Workshop Dates and Descriptions for 2013-14

Workshops are held at the Women’s Center on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm on the dates below (one per month).

Attendance at a total of six (6) workshops over the two-year enrollment period, that begins when you register for the Program, is required.*  You may go to all of these workshops this year OR only attend a few this year and finish the remaining number the following year. Remember, you have two years maximum to complete all the Program’s requirements. Allowances for sports and music practices may be arranged with coaches— please discuss any conflicts or concerns with Advisors.

 1. Creating a Supportive Network- September 18

Skillfully managing organizational politics and building a network of support around you is necessary for effective leadership, whether you’re a business executive or a member of a community organization.  This workshop looks at the theories and practical behaviors to help you navigate challenging environments and create a network of support to meet your goals.

 2. Negotiating for What You Want - October 9

Learning to negotiate for the opportunities you desire in life, such as a professional salary, social activism, or community project, is key to women’s success. This workshop will teach you about the importance of asking for what you want and give you the skills to do so.

 3. Mentoring Women- November 13

Finding a mentor is often critical to women’s success, regardless of our chosen field. How to ask someone to mentor you and the importance of women’s peer mentoring are skills developed in this workshop.

 4. Responding to Sexual Harassment – February 5

From subtle to overt experiences, sexual harassment happens in every professional field. This workshop defines the many types of sexual harassment and teaches skills to derail inappropriate behavior in effective, dignified ways.

 5. The Professional Gender Gap – March 5

What is the glass ceiling, and how does a leader address these professional challenges? In this workshop you will learn about global women’s leadership styles, and how many women leaders have effectively moved beyond limiting ways of envisioning themselves and the goals they have brought to fruition by doing so.

 6. Effective Women’s Communication Styles – April 2

Over half of all human communication is conveyed through nonverbal cues that tell others much about you beyond the words you choose. What do your body language, voice, and gestures say about you, and how do they convey or undermine your presentation as a leadership? This workshop will teach you how to convey the message, “I am a Leader!” with your every word and move.

 

*Workshop Makeup Opportunities

If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, you may make up a missed session by attending any of the following events or lectures listed below. Participants are limited to one makeup workshop per semester during their enrollment in the program. Visit this page for regular updates on approved events/lectures to attend:

  • Minnijean Brown Trickey Lecture, held in Masters Hall -Mara Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on April 16th. Trickey was a Civil Rights activist and a member of Little Rock Nine. Find out more about her life here: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/trickey_bio.php
  • Gettysburg Alumnae Panel: Women Graduates Discuss Their Professional Lives After Gettysburg -April 3 in CUB 260 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; lunch provided.
  • "Native American Women and Gender-based Violence" featuring Lee Maracle -Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in CUB 260.
  • 2014 Annual CPC Women’s Studies Conference: "Food Politics and Gender" - Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Dickinson College in Althouse Hall (N. College Street, between W. Louther and W. High Streets). This all-day conference in free, but you must register online by March 20 at the following link: http://forms.fandm.edu/mach/view.php?id=495

This list is subject to change as we find other suitable substitutes for workshops. In order to stay up to date on these possibilities, please refer to this page where a running list will be kept and updated.