Win/Win Speed Networking
April 10, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
In this fun and highly energizing Speed Networking format, participants are guided to make lots of mutually beneficial connections in a short amount of time.
Dr. Katherine Frank, Chancellor – UW-Stout & Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, President – Chippewa Valley Technical College
Collaborating Towards a Stronger Future
April 11, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Today and tomorrow present real challenges for women in leadership roles within public, higher education. Change is the “new normal,” and change happens immediately and unpredictably. How do we foster trust in this context? How do we measure and celebrate success? How do we build longevity within leadership roles and mentor others to lead? Considering these conditions and questions, collaboration is critical—collaboration among leaders, sectors, stakeholder groups, etc.—as is modeling this behavior for others. The presenters will share a bit about their personal journeys as women leaders and the foundation of their highly collaborative relationship, as well as reflect on the conditions that call for a new type of leadership and action in today’s higher education landscape. There will be ample time available for questions and conversation.
Eboné F. Bell
Level Up: The Leadership of WE
April 11, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
As women leaders we already have the power to make change and lift communities around us. But now, it’s time to level up that leadership in your personal life and within your collaborative spaces.
From starting as a campus leader to spearheading her own business, Eboné Bell has directly witnessed that leadership doesn’t always demand the traditionally taught skills and qualifications. Her firsthand experience highlights the importance and power of connection when becoming a successful intentional leader. Through conversation and real-world examples, Eboné will share the key traits of intentional leadership, while focusing on important aspects such as recognizing the value of collaboration through belonging and authenticity.
This keynote is designed to empower participants to enhance their knowledge and connect with the skills needed to embrace intentional leadership and positively impact their campus community. But most importantly, it serves as a reminder that intentional leadership extends beyond individual efforts and encompasses the collective leadership of all. It acknowledges that while leadership begins from within, it is not solely about “me” but rather about the leadership of “we.” Because when WE level up, we all feel empowered.
Becky DeGreeff and Lauren J. Johnsen
From Thoughts to Actions: Communication Strategies for Effective Collaboration
April 11, 1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Women in higher education often hear buzzwords such as “growth mindset” and “cross-disciplinary collaboration” without any guidance on the practical applications of these expectations. This starts with onboarding and continues with the siloing of institutional departments and divisions. This discussion will examine practical communication strategies for more effective collaboration practices to transform these buzzwords into a reality.
April 11, 2:10-3:00 p.m.
In today's digital workplace, AI is not just a tool; it's a teammate that can transform how we collaborate and innovate. This one-hour interactive session explores the intersection of AI and human cooperation. Attendees will uncover strategies to leverage AI for enhancing team communication, decision-making, and creative processes. By integrating AI, teams can unearth insights, automate mundane tasks, and free up valuable time for critical thinking and strategic planning.