Leadership & Management Series (Virtual)-AFM

Laurel Westmoreland

  • LM Session 1
    June 16, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • LM Session 2
    June 30, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • LM Session 3
    July 14, 2021
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

This series is comprised of three classes designed to invite participants to understand themselves as leaders, to enhance their individual leadership awareness, and to engage in the process of life-long leadership behaviors. Throughout the series, participants will be invited to consider empowering communication styles, aspects of collaborative teams and trust building, as well as developing a mindset that focuses on care of self and others in service of leading high-performing, productive teams. Team satisfaction and organizational impact go hand in hand. Leaders can make all the difference. Join us on this journey of focusing your leadership and management lens.

These classes are made possible with generous funding from:

With additional support from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay & Wells Fargo 


Session 1: Work, Interrupted: Take Back Control of Your Workday

Virtual-June 16, 2021 8:30 am-12:30 pm EST

Studies show that during an average workday, a person can lose up to three hours to interruptions and time mismanagement. By identifying your most common daily disruptions and developing strategies to manage them, you can take back control over your day and increase your productivity — all while minimizing work-related stress.

Managing interruptions has a lot more to do with discipline than being organized, and discipline is a skill anyone can learn. This class is perfect for every nonprofit professional, especially program directors and managers, executive leadership, volunteer managers, and fundraisers.

In this session with Margarita Sarmiento, you will:

  • Learn surprisingly easy and practical solutions to become less stressed, more productive and more successful
  • Explore real-life experiences and strategies for how to handle work interruptions
  • Discover how to add extra time to your day


Session 2:  Mindfulness 101

Virtual-June 30, 2021 8:30 am-12:30 pm EST

Life constantly demands our attention. But when we become fixated on the past or worried about the future, we often miss the most vital parts and possibilities of our present situation. Cultivating a state where you are consistently present in the moment is not impossible, but it takes practice. Participants will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and self-awareness in creating balance — both at work and in life. You will practice mindfulness and meditation and develop strategies for being a more effective leader.

In the session, join DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW  to learn what mindfulness is and master techniques to help you become more tuned into the present. Through interactive activities and real-world case studies, you’ll explore the value of your emotions, identify and counter distorted thinking that can lead to anxiety and become more fully present in social and professional interactions.


Session 3: The Power of Self-Awareness

Virtual-July 14, 2021 8:30 am-12:30 pm EST

In this class, we will explore the fundamental skills and compelling behaviors of mindful leadership and learn how to use mindfulness to address others’ concerns, show gratitude and maintain control.  You’ll have the opportunity with DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW to practice mindfulness and learn how to build it into your everyday life. 

Margarita Sarmiento designs and presents customized training and implementation programs for public, non-profit and for-profit organizations. These programs focus on improving both organizational and personal performance.

Margarita has over 25 years of management, training and facilitation experience, encompassing the areas of professional development, team building, leadership, organizational planning, board development, cross cultural communication and diversity. She has worked in corporate management and training with Progressive Companies, Busch Entertainment Corporation and the National Conference for Community & Justice- Tampa Bay, and has been called on to successfully consult and train in a variety of industries. Currently, Margarita serves as a trainer and consultant for numerous companies including the Pascall Company and Skill Path Seminars, as well as working as a personal management coach.

Margarita is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She currently calls Tampa, FL home.

DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, international best seller, teen-parent expert, wellness coach, certified Passion Test Facilitator, certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway trainer, motivational speaker, life coach and president/founder of Global Counseling & Coaching Services, Inc. which focuses on speaking, training, workshops and seminars for teenagers, parents and women. She is the host of the DrStem Show Talk Radio and Podcast on America Out Loud and the DrStem TV Show.

DrStem “Life Plus,” is all about mindfulness, motivation, inspiration, education, empowerment and encouragement.  As a mindfulness and success trainer and coach, her passion is in helping people with tools to live in the present, manage their mental health and yes follow their passion effortlessly and fearlessly. She does this by empowerment programs, speaking and training that focuses on hope, boosting confidence and encouraging others to live their lives mindfully, freely and fearlessly.

Her online programs for individuals and businesses are created to help with stress, mindfulness, finding your true passion, marriage programs and balancing life.


Virtual-June 16, 30 & July 14, 2021 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm EST

$288.00 Only $69.00 each (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

Please note that registration will close at 11:55 pm EST on June 13, 27 & July 11, 2021.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, and cancellation and refunds.

There may be photographing of the training for use in our marketing materials. If you do not wish to be captured on film, please alert staff when you check in for class. 

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