Delaware Academy for School Leadership

The 1st Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware is a networking and professional learning event for all leaders in K-12 and higher education settings. The conference serves to address issues specific to women and leadership, as well as provide a powerful opportunity for leaders to convene for an impactful day of connection, introspection and inspiration. Hosted by the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy for School Leadership and Partnership for Public Education, the conference schedule features multiple breakout session options and networking opportunities.

Hosted by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership and the UDEL Partnership for Public Education.

The event keynote presentation features Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California. Dr. Grogan is a national leader in building networks and connection for women educational leaders.

Morning and afternoon breakout sessions and panel discussions will include local women leaders who will provide insight and thoughtful discussion on topics of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, school discipline, education policy, and overcoming barriers specific to women.

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EVENT DETAILS

Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dover Downs Conference Center 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901   Click here to register for the event.  

Event Dedication

This event is dedicated to Marion Evans Proffitt, Ed.D.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. General Session, featuring panel of Delaware’s Female Secretaries of Education
10:00-10:30 Networking
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and networking
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. General Session, featuring Keynote Address by Margaret Grogan, Ph.D.
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Networking
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:00 Conclusion

Dr. Margaret Grogan

Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Margaret Grogan is Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California. Originally from Australia, she has a B.A. in Ancient History and Japanese Language (University of Queensland) and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Washington State University). Her research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and leadership for social justice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about the Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware

Why are we hosting a Women’s Leadership Conference? A recent AASA survey found that women are leading only 25% of the nation’s public school districts, yet a 2016 US DOE survey found that 77% of teachers are female. Research indicates that it is more challenging for women to be promoted in their careers than men, for a variety of reasons.   The University of Delaware’s DASL & PPE are hosting the Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware to talk about existing issues and barriers and to provide an opportunity to discuss research-informed solutions.
Who is this event for? Both men and women are encouraged to participate in this event to become knowledgeable about the conditions for leadership promotion nationally and in Delaware. The Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware is an opportunity for men and women to openly share their perspectives on these issues and to collaborate on solutions that will one day create more equitable gender representation at all levels of education leadership.  

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Contact Alison Travers, atravers@udel.edu with questions related to this event.