Biola University, in collaboration with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), is delighted to announce they will be hosting the 2017 Advancing Women in Leadership Conference in support of National Women’s History Month.
This one-day conference will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 on Biola University's campus. The list of keynote speakers include Council of Christian Colleges and Universities’ President, Shirley Hoogstra, President of Houghton College, Shirley Mullen, and Dr. Karen Longman, professor at Azusa Pacific University, and a long-time proponent and pioneer of women in leadership in higher education.
The Advancing Women in Leadership conference is designed for all women, especially faculty, staff and students who aspire to higher levels of influence and professional development. Participants will learn from top women leaders in the field of higher education and receive encouragement, direction, support and education related to advancing careers, personal influence, professionalism, discernment of vocational calling, and leadership gravitas. The goal of this conference is to contribute to a sense of preparedness for professional advancement, influence and impact, for all women in all stages of their professional career.
Breakout session topics will include the following. Speakers and topics will be updated as they are confirmed.
- 2016 Research and Review of Women in Leadership: Have our campuses made progress or are we losing ground?
- Developing a mentoring and sponsoring program for emerging leaders on your campus
- Advancing Your Professional Development: Learn the art of negotiation, proposals preparation, personal vision casting
- Identifying Calling and Purpose: Are You Heading into the Right Direction of Your Vocation?
More than 300 attendees drawn from Southern California colleges and universities are expected to attend this important event devoted to empowering and advancing women in the workplace. Last year the event sold out within days of open registration. Be sure to register early.
Registration is open. The early bird RSVP price is $80 per person and after January 15 will move to $120. Students can register anytime for $25.
Please visit the event website to register, view the agenda, and more.