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Female Leaders: Defining Your Authentic Strengths & Presence
Chasity Kuttrus

Monday, May 2, 2016
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702
Chicago, IL

Registration Update as of 4/6: This workshop has reached capacity. We are offering this workshop again on Tuesday, May 3. For more information and to register for Tuesday, May 3, click here

If you are only able to attend on Monday, May 2, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 as we may be able to accommodate you.  

Make plans to be part of a dynamic, hands on workshop where you will be involved in exercises designed to create and define your own Authentic Presence and Style as a leader.  We will discuss real situations using the learning of each participant along with case studies to create a structured approach to defining and utilizing your strengths.  We will focus on the female "soft-skills" required to create an environment of success.  Our instructor/trainer is an expert in Executive Coaching and will deliver in a fun, engaging way that will get authentic results. Kuttrus will help you create a career roadmap with specific action items and built in accountability.

Come and reflect on your past successes while working through a highly integrated program that focuses on the following: 

  • Module 1:  The Power of Your Authentic Presence
  • Module 2:  Your Personal Brand
  • Module 3:  Strength Assessment and Individual SWOT Analysis (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) 
  • Module 4:  Develop Operating Guidelines

Who should attend: Female leaders, educators, administrators and emerging leaders who are ready to spend time focused on their own development.  Those who want a structured process for defining what’s most important personally and professionally. This workshop is designed for those who want to invest in their careers in a very personalized way. There is a pre-work assessment assigned in advance of the program and the workshop has a six month accountability component attached for even greater results. 

Chasity Kuttrus,
managing partner of Executive Elements is a strategic thinker with more than 20 years of experience in human resources and coaching with a focus on female leaders.  With significant breadth of leadership skills and expertise in creating and analyzing an individual’s leadership ‘DNA’, Kuttrus brings unique insight to the coaching process as she helps her clients better understand their own strengths and weaknesses and how they work within their organization. For more information, visit

Workshop Location
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate.  The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not be eligible for the discounted rate, standard rates apply. Parties of two or more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
ISACS has secured discounted hotel accommodations at Club Quarters at Wacker and Michigan. The Club Quarters is located two blocks from the ISACS classroom. To make a reservation, please contact Club Quarters Member Services at 203-905-2100 (Mon.-Fri. 7am-11pm; Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 10am-6pm EST) and use the following group code "IS0516" to receive the discounted rate. If you would like to book online, you may do so by clicking here. Credit cards are required to book all room reservations. For directions to the Club Quarters, which also includes walking directions to the ISACS classroom, click here.

If you are looking for another option or the room block is full, please take a moment to check out the other hotels that the ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with in the Chicago area. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and as a member of ISACS you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs. We recommend booking your hotel room early. 

If you have any issues booking a room at the Club Quarters or any other property, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.

Registration Fee

  • $190 member fee
  • $240 non-member fee 
  • First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
  • Workshop includes coffee/tea,light breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Register early as we anticipate this workshop will reach capacity
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 

Questions? Please call 312-750-1190.


Member Cost: $190     Non-member Cost: $240


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