdays: 6 - 8 pm. September 12 - October 17

Voices of Women is designed to teach the fundamentals of clear journalistic and memoir writing, and skill-building in the art of clear and confident public speaking. While students will analyze a variety of works by professional 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, publishing and establishing more confidence as a public speaker, as student writings will be presented aloud each week.

Transformations: The Empowered Next Step

Taught by Iris Krasnow

Six Sessions: Lunch Seminar, 12:30 - 2:15 pm, Tuesdays: September 12 - October 17

How can you best create a life that leads to fulfillment and productivity? What dreams and 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. As the seasons change swiftly, we are glaringly reminded of dreams we cast aside because we were saddled with other responsibilities. With weekly writings, guest speakers 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:

Six sessions: Wednesdays: 6 - 8 pm. September 27 - November 1

Social media and digital media has become critical in our professional and personal lives. We need to understand how to use such sites 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 systematically review these important social media tools to understand mechanics, privacy considerations, best practices for creating a profile, posting content, and building connections. Tools available to create basic graphics, such as for social media profiles, will also be covered. This course will also cover blogs and websites for building businesses and brands, as well as other digital platforms for direct email communication such as Mailchimp.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Proficiency in navigating key social media sites, and a methodology to approach new social/digital media.
  • Research skills to mine information from social media and digital platforms.
  • Social media profile and brand-building skills, to include creation of websites and blogs.
  • Strategies to maximize and engage your audience organically, options for paid outreach/advertising and analytics to measure results.
  • Understanding of tools available to create social media graphics.
  • Understanding of tools available for managing and capturing contacts.
  • Increased technology confidence all-around!

Questions? E-mail Pam@tech-moxie or call 202-642-5520

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$550 per course. Enroll today as classes are kept small.
A Professional Development boost!

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