TITLE: Get Your Voice on the Table: Leadership Strategies for Female Faculty
SPEAKER: Nancy Houfek
Many highly successful women in academia can easily identify what changes need to happen for their organization to succeed, but find it difficult to lead others to confront the challenges facing their group. They often find themselves not heard in the way that they had hoped. The heart of this workshop is to help women use a strategic approach to getting their voices on the table: differentiating types of challenges, understanding factions and what's at stake, using alliances, getting on the balcony, and preparing for meetings in a new way. This workshop also will offer vocal skills designed to help participants be more effective as leaders. The goal is to be heard and understood so that we can successfully influence decision-making in both our professional and our daily lives. Participants will leave with new strategies — theoretical, psychological, and physical — for successfully leading change in their institution or organization.