UWHEN Leadership Conference POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
020 UWHEN Leadership Conference
“We have been closely monitoring the development of efforts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and today, we made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 UWHEN Leadership conference, on April 3, at Weber State University. Although we hoped we could go ahead as planned, we have decided that it would not be wise to convene a large gathering at this time as our first priority is the safety and well-being of all of you and our presenters.
We will still be announcing our UWHEN awards for some of our colleagues during early April and also recognizing our current and incoming Presidential sponsors.
Additionally, we will explore options to increase the number of professional workshops in the fall.
Finally, we will be refunding registration fees for anyone who has already registered for the conference. If you have registered, you will receive an email from Eventbrite shortly confirming your refund. Important: Please note that individual attendees will need to cancel their own hotel arrangements.
We are disappointed that we will not see you at Weber State University in April and we look forward to seeing you at one of the fall workshops.”
Mary Anne Berzins
Chair, UWHEN Board
2019 Fall Events
2019 Leadership Conference Registration Open
2019 Leadership Conference Presentation Proposals Due 1.11.19
2019 Leadership Conference Presentation Proposals Due 1.11.19
Have You Submitted Your Proposal?
UWHEN is accepting presentation proposals for the 2019 Leadership Conference to be held at Dixie State University on Friday, April 5, 2019. We encourage you to share your expertise and submit a proposal!
This year’s theme, Rise Together, incorporates three topics: Women in the Workplace, Emerging Leadership, and Connections. Proposals for each topic may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Women in the Workplace (e.g., Women’s Development; Taking a Chance on Opportunities; Meeting Challenges; Work-Life Balance; Balance at Work; Promotion & Advancement; Competition & Celebration)
- Emerging Leadership (e.g., Being Brave; Saying Yes;
Competencies for Leadership; Leading from Who, What, & Where You Are; Personal Branding)
- Connections (e.g., Champions & Allies; Active Community Building; Training, Coaches, Mentors, & Sponsors; Building Strategic Partnerships; Women Supporting Women; Men Supporting Women; Community Building)
Registration Open for Online Fall Event Webinar by Western Governors University
Let’s Rise – How Women in Higher Education Can Rise Together
Friday, December 7 ▪ 1-3PM ▪ Webinar via Western Governor’s University
Join leading women in higher-education from the comfort of your own favorite work-space in an inspiring, reflective, and interactive virtual workshop (yes, even virtual meetings online can be interactive!) focused on personal and professional development. This workshop is dedicated to identifying the unique leadership barriers, habits, and behaviors that hold women back from rising and strategies for how to transform your skills to confidently achieve your goals.
Registration Open for 11/09/18 Fall Event at Westminster College
The Utah Women in Higher Education Network is pleased to announce registration is open for the second of three Fall Events.
Have you ever wanted a mentor but don’t know how to make that happen? Or have you ever wanted to share your experience and expertise in a meaningful way? We are not only going to help you understand what a mentoring relationship can be, but we will also put it into action. Whether you come to this session wanting to find a mentor or looking to mentor a budding professional, you will leave satisfied.
We are seeking up to 40 women (20 mentors and 20 mentees) from various backgrounds across higher education to help us pilot a UWHEN mentoring program. During the session, we will “speed match” you with a mentor or mentee, we will provide you with mentorship training, and we will ask you to schedule future mentoring sessions as your schedule allows. We will provide suggested topics to discuss at each session, as well as an optional check-in call with our facilitators to help you with the process.
UWHEN. Let’s take this moment and make it a movement.
Identify yourself as a mentor or a mentee. Registration is limited. Workshop attendance is a requirement in order to match mentors and mentees.
- Register as a MENTEE if you are desiring to build a relationship with someone further along in their career that can guide you and give you advice.
- Register as a MENTOR if you are interested in providing guidance and advice to a budding professional.
- If filled, register on the WAIT-LIST. If a spot becomes available we will contact you.
- If unable to attend please NOTIFY us beforehand so we can give your spot to someone on the wait-list.
Registration Open for 10.5.18 Fall Event at Utah State University
The Utah Women in Higher Education Network is pleased to announce registration is open for the first of three Fall Events. The Finding Financial Freedom workshop will be held on Friday, October 5 at Utah State University (Logan, Utah). Attendance is free for employees of UWHEN member institutions and workshop outcomes include:
- Find reliable resources for reducing debt (credit card, student, mortgage).
- Make prudent decisions on student loans.
- Know when to put your financial security first (when children of all ages may have a claim on your resources).
- Prioritize your long-term financial freedom over short-term wants.
- Recognize the need for an Advance Health Care Directive, letter of last instruction, and a will.
