Women's Higher Education Leadership Summit ​Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Check-In/Registration
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Lorri Sulpizio & Cheryl Getz

As we begin our summit, we present a framework for the issues we will explore over the course of our four days together. Many of the topics we will explore help us understand how as women we have unique experiences that may be common to each of us in our daily lives.

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Courageous Conversations: Who am I? Why am I here?
Lorri Sulpizio & Cheryl Getz

Over the course of our time together, we will work in groups that will support your learning, promoting community with each other. In this session, the time will be used to connect around expectations, challenges and learning goals most relevant to you and your group as you begin your journey toward developing your leadership capacity.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MBTI Leadership Workshop
Lorri Sulpizio

In this session, facilitators provide an overview of the history and purpose of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality profile. You will receive your MBTI personal profile and have an opportunity to do a self-assessment (decide if your profile is the best fit), and ask questions and seek clarification. We then do exercises to help you gain a better understanding of how personality impacts thoughts, behaviors and actions. Finally, we discuss how as leaders you can use this information about personality to be more effective.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Understanding The Leadership Circle Profile
Lorri Sulpizio

In this session facilitators describe the leadership competencies and reactive strategies that make up The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP). We give an overview of the assessment and how the tool works to provide data around your leadership practice.

2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

TLC Profile Coaching
Certified TLCP Coaching Consultants

Each participant will receive their TLCP results and a 50-minute individual professional debrief and coaching session. The session is designed to help you better understand your leadership style and to help you start thinking about how you can create a personal and individual leadership development plan. (You can find the schedule for your session in your folder).

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Reflection and Courageous Conversations: The Places I’m Stuck
Cheryl Getz

After receiving your TLCP feedback, you will be full of thoughts, feelings and curiosities. In this session, we open up the space to explore what you might be holding onto, and what questions you still have about your TLCP. Reflection, especially around self-awareness is a critical aspect of leadership development.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Personal Values Workshop
Lorri Sulpizio

Knowing and living in accordance with one’s values can help any leader (or aspiring leader) to clarify personal values, as well as shared values, that will guide them in all situations. When our values clash, either with our workplace, our colleagues or with family and friends, it can create tension and conflict. In this session, you will examine your own values and discover the importance of aligning what is most important in your life, with the work that you do as a professional in higher education.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Conscious Leadership: What is it and Why is it Important? 
Cheryl Getz

Conscious Leadership is the buzzword of the 21st Century. But what does it mean and how can we learn to become more thoughtful, conscious leaders? In this session, we talk about the real meaning of leadership, consider the behaviors that help us be successful and examine the patterns that get in our way. Using your TLCP, we consider the importance of personal development on your journey to becoming a thoughtful and responsible leader. We will discuss the ways we often get stuck in unproductive reactive patterns that derail any efforts toward effective leadership.

Noon -12:30 p.m.

The Power of Our Story and the Story of Our Power
Lorri Sulpizio

The stories we tell ourselves often create underlying thinking patterns that drive current behaviors. We want to unpack these patterns and behaviors to access new choices and possibilities in order to achieve more effective outcomes. You will work with your group members to explore how your TLCP profile ‘stories’ are influenced by your inner and outer life, leadership style and the context of your work environment.

12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Lunch
1:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. MOVEMENT—“emBODIED knowing and being”
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The Secret Sauce of Leadership: The Art of Communication
Michele Molitor

This thought-provoking session will help women enhance their communication skills to create greater understanding, productivity and organizations that work. The art of communication is as much about listening as it is about speaking. We will explore how to listen “beyond the hype” to hear what matters, how to ask powerful questions that will lead to ideas and solutions, and learn how to be a champion of the team you are leading.

3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Break
 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Courageous Conversations: Toward A Deeper Knowing

We will continue to work with our “stories” and further our exploration of our leadership identity, our leadership expression, and the way we are received as leaders. We continue to move to a deeper understanding of our leadership, and engage from a place of inquiry and curiosity.

7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Morning Mindfulness Meditation (optional)
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Reflection and Courageous Conversations

In this session you will continue to make connections about what you’ve learned and how you can best begin to integrate the information to live and lead from a conscious and present place.

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Dynamics of Difference and Inclusion
Joi Spencer

We are living in tumultuous times. In this session we dialogue together about the challenges of dealing with issues of difference. Share insights, fears and strategies about how to manage the tensions that arise on campus and in your communities. In this session we discuss how gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and other differences can strengthen us while challenging our thinking and ways of being.

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hot Topics in Higher Education

During this time, we have an opportunity to engage with each other in additional conversations about controversial and relevant issues facing today’s higher education leaders. Topics may include:

  • Mentoring, Sponsoring and Support – Who gives it, and who gets it? Women need mentors, sponsors and support as they navigate their career paths in higher education. How can we create networks to support each other?
  • Trends in Higher Education - Changing student demographics, student wellness, violence on campus, a national economic downturn and increased accountability. How does the changing landscape of higher education impact the future of women in leadership?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Teamwork Tango: How To Lead and When To Follow
Yael Schy

Today’s organizations require that workers be adaptable. The daily “dance” between leaders and followers requires mutual understanding and a balance of give and take. Yet, we often get type cast in the role of leader or follower. In order to be a productive team member, one must understand the difficulties of being a team leader; and truly effective leaders also know how to follow. This interactive leadership workshop utilizes innovative movement techniques for understanding principles of leading and following in organizations.

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Stepping Into Your Power – Your leadership Development Plan

In this session you will consider your leadership identity and begin to create your long-term leadership development plan. To end our final full day together, we will outline leadership goals, create an action plan and establish accountability measures.

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Group Dinner with Featured Speaker Paula Cordeiro, Former Dean at USD.
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Morning Mindfulness Meditation (optional)
8:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Reflections and Courageous Conversations: Moving Forward

After three full days of personal and professional exploration, we will discuss how to integrate and apply the depth and breadth of material and information you’ve received, connecting and clarifying the many lessons you’ve learned from this summit.

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Leading From Your Center
Michael Clark

The best leaders and teams in any category are living examples of the unstoppable power of leading from the center. When centered, we’re more engaged and productive with less effort, strain and stress. Leading from your center taps your team’s intrinsic capacity for continuous learning, improvement and innovation. During this session you will gain super-practical insights, tools and strategies for leading your center. You will lean innovative ways to connect, communicate and collaborate with ease.

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

My Personality, My Leadership: Awareness and Action Plan

In this session you continue to craft a leadership development plan that will be relevant and useful as you go back to your institution and show up in your role. You begin to consider how will you apply all that you learned at the summit, and develop a plan of action to continue your work and set your intention to commit to the leadership development plan you created.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Power Up and Feed Forward… The Leader You are Meant to Be

The learning journey is continuous. As you depart you will begin/continue your lifelong path toward leadership excellence. In this session we encourage and engage you in a process of feeding forward-to become both responsible and accountable for the leader you want.

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Final Remarks and Closing Circle

Closings are important! We gather together for a final reflection on the collective wisdom that you contributed to during the summit, as we leave our shared space of the summit you have an opportunity to express any final thoughts.