Women's Leadership Conference Call for Proposals Deadline Extended
Friday, June 1 2012
The call for proposals for the Women’s Leadership Conference, Oct. 4, 2012 has been extended to June 22.
The University of Idaho's Women's Center and the Athena Association of Professional Women are sponsoring the 4th biennial Women's Leadership Conference, Women's Legacies, Inspiring Our Future. The keynote speaker, Gloria Steinem, co-founded “Ms.” magazine in 1972 and since then, has continued to inspire women across the globe to work collectively and individually in the name of gender equity. That same year, U-Idaho President Ernest Hartung initiated the Women's Caucus and first campus climate report which ultimately resulted in the founding of the U-Idaho Women's Center and two years later the Conciliation Agreement was signed, resulting in many more provisions for equity on campus. Please follow the link to learn more: www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/about/herstory
The day-long conference will be held at the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus in partnership with Washington State University and offers all students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to celebrate differences and create an empowered community that is inclusive and supportive of women irrespective of gender identification or expression, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic background or institutional role. The theme of this year’s conference is “Women’s Legacies, Inspiring Our Future” - to celebrate where we have been, to recognize the accomplishments we’ve made towards gender equity, and to explore how women and all members of the campus community can ensure progress continues in the future.
Interested faculty, staff and students can submit proposals for educational sessions that address the myriad of climate issues women face in higher education, the workplace, and beyond and how our legacies and history inspire continued progress. Conference sessions will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The educational session proposals should center on the issues of Workplace Climate with a particular focus on one or more of the following themes:
• Microaggressions & Unspoken Biases: The New Face of Discrimination
• The Impact of Identity Intersections
• Creating Women-Friendly Organizations and Communities
• How Women Unintentionally Create Barriers to Progress
Sessions should contextualize specific content to the overall theme, “Women’s Legacies, Inspiring Our Future.” Sessions should blend presentation techniques, perhaps by encouraging networking and providing attendees an opportunity for an interactive experience. Proposals for sessions that showcase solution-driven strategies, best practices, changing contexts, and/or new directions in the above-mentioned areas are strongly encouraged.
If you have an educational session topic you think might not clearly fit into the themes listed, but speaks to the issues at hand, please submit your proposal and topic suggestion as all submissions will be considered. Please indicate whether your material would be best presented in a short (20 minute) presentation session or would work better in an hour long workshop format.
Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLCProposal2012
to submit your educational session proposal. Please submit your completed application by Friday, June 22, 2012 for full consideration. Notification of accepted programs will be emailed to coordinating presenters by July 20, 2012. All presenters will be expected to confirm their participation by Aug. 1, 2012 and register for the Women’s Leadership Conference (there is no cost for conference registration). For more information please see the conference website: www.uidaho.edu/pdl/womens-leadership
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