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Abrina Schnurman-Crook
Executive Director
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-7488


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Executive Certificate in Leadership Program for Women.

The Executive Certificate in Leadership provides innovative training opportunities for the Roanoke region. This program consistently has a waiting list.

As one human resource director recently stated, "We cannot do without that year-long program!" Another HR director reported seeing "a clear difference in the women who have gone through the program."

Our unique combination of assessments, workshops, group experiences, readings, mentorship, and conflict and negotiation sessions provides a framework for transformational leadership development.

Graduates of our programs grow in ways that foster clear movement in their organizations and community endeavors. Consider enrolling a promising leader this year.


Registrations are being accepted through Friday, April 24, 2014. Spaces are limited. Please download the registration form (Word document).


The words of the program’s participants say it best:

"The best leadership program I have ever experienced."

Robyn Porterfield, development coordinator with Radford University

"Hollins University has an outstanding leadership program for women. Not only does the Batten Leadership Institute provide you with the resources to learn and grow, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet and share with other professional women. I would truly recommend this program to any woman interested in digging deep to make a positive change in her life (professionally and personally). I am very thankful I was able to be a part of something so great!"

Rebecca Waterfield, project manager II, Advance Auto Parts

"I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Leadership Institute. One of my goals upon entering the program was to strengthen my skills on satisfactorily resolving conflict. Not only was I successful in achieving that goal but through observations gained from the testing profiles, I was able to better articulate a clear vision of my goals and aspirations within my organization. I plan to use what I have learned to help to make a difference in the success of my organization and to successfully coach others."

Carol Tuning, human services coordinator, City of Roanoke

"Understanding who I am as a leader has always been extremely important to me. Participation in the Hollins program taught me that developing a deeper understanding of others is a true measure of exceptional leadership. The experience was priceless."

Kimberly A.C. Enochs, SPHR, senior vice president, Rutherfoord Companies