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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 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 members participate in the presentation as well. 

April Online Briefing 

This online briefing will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 EST

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The Student Affairs Mid-Level Administrator: The Power and Strength of Leading from the Middle

Mid-level administrators often believe they have the hardest jobs within their organization. They are pulled in multiple directions by multiple people with multiple agendas and multiple deadlines.  And yet, they do not have as many professional development opportunities designed for their specific needs as entry level professionals and senior-level leaders do. In this interactive session, we will explore the knowledge, skills, and abilities of successful mid-level administration as well as share advice on ways to chart your own success as a mid-level administrator in student affairs.  

As a result of this program, participants will:
  • Learn about the foundational skills necessary to be a successful mid-level administrator in student affairs;
  • Explore the importance of leading from the middle; and 
  • Begin to develop a plan of action to expand their own professional skills as a mid-level manager and leader within their organization.  
Presenter Background​
  • Peggy Burke

    Peggy Burke, Ph.D. is currently the Associate Vice President of Student Development at DePaul University, in which she supervises the departments of residential education, student involvement, and new student and family engagement and also serves on the leadership team of the vice president of student affairs. She has worked at DePaul University her entire career. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in history from DePaul University and earned her doctorate in higher education administration from Loyola University Chicago. She holds professional interests in the areas of college student development, leadership development, women’s development, organizational development and change management. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University, Benedictine University and Northwestern University. Active in NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, she has served as the co-chair of the national NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference, Region IV-East regional director, Awards Chair, WISA Conference Co-Chair and Leadership Programs Knowledge Community Chair; in 2011, she received the Outstanding Contribution to NASPA IV-East Award; and in 2016 was named a “Pillar of the Profession” by the NASPA Foundation Board.    

Registration Information

This Live Briefing is scheduled for April 19, 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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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. 

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)