Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education 

Online | July 30, 2024 11:30 am ET - July 31, 2024 4:30 pm ET

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This training will not be available asynchronously.

Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education 

Online | July 30, 2024 11:30 am ET - July 31, 2024 4:30 pm ET

Prioritize your growth and expand your network.  


Are you looking to take the next step in leadership but aren’t sure where to start? Perhaps you’re not in a formal leadership role but are interested in developing your leadership skills? Join us for this powerful, two-day online leadership development experience designed for women at all levels of the organization – whether aspiring leaders or leaders for many years – who wish to connect with other women in higher education. 

You will have the opportunity to learn from successful leaders from across higher education and build a valuable affinity network with your peers that can provide support and feedback through this virtual experience.   Whether or not you’re in a formal leadership role, you’ll learn key skills to lead from any position, better understand your own leadership style through our Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment, and customize your experience by focusing on the topics you care about most and connecting with other leaders in similar roles. 

Who should attend?

This program is designed for women at all levels of the organization – whether new to the workforce or leading for many years – who wish to connect with other women in higher education and develop your leadership skills. Faculty, staff, and administrative leaders who identify as women will benefit from this program.

Can’t attend on these dates? Check out the other times we’re offering this program this year.

If you are already leading at strategic levels in higher education (especially AVPs, VPs, and those leading at the Dean or Director level and above), or you have already participated in this program and are looking to deepen your leadership skillset in community with other women leaders, you might consider joining us in-person for: Executive-Level Leadership: An Institute for Advanced Women Leaders in Higher Education.


Day 1: July 30, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Optional Meet and Greet 
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET 
If you’re interested in connecting with other attendees in an informal setting, join us before the conference kick-off to build community.



Welcome and Introductions 
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET  



Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow 
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET 
Leadership in higher education matters now more than ever. In this session, you will learn what constitutes outstanding leadership—including the qualities, characteristics, experiences, and expertise amazing leaders possess. You’ll then reflect on your own leadership style through the Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment to determine how you want to lead moving forward.



1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET  



Leading Inclusively: Intersectionality Matters 
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET 
Highly inclusive leaders strive to respect and value people from diverse backgrounds based on categories like gender, race, class, sexual orientation, religion, ability, etc. This session will focus on intersectionality—on the ways that individuals can face multiple forms of oppression due to their membership in more than one non-dominant social identity. We will explore how leaders can cultivate inclusion by addressing the complex, cumulative effects of intersectionality.



2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET 



Essential Leadership Communication Skills
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET
As women leaders in higher education, we face multiple and conflicting messages that we must navigate in order to advance our teams, our goals, and ourselves. In this session, we will identify core communication competencies to help you navigate conflict and competing needs.



Day 1 Wrap-Up 
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET 



Day 2: July 31, 2024
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
Recap and Review 
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET 



Leading Through Crisis
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET 
The last several years have shown that all leaders can be impacted by turbulent times. Our expert will unpack how women – and especially women of color—are often tapped to lead organizations when institutions are at critical junctures. From there, we’ll dive into how responding can make or break successful leadership.



1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 



Focusing on Your Work: Mini-Workshops
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET 
In this session, you will have an opportunity to break into groups with the event’s speakers in order to work further on the content. You will choose your breakout rooms based on your focus selection.



3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET 



Envisioning Next Steps for Leadership Development
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET 
In this session, you will have an opportunity to connect with others in similar roles in order to help you consider your next career steps.



Conference Wrap-Up 
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET 



“The Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference helped reinforce what I know I need to do but have been avoiding. This conference gave me the motivation I needed to make some changes in my leadership journey!”

-Jamie Chriqui, Sr. Associate Dean, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago


“Not only an investment in your current and future leadership abilities, but an investment in your self-confidence and your community of women leaders and supporters.”

-C. A. Cruthird, Director Grant Monitoring & Continuity, Dallas College


“This conference was amazing. I felt valued and I felt like there was truly an exchange of value. It was very interactive and engaging. Questions were answered in a relatable way. I enjoyed this conference and can’t stop talking about it.”

-Adebola, University of Nevada, Reno


“Great conference with valuable information. I look forward to viewing the slides again to apply the learning to my current and future positions.”

-Millicent Murray, Academic Program Coordinator, University of Delaware


“This conference provided me with practical tools to use to further develop my skills as a leader. This conference was an excellent way to meet and learn from other women leaders in higher ed from across the country, and at varied stages in their leadership careers. It validated many of my experiences as a leader and gave me a direction for improvement and growth.”

-Kelsie Smith, Director for Academic Success Center, Columbia Basin College


“Feeling connected and supported in a professional setting is just as important as it is outside of work. In the conference you can connect with leading professionals and peers to work through hard topics and gain insights on how to be a leader and understand your leaders/supervisors.”

– Markee Kessell, Budget Analyst III, Texas Tech University