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Online Briefing Series for Women

Based on feedback from the NASPA membership, the Center for Women developed an online briefing series on a variety of hard and soft skills that tie to student affairs and higher education.  These programs will be offered every other month and will focus on issues relevant toward women in the field of higher education and student affairs. This website will continue to be updated with upcoming programs and registration information.   Members are encouraged to register and encourage to bring staff members participate in the presentation as well. 

Learning Outcomes for the Online Briefing Series

The Online Briefing Series for Women, will:

  • Focus on women's issues on a college campus and be presented by those with expertise in the foundational area
  • Provide a venue to continue to advance and showcase the research and practice being developed about women in higher education
  • Deliver content in a flexible and accessible format that matches known demands for women
  • Select content in collaboration with NASPA's constituent groups and outside strategic partners
Sample topics for 2018-2019
  • The importance of mentoring
  • Managing multiple identities: caregiving, working moms, etc.
  • Organizational change management
March 2019 Briefing | Why Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

Tuesday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

  • Session Description

    In this interaction session, participants will examine multiple aspects of leadership to include historical perspectives of women in leadership, varying leadership styles and the role of gener in leadership theory. Participants will examine their own personal leadership style and some common missteps to gaining the "corner office."

  • Learning Outcomes
    • Recognize the differencec among the common leadership styles and how to apply each in different situations
    • Synthesize the path women have taken over the past 50 yeras to gain leadership positions
    • Identify common gender issues as they pertain to leadership to include Mommy Wars, Glass Ceiling, and Patriarchael Construct, along others
    • Identify one's personal leadership style via assessment
    • Create a person VISION statement for own leadership advancement
    • Create a timeline for next steps in advancement
    • Recognize the pitfalls for women's advancement and how to overcome or avoid such obstacles
  • Target Audience
    This session will be aligned with the needs of graduate students and professionals with up to 10 years of experience
  • Meet the Presenter

    Dr. Jacquelyn D. Elliott |  (“Jacqui”) is known for her diverse background in higher education to include academic affairs, institutional advancement, international education, and all aspects of strategic enrollment management. Well-versed in management techniques, she has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in higher education. She was formerly dean of admissions and financial aid at Mary Baldwin College (University), associate vice president of institutional advancement at Bridgewater College, and vice president for enrollment management at Tusculum College (University). She most recently served in an academic appointment with the University of Missouri—St. Louis, where she was clinical assistant professor in the college of education and international liaison specialist in the international studies and programs.

    She currently holds dual roles as the president of enrollmentFUEL, a national Student Search and enrollment consulting firm in North Carolina, and chief enrollment specialist with Marion Military Institute. She is also a clinical assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia under the deanship of academic development. Dr. Elliott has been working under the auspices of the Academic Leadership Center (ALC) of the Ministry of Education for the past nine years. She has conducted over 75 workshop sessions throughout the country covering such topics as women’s leadership, curriculum development, student affairs and faculty mentoring. She currently serves as the chair for the KSA National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Forum.

    She received her doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Her dissertation, The American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education: A Case Study of Evolution and Decline 1973-2011, was the winner of the national Myra Sadker Dissertation Award.

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Have an idea?

The Center for Women is hosting a call for online briefings and hope you will consider an idea for a presentation.  Workshops are asked to be targeted to professional development topics for women in higher education and student affairs.  Consider submitting your program to be featured as part of the online series for the Center for Women.  Submissions will be evaluated on an on-going basis.  

Online Briefing Submission

Missed a Previous Online Briefing? 

No worries! Each online briefing is available on-demand within two weeks following the live session.  Take a look at past programs sponsored by the Center for Women below.