Mid-level Leadership Workshop

The Butler Center is organizing a mid-level Leadership workshop which will be conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on April 4th 2018, 9 am to 12 pm at the East Faculty Lounge, PMU. AAUW’s report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership examined the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles and suggests what individuals, employers, and government can do to change the status quo.

Using the lens of the gender leadership gap, and with the latest research and strategies, AAUW has developed a workshop designed to enable women to successfully navigate the complexities of the workplace. The workshop content is as follows:

  • Inventory women’s strengths so they can develop their personal brand and articulate their value
  • Create action plans to help faculty/staff grow their leadership skills
  • Learn negotiation skills critical to their leadership success, including discussion of raises and promotions
  • Increase skill in navigating difficult conversations and workplace conflict
  • Develop strategies for positively receiving and responding to feedback
  • Examine and understand the gender leadership gap, including its long-term consequences

This Leadership workshop is intended for mid-level faculty. For more information, contact us at butlercenter@purdue.edu.

Faculty workloads and Rewards Panel 

Thursday, March, 8th 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Purdue Memorial Union's Anniversary Drawing Room


* KerryAnn O’Meara, professor of higher education, director of the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence, affiliate faculty in women’s studies and associate dean for faculty affairs and graduate studies in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. O'Meara's research examines faculty careers and academic rewards systems with a particular focus on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and underrepresented minority faculty and the legitimacy of diverse forms of scholarship in the academy.

* Sharon Bird, professor and head of sociology at Oklahoma State University. Bird was formerly a program director at the National Science Foundation (2016-17) in the Education and Human Resources Directorate, working primarily with the NSF ADVANCE Program and the Alliances for Graduate Education Program. Her research examines institutions of higher education and initiatives for enhancing the recruitment and advancement of women and underrepresented minority faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Please find more details of the workshop here

Workshop on ‘Negotiation’ in January 2018

The Butler Center will be organizing a workshop titled “Negotiation” in Spring 2018. The main goals of the Negotiation workshop are to help participants with the following:

  1. An introduction to the gender pay gap and it’s long-long consequences;
  2. Know your value, or how to identify and articulate your personal value;
  3. Know your target salary and benefits, using objective market-based data;
  4. Know your strategy, and how to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies; and
  5. Practice and roleplay.

The three-hour workshop is open to women faculty, staff and all-but-dissertation graduate students. There are three iterations, and the same content will be covered in each workshop session. Each iteration will have 40 seats available. Due to the limited amount of seats, the Butler Center will not be able to accommodate additions after the sessions are full.  

Participants will register for a session according to their role at the University:

Faculty: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 23
Staff: 2-5 p.m. Jan. 23
Graduate student (ABD only): 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 24

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