Join the community of women leaders in higher education
Prepare to take the next step in your higher education career with this unique and innovative five-day residential program of workshops and mentorship from the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD), and enhance your executive leadership potential in Canada.
Women in Academic Leadership was designed for the women who will become our next academic leaders, women like you. Build your leadership skills and learn how to address the unique issues you may face in the higher education environment.
CHERD realizes that although we have made progress, women are still significantly under-represented across senior academic positions. In fact, many Canadian universities have yet to appoint a female president.
Be a part of it in October 2019
If you have achieved an early to mid-level of academic leadership and now have your sights on reaching higher levels of academic leadership, join us. Let’s work together, to make a difference in the world of higher education and in your career.
This year the CHERD Women in Academic Leadership 2019 will be held from Oct. 26 to Oct.30 at the Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg. Led by facilitators Pat Bradshaw and Joanne Keselman along with a group of mentors, the program again will be highly interactive and limited to 24 participants
What women said about the 2018 program
“I am leaving here with more of a spark than when I arrived. This is an opportunity for learning and reflection, with an incredible added bonus. You develop a network with women you may have no chance of otherwise meeting.
“Leadership is believing in yourself. Do what you need to do to accomplish this.”
Keltie Jones, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
“It was broad and diverse, an enriching experience. The peer sharing as well as the quality of the mentors and the facilitators really contributed to the experience. The mentor groups were smaller, and everyone was very honest about their challenges, strategies and tools.
“Do you want the title or do you want the job? That question stuck with me. Don’t be afraid of change and challenges. Continue your growth journey.”
Susan Tighe, Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President Integrated Planning and Budgeting at University of Waterloo
“My dean/boss told me and my two female colleagues we needed to come. There are only three women in our faculty council. It was a great event, fantastic. It gave me framework for high-level thinking and practical tools. It showed me how to find a vision from the bottom up, to get people to walk in each other’s shoes.
“I am from Brazil. I came to Canada for my job. It gave me the opportunity to get to know people from other provinces, to learn about cultures and values.”
Ana Campos, Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University