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Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Linda McCulloch, Secretary of State of Montana
Sponsored by Girls Thinking Global
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In this webinar, Linda McCulloch, Secretary of State of Montana, discussed the power of self-belief, and how she overcame her fear of becoming an elected official. As the first on her father’s side to graduate high school and the first on her mother’s side to graduate college, Linda doubted her abilities to run for the Montana State Legislature. However, her outspoken attitude, problem solving skills, and willingness to tackle the issues proved invaluable in the political world. In her position of Secretary of State of Montana, Linda uses her strength as a woman to inspire others to come together in order to address important issues.
This presentation also covered what Linda lists as her top five leadership competencies:
- Takes initiative
- Displays high integrity and honesty
- Inspires and motivates others
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Solves problems and analyzes issues
This webinar will benefit women and girls interested in growing their leadership abilities and maneuvering a field dominated by men. It will also provide tangible strategies to help women and girls navigate difficult situations and hard decisions while staying true to their principles.
About the Presenter
Linda McCulloch was elected Montana’s first woman Secretary of State in November 2008. Linda believes civic engagement fuels a functioning democracy, and she’s committed to increasing public participation in all levels of government. Linda’s professional career consists entirely of public service, having previously served as a teacher, school librarian, legislator, and statewide elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.
During her two terms as State Superintendent, Linda helped boost funding for Montana schools, implement Indian Education for All, start Full-Time Kindergarten across the state, award honorary high school diplomas for war-veterans, launch the READ Montana! program, and help advance rural education advocacy regarding the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Linda served three terms in the Montana House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001. As an active civic leader, Linda has been a faculty affiliate and served on numerous boards including the Board of Public Education, Board of Regents, Montana Library Commission, and the Advisory Council to the Montana Meth Project.
Linda holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Supervision of Library Media Programs from the University of Montana. She started her educational career in 1978 as a paraprofessional in Eastern Montana before teaching in schools in Western Montana.
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