American University Brings Classes to Annapolis

American University LEAD Program


Lifelong learners in Anne Arundel and neighboring counties who don’t want to make the long, traffic-clogged trek on Route 50 to take in-person classes at one of the several esteemed universities in Washington, D.C. do not have to anymore: Announcing, AU On The Bay!

American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies is rolling out four courses for adult women this fall as part of the school’s Leadership, Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Certificate for women in transitional stages of their lives.

The following courses, which will be held at Jefferson Communications, 121 Cathedral Street, in Annapolis are:

  • Voices of Women and  Write Well and Get Published, to be taught by longtime Annapolitan and AU Professor Iris Krasnow (Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m,)
  • Mastering Social and Digital Media with be taught by Chesapeake Family/Chesapeake Inspired Publisher Donna Jefferson (Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Women and Leadership will be taught by Elizabeth Buckman, Vice-President/Communications at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, beginning in October (Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

Classes can be taken individually or students who complete the four courses earn a LEAD Certificate, (Leadership, Empowerment and Development) from the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University.

AU on the Bay spins out of the success of Krasnow’s LEAD courses taught on the American University main campus. As the bestselling author of books that chronicle the female growth cycle, Krasnow notes that women thrive in the type of social and academic setting that these courses provide:

“Women love to be around other women; thus the popularity of girls’ nights out! The LEAD courses, though, offer so much more than that. While clearly the social networking is a plus in these classes we provide academic rigor and real skills so that a woman at any age, or any stage, comes away with new skills, new energy and a new directions to take charge of the many transitions in her person and professional life.”

More detailed information about classes is available on the Jefferson Communications website, click here.

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