Highlights from the WWHEL Conference hosted by UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, its provost, Julia Wallace, with administrative support from Judi Pietsch, played host to the 2013 Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Conference, Oct. 23-24. Engaging speakers and panelists included UW-Green Bay’s Prof. (Business Administration) Lucy Arendt, Director of Adult Degree Christina Trombley, and ad hoc instructor Jane Birr. Members of the Learning in Retirement organization offered support, as well. We have photos and more on the outstanding achievement honoree — Waukesha County Technical College administrator Kaylen Betzig — at our news post.

WWHEL leadership talks: Gender equity case, ‘Power of Introverts’

Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership has generously funded a second year of leadership book discussions for the UW-Green Bay campus. Two discussion groups will be held during the 2013-2014 academic year. The first will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., room to be determined. The session will include discussing a case study on gender equity from Harvard Business School; the case study must be read before the session and can be found at www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/education/harvard-case-study-gender-equity.html?emc=etal, or request a copy from Sue Mattison, WWHEL campus representative. Please bring your lunch; cookies and drinks will be provided. During spring semester (date to be determined) the topic will be leadership lessons — in general and as they apply to women — from the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Please contact Mattison at mattisos@uwgb.edu if you would like to participate in the first discussion on Nov. 19.

Women in Higher Ed Leadership will hold state conference in Green Bay

Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership will be hosting their annual fall conference on Oct. 23 and 24 in Green Bay. This year’s conference theme is “The Changing Educational Goal Posts: Designing a Winning Strategy.” The keynote speaker will be Susan Albertine, vice president of the office of diversity, equity, and student success at the American Association of Colleges & Universities. Her topic is Fielding Leadership for the Century Ahead. WWHEL is also bringing together a group of exceptional speakers on topics such as: Are You A Good Sport At Work? Women, Work, and Humor; Building your Leadership Play Book; Coaching and Mentoring: Design the Field; Liberal Education and America’s Promise and It’s a Blitz. They also plan a panel discussion on Take the Ball and Run: Pathways to the Top of the Pack. Conference organizers promise a dynamic program offering an enjoyable and informative learning experience. Conference information, including registration, can be found at the WWHEL website at www.wwhel.org.

Sign up for Mattison book talk on ‘Lean In’

Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, is also the institutional representative for UW-Green Bay with the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership organization. She invites faculty and staff to join her for a book discussion (location on campus TBA) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. The focus of the discussion will be the new Sheryl Sandberg best-seller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Please contact Mattison (mattisos@uwgb.edu) to get a copy of the book. The discussion group size is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. The discussion is being supported by Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Professional Studies. Dessert and drinks provided.