The seventh annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) will be held virtually, Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2022.
Dr. Karrie G. Dixon, CEO and Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, will deliver the keynote address, A Seat at the Table.
Additionally, there will be two panel discussions:
- Navigating the Career Journey: Choices and Lessons Learned Along the Way, moderated by Alyson Ebaugh, Interim Director of Human Resources at Appalachian State University; and
- How to Lead Well: Preventing Burnout and Achieving