Learn to use a variety of skills that will enhance your effectiveness as a leader.
Are you looking to take your next step in leadership, but aren’t sure where to start? What particular strengths do you have that can help you lead with excellence? Would you like to connect with other female leaders in higher education for learning and support? Please join us November 13-15 in Orlando for a powerful learning experience.
During this 3-day event, we will look at how gender and other factors such as generation, geography, and diversity gives you a unique perspective that can shape and empower your leadership style. You will also have opportunities to build an affinity network with your peers that can provide mentorship and guidance as you move forward with your goals following the event.
New Sessions This Year
We are continuously looking to improve our leadership trainings. In our second year offering this conference, we have added sessions on:
- Negotiating in both formal and informal settings
- Managing campus issues as a leader
- Influencing without positional authority
We look forward to sharing these sessions with you as we continue to improve our women’s leadership training.
Who Should Attend
Mid- to upper-level female higher ed leaders who wish to build upon their leadership skill set for success will greatly benefit from the information shared at this conference. You will have the opportunity to learn from our expert faculty, as well as the shared experiences of your peers.
In these concurrent sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to build your leadership skill set. These session’s topics include:
- Executive Presence
- Shifting Your Culture
- Issues Management
- Mapping Your Career Opportunities
Jeanne A.K. Hey, Ph.D.
Previously, Jeanne served as the Director of International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bucknell University, she earned a PhD in political science from The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching expertise are in the areas of comparative foreign policy, small states, Latin American politics, European foreign policy and pedagogy in international studies. She has extensive international experience, having conducted research and taught university courses in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. She has published four books and numerous articles on foreign policy, developing regions, and international studies pedagogy.
Dr. Hey is an alumna of the HERS Leadership Institute for women in academia, held at Wellesley College. She is also a past fellow in the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she was trained in applying the case method of college teaching in global affairs. She has developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on a variety of issues in management and leadership, including for the Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Thornton Academy, in Saco, ME.
Ms. Arlethia Perry-Johnson served most recently as vice president of marketing at Kennesaw State University, where she was charged with managing the external positioning, branding and visual identity of the 35,000-student public university. During her more than 10 years of service at Kennesaw State, Ms. Perry-Johnson served in a variety of leadership roles, including as special assistant to the president, chief external affairs officer, chief communications officer, and chief marketing officer. She shaped and led KSU's Division of Strategic Communications and Marketing, and also led the University's state and Federal relations and community affairs activities. Ms. Perry-Johnson retired from Kennesaw State University in July 2017, after 30 years of service to public higher education in four states.
Ms. Perry-Johnson joined Kennesaw State after serving from 1995 to 2006 as the chief communications officer/associate vice chancellor for media and publications with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) – the governing body for the state’s then- 35 public colleges and universities -- during which time she served four different chancellors and worked with a wide array of government officials, campus presidents, communications officers and higher education leaders. Ms. Perry-Johnson also is the founding project director of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI), a statewide program that impacts the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black males within the USG.
Eda Roth is an actress and consultant who for over twenty years has been bringing theatre-based skills to executives in various industries. Through her highly creative work, tailored to the specific needs of each individual she coaches, she helps leaders become more effective in every area of their work. Eda helps clients break through inhibitions so that they become more expressive of who they really are, enabling them to communicate more meaningfully and with greater results in a variety of situations. The range of her expertise includes helping individuals develop better presentation skills, executive presence and one-on-one communication abilities - thereby strengthening their talents in engaging others and building supportive relationships.
Elizabeth Suárez, MBA, ADR
Elizabeth Suárez is an accomplished practitioner, management consultant and expert in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Leadership and Inclusiveness. With more than 15 years spent climbing the ranks of Corporate America, Elizabeth confirms “With New Phraseology Comes a Shift in Responsibility”, as she too further broadened her knowledge base and sharpened her negotiation skillset. Today, Elizabeth is highly regarded as an author, speaker, facilitator, coach, strategist, trainer and mediator. She is passionate about imparting professionals and assisting all generations, communities and organizations to better understand how to manage disagreements, succeed in any negotiation and develop the necessary strategies and tactics for success, all while deploying ethical persuasion and inclusiveness skills.
As a multi-cultural and bilingual strategist, Elizabeth is an expert in providing an amicable environment where difficult issues can be successfully addressed and resolved. Elizabeth works with clients in the fields of Education (k-12 & Higher Ed), Government (Transportation & Public Health) and Business (Financial, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods). She is the current Spanish spokesperson for the Marihuana In Colorado campaign from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as well as Colorado Department of Transportation Central 70 project outreach strategist. In both roles, she incorporates inclusiveness strategies to ensure effective communication. To pay it forward, Elizabeth has spent many years mentoring Latina professionals and serving on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations.
Dr. Karen M. Whitney
Dr. Whitney is responsible for developing and supporting the university's very successful leadership team; on-going strategic planning/action; communicating & advocating the university's promise for our students, alumni, employers & the community; fund raising for excellence; and building collaborative and effective partnerships to extend the university's mission.
Karen Whitney has effectively led efforts to raise Clarion University's reputation of academic quality and high impact college experiences. Since 2010 several major efforts have transformed Clarion University including significant improvements to campus facilities with more than $150 million of construction and renovation projects completed or underway designed to enrich the student learning and community engagement experience.
Purchase the conference binder, which includes all presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources.
Note: Conference attendees do not need to purchase materials separately.
Questions About the Event?
Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
Program Manager, Academic Impressions