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2021 UWHEN Conference Agenda

2021 UWHEN Leadership Conference Agenda

9:00am-9:45am Welcome and Awards

Join us as we open the 2021 UWHEN Leadership Conference by honoring our Leadership Award winners for the 2020-21 year.

9:45am-10:30am Breakout Sessions

  • Advocating for Women in Higher Education: Women Supporting Women Through Mentorship. Sarah Billington & Michelle Maraffio (SLCC)
  • A Journey to Authentic Leadership through Autoethnography: Bridging Past Experiences and Identities with Future Career Planning. Donna Harper Ziegenfuss (U of U)
  • Creating Spaces and Advocating for Female Students of Color on University Campuses. Louise Wheeler & Deli Juarez (BYU)
  • Forging Our Own Paths: Envisioning Our Future Selves as Leaders in Academia: Personal/Interpersonal Factors. Hina Garg, Coral Gubler, Christa Young, Miriam Cortez- Cooper, & Ann Hoffman (RMU)
  • That’s What She Said: Utah Women, Leadership, and Aspirational Shame. Nancy Hauck & Amanda Scott (DSU)
  • The Adventures of a Mid-Level University Manager: Oh My Heck! Jodi Chowen & Sherami Jara (BYU)

10:30am-11:30am Keynote with Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen

Justice Paige Petersen was appointed to the Utah Supreme court in December 2017 by Governor Gary Herbert. Before joining the Supreme Court, she was a district court judge in the Third Judicial District, which serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Justice Petersen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah in 1995, after first obtaining an associate’s degree from the College of Eastern Utah in Price. She received her law degree from Yale Law School in 1999. After graduation, she clerked for two years in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. After her clerkship, she joined the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, practicing civil litigation. She then transitioned to criminal law, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. There, she handled cases involving organized crime and international narcotics trafficking. Petersen then prosecuted war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, where she was a member of the trial team responsible for successfully prosecuting the former Serbian Chief of Police for ethnic cleansing and mass murder in Kosovo. She then returned to Utah and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, where she prosecuted violent crimes for three years before taking the bench.

11:30am-12:00pm Networking and Wellness Break

These interactive break sessions provide an opportunity to network with other attendees while engaging in wellness activities.

  • Color Meditation with Olga Antonio (WSU)
  • Flexible Work Options with Mary Anne Berzins (U of U)
  • Guided Meditation with Jennette Wood (WSU)
  • How to Break Down ANY Problem with Stephanie Hobbs (Clarity Life Coaching)
  • Work/Life Integration with Rene Eborn (USU)
  • Yoga with Teri Bladen (WSU)

12:00pm-1:00pm Presidents Panel

Join us as we learn from Presidents Astrid S. Tuminez (UVU), Richard Biff Williams (DSU), Brad L. Mortensen (WSU), and Bethami A. Dobkin (Westminster College). Facilitated by Provost Debbie Tahmassebi (Westminster College) and Interim Provost Melanie Jenkins (Snow College).

1:00pm-1:45pm Breakout Sessions

  • 5 Years of SUU Women’s Network: Looking Back and Moving Forward. Shalini Kesar, Jacqueline Russell, & Jennifer Leard (SUU)
  • A Personal Reflection on Candor – Is it Worth It? Mary Anne Berzins (U of U)
  • Increase Productivity and Decrease Stress: Tips to Save you 8 Hours per Week. Katie Garrett & Dani Sloan (UEN)
  • Model for Career Changing Success. Linda Evans (Trinity University)
  • Talking about Leadership: The Role of Formal Development Programs and Mentoring within USHE. Jessi Hill (UVU) & Nancy Hauck (DSU)
  • Turning Our Conversations into Coaching Conversations: A Guided Coaching Workshop. Julie Morrow (InsideOut Development)
  • Want to Help Someone? Walk in their Shoes! How Women Leaders from Three Generations Developed Cultural Relativism through Self-reflection to become Advocates, Educators and Mentors. Kimberly Love, Lucy Ormond, & Emma Love Harding (WSU)

1:45pm-2:15pm Moving Forward

We’ll close this year’s conference with a few important announcements and a raffle drawing (must be virtually present to win!).