SJG to Offer Four Scholarships for 2013 Women’s Leadership Institute

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The Spelman and Johnson Group is delighted to be offering four scholarships to cover registration fees for the 2013 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held on Amelia Island, Florida from December 3-6, 2013. Scholarships are open to all those that wish to apply,however, there will be a preference given to women professionals from Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. Ideally applicants should possess at least seven years experience in higher education administration in a mid- or senior-level position. Awardees will be selected from applications received on or before October 18, 2013.

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The Women’s Leadership Institute is the premier program for women leaders across campus. The program is designed for women who aspire to new or advanced leadership positions on campus. The Institute features a curriculum with an overall focus on building the next generation of leaders in higher education administration and will address such issues as leadership self-assessment, power dynamics, negotiating, etc.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is co-produced by members of the Council for Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) – ACPA, ACRL, ACUHO-I, ACUI, APPA, NACUBO, NAEP, and NASPA. The member registration fee will be extended to all members of these partnering associations.

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Ellen Heffernan

President - Spelman Johnson

Ellen Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined Spelman Johnson in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a national speaker and writer on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ellen also currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.