Applications now open for GCSAA’s new Women’s Leadership Academy

By |  July 17, 2023 0 Comments

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)  recently debuted the Women’s Leadership Academy. The academy is set for Nov. 7-9 in Lawrence, Kan., home of GCSAA headquarters.

GCSAA says the event will focus on providing women in the turfgrass industry with education, mentoring and networking. It is open to all women in the turfgrass industry, not just members of GCSAA. The event is free to all those selected to attend.

Education at the event is divided into four segments: self-discovery, understanding others, communicating effectively and being an inspiration. In addition to educational sessions, the Women’s Leadership Academy will include networking opportunities and discussions on wellness, talent optimization, human resources and more.

Suzy Whaley, PGA Master Professional and the first woman to serve as president of the PGA of America will headline the event. Whaley will share her experience in the golf industry and relate it to turfgrass professionals during a fireside chat at the opening evening reception where participants can ask questions in a conversational format.

“This event gives us the opportunity to inspire a small, yet growing and passionate group in our industry to become impactful leaders,” Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA, said. “Their leadership will not only help those already in the turfgrass industry but attract more women to work in turf-related fields.”

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 7.

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