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MI-ACE Network 2015 Conference

American Council on Education Michigan Women's Network 2015 Annual Conference

June 8-9, 2015
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at
Michigan State University

Join the Michigan ACE (American Council on Education) Women's Network annual conference. Hosted by Lansing Community College, this year's conference Make a Difference: Leadership • Inclusion • Connections offers an exciting and unique opportunity to connect with professionals working to enhance, improve and evolve higher education.

About MI-ACE Network 2015 Conference

The MI-ACE Women's Network annual conference is designed by women in higher education for women in higher education, and for those who share their mission, to provide opportunities for professional development in an environment that values connection, inclusiveness, and developing leadership potential. Sessions are tailored with the goal of bringing women together with their peers to engage on topics impacting women in academe today, including issues around public policy and women's equity. Through this active collaboration, the MI-ACE Women's Network strives to improve the climate, and enhance professional recognition and career advancement for women working in all of Michigan's public and private colleges and universities.

The MI-ACE Women's Network Public Policy Priorities for 2012-2015

  • Advancement and Support for Women Professionals
  • Changing Demographics - Access and Opportunity in Higher Education
  • Funding for Programs that Impact Girls and Women
  • Cost and Funding Issues in Higher Education

The Michigan ACE Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The MI-ACE Women's Network 2015 Annual Conference provides a place where Michigan women leaders may find opportunity for professional development, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and support. It will allow time for those who attend to learn new leadership strategies and network with other women in leadership positions across the state.

2015 Schedule

Monday, June 8, 2015

8:00am-5:00pm

MI-ACE Conference Check-in and Registration

8:00am-9:00am

Check-in and registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Lynette Findley, MI ACE State Coordinator
    President, Lynette Findley & Associates, LLC
    Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University
  • Dr. Gloria Thomas, Women Of Color Collaborative (WOCC) Co-Chair
    Director, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan

9:15am-10:15am

Opening Keynote Address

  • Dr. Kenya Ayers, Dean for Academic Enrichment and Engagement, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL.
    Developing "Brand Me": Reinventing Yourself for Professional Significance

10:15am-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am-11:45am

Interactive workshop - Avoiding Professional Stagnation

  • All participants in the workshops will need to complete a Career Mapping Self-Assessment tool prior to attending this workshop. Discussions will take place at each of the tables with facilitation to guide participants through a strategic planning exercise of their own career paths, with a focus on avoiding stagnation and propelling accomplishment.

11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
    Strategies for Success in Academia

1:00pm-1:15pm

Networking Break

1:15pm-2:30pm

Interactive Workshop - Building the Professional Skills and Competencies You Need

  • This session will allow participants to learn and practice everyday skills in leadership, including presenting on a topic, providing a summary of a budget, providing feedback on a proposal, using technology and social media, and responding to critical feedback. With facilitation, each participant will be asked to demonstrate a particular skillset and will be provided feedback from peers.

2:30pm-2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45pm-4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Lessons from Women Leaders in their Fields

  • Kasturi Bagchi (Kas)
    Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Dr. Heather Neff
    Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Professor of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University
  • Dr. Rushika Patel
    Director, Women's Educational Center
    University of Michigan - Flint

4:00pm

Closing Remarks: Dr. Linda Logan, WOCC Co-chair

5:00pm-6:00pm

Networking Reception, followed by MI-ACE Legislative Dinner


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Detailed Day 2 Presentations Schedule »

7:30am-3:00pm

MI-ACE Women's Network Conference Registration Table Available

7:30am-8:30am

Conference Check-in and Registration

7:30am-5:00pm

Hospitality Lounge Area

7:30am-8:30am

Networking Breakfast

7:45am-8:30am

Newcomers' Sessions

8:00am-2:00pm

Book Sale Women's Organization Displays

8:30am-10:00am

Welcome, Presidents Video & General Session Keynote Address

  • Madlyn L. Hanes,
    Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses of Penn State University

