Reflections on Inclusive Supervision as an Assistant Dean of Students

Last updated January 5, 2024

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Last Updated

January 5, 2024

Reflections on Inclusive Supervision as an Assistant Dean of Students

Last updated January 5, 2024

Gain insight on how to lead with intention as a middle manager.


Leading from the middle of an institution is a tough role. Managing both up and down while completing student-centered work requires self-reflection, empathy, and intention. Yet it can be accomplished in a transformative way that both honors the individual identities of your team and advances the goals and mission of your institution. 

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jenn Duffield as she reflects on how she navigated her role as Assistant Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator leading a team of eight. Jenn will share how her role evolved over time, as well as the challenges and successes she experienced leading a team. She’ll also highlight the personal work she accomplished that informed her approach to inclusive supervision. We invite you to participate in conversation and share how you are working to develop your own sense of self as a leader and supervisor. We’ll discuss such aspects of leadership as: 

  • The role of gender and intersectional identities in supervision. 
  • An anti-oppressive approach to supervision. 
  • An individualized approach to one-on-ones. 
  • A collaborative framework for team meetings. 
  • Building a team in an equitable and inclusive manner through hiring, promoting, and coaching. 

You’ll walk away from this discussion with an opportunity to reflect upon how you can lead more inclusively, as well as with resources to help you to do so. 

Who should attend?

Current and aspiring women leaders who are interested in reflecting on inclusive supervision and leadership practices will find this discussion most beneficial.

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This event is part of Authentic Conversations: A Discussion Series with Amazing Women Leaders. Whether you are looking to develop your own leadership skills, plan for career growth, or create equitable and inclusive environments where women leaders can thrive, this series is for you. Learn more about the series and how it works.