GFWC LEADS
(
Leadership Education and Development Seminar)

 
GFWC PENNSYLVANIA LEADERSHIP CHAIRMAN
Dawn L. Himler, 458 Himler Road
Greensburg, PA 15601-6322
724-836-3764 or dhimler@comcast.net
   
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN
Northeastern District
Linda Young
306 Huston Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1524
570-586-5809
103young@comcast.net
North Central District
Joyce Kerr
467 Orlando Avenue
State College, PA 16803-3477
814-237-4755
dxk7@psu.edu

 

Northwestern District
Susan Wingard
93 Mary Lane
Curwensville, PA 16833
814-236-1571
susanwingard@verizon.net
Southeastern District
Barbara Hartenbauer
605 Centennial Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473
601-287-7010
barbaraorganist@gmail.com
South Central District
Carol Bogar
106 Brindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-9780
717-697-8922
cbogar@bogarlaw.com
Southwestern District
Kathie Strait
460 Wilbur Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA 15145-1328
412-824-0993
Kstrait1@hotmail.com
   

LEADERSHIP

Leaders are people who influence others to follow them.  The goal of the leader in a modern organization is to create a situation in which committed, self-confident people work in existing jobs toward a worthwhile purpose.

ARE YOU AN “OWL” – “Outstanding Woman Leader?”

 
  • Do you have a positive attitude?
  • Are you willing to strengthen existing leadership skills?
  • Do you know how to acquire the necessary tolls for further development?
  • Can you put these skills to use?
 
   
If you cannot answer “YES” to all of these questions, the GFWC Pennsylvania Leadership Team (OWLS) will help you acquire the knowledge, skills and tools to increase the amount of first time leaders in clubs, districts, and state and to revitalize long time leaders as mentors.   So you can answer “YES” to these questions.

SO...WHOOO ARE YOU?

I AM AN OUTSTANDING WOMAN LEADER KNOWN AS A GFWC PENNSYLVANIA “OWL.”

WHAT IS “LEAD-itude?

 
LEADITUDE is a person’s attitude and aptitude regarding leadership.  Great leaders are always open to learning so they can increase their “Lead-itude.”  Below you will find a series of questions regarding you and how you yourself lead.  Can you answer “YES” to all of these questions?
 
 
  1. Do you delegate responsibilities?
  2. Do you share your ideas?
  3. Do you know your officers’/members’ strengths?
  4. Are you approachable?
  5. Do you ask for help?
  6. Do you know your club/organization inside and out?
  7. Do you communicate well?
  8. Do you set reasonable expectations?
  9. Do you praise and encourage your members?
  10. Do you manage change well in your club or organization?
  11. Do you keep a positive attitude?
  12. Do you follow the rules?
  13. Are you a good listener?
  14. Do you lead by example?
 
     
How did you do?  How many did you answer “YES” to?  What areas can you improve your performance in?  Strengthen your “Lead-itude” by improving on the questions you did not answer “YES” to and then look at these questions again at the middle of your administration.  If you answered “YES” to all of them then you improved your “Lead-itude!”
“OWL” leave you with this thought by Warren Bennis –
“It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes
leaders from their followers.”
 
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