10:00am-10:10am

Break

10:10am-11:00am

Concurrent Session A

11:00am-11:10am

Break

11:10am-12:00pm

Leadership Panel

12:00pm-12:10pm

Break

12:10pm-1:30pm

Networking Luncheon & Distinguished Women Awards Ceremony

1:30pm-1:40pm

Break

1:40pm-2:30pm

Concurrent Session B

2:30pm-2:40pm

Break

2:40pm-3:30pm

Concurrent Session C

3:30pm-3:35pm

Break

3:35pm-4:00pm

Closing Remarks


2015 Presentations

MI-ACE Women's Network 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 conference took place June 8-9 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI. Nearly 300 women from Michigan colleges and universities gathered for outstanding networking, learning and leadership opportunities. Listed below are presentations made by keynote speakers and breakout session facilitators from the 2015 conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa
Provost & Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry
Lehman College
Strategies for Success in Academia (PDF)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Madlyn Hanes
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses
Penn State University
Moving the Needle Initiative (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION A

Mary Gmeiner
Director of Human Resources
Delta College
Onboarding at Delta College: Lessons in Leadership Preparation and Support (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION A

Dr. Amy McGinnis
Department of Management
Central Michigan University
Leadership at Varying Levels: How Emerging, Mid, and Senior-Level Female Leaders Lead in Higher Education (PDF)

BREAKOUT SESSION A

Brittany Dernberger, MPA
Assistant Director
Grand Valley State University Women's Center
Falling Through the Cracks: The Hidden Stories of Women of Color in Higher Education (PDF)

BREAKOUT SESSION A

Sandra M. Gonzales
Assistant Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Wayne State University
Familismo in Latina/o Learning Communities: A Study of College Retention and Success (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION B

Dr. Janisse L. Green
Campus College Chair
University of Phoenix-Detroit
The Leadership Practices of Executive Women in Local Government, Public, and Not-for-Profit Organizations (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION B

Janet Joiner
Dean of Human Services, Criminal Justice & Early Childhood Education
Baker College of Clinton Township & Port Huron
Digital Leadership: Making a Difference by Encouraging Responsible Use of Mobile Technologies & Social Media on College Campuses (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION B

Kristine Moore
Assistant Director for Institutional Equality
Michigan State University
Caregiver Discrimination (PP)

BREAKOUT SESSION C

Jessica Jennrich
Director, Women's Center
Grand Valley State University
Standing Still: Intersectional Work as Social Justice (PP)

Sponsorship

The MI-ACE Women's Network annual conference is designed by women in higher education for women in higher education, and for those who share their mission to provide opportunities for professional development. Sessions are tailored with the goal of bringing women together with their peers to engage on topics impacting women in academe today, including issues around public policy and women's equity. Through this active collaboration, the MI-ACE Women's Network strives to improve the climate, and enhance professional recognition and career advancement for women working in all of Michigan's public and private colleges and universities.

Your sponsorship of the MI-ACE Women's Network annual conference is greatly appreciated, and reinforces your support of providing professional development opportunities to women in higher education, as well as in an environment that values connection, inclusiveness, and leadership potential.

Sponsor the MI-ACE Network 2015 Conference »

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Rates

2-day Package Professional Rate - Early Bird rate (in effect through May 15) $280
This includes all conference events and meals (including Legislative Dinner)

2-day Conference: Professional - Early Bird rate (in effect through May 15) $230 *

2-day Conference: Professional (in effect May 16 through Conference) $250 *

2-day Conference: Graduate Student $150 *

1-day June 8 (Women of Color Collaborative—WOCC) only: Professional $75 *

1-day June 9 only (includes lunch): Professional $175 *

1-day June 8 (WOCC) only: Graduate student $ 75 *

1-day June 9 only: Graduate student $ 75 *

Legislative Dinner (June 8) $50

Lunch only Tuesday, June 9 $30


* Please register separately to attend the Legislative Dinner event.

For More Information:

Phone: (517) 483-9853
Email: bci@lcc.edu

Hotel Details:

There is a room block for participants at the Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 219 Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. The cost is $ 105 per night. Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 875-5090 and mention the MI-ACE Conference to obtain this reduced rate. This rate is in effect until May 7, 2015.

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