Spelman Johnson offering five scholarships to attend WLI

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Spelman Johnson will be participating again this year in the 2017 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held from December 3-6, 2017 in Amelia Island, Florida. This program is designed for women who aspire to become senior leaders in higher education. Women professionals whose current responsibilities include administrative functions that regularly require strategic decision making affecting departmental operations and are seeking to increase their leadership profile would benefit greatly from the Institute, which 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, fiscal management, intercultural competencies, etc. This is an exceptional professional development opportunity and I hope that you will consider attending, or will encourage a colleague to attend.

Spelman Johnson is delighted to be offering five scholarships to cover registration fees for the Institute. Scholarships are open to all those who wish to apply; however, there will be 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 ten years of experience in higher education administration in a mid- or senior-level position. There will be five awardees selected from applications received on or before October 23, 2017. To apply for a scholarship please email your resume and a brief two paragraph statement that outlines what you hope to gain professionally from attending this Institute to info@spelmanjohnson.com with the subject line WLI.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is co-produced by members of the Council for Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) – ACPA, ACRL, ACUI, APPA, ASCA, CSHEMA, NACA, NACAS, NACUBO, NAEP, NASPA, NIRSA, NODA, SCUP, and URMIA. The member registration fee will be extended to all members of these partnering associations. To register for the Institute, please visit http://www.acui.org/wli

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.