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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance–What Women Should Know

The VPA is excited to offer, for the first time ever, a collaborative book group! In the busy world of being a leader, we can find ourselves in a whirlwind with little time to pause and learn and collaborate with others. The book of choice is a New York Times bestseller:

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self- Assurance— What Women Should Know.

About the Book: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In said, “Katy and Shipman shine a perceptive light on the crucial role that confidence plays in the ability of women to succeed. They offer women practical advice and the vision of a more hopeful future.”  Joanna Coles, Editor-In-Chief of Cosmopolitan, said, “The Confidence Code belongs in the bag of every woman in America. It combines groundbreaking scientific research and firsthand accounts from the World’s most powerful woman.” Tory Burch, CEO, Tory Burch, LLC said Women have no shortage of competence. What they need is more confidence. The Confidence Code provides a fresh and insightful look at this key to success.” Participants in this book club with the guidance of Erica McLaughlin, will have the opportunity to discuss how this information connects with us personally and professionally. We can discuss how we are going to take this information in and then turn it into action.

  • Save the Dates: September 22nd, October 4th, October 20th, November 1st, November 15th and November 29th.
  • Time: The sessions will be 60 minutes on those dates and will run from 4:45 – 5:45
  • Location: Online (google meet)
  • Cost: $75 which includes the book (we will mail a hard copy to you) and 12 hours of professional learning toward your licensure
  • Target Audience: School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, District Leadership

Registration Deadline was: August 31st

Interested in Joining? Email Erica McLaughlin at

Cancellation Policy: For all Vermont Principals’ Association professional learning events, the VPA must be notified of any cancellations no later than 10 days prior to the event. Cancellation notifications received after the 10 day deadline will be subject to a fee of 50% of the total cost of registration.