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
September 2018 Briefing | Lifting As We Climb: Becoming a Mentor at Your Institution
Monday, September 24 at 2:00p.m. Eastern
Successful professionals can point to mentors who helped affirm, encourage, and develop them along the way. Serving as a mentor is an important part of our development as professionals and an obligation we all share to our students and our field. This briefing will describe successful mentoring relationships and the benefits of mentorship to the mentor and mentee, provide suggestions for successful mentoring relationships, and allow participants to share their experiences (both successes and challenges) as mentors.
- Participants will understand the benefits mentoring relationships have on both mentor and mentee.
- Participants will recognize characteristics of a positive mentoring relationship.
- Participants will develop strategies for initiating and developing mentoring relationships.
Target AudienceEntry level professionals (0-5 years of experience) and mid-level professionals (5-10 years of experience)
Meet the Presenter
Gena Albert is a professional with 13 years’ experience working in residence life, new student programs, and university events at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Gena earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. As a professional at SIU she developed a campus-wide Future Leaders in Student Affairs initiative, co-chairs the Women’s Leadership Conference, advises the southern Illinois chapter of Delta Chi fraternity, advises Up ‘Til Dawn fundraiser for St. Jude, and has taught first-year seminar courses. Mentorship is a strong part of her professional identity, and she received the 2017 Mentorship Award from the SIU University Women’s Professional Advancement (UWPA).
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.
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.
- January 2018: #BossLady: Career Advancement is more than Serendipity
- September 2017: The Art of Creating Your Own Career Path
- April 2017: The Student Affairs Mid-Level Administrator: The Power and Strength of Leading from the Middle
- February 2017: Landing the job you want: Top 10 strategies to capitalize on the job search process
- December 2016: Beyond Busy: Developing Life Work Integration for Women in Student Affairs
- October 2016: Intersections of Identity at Work: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (self-care and support)