for Women in Community Colleges
According to the group’s literature, the year-long program includes practice in supervisory and human relations skills, planning, budgeting, and organizational transformation. It offers discussions with national experts on issues confronting higher education in the next decade.
|Bettina Caluori and Kay Eaton|
who supervises grants, alumni affairs, and relations with Mercer's Foundation,
said “It was a wonderful thing to meet other women from around the country
who are at various stages of their careers, and to benefit from sharing and
gaining insights from each other. It has become a support network.” Eaton earned her B.A. at
President Donohue is a member of the NILD board, and serves as a mentor to many members. "We would like this to be an annual opportunity, as we want to encourage women leaders at Mercer to expand their skills and create new pathways to successful solutions."
Conference participants explored a variety of leadership styles through self-test exercises. “We charted our strengths and responses. We asked ourselves if we should be developing in areas where our scores were not as high,” Eaton said. “The exercises helped with how to handle problem situations, looking at what kinds of internal and external resources we have, and how we interact with each other and function within the organization.”
Caluori said “They asked us to look at ourselves and reflect on our goals and strategies for meeting them. It was a challenging and yet supportive experience.”
The conference also stressed taking a balanced perspective on life, and viewing the job in light of what is happening in your personal life.
Click here for the group’s website.