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 beginning August 2016 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.   Memebers are encouraged to register and encourage to bring staff menbers participate in the presentation as well. 

October Online Briefing 

This online briefing will take place on Thursday, October 27,2:00-3:00 EST

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Intersections of Identity at Work: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (self-care and support)
In partnership with the Latino/a Knowledge Community, the Center for Women is proud to host October's briefing around intersectionality. College is a critical place for identity development for students and administrators. The balance between building professional competencies for self while supporting student development can sometimes be challenged by microaggressions experienced in the workplace due to intersections of identity. This live briefing will provide insight into navigating multiple identities in the workplace, will allow women from all identities to reflect and hear ideas about self-care and will encourage allyship in supporting women holding multiple identities. 
As a result of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Participants will be able to discover how race and ethnicity plays a part in being a woman in student affairs
  • Participants will be able to define intersectionality and microaggressions
  • Participants will be able to discuss best practices in supporting women with multiple identities
  • Participants will learn ideas about how best to become allies to women with multiple identities
Presenter Background​
  • Sofia B. Pertuz

    Sofia B. Pertuz is a higher education professional with a wide breadth of experience in strategic planning, assessment and management in student affairs. Throughout her uniquely varied career, Sofia has intentionally formed bridges between student life and academic affairs to create exceptional student experiences. Currently, Sofia utilizes her holistic interdisciplinary expertise and strong collaboration skills in her role as assistant vice president and dean of students at Hofstra University. Sofia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and holds a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University, where she is currently completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy. She is the founder and moderator of a national online doctoral support network with over 2500 members. Sofia is a recent recipient of the NASPA Region II Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean.

  • Julia R. Golden-Battle

    Julia is proud to represent the NASPA Gender & Sexuality Knowledge Community as a Co-Chair. Currently, she works at Salem State University as the Assistant Director and LGBTQ Liaison. Her passion for social justice, intersectionality, reflection and story-telling is what inspires and motivates her work within diversity. Julia feels the power of story-telling and dialogue are crucial in how we impact one another and make institutional and cultural change.  Julia holds an M.Ed in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College. 

Registration Information

This Live Briefing is scheduled for October 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET and will last approximately 60 minutes. Pre-readings, discussion, and the live event will take place in the NASPA Online Learning Community. The live session will be recorded and the presenters will be available to answer questions for a period of 3 weeks after the live session.;

This briefing is available for $49 and you are not required to be a NASPA member to register. If you have a discount code, you may enter this at the time of registration. Your access is connected to your NASPA profile, so while we encourage you to view the live session with your colleagues, please keep in mind that all interactions within the learning community will be made under the registrant's name and will be connected to your profile.

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  • Login Instructions

    You need to have a login (free) to the NASPA website, but you do not have to be a NASPA member to register for the event.  You may create a NASPA login during this process.

    Once you log in to the online learning community, you will need to locate the course you are interested in, add it to your cart and complete your purchase.  This event is listed in the catalog under the category Live Briefings.

    After you have purchased the course, you can log in again at any time to view the course materials, and interact with experts and your fellow learners.  You will find the list of courses you have purchased on your home screen in the online learning community under “My Events”.