The Faculty Council Women’s Committee proudly presents the professional development event of the year for CU women: the 11th annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium, set for Feb. 21-22 at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The symposium, free and open to all CU faculty and staff who register, features Brenda Allen, Ph.D., professor of communication and associate vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus, this year’s Elizabeth Gee Award winner.
The symposium opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, with hors d’ouvres and the Third Annual Network Café, offering opportunities to engage and network with participants from other campuses and departments. Attendees also will kick up their heels and have fun with a short Zumba class arranged by the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Participants will be able to enjoy dessert and continue networking during an informational poster session.
Friday’s activity opens with Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano’s welcome, breakfast and Allen’s presentation of her stirring and world-famous EmpowHERment keynote address. Registrants will then attend workshops of their choice. The workshops, offering something of interest for everyone, are organized into the following “tracks”:
- Optimizing workplace interactions
- Building a financial framework
- Empowering professional relationships
- Balancing work/life/mind/body
- Enhancing professional skills
Lunch and the Gee Award lecture, an inspiring journey led by Allen, will be followed by additional workshop breakout sessions.
A complete schedule of events can be found on the symposium website at https://www.cu.edu/FacultyCouncil/womens-symposium/schedule.html. Click on the “Register” button on the left side of the page to register for the event: Vacancies are filling rapidly, so don’t delay. Registration closes Feb. 8.
This year, Faculty Council and Staff Council also are partnering to present an anti-workplace bullying workshop, “From Observation to Engagement: Developing Peer Strategies for Addressing Workplace Bullying,” which will be presented by expert Loraleigh Keashly from Wayne State University. The workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the University Memorial Center. To participate, please register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/February-21. Only a limited number of spots are available.