- Locate and use trustworthy financial resources
For additional details and to register by October 3, visit https://2018falleventusu.eventbrite.com.
2018 UWHEN Leadership Conference Registration Available (UPDATE: SOLD OUT)
Registration is now open for the 2018 UWHEN Leadership Conference, which will be held on Friday, April 6, at the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus. The Conference is applicable for all women employed in higher education, including staff, faculty, and administrators. This year’s Conference emphasizes mentorship and feature dozens of excellent speakers on subjects supporting UWHEN’s mission to advance women’s leadership on our campuses. Additionally, UWHEN will be presenting its inaugural Leadership Awards! Bring your colleagues and join us for an inspiring and educational event! Download the full program here.
Seats are limited, so register early to reserve your seat early at https://2018uwhenleadershipconference.eventbrite.com!
Call for Submissions: Mentor Stories & Photos (Due 3.12.18)
What is the most significant mentor-mentee relationship in your life and how did it impact you? What difference did a mentor make in your life at a critical time? What is a mentor? Why are mentors particularly important for women? Are mentors important in areas other than professionally? Who makes the best mentor? What was the most important thing you learned from mentoring or being mentored?
As part of our initiative to celebrate mentorship at the 2018 UWHEN Leadership Conference, we want to hear your story!
Help us recognize your mentor and celebrate mentorship by responding to any of the questions above in 100-400 words and including a photo of you and your mentor (or mentee!) or a meaningful mentoring event.
- Narratives should be submitted in Word format and high-resolution photos should be submitted as .jpg or .tif.
- Submissions should be emailed to UWHEN Board Member Jacqueline Russell (SUU) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The submission deadline is March 12, 2018.
- By submitting a photo, you acknowledge you have the permission of the individual(s) pictured and, if applicable, the photographer to use for the purpose of this display (if selected).
- Selected stories and images will be displayed at the Leadership Conference on April 6, 2018.
- All complete submissions will be entered in a drawing for one of two $25 Amazon gift cards to be given at the Leadership Conference!
Do you have any questions? Let us know! Email email@example.com.
Leadership Award Nominations Due 1.26.18
UWHEN is calling for nominations for the inaugural UWHEN Leadership Awards to be presented at the 2018 Leadership Conference on Friday, April 6, at Salt Lake Community College (South City Campus). The UWHEN Leadership Awards recognize those who are significantly advancing leadership and women as leaders within Utah’s higher education institutions. Administrators, faculty, and staff are eligible to be nominated or self-nominated. Nominations are requested from the higher education community through January 26, 2018 for the following categories:
- Distinguished Service – The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual for sustained exemplary leadership, scholarship and/or creative work, philanthropy or service which has served to advance the mission of UWHEN.
- Special Recognition – This award is given to an individual, group, or organization that has demonstrated excellence and or innovation in creating programs, curriculum, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on advancing women in higher education. For example, nominees may have provided an effective vision, devised impactful policy, created new systems, engaged in effective collaborative work, shown extraordinary courage or dedication, or achieved unique significant accomplishments with the intention of achieving positive change for women relative to leadership and advancement in higher education. Such programs/curriculum/projects may have connected their campus with the community, positively impacted their campus, or been disseminated beyond their institution.
- Mentorship – This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to mentoring other women in higher education. The recipient of this award should cultivate the importance of mentoring as a means of developing women in leadership in higher education. The recipient of this award should inspire and cultivate vision and leadership in others.
- Emerging Professional – This award recognizes an individual who is early-in-career in higher education and who demonstrates rising leadership potential through her work in higher education.
Award Eligibility Requirements
- Nominees must be affiliated with a Utah institution of higher education that is a member of UWHEN in good standing.
- Nominators may nominate only one candidate in each category.
- Obtain permission from the nominee prior to submitting materials.
- Submit all required information in the online nomination form by the published deadline.
- In addition to the justification essay on the form, please attach the nominee’s current CV.
- Please be sure to list the nominee’s name as they would like it reflected on the award and all published materials.
- Nominators and award recipients should expect to attend the annual UWHEN Leadership Conference and awards presentation. If the honoree cannot attend the conference, they should appoint a person to accept the award in their honor and prepare a brief, written statement of acceptance. The nominator may be asked to present the award.
- Award recipients are given a complimentary registration to the UWHEN Conference to accept their award.
- Awards will be given only when warranted at the sole discretion of the UWHEN Awards Committee.
- Special consideration may be given to candidates who have contributed time and energy on behalf of UWHEN.
- The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may hold interviews with appropriate persons from the candidate’s work environment.
- Only the required materials will be reviewed. Additional materials will not be forwarded to the evaluation committee.
