Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

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New, Refreshed Curriculum.

Get off campus and out of your daily grind. You'll leave inspired and recharged.

Join women from across higher education to build your leadership skills, prioritize your growth, expand your network, and work toward systemic change.

 

Overview

Are you looking to take the next step in leadership but aren’t sure where to start? What strengths do you possess that can help you to lead with excellence? Would you like to connect with other women leaders in higher education for shared learning and support? If so, join us for this powerful two-day leadership experience that will focus on helping you to achieve both individual and systemic change.

With this event, you’ll be given opportunities to build a valuable affinity network with your peers that can provide mentorship and guidance as you move forward with your goals. In addition, you will be able to take our 5 Paths 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.

 

Post-Conference Workshop

Following the two-day event, please join us on Day Three for “Restore and Integrate: Leading through Burnout” (additional details are included in the Agenda below).

Burnout is not just pervasive but endemic. In Academic Impressions’ survey of higher-ed faculty and staff job satisfaction and professional development, we have found that 91% of higher-ed employees are experiencing higher stress and that almost 50% are experiencing exhaustion or burnout. These rates are higher for women, genderqueer, trans, and nonbinary employees. Furthermore, the way many of us lead in stressful times “has only one guaranteed destination—we end up feeling lonely, exhausted and unappreciated,” according to Meg Wheatley.

Wheatley further notes that “Leaders must reclaim the very thing our culture has so casually given away: Time to think together and learn from our experiences.” This highly interactive workshop is designed to do just that. Join us to practice strategies to mitigate your own burnout and create more sustainable work environments for your team.

 

Who Should Attend

Mid- to upper-level women higher-education leaders who wish to:

  • Build upon their leadership skillset for success.
  • Explore strategies to create more inclusive and equitable spaces in higher education.
  • Learn from expert leaders and the shared experiences of peers.

 

Bring your team and save!

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Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To get success coaching, simply purchase the Conference and add Success Coaching during registration.

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See What Our Attendees are Saying

“This conference happened at a difficult and challenging time in my career and the messages I've heard were what I needed to hear. Thank you also for allowing for incredible and empowering networking opportunities.”

“I've been so inspired by the speakers and stories told by attendees, but I'm also empowered and ready to take the next step in my career. I'm also leaving with the support of a number of powerful women in my corner, which I find invaluable.”

"This conference has been life-changing and transformational. I feel more confident in myself, in my abilities, and in my leadership. I have concrete action plans to move forward and was inspired by so many amazing women. I hope to attend this conference again in the future."

AGENDA

Day 1 | Tuesday, November 1, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. CT (local time in New Orleans)

 

Conference Registration and Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

 


 

Opening Panel: The State of Higher-Education Leadership
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The world of higher education has changed fundamentally over the last two years and will likely continue to transform in new and unexpected ways. During the pandemic, women faculty and staff members have been disproportionately impacted by stress and by increased (often invisible) labor, impacting both their well-being and advancement opportunities. We’ll spend this time finding meaning in the past two years and then identifying strategies for success as we continue to navigate challenging times.

 


 

Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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 will also engage in an activity to demystify leadership qualities and assess those you already have—as well as those you want to build.

 


 

Lunch (included in registration fee)
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 


 

Leading Inclusively
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
While women leaders encounter many shared experiences and challenges, our intersecting identities impact how we experience leadership and the world. Here, in addition to building our own self-awareness, we will also extend that knowledge to engage more mindfully with others and explore how leaders can cultivate inclusive and equitable environments.

 


 

Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 


 

Leadership as the Management of Meaning
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
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 concepts of “benevolent sexism” and nostalgia-based thinking.

 


 

Leading Through Crisis
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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.

 


 

Reception (included in registration fee)
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
This informal reception is your chance to decompress, have some refreshments on us, and expand your network of connections. Our programs are intentionally designed for smaller groups, so this is a great time to catch up with those attendees and speakers that you may not have connected with yet.

This reception will be hosted by HireEd Careers by Academic Impressions. Our new diversity job board not only gets your jobs in front of diverse professionals, but it’s also the first time AI is providing institution-level access to our members, who — like you — are growth-minded. We encourage women in leadership to consider the hiring, interviewing, and negotiation processes, as well as all the ways we can support one another in making those processes more equitable.

 


Day 2 | Wednesday, November 2, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT (local time in New Orleans)

 

Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Day 2 Kick-Off
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

 


 

Envisioning the Future of Higher Education
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
In this interactive session, we’ll explore the events, trends and issues that will impact higher ed over the next decade by creating an interactive map. We’ll also explore practical strategies for building an anticipatory mindset in order to proactively lead our institutions.

 


 

Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Leading to Transgress
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Inspired by bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress, our speaker will guide a conversation about rethinking the roles of leaders in moving both against and beyond boundaries in order to engage in education and leadership as a practice of freedom. We'll focus on 1) how to move beyond traditional structures and systems that limit our institutions’ abilities to create equitable and inclusive learning and working environments that center hearing one another's voices and 2) recognizing the need for collective effort to create and sustain the future of higher education that we want.

 


 

Lunch (included in registration fee)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 


 

Closing the Gender Pay Gap
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Women earn 54% of all Ph.D.s and 60% of all Master’s degrees yet hold only 2% of the top earning positions at universities, according to the 2021 report The Power Gap Among Top Earners at America’s Elite Universities. Furthermore, women of color earn 16% of all Ph.D.s yet comprise only 2% of top earners at top-tier higher-ed institutions. During this session, we'll offer guidance on how you can contribute to ensuring pay equity at your institution, regardless of your position or role. This session will also provide recommendations on how to begin the difficult conversation that will help start the process of increasing overall equity efforts.

 


 

Building Your Leadership Skill Set Concurrent Sessions (three rotating sessions)
1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
In these concurrent sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to build your leadership skill set. You may attend any three of the following sessions:

  • Identifying Your Leadership Style
  • Leading Inclusively
  • Managing Meaning
  • Avoiding the Glass Cliff
  • Leading to Transgress
  • Systematically Addressing Pay Equity

 


 

Closing Panel
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In this final session, you will have a unique opportunity to ask questions of the speaker team for guidance as you move forward.

 


Post-Conference Workshop | Thursday, November 3
Restore and Integrate: Leading Through Burnout

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT (local time in New Orleans)

 

Your workshop registration fee includes full access to post-conference workshop materials, breakfast, and lunch on Thursday.

Burnout today is not just pervasive but endemic. In Academic Impressions’ fourth iteration of its survey of higher-ed faculty and staff job satisfaction and professional development, we have found that 91% of higher-ed employees are experiencing higher stress while almost 50% are experiencing exhaustion or burnout. These rates are higher for women, genderqueer, trans, and nonbinary employees. Furthermore, the way that many of us lead in stressful times “has only one guaranteed destination—we end up feeling lonely, exhausted and unappreciated,” according to Meg Wheatley.

Wheatley further notes that “Leaders must reclaim the very thing our culture has so casually given away: Time to think together and learn from our experiences,” and this highly interactive workshop is designed to do just that. Join us to practice strategies to mitigate your own burnout and create more sustainable work environments for your team.

Our expert faculty will help you to:

  • Uncover your meaning and motivation to envision the life you want to live.
  • Identify the essential elements of well-being as outlined in Seligman’s PERMA model.
  • Adapt a template for you to build an understanding of the importance of hope in the workplace.
  • Rethink positional power and consider the leader as host model to reengage others.
  • Create environments where good work is accomplished and people feel valued and respected despite the latest crisis.
  • Craft a plan to integrate both the skills you learned during the conference and the goals you develop during the workshop.

SPEAKERS

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Dr. Monica J. Casper

Dean and Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University

Monica J. Casper is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University. She brings to her work extensive administrative experience, including leadership development, faculty affairs, ADEI, strategic planning, and more.

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Dr. Belinda Higgs Hyppolite

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion| Chief Diversity Officer, University of Oklahoma

Belinda joined the OU Executive team and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer on January 6, 2020. In her 26-year career in higher education, she served in various leadership roles and responsibilities, starting in Student Affairs, where she worked on retention for at-risk students.

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Dr. Therese Lask

Head of Practice for Leadership, Academic Impressions

Therese has been in higher education for over 25 years, with experience in academic affairs, student affairs, development, and operations. Following her purpose to help others grow and develop, Therese draws upon the work of such thought leaders as Meg Wheatley, Kouzes and Posner, Angela Duckworth, and Jim Collins to guide her work. It is Therese’s belief that we can all continually grow and enhance our ability to lead others.

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Kyra Lobbins

Chief of Staff, Adler University

An accomplished leader and emerging higher education scholar, Kyra Lobbins plays a key role in the overall leadership, direction, and national reputation of Adler University – a graduate institution uniquely dedicated to advancing social justice.

As Chief of Staff, Kyra provides support and counsel to the President and key leaders across Adler’s three-campus system – with a focus on operations and administration, institutional advancement, and development of the Board of Trustees.

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Dr. Sandra Miles

Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Academic Impressions

Sandra has spent most of the last two decades serving as a leader and administrator in higher education. Specifically, she has had extensive experience in managing crisis, strategic planning, developing leadership programs, working with persons with disabilities, mediating disputes, and serving as a Dean of Students, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In 2022, Sandra joined Academic Impressions full-time as the Head of Practice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Dr. Paaige K. Turner

Dean, College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University

"Our unique backgrounds, experiences and identities will reveal themselves in the divergent goals for which we advocate and in the behaviors we exhibit. Together, we can create a world each of us, alone, could never have imagined by putting in place structures that bring together diverse groups in productive, action-based collaboration and by retaining a sense of optimism, purpose, and belief in the ability of those around me that those differences will lead to creating programs, opportunities and a world each of us, alone, could never have imagined."

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Dr. Karen M. Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Throughout her 40 year career in higher education, Dr. Karen Whitney has held a variety of executive and leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility, beginning as a Director to Associate Vice President, Vice Chancellor, President, and Chancellor. Karen is also a nationally recognized organizational and leadership development writer, speaker, consultant and advisor. She holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Administration and is a certified coach through the Center for Executive Coaching.

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LOCATION

Hotel: Le Meridien New Orleans

Address: 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone #: 504.525.9444

Room reservation link: CLICK HERE

Room rate: $179.00

Room block dates: nights of October 31, November 1 and November 2

Room block cutoff date: October 10, 2022

PRICING

ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS MEMBERS

Conference Only

$2,095 $1,745

through October 14, 2022

Members get $250 OFF.

Learn More

  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

Conference + Post-Conference Workshop

$2,795 $2,445

through October 14, 2022

Members get $250 OFF.

Learn More

  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

NON-MEMBERS

Conference Only

$2,095 $1,995

through October 14, 2022

Learn More

  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

Conference + Post-Conference Workshop

$2,795 $2,695

through October 14, 2022

Learn More

  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

Become a Member

Get $250 off this conference + 100s more trainings FREE with membership!

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Get Access to Membership for 90 Days

Attendees of this event will receive a 90-day FREE trial membership which grants access to additional trainings and resources on topics such as:

  • Supporting Gender Equity
  • Enhancing Leadership Skills
  • Navigating Your Career Growth

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