UWP to host regional women's leadership conference

February 14, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host a regional conference designed to enhance leadership skills in women, "Leadership Skills Development Workshop."

The interactive event, sponsored by the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WHHEL) and the UW System Office for the Status of Women, is aimed at supporting success for college and university women, is set for Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Room of the Pioneer Student Center.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person and includes materials, breaks, lunch and parking. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 25. Fees are payable to the UWP Office of Affirmative Action, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. For further information, please call 608-342-1282, or email Barbara Daus, special assistant to the Chancellor, daus@uwplatt.edu

Daus is looking forward to UWP playing host to the workshop. "The WWHEL Regional Workshop will bring together nearly 100 educators from Wisconsin's four-year comprehensive universities, two-year colleges and technical colleges. The workshop was piloted with 15 participants on the UWP campus during the summer of 2002," said Daus.

"The overwhelming positive response to that workshop led to the development and scheduling of similar workshops throughout Wisconsin," she added.

Workshop facilitator will be author, executive coach and consultant Pat Alea, who has spent more than 20 years exploring leadership development issues. As a national speaker and trainer, Alea regularly co-hosts a radio spot, "Careertalk," on Wisconsin Public Radio.

The workshop supports success for colleges and universities by helping those in higher education become more strategic leaders and will provide participants with tools for career improvement and teaching and mentoring others.

Patterns of achievement, leadership career exploration, values and goals definitions and action plan development will be investigated. The format includes presentations, group interaction, individual reflection and resource exchanges.

Faculty and staff from the tri-state area, including Viterbo University, UW-LaCrosse, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Western Wisconsin Technical College, UW-Richland, UW-Baraboo, Northeast Iowa Community College, Highland Community College and Loras College, Clarke College and University of Dubuque are encouraged to attend the workshop.

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