See the award nomination link for details: https://rmuohp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uyJ8D9JnBvqBX7. For assistance or questions, contact UWHEN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will YOU propose? Submit Your Presentation Proposal by 1.12.18!
UWHEN is accepting presentation proposals for the 2018 Leadership Conference, which will be held at Salt Lake Community College (South City Campus) on Friday, April 6, 2018. Our theme is Mentorship Matters and we’ve provided below some topics to spark your ideas (and you’re welcomed to use these, too!). Submit your proposal by Friday, January 12, 2018. See the proposal submission link for details: https://rmuohp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qvPEUIjROx98xL. For assistance or questions, contact UWHEN at email@example.com.
- Mentor Mystery: What Qualities Should I Seek in a Mentor?
- Lit Review: Evidence-Based Mentorship (Best Practices in Mentorship)
- Faculty Mentoring Models
- Investing in Mentorship: Developing a Mentorship Program in Higher Education
- Mentoring Measurement: How Do You Measure the Impact of Mentoring in the Workplace?
- Power Mentoring: Book Review (*Or Other Book Discussion)
- Barriers to Advancing Women in Leadership Positions: Mentorship as a Solution
- Men-Toring: Working with Male Mentors to Increase Gender Diversity & Equity in the Workplace
- Case Studies in Mentorship: Successful Leadership Development Programs
- Becoming a Mentor: Strategies for Improving Your Own Effectiveness as a (In)Formal Mentor
- Finding Your Voice: How to Receive Mentorship
- Using a Mentor to Create Opportunities
Registration Open for Final Fall Event: Creating Your Strategic Advantage – Women at Work (SUU)
Friday, November 3 | 1-4PM | Southern Utah University | Sharwan Smith Student Center (Starlight Room), 351 W University Blvd
Attendance is FREE for UWHEN member institutions. Register online at https://suu2017.eventbrite.com.
- 1-1:45PM Pre-Event Guided Tour of Southern Utah Museum of Art (13 S 300 W) with Director and Curator Jessica Farling. Guests will be able to view the exhibits and get behind-the-scenes information.
- 2-2:20 Meet & Greet Reception (Sharwan Smith Student Center; Starlight Room (2nd Floor))
- 2:30-3:30PM Workshop (Sharwan Smith Student Center; Starlight Room (2nd Floor))
- 3:30-4PM Networking (Sharwan Smith Student Center; Starlight Room (2nd Floor))
Mary Weaver Bennett most recently served as president of Red Ridge Consulting, LLC, and as an expert advisor for Blackline Advisory Group in Nashville, TN. She is a specialist in legislative and regulatory policy matters for the financial services industry, including electronic payments, government relations, advocacy, and communications. Prior to moving to southern Utah in 2014, she was Director of Government and Industry Relations for the Electronic Transactions Association in Washington, DC, where she led federal and state public aﬀairs strategy, lobbying, and outreach initiatives. Ms. Bennett’s professional experience spans over 25 years in a range of Washington, DC, institutions including the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, The Washington Campus, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) under the US Securities and Exchange Commission. During this time, Ms. Bennett spent nearly ten years on Capitol Hill, working as professional staﬀ member for several House committees and as a senior aide to Senator Richard Bryan (NV). Ms. Bennett then started her government relations career as an Associate Director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a regulatory body overseeing auditors of public companies. Ms. Bennett has also worked as a public aﬀairs television writer, created Washington-based political education programs for business executives, and is a veteran of several congressional and presidential campaigns. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Political Science. She is enjoying the adjustment to western life in Ivins, UT, where she spends free time with her husband Doug, works with wild mustangs at Windhorse Relations, and supports the Kayenta Arts Foundation.
UWHEN Featured on American Council on Education Blog
The American Council on Education Women’s Network noticed UWHEN’s recent initiatives towards mission fulfillment and asked the Network to blog about strategies other state networks may consider towards the network’s development. The article, written by 2016-2017 UWHEN Board Chair Dr. Jessica Egbert (Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions), is entitled “Building Momentum: Lessons Learned & Success Strategies of the Utah State Women’s Network” and may be found at HigherEducationToday.org via https://www.higheredtoday.org/2017/09/13/building-momentum-lessons-learned-success-strategies-utah-state-womens-network/.
Registration Open for Second Fall Event: Lots of “A’s” with plenty of “F’s – Authentic Anecdotes that Allowed Actuality and Aha-Moments with Women Leaders (WGU)
Friday, October 6 | 1-4:30PM | Western Governors University | Big Cottonwood Conference Room, 4001 S 700 E, Salt Lake City
Attendance is FREE for UWHEN member institutions. Register online at http://2017wgu.eventbrite.com.
Join leaders for an interactive and insightful afternoon of learnings, lessons, and actionable activities that will support your goals for success.