On July 20-22, Augsburg hosted faculty and staff from 20 ELCA Colleges and Universities for the 21st annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference. The conference focused on examining the role of Lutheran higher education in supporting the common good.
Autumm Caines, Associate Director of Academic Technology at Capital University, created a Storify with highlights from day #2 of the conference.
Women’s Way of Leading: Exploring the Call to Lead
Monday, July 20, 12pm – 5pm at Augsburg College
As we look forward to significant turnover in executive leadership in higher education in the next few years, we have a unique opportunity to strengthen gender diversity in leadership in Lutheran colleges and universities. Considering the ways in which we can support women’s success in higher education leadership at all levels, from department and division heads to the presidency, is one of our essential tasks as we explore the vocation of a Lutheran college.
The objective of this VOALC 2015 pre-conference session is to promote women’s leadership development at ELCA colleges and universities. In this session the participants will:
- Explore state-of-the-art leadership development strategies for women in higher education.
- Engage with current ELCA women in leadership, including a president, vice-president, and a division leader, in an interactive panel discussion.
- Create an individual development plan for your own career.
12:00-1:30pm Lunch Introductions. (Table Conversations)
1:30-2:15 pm Recent Research on Women in Leadership in higher education (Short presentation)
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. ELCA Women Leader Panel including question and answer session
3:30-4:15 p.m. Professional Development plan writing time for the participants; discuss in small groups
4:30 p.m. Closing and adjourn
Registration for ELCA faculty and staff for the VOALC Pre-Conference is handled by the ELCA Churchwide Office. Questions about registration may be directed to Vivian Chen, 612-330-1334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference information