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Conference to help faculty, staff hone leadership skills

by Janene Zaccone, communications and marketing last modified Feb 25, 2013 10:32 AM

UofL faculty and staff who want to hone their leadership skills have an opportunity to do so at the inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference May 17, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., in the Founders Union Building on Shelby Campus.

“The program’s goal is to provide women the skills they need to advance their careers, the opportunities to develop networks and to advance critical thinking,” said Melissa Shuter, conference chair and assistant to the vice president for business affairs.

Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference is designed to help attendees support their personal development, critical and strategic thinking and personal goal setting, with sessions on such topics as ethics, work-life balance, financial health, life and career choices and Kentucky women.

Provost Shirley Willihnganz will be the opening speaker.

Others are:

  • Rear Adm. Marsha J. “Marty” Evans, U.S. Navy (Ret.), whose career also has included heading Girl Scouts of the USA and The American Red Cross.
  • Cecily Sommers, a global trends analyst and author of “Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next.”
  • Eleanor Jordan, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Women since 2008, and a lifelong advocate for women and children in Kentucky.
  • Marsha Herman-Betzen, executive director of the Association of College Unions International.
  • Virginia Denny, assistant director of professional development at UofL’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Sheila Johnston, a certified financial planner, personal financial specialist and public accountant, as well as a faculty member in the UofL College of Business.

The conference is open to all UofL employees and is a professional development event for which the provost has authorized supervisory approved leave. Registration is $99. Scholarships are available for half of the registration fee.

More information.

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