Become your most powerful self. Join women from across higher education to gain confidence as a leader, prioritize your growth, and expand your network.
Are you looking to take the next step in leadership but aren’t sure where to start? What strengths do you have that can help you lead with excellence? Would you like to connect with other women leaders in higher education for shared learning and support? Please join us for this powerful two-day leadership conference and experience.
With this event, you will have opportunities to build a valuable affinity network with your peers that can provide mentorship and guidance as you move forward with your goals afterward. In addition, you will be able to take our Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment before the conference at no additional charge. This assessment will help you to understand ways of achieving greater balance among five forms of intelligence in order to improve your overall effectiveness as a leader. You will actively use the results of this assessment during the first session.
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | All Times Eastern
Optional Meet and Greet
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
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. In this session, you will use a self-assessment tool to help identify your leadership style. You will engage in discussions about how to manage and capitalize on your style while simultaneously mitigating the challenges of that particular style.
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
Leadership as the Management of Meaning
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 cultivate resources to identify, reinforce, or challenge the meanings of leadership, including the concept of nostalgia-based thinking.
Day 1 Wrap-Up
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | All Times Eastern
Recap and Review
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET
Leading Through Crisis
12:15 p.m. –1:30 p.m. ET
While some roles on campus are more likely than others to engage in crisis management, the last two 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 to crisis can make or break successful leadership.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Focusing on Your Work
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
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.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Who should attend?
Mid- to upper-level women higher-education leaders who wish to:
- Build upon your leadership skillset for success.
- Learn from expert faculty and the shared experiences of your peers.
- Connect with other women leaders in higher education.
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 Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education 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
Make it a Bundle
Kyra Lobbins, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff, Adler University
Sandra Miles, PhD
Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Academic Impressions
Paaige K. Turner
Dean, College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University
Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D
President Emerita, Clarion University | Executive Coach