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

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016

Transformations: The Empowered Next Step

Taught by Iris Krasnow


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

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At The Key School, Annapolis, Maryland

534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Write Well: For Memoirs, Blogs, Magazines

Morning Seminar – Taught by Iris Krasnow,
American University professor, Huffington Post columnist and bestselling author, described on

Dates and Times: To Be Announced

Write Well is designed to teach the fundamentals of journalistic, clear writing in a variety of forms –– journaling, memoirs, personal essays, blogs, opinion pieces –– 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.

This is a perfect course for students interested in writing memoirs.

Writing enriches our lives in so many way, it sharpens our minds and excavates our emotions and spirits, which ultimately leads to healing and growth. Write Well also offers instruction in the media pitching processes that includes writing a book proposal, as well as a broad overview of all publishing opportunities, including self-publishing.

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$500 for five-week Transformations; $500 for five-week Write Well.
Please bring checks to first class, made out to: Onward, LLC.

Enroll today as classes are kept small.
A Professional Development boost!

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