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THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2022
9:30-11:30am - WiBE Creative Art Crawl (Optional)

Arriving early? Join the WiBE Creative Art Crawl as we explore art galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden and the beautiful walking city of Washington DC.  Please RSVP in the group meet up.   Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking.

We will meet in the Hotel Lombardy main entrance.

1:00-4:00pm - #WiBECREATE Registration Open
1:00-2:00pm WORKSHOP: Leveraging Your Community to Encourage Inclusivity

Ensuring your school is diverse, equitable, and inclusive is a must in order to attract,
retain, and support top talent. Robust DEI initiatives and programs help every individual show up
without fear of being their true selves. This fosters higher degrees of engagement, productivity,
and innovation.
But how do you do this well? In this session, we will discuss and workshop a variety of topics to
keep in mind including:
● Making your materials inclusive and accessible
● How to exhibit economic awareness
● Demonstrating body diversity without tokenization
● Providing education and programming on various social identities and how to be more
inclusive and accepting.
● The importance of leveraging your community to support all these initiatives

Speaker: Megan Harre

Sponsored By: Graduway

1:00-2:00pm WORKSHOP Create Your Global Programming in Today’s Landscape

Join this interactive workshop session to get all your global programming questions answered.  The Account Management, Global Experiences, and Risk Management teams will share recent business meeting successes, contingency planning lessons learned, and program best practices as they pertain to our current global landscape. In small groups, you’ll work with peers with similar approaches to global programming to share what’s worked, what hasn’t, and your future plans.

Jessica Smith, Associate Vice President of Account Management & Global Experiences, WorldStrides
Rebecca Letbetter, Assistant Director of Global Experiences, WorldStrides
Kim Burchfield, Senior Director of Risk Management & Account Management, WorldStrides

2:00-2:30pm NETWORKING BREAK
2:30-3:30pm WORKSHOP STEM & Business: The Perfect Match

This session will dive into interdisciplinary programs and how you can expand the impact of integrating business, entrepreneurship, science, technology and mathematics programs in creative ways.

Sponsored By: University of Massachusetts, Lowell

2:30-3:30pm WORKSHOP Women, Work & What's Next

Women are driving one of the most significant labor disruptions in history, eager to overcome traditional barriers to their success, with 1 in 5 planning to become entrepreneurs. In the Pearson Global Learner Survey, we surveyed 6,000 women across six countries and asked how recent challenges have impacted their lives, careers, and communities.  

 Join this Pearson panel discussion as we explore the survey results, delve into women‘s perspectives, and share our own experiences in the workforce. We also want to hear how you are surviving or thriving in the workplace so we can discuss how best to support working women today and into the future. 

Speakers

Dr. Florida Starks, Chief Diversity Officer, Pearson Online Services 

Joyce Davis, Director of DE&I and Social Impact Communications, Pearson Online Services

Zenia Zelechiwsky, Director of Consumer Research and Insights, Pearson Online Services

2:30-3:30pm WORKSHOP: She Works Hard for Her Money

Donna Summer penned this lyric in 1983, and despite many societal advancements since, little progress has been made in the representation of women across most professional fields, including academia, especially at the leadership levels. In this session, you’ll see the data from ETS and other sources about the drop-off in women’s career progression, hear one woman’s triumphant journey from victim of domestic abuse to leader in preventing such abuses, and discuss practical steps to put in place to encourage women to stay the course regardless of their paths in the academy or industry.

Speakers

Christina Rinnert, ETS

Katie Pedley – Director R&D Liaison Global Higher Education, ETS

 

3:30-4:00pm NETWORKING BREAK
4:00-6:00pm MEMBER'S MEETING (Closed Session, Member's Only)

Members are invited for our closed session.  Agenda will be sent sepearately.

6:00-7:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION - Sponsored by Pearson

Join us for a vibrant and colorful welcome reception to celebrate our time together.

