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Take a proactive approach to advancing your career as an LGBTQ leader.
Colleges and universities have historically operated within primarily heteronormative, patriarchal systems, and have often not felt welcoming to those who identify outside of these norms. Thankfully, opportunities for those who identify as LGBTQ continue to grow.
In this webcast, you will learn from Dr. Karen Whitney, Interim Chancellor for the University of Illinois-Springfield, on how you can use your experiences to serve your leadership goals and grow your influence as an LGBTQ professional. You will create a map that will outline specific actions to take as you consider:
- The best position and college/university for you
- How to organize a job search
- How to present yourself through your resume
- How to prepare for an interview and complete the search process as someone who identifies as LGBTQ
Who should attend?
Anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or is looking for ways to serve as an ally to those who do will benefit from this webcast.
- The Context We Work Within
In this first section, we will discuss how colleges and universities have historically operated within primarily heteronormative, patriarchal systems and what this means for those who don’t fall within these descriptions.
- Exploring Challenges and Opportunities
In this second section, we will discuss how your LGBTQ identity can inform and shape your perception of yourself as a professional and leader. We will talk about ways in which you “show up to your leadership” in your workplace.
- Advancing Your Career
In this final section, we will discuss what it can look like to intentionally advance your career as someone who identifies as LGBTQ. You will consider what you can do as a higher education professional to be authentic to yourself and successfully progress your career. After this section, you will have action items to take away as you explore new opportunities or look to grow your influence in your current position.