Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit
The Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit's (WHELS) purpose is twofold: 1) to provide higher education leaders with the tools and education to meet the challenges that they face in their workplace, 2) to address the issues specific to women and leadership and develop women's individual leadership capacity.
WHELS l: August 5-8, 2018
Women in higher education face an array of challenges given the recent economic downturn—including maintaining high-level programs in the wake of continued budget cuts, motivating and connecting with today's generation of students, balancing the demands of work life and home life, and finding time for continued personal and professional development.
Address these issues and raise your leadership capacity in this four-day, intensive leadership summit.
How does the summit prepare women leaders?
USD is at the forefront leadership education. In 1980, it founded the first doctoral program of leadership in the United States. The Summit is staffed by professors from USD's School of Leadership and Educational Sciences with research expertise in women leadership and higher education issues, as well as established experts in leadership development who many years of practical expertise in the field. Summit activities address themes such as leaders as learners, data-based decisions, integrated and strategic planning, viewing campus cultures as systems, multi-cultural aspects of leadership, student success strategies, ethics, and current college and university issues.
The learning community
WHELS ll: August 12-15, 2018
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Cancellation / Refund Policy & Deadlines
An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for cancellations made until February 1st, 2018. After February 1st, a $300 assessment and
In the event you are not able to attend, we do encourage substitutions. If a participant or a participant's evaluators have completed any portion of The Leadership Circle 360 or the MBTI personality assessment, an additional fee of $300 is required to administer the substitute's assessments. Substitutions must be made before May 1st, 2017.
Final registration deadline: May 1,
* Note: We reserve the right to cancel any event in its reasonable discretion. In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded in full.