Women's Leadership Conference

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2021 Conference Leading Change

Save the date for the 2021 Women's Leadership Conference!

March 5th, 2021

Peabody Auditorium

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2020 Conference Leading Change: A World of Opportunity.

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, this conference is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore diverse outlets for sustained leadership efforts, learn new skills to lead and collaborate within diverse communities, and understand the unique privilege that impacts their global footprint.

March 6th, 2020
Peabody Auditorium 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A collaboration among the Women's CenterLeadership ProgramsAlumni Association, and J. Whitney Bunting College of Business.

 

Vendor and sponsorship registration has closed.

We are seeking conference vendors who would like to meet and share information with conference attendees and conference sponsors who would like to support a student and cover conference registration costs.*

*If you are an internal Georgia College department and you would like to be a vendor or conference sponsor please contact ashley.copeland@gcsu.edu

Online registration has closed. If you would like to attend, onsite registration is available but seating is limited to a first come first served basis.

The conference incorporates students, staff, alumni, faculty, and community members as speakers and presenters in order to order to give participants access to a wide variety of experience and knowledge. The content engages participants in critical thought around entering into their broader communities and how to lead in collaboration with diverse constituents.

In addition to all-day conference access, registration includes: lunch, conference materials, giveaways, and one ticket to the post-conference networking session.

Conference Details

The conference incorporates students, staff, alumni, faculty and community members as speakers and presenters in order to give participants access to a wide variety of experience and knowledge. The content engages participants in critical thought around entering their broader communities and how to lead in collaboration with diverse constituents. Some topics include: self-awareness around privilege and power, overcoming barriers to leadership, effective communication, collaborating with diverse constituents and unique communities, and cultural competency in the workplace.

While focusing on the individuals who identify as women, attendance at the Women*s Leadership Conference will be open to all students, professionals, and community members, including individuals of all gender identities.

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Conference Vendor - $50

Vendor tabling is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. Tables will be provided to all vendors, tablecloths upon request. Vendor check-in will begin at 10 a.m.

If you would like informational or promotional flyers to be added to attendee conference bags, please have materials delivered to the Carl Vinson House, 421 West Montgomery Street by Monday, March 2, 2020.

  • One vendor booth
  • One ticket to the conference & post-conference reception
  • Name recognition on the conference website, in the conference program, and in email communications to attendees
  • Opportunity to place promotional materials in attendees conference bags
  • A portion of the funds received for this sponsorship level will be designated to the Grace Kenmar Bark Women’s Leadership Fund which supports women’s leadership development for all students, faculty, and staff at Georgia College
Conference Sponsor - $30

If you would like informational or promotional flyers to be added to attendee conference bags, please have materials delivered to the Carl Vinson House, 421 West Montgomery Street by Monday, March 2, 2020.

  • Sponsors one student to attend the conference & post-conference reception
  • Name recognition on the conference website
  • Opportunity to place promotional materials in attendees conference bags
  • A portion of the funds received for this sponsorship level will be designated to the Grace Kenmar Bark Women’s Leadership Fund which supports women’s leadership development for all students, faculty, and staff at Georgia College.​
Conference Agenda

   11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  Registration and Vendor Fair

   12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address

   1:40 - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session One

   2:40 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session Two

   3:40 - 4:30 p.m.  Breakout Session Three

   4:40 - 5:30 p.m. Alumni Panel

   5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Closing​

   6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Post-Conference Networking Reception​

Keynote Speaker

DR. JUANITA JOHNSON-BAILEY

Lessons on Gender and Power in Leadership: A Global Perspective

Juanita Johnson-Bailey holds the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University of Georgia and is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from the American Association of University Women. In 2018 she was bestowed the title of University Professor, which is awarded to faculty at the University of Georgia who have had a significant impact in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities.  In 2018, she also received the Career Achievement Award from American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.

She has worked at UGA for twenty-four years and currently holds an administrative appointment as the Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at UGA.  She is the author of Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way, which received the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education and the Sadie T. Mossell Alexander Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Black Women’s Studies. Dr. Johnson-Bailey is a member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, a Houle Scholar, and a Lilly Teaching Fellow. She has lectured nationally and internationally and her most recent book is a co-edited text, the Handbook on Race and Racism in Adult and Higher Education: A Dialogue (Sheared, Johnson-Bailey, Colin, Peterson, & Brookfield).

Johnson-Bailey specializes in researching race and gender in educational and workplace settings. She has made significant contributions to the literature in adult education and women’s studies, with over 100 publications, which includes articles in: Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, Journal of Negro Education, Journal of Higher Education, The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching for Education, and the Handbook of Transformative Learning Theory.