Leadership Conference & Retreat

PA ACE Annual Leadership Conference & Retreat 2018
Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12, 2018
Hosted at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA
Conference Theme:
Tuning into the Transformative Power of Women’s Leadership:
Promoting Positive Workplace Cultures
REGISTER NOW.
Hotel Information We have a block of 25 rooms at the Radnor Hotel at the conference rate of $159.00 per night. Conference registrants must book the room by no later than 5/9/2018. This is not offered via online booking. Guests need to refer to “Cabrini PAACE-Women’s Network” when booking.
Conference Pricing General Attendees

Pricing through May 25, 2018:
Preconference Workshops (choose one): $45.00
Full Conference: $150.00

Pricing May 26-June 4, 2018:
Preconference Workshops (choose one): $60.00
Full Conference: $175.00


PA ACE Leadership Rate
(IRs, Board Members, Presidential Sponsors)

Pricing through May 25, 2018:
Full Conference: $75.00
Preconference Workshops (choose one): $45.00

Pricing May 26-June 4, 2018:
Full Conference: $90.00
Preconference Workshops (choose one): $60.00

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

11:00-11:45 am
Arrival at Cabrini Iadarola Center for Registered Attendees to Pre-Conference Workshops

12:00-3:00 pm
Preconference Workshops at the Iadarola Center

Option One (all): Unconscious Biases and Microaggressions—How to transform them into agency and action to do ally work on your campus
Rochelle Peterson-Ansari, Consultant, Perceptions Unlimited

Option Two (all): Strengthfinders Approach to Leadership Development and Harnessing the Power for Good Leadershipdeveloping and cultivating your leadership style and a means of effectively leading others. Specifically how one can practice “good leadership” on their respective campuses
Marianne Price, Title IX Coordinator, Holy Family University
Certified Strengthsfinders Coach

Option Three (For Faculty): Charting your career path and transition into Academic Leadership: Cultivating and Representing Leadership Experience Gained from University Service
Susan Frosten, Associate Provost, Thomas Jefferson University
Nicole Stokes DuPass,
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Diversity/Professor of Sociology, Holy Family University


3:00-4:00 pm
Break/ Arrival at Cabrini Mansion for Full Conference Attendees

4:00-4:30 pm
Welcome Remarks

Lisa Ratmansky, Cabrini University
PA ACE Region 2 Executive Board Member, Event Host

Role/ Mission of ACE State Networks and the Moving the Needle Initiative
Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Holy Family University
PA ACE State Chairperson

4:30-6:00 pm
Plenary Panel: Getting to Know Our PA ACE Presidential Sponsors:
Mentoring and Leadership Development of Women in Higher Education
Dr. Thomas J. Botzman, President of Misericordia University
Dr. Jenifer S. Cushman, Chancellor of Penn State Beaver

6:00-7:30 pm
Dinner Cabrini Mansion (Make your Own Fajita & Fun!)

Closing Remarks
Lisa Ratmansky, Cabrini University & Cheryl Lynn Horsey, Bryn Mawr College
PAACE Conference Planning Committee Chairpersons

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

8:30-8:45 am
Arrival/ Registration

9:00 am
Breakfast & Welcome Remarks

 9:15-9:30 am
Overview of the Moving the Needle Initiative
Introduction of Plenary Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gailda Pitre Davis, Director for ACE Leadership, American Council on Education 

9:30-10:45 am
Morning Plenary Keynote:
The Sponsor Effect: Pushing, Pulling, and Promoting You
Ms. Teri Bump, Vice President for University Relations & Student Affairs
American Campus Communities

10:45-11:00 am
Break

11:00-12:15 pm
Breakout Session I: Tuning Into

Up and Running: Creating a Program to ‘Grow Your Own’ Leaders.
Dr. Judith Gay, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff
Dr. Susan Tobia, former Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Community College of Philadelphia

Don’t Play Defense: Owning Your Future as a Seasoned Professional
Ms. Debbie Albert, President of Albert Communications

Tuning Into Restorative Approaches to Leadership
Alia Sheety, Associate Professor of Education, Cabrini University
Dr. Frida Rundell, Founding Professor at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, Bethlehem, PA 

12:15-1:45 pm
Lunch and Plenary Keynote Speakers

Leadership for a Multi-generational Workforce
Dr. Greg DeShields, Executive Director
Ms. Sybil Davis, National Accounts Manager, Diversity and International Markets
PHL Diversity: A Division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

2:00-3:15 pm
Breakout Session II: Transforming Power

Leading Women to Tune Into the Power of Harmonizing Voices
Angela Campbell, Asst. Prof. of Education; Co-director of Cabrini University’s Center for Urban Education; and Asst. Dean for Education

Your Gendered Journey
Ali Stefanik, Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Diversity and Social Justice, Thomas Jefferson University

It’s About the ‘Ask:’ Effective Advocacy to Achieve Your Organization’s Goals
Michele Sellitto, Educational Consultant and host, From Both Sides

3:20-4:45 pm
Breakout Session III: Promoting Positive

Baking the Dream Team: Women Advancing in Leadership
Catherine Feminella, Assistant Dean for Student Development and Engagement
Ms. Brenda Cruz, Director of Residence Life, Widener Universit

Snapshots of Mentoring- PechaKucha Session
Gloria Oikelome, Associate Dean, STEM Division, Reading Area Community College 

Community Partnerships: Building Bridges From Academia to Non-Profit Organizations
Nicole Pumphrey, Deputy Director, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
President of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE)

 4:45-5:45 pm
High Tea & Closing Remarks from PA ACE

Mindful Closing Reflection
Ms. Cindy Levitt, Vice President of Computer Services and Chief Information Officer, Temple University

High Tea and Fellowship: Continuing on Our Paths to promoting positive workplace cultures

5:45 pm
Conference Ends

[6:00-7:15 pm: PA ACE Executive Board Strategic Planning/ Business Meeting]

 




PA ACE Annual Leadership Conference & Retreat 2017
Thursday-Friday, July 27-28, 2017
Hosted at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA
Conference Theme:
Unconventional Journeys as Pathways to Leadership

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

4:00-5:00 pm
Arrival for Conference Participants & Check in at the Residence Hall

5:00-5:15 pm
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Lisa Ratmansky, Director, Center for Inquiry, Teaching & Scholarship
Cabrini University, PA ACE Region 2 Executive Board Member, Event Host

5:15-5:30 pm
Role/ Mission of ACE State Networks

Dr. Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Diversity
Holy Family University & PA ACE State Chairperson

5:30-7:00 pm
Plenary Panel:
Unconventional Journeys Can Be Pathways to Leadership
Dr. Judith Gay, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives/ Chief of Staff                       Community College of Philadelphia & PA ACE Executive Board Member

Dr. Susan D. Looney, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/ Provost                     Reading Area Community College

7:00-8:00 pm
BBQ Dinner at Cabrini University

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

8:30-8:45 am
Arrival

9:00-9:15 am
Breakfast & Welcome
Dr. Lisa Ratmansky

9:15-9:30 am
Opening Remarks: ACE &  the Moving the Needle Initiative
Dr. Nicole Stokes-DuPass

9:30-10:45 am
Morning Plenary: Unconventional Journeys ARE Potent Pathways to Leadership

Dr. Elizabeth Say
Dean, College of Humanities, California State University Northridge
Past President, Council of College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)

10:45-11:00 am
Break

11:00-12:15 pm
Breakout Session I: Preparing to be Effectively Coached and Mentored

  1. Professional Branding: How to Craft Our Journey
  2. Preparing for working with an Executive Search Firm
  3. Transitioning from Faculty to Administration/ Dean’s Role

12:30-1:45 pm
Lunch and Keynote Plenary: Sharing Our Unconventional Journeys as Pathways to Leadership
Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez
President, Cumberland County Community College

2:00-3:00 pm
Breakout Session II: Preparing to be Effectively Coached and Mentored

  1. PA ACE Institutional Representatives: Best Practices and Strategies for Building Cultures of Leadership on Your Campuses
  2. Finding Mentoring & Helping Your Mentor(s) To Mentor You
  3. Leadership Development through ACE Leadership Programs/ ACE Fellows Program

3:15-4:15 pm
Breakout Session III: Learning to Share Your Best Professional “Story”

  1. Discovering New Muscles: A Strengths-based Approach to Resumes and CVs
  2. Linking In With Companions on Your Journey: Using LinkedIn to Navigate Your Pathway to Leadership
  3. Courageous Conversations about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Institutional Reforms and Challenges to Establishing a Culture of Accountability

4:30-5:30 pm
High Tea at the Cabrini Mansion & Closing Remarks from PA ACE!
Our Unconventional Journeys as Pathways to Collaborative, Inclusive, Leadership: Continuing on Our Paths Together

5:30 pm
Adjournment / End of the Conference

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