2012 AcademyWomen Officer Women Leadership Symposium
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Is there a theme for the symposium?
The theme for the 2012 Symposium is “Igniting the Power and Passion Within.” The theme speaks to the diverse range of interests and pursuits that empower and compliment women’s growth and development as leaders. Through the pursuit of excellence in other aspects of life—be it creative, athletic, spiritual, personal or other endeavors—women develop insights about themselves and the people they lead. The Symposium provides a forum where women can better integrate these many dimensions to cultivate leadership skills in a way that is distinct from other formal training opportunities. OWLS will offer attendees the opportunity to network and interact with colleagues and leaders with a diverse range of expertise, interests and experiences who will inspire attendees to tap into their inherent passions to achieve an even greater level of personal and professional excellence.
The Symposium will conclude with a session designed to help attendees capture their experiences in a Personal Development Plan that will form the basis for a concrete action plan for applying the ideas generated, lessons learned and relationships established during the event to their future development as military officers and leaders in their professional environments and community.
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WHO will attend this symposium?
Up to 300 current and former women military officers, cadets, midshipmen, guests and affiliates are expected to attend the symposium. These individuals represent a wide range of experience in various functional areas and industries. Our annual leadership symposia provide AcademyWomen members the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally and personally through keynote messages and panel discussions.
WHERE WILL THE Symposium Be Held?
The symposium will be held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, VA on September 20th – 22nd, 2011(www.womensmemorial.org).
WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION & PARKING?
You must make your own arrangements for transportation to and from the Women’s Memorial. The Memorial is easily accessible by METRO (Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery stop). Paid parking is available at the Arlington Cemetery Visitor Center lot.
For directions to the Women’s Memorial, please visit: http://www.womensmemorial.org/Visit/directions.html
WHAT ABOUT HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS?
Academy women has made arrangements for a block of rooms at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: 703-807-2000. www.HIRosslyn.com
When calling the hotel directly for reservations please mention AcademyWomen. The AcademyWomen Symposium rate is $99.00 per night plus tax.
This rate is available on a first come first served basis until August 20, 2012.
Speakers and attendees currently on active duty may also choose to stay at the Fort Belvoir guest house or the Fort Myer guest house. Ft Belvoir’s reservations number is 1-800-295-9750 or 703-704-8600. Ft. Meyer’s reservations number is 703-696-3577/3576.
WHAT ABOUT ATTIRE?
The dress for the symposium is business casual. However, Active Duty and Reserve officers generally choose to speak in uniform.