FRIDAY JUNE 3, 2022
7:45-8:45am WiBE Breakfast - Sponsored by GMAC

 

8:30-9:00am Registration
9:00-9:30am Opening Welcome
9:30-10:30am KEYNOTE FIRESTARTER
Join us in our keynote firestarter conversation to ignite the conversation on how to break through barriers, smash through glass ceilings and create the future we imagine.
Speakers:
Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean & Professor of Finance at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
Gloria Blackwell, CEO,  American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Moderated by Liesl Riddle, Vice Dean Strategy, The George Washington University
10:30-11:15am Networking Tea Break - Sponsored by University of New Hampshire

11:15-12:15pm BREAKOUT Creativity through Crisis: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

While creating the United Nations, Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” During the 2008 recession, Rahm Emanuel called a crisis “an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” The pandemic has been a two-year string of crisis after crisis, yet it’s also unleashed a number of creative strategies that have allowed our colleges and schools to innovate and grow by leaps and bounds.

This highly interactive workshop will use mini-case studies to explore best practices developed in a crisis that can take organizations to the next level. We’ll work in small groups discussing and sharing the creative energy that enabled us to weather a number of storms – from the COVID pandemic to issues around enrollment, restructuring, philanthropy and stakeholder engagement, DEI and organizational politics. This workshop is designed to:

Share strategic and creative approaches for managing challenges and crises in our schools and colleges;

  • Illustrate key leadership skills needed to navigate crisis situations;
  • Explore what conditions enable us to innovate and create; and
  • Develop a framework for using creative approaches to face the challenges that affect our classrooms, our faculty and staff, and the politics of the C-Suite in our organizations.

Facilitators:

Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D., Dean, LMU College of Business Administration

Kelly Watson, MBA, LMU Lecturer and Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting

11:15-12:15pm BREAKOUT Mission Matters Operationalizing Transformational Leadership

A Wharton professor’s viral tweet in January 2022, on a student’s (mis)perception of the average American worker’s salary has (re)ignited a world-captivating debate about the state of income inequality, privilege, and social responsibility.  While business schools are developing best practices on their role in shaping future business leaders, this is a telling datapoint, however anecdotal. What is your business school doing to operationalize transformational leadership? How does that align with who you are as an institution and your mission and vision? What programs have your institution deployed that align with urgent debates, the outcomes of which will shape the future? We will share some Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University initiatives and engage in small group discussion.

In small groups, we will:

  • Identify the alignment between your institutional mission and programmatic alignment.
  • Barriers/challenges to accomplish meaningful change
  • Best practices rubric to align mission with action

The dialogue will be facilitated by:

Dr. Patricia Bagsby, Professor, Saint Louis University, Chaifetz School of Business

Barnali Gupta, Dean and Professor, Saint Louis University Chaifetz School of Business

11:15-12:15pm BREAKOUT Create the Future of Executive Education & Lifelong Learning

Join Andrew Crisp from CarringtonCrisp and Michaela Rankin, Deputy Dean, International and Accreditation at Monash Business School in this future facing breakout session on trends and expectations for executive education and lifelong learning.

Session Sponsored By: CarringtonCrisp

12:15-1:30pm LUNCH
12:00-5:00pm Complimentary Professional Headshots - Sponsored by Salisbury University

Take a quick break to take your professional headshot.

1:30-2:15pm ROUND 1 Table Topic Discussion Groups - Sponsored by The PhD Project

Participants are invited to join a small group table top discussion.  Sessions will run for 45 minutes and repeat so particpants can choose two different topics to discuss.

How can women be more inclusive of each other? – Sacha Thompson – The Equity Equation

Confronting Gender Bias over the Course of Your Career – Margaret Ormiston – GWU

Courageous Leadership – Wanda Costen – Queen’s University

Differentiation: Points of View from a Female Leader – Carol Tucker – Pearson Online Learning Services

New Associate Deans and Department Chairs – Jaclyn Jenson & Hui Lin – Depaul University

Empowering Female Students – Kathy Korman Frey – GWU
Moving the Needle on Societal Impact – Rebecca Crews – Miami University, Anne Farrell – Miami University
Let’s Do Lunch: Strategies to Land the Promotion You Deserve – Christina Rinnert – ETS
Future Deans – Michelle Trawick – University of Nebraska, Omaha, Karen Markel – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Preparing for Uncertainty and Risk: Fundraising, Boards, and Crisis Management – Norean Sharpe – St John’s University
Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community – Nick McGuigan – Monash University
How to Survive and Thrive as a Leader in a Male Dominated Workplace – Larisa Genin – Wichita State University
Designing the Hallmarks of Your Next Leadership Role – Cheryl Oliver – Washington State University
How Can Experiential Learning Promote Inclusiveness? – Elsa Boustany and Giselle Guimarães Ramos – The Austral Group

Building the Pipeline of Women of Color – Laquita Blockson – The PhD Project

 

 

2:30-3:15pm ROUND 2 Table Topic Discussion Groups - Sponsored by The PhD Project

Participants are invited to join a small group table top discussion.  Sessions will run for 45 minutes and repeat so particpants can choose two different topics to discuss.

How can women be more inclusive of each other? – Sacha Thompson – The Equity Equation

Confronting Gender Bias over the Course of Your Career – Margaret Ormiston – GWU

Courageous Leadership – Wanda Costen – Queen’s University

Differentiation: Points of View from a Female Leader – Carol Tucker – Pearson Online Learning Services

New Associate Deans and Department Chairs – Jaclyn Jenson & Hui Lin – Depaul University

Empowering Female Students – Kathy Korman Frey – GWU
Moving the Needle on Societal Impact – Rebecca Crews – Miami University, Anne Farrell – Miami University
Let’s Do Lunch: Strategies to Land the Promotion You Deserve – Christina Rinnert – ETS
Future Deans – Michelle Trawick – University of Nebraska, Omaha, Karen Markel – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Preparing for Uncertainty and Risk: Fundraising, Boards, and Crisis Management – Norean Sharpe – St John’s University
Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community – Nick McGuigan – Monash University
How to Survive and Thrive as a Leader in a Male Dominated Workplace – Larisa Genin – Wichita State University
Designing the Hallmarks of Your Next Leadership Role – Cheryl Oliver – Washington State University
How Can Experiential Learning Promote Inclusiveness? – Elsa Boustany and Giselle Guimarães Ramos – The Austral Group
Building the Pipeline of Women of Color – Laquita Blockson – The PhD Project

 

3:15-3:45pm Short Break
3:45-4:45pm PLENARY The FUNdamentals of Creativity
4:45-5:00pm Closing Call to Action
5:00-8:00 Dinner on Your Own

Join a group for dinner on your own in Washington DC.

8:00-9:30pm Optional Excursion: Visit to ARCTECHOUSE DC (Registration required)

At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is pioneering the creation and curation of innovative art forms that redefine audience participation.

An innovative leader in the field of digital and experiential art, ARTECHOUSE expands the possibilities of art and how we experience it through cutting-edge technology-driven exhibitions and experiences. 

Join us to experience, PIXELBLOOM.  We will jump into the metaverse that pushes the boundaries of immersive digital art, inviting visitors to traverse through a virtual world of cherry blossoms and flowers brought to life.

(Did someone say art, flowers, AND technology?!)  This is definitely a WiBE experience you won ‘t want to miss.
This is an Optional Excursion: Cost $30 per person, pre-registration and purchase of ticket required.

We will meet at the Hotel Lombardy at 8:00 and travel together to the exhibition (15 minutes).  You are also welcome to meet us at the exhibit directly from dinner-on-your-own.

Location:
Arctechouse dc  
1238 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2022

 

 

9:00am-12:30pm WORKSHOP Leading for Creativity and Innovation

This three hour workshop will feel like three minutes!  Discover your inner creative leader and learn how to motivate and energize others to new innovations in your business school and life.  Join Margaret Andrews, Harvard Facilitator and Managing Director of Higher Education Associates as she leads us through the process of inspiring others and ourselves, to achieve new heights.

Not yet ready to register? Join the Waitlist for updates.