The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has sponsored an eight-week spring training program at Holyoke Community College aimed at women who want to enhance their leadership skills.

The course – “Women Leaning Into Leadership: Empowering Your Voice” – is being offered over Zoom from March 25 through May 13. Beyond that, each program participant will receive 30 minutes of private, one-on-one coaching from the instructor, Annie Shibata Ph.D., owner of Growth Mindset Leadership and Communication Coaching.

During the program sessions, participants will learn to evaluate their communication skills and apply new communication techniques, practice the power of mindfulness, distinguish forms of influence and persuasion to create powerful messages, assess their leadership strengths, and create short- and long-term plans for career development.