The fall of 2019 marks 50 years since Xavier University’s undergraduate, day program opened to women. In celebration of this historical event, the Xavier Leadership Center is offering a Women’s Business Leadership Certificate designed by the Xavier Leadership Center advisory team of women business leaders to immerse women in developing and experiencing key leadership and business competencies.
Women offer unique skills and values in the workplace that create success in any organization. Having diverse organizational leadership increases innovation, creative thinking, and well-rounded decision-making. To help organizations and individuals capitalize on developing women leaders, the certificate focuses on:
Sep 18-Jun 04, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm)
Click here to download a PDF program brochure including an overview, benefits, facilitator information and other program details.
Women’s Business Leadership Certificate Program designed by the Xavier Leadership Center advisory team of women business leaders immerses women in developing and experiencing key leadership competencies.
The program is multi layered and highly interactive. These layers include:
Women in mid-level manager positions looking to develop the necessary business acumen and leadership skills to advance within their organization.
Stephanie Sisak is a facilitator for the Xavier Leadership Center. In addition, Stephanie is a Visiting Instructor at Xavier University and teaches corporate finance courses at the undergraduate, graduate and Executive MBA level. With over 25 years of professional management experience to draw upon, her courses have consistently been some of the highest rated by students each year. Stephanie’s unique way of making complex financial concepts easy to understand has kept her classrooms full since 1999! While teaching at Xavier, she has been honored with the Delta Sigma Pi “Teacher of the Year” award for 2013 and 2008, selected by the Executive MBA class as “Teacher of the Year” in 2011, and received the Dean’s award for “Excellence in Adjunct Teaching” in May 2005 and May 2008. Stephanie has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Monmouth University. Stephanie worked at Great American Insurance Company for 9 years serving as Assistant Vice President in the technology division primarily responsible for business process improvement, managing technology deployments and leading business continuity planning for the organization. Stephanie began her career in retail management working for Sears for 7 years, The Disney Stores for 2 years and running her family’s business for 2 years.
Krissi Barr is a Xavier Leadership Center partner and strategic leader. Krissi's dynamic presence, decision-making ability and creative thinking quickly establish her as an inspiring leader. The unique combination of her enthusiasm and high-energy with instinctive strategic vision and in-the-trenches experience produce amazing, sustainable bottom-line results. Krissi's "Can Do" attitude generates confidence and a team spirit.
Working within a variety of companies from global Fortune 500's, mid-sized established firms, start-ups and family businesses gives Krissi the perspective to operate within any corporate culture and grow any size business. Krissi focuses on separating daily distractions from the real issues to business on the right path to grow and prosper. Results are immediate, growth sustainable and profitability long-term. The key to the program's success is its implementation emphasis.
Krissi earned a BA and MBA from Miami University and has completed The Wharton School Executive Coaching Program. She is certified an Attribute Index Analyst (for behavior assessments), Professional Values Analyst, Professional Behavioral Analyst, the Devine Inventory, Coach4SuccessTM, and in Paul Hersey's Situational LeadershipTM. Krissi is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. She is on the Executive Advisory Board of Xavier’s Williams College of business and has served on the boards of the Karen Wellington Foundation for People Living with Breast Cancer, the FreeStore/FoodBank, Association of Retarded Citizens of Hamilton County, Winning Over Cancer, Cincinnati Park Foundation, Cincinnati Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth and was selected by the Mayor of Cincinnati to serve on the city's Airport Oversight Advisory Board, and Citizens Technology Advisory Group.
ANNIE FITZPATRICK is a facilitator at Xavier Leadership Center and a member at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Drama Program. She has also taught interpersonal communication skills at UC’s College of Law and UC’s College of Medicine. As a professional actress she has been a spokesperson and corporate trainer for companies that include Procter & Gamble, Lenscrafters, Krogers, Cintas, Ipsos, Barefoot Proximity, Hewlett Packard, Parker Brothers, RCA, JB Speakers, and Motorola. She has coached professional actors for over 25 years and created a Conservatory program for The Tri-State American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She has appeared Off-Broadway, toured nationally and internationally, and works in regional theatres across the country. She has appeared in numerous national and local commercials. TV and film credits include Those Who Kill, Army Wives, Little Accidents, Fun Size, Milk Money, Loving, and Broken Hearts. As a company member of The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, she has received two Best Actress Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and multiple Acclaim Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actress.Show More
Denise Dal Vera is a Xavier Leadership Center facilitator in areas including influencing, emotional intelligence, presentation skills and more. Creating interactive and engaging sessions tailored to workforce needs is a challenge she enjoys. She has been a working actress for over 20 years and is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music Acting Program (CCM), a corporate coach and co-owner of IWA Strategies LLC. Combining what both actors and neuroscientists understand about human communication, allows a fresh approach to teaching the soft skills of Emotional Intelligence that is tangible and easily accessible. Recent featured acting roles include; Rebecca in My Days of Mercy, with Kate Mara and Ellen Page, Rust Creek, Goat, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Chicago PD, Army Wives, 21 Jump Street, Northern Exposure, Days of our lives.
Reginald Tomas Lee, PhD, is a professor, author, speaker, and executive advisor focusing on business domain management, an organization-wide framework that focuses on cash generation and operations management. Currently, he is a management professor at Xavier University and the president of Business Dynamics & Research. He previously worked for GM, IBM, Oracle, and and held senior supply chain positions at EY and Sapient. Prior to teaching at Xavier, he taught at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.
Reginald is the author of four books, including Lies, Damned Lies, and Cost Accounting, and his latest, Strategic Cost Transformation. He has written over 40 articles and white papers and was a featured writer for the "Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.” Reginald is a very active speaker with events including TEDx, Association for Financial Professionals, Index México, and the Construction Finance Managers Association. Over the next two years, several state CPA societies including Ohio, California, and New York have engaged Reginald to share his concepts to their membership.