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Business & Professional Women’s Individual Development Program

Grow Personally and Professionally - Participate in the Individual Development Program

Program History

The Individual Development program was developed in the 1960’s to further enhance leadership and communication skills for working women. It has evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of women but the core of the program remains – with a communications and public speaking focus. BPW Foundation continues to support ID; a licensed Signature Program. Express yourself and become a powerful woman in action

It is not who you know but what you know about who you know! – Charisse Kellums

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. —

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. — Dolly Parton

The Individual Development Program (ID) ID provides training and practice opportunities in public speaking, general communications and job performance skills. The program introduces participants to the mission and vision of Business and Professional Women (BPW).

1) BPW: The Past, Present & Future Historical perspective and current opportunities of BPW.

2) DISCover Traits: Understanding behavioral and communication styles – managing for improved performance.

3) Presentable: Learn to organize and create presentations.

4) Standing Up & Standing Out: Oral Presentations: Developing confidence to deliver an oral presentation. Impromptu and prepared speeches are presented.

5) Define and Shine! How to create and use a network.

6) It’s All About You! Interviewing tips and techniques.

7) Meet Me In The Middle: Negotiating skills for a WIN-WIN outcome.

8) Best in Class. Developing Leadership Skills: Are you the leader you want to be? Developing leadership qualities that will help you rise to the top!

9) Get Into It and Out of It! Parliamentary Procedure: Using parliamentary process can streamline any meeting and committee.

10) Business Etiquette: Provide guidelines for decorum in business settings, email, work gatherings.

11) You Have the Right to Write! Understand your advocacy role in your business and community.

12) Reaching for the Stars! Develop your goals. Learn about governing values – what is important to you, how do you see the world, and what do you believe in?

13) Using Various Media Venues! Develop media relationships for your business or organization.

Upcoming Events

  • Region 3 Individual Development Course
    Wed, Jan 05
    Event Online - Mail in Preregistration
    Jan 05, 7:00 PM – Feb 02, 7:00 PM
    Event Online - Mail in Preregistration
    Deadline for registration is December 17, 2021. See registration form for more information
  • 2022 State Leadership Meeting
    Sat, Apr 23
    Apr 23, 9:00 AM
    Coshocton, 770 S 2nd St, Coshocton, OH 43812, USA
    2022-2023 Board presentation, Young Careerist and Individual Development speeches, Legislative Meeting.
  • 102 BPW OHIO Annual Conference Meeting
    Fri, May 20
    Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
    May 20, 9:00 AM – May 22, 3:00 PM
    Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, 1098 Ashland, Co Rd 3006, Perrysville, OH 44864, USA
    Come join us for the Annual Conference Meeting at Mohican Lodge & Conference Center 1098 Ashland, County Road3006, Perrysville OH 44864

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