Dr. Flecia Thomas
Awareness Impact & Motivation Specialist (AIMS) has been created to increase the Awareness, explore the Impact and Motivation needed for women and girls to support taking and maintaining control of their lives. Through a journey of self-discovery and training, women and girls are empowered to develop and achieve leadership and self-actualization skills that are vital for them to improve the human condition locally, nationally and globally.
If you have an interest in empowering women and teens, you are invited to take this exciting journey with me, Dr. Flecia Thomas, president of AIMS, and other dynamic women who see this as a passion. I will utilize this blog to identify pathways for converting the passion into reality in the lives of girls and women.
To begin, I would like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts about the type of training and development opportunities you would like to see offered in the Chicago Metropolitan Area for women and girls ages 13-18. During March 28-April 10, all entries, under the Blog tab concerning possible future Leadership Training topics, will be entered into a drawing to win a free pizza. Winners will be notified on the blog. At that time, the winner can decide if you would like to remain anonymous upon claiming your pizza.
Future Training and development opportunity for the McHenry County area teens girls.
Also, I would like to share an initiative which our company is currently exploring. It would offer a Critical Thinking Institute as a future training and development opportunity for the for the McHenry County area teen girls.
One of the core reasons for teaching critical thinking is that good analytical skills are essential for making fundamental decisions. The Thinking Critical Company publishes PreK-12+ books and software to develop critical thinking in core subject areas. According to a http://www.criticalthinking.com/articles/teaching-critical-thinking-skills, 2005 posting on that company’s website,”If we teach children everything we know, their knowledge is limited to ours. If we teach children to think, their knowledge is helplessly limitless. “Our ability to succeed in life is directly proportional to our ability to solve the problems we encounter along life’s journey. Tragically, elementary and secondary education is mostly memorization. The biggest problem facing educators today is the inability of most students to think analytically”
Lately, I have been in numerous conversations with teens and it never seems to amaze me that they are not interested in conversations which require them to think or formulate an original concept before they speak. Stayed tuned for more information about this initiative.
My thoughts on future Training for women:
Women wrestle with comparing themselves to other women. I am not suggesting that women learn to be content thereby accepting their present circumstances. Rather, what I am suggesting is that when you compare yourself to others you are limiting your personal development to that which you see in others. Therefore, I am suggesting that women set goals for themselves based on their own set of expectations, and, then, seek out the training they need to create the person they want to be. Some of it will be conventional training which all of us receive through preK-highschool and, ideally through, college, graduate school and perhaps professional school. Other training, however, relates to the individual and developing the capacity to hone and celebrate our values, confidence, uniqueness, strengths, and leadership skills to permanently impact our lives and the lives of others. It is AIMS’ mission to provide this latter training to young and adult women. Please join us in this journey.
Let’s hear from YOU – Please share your ideas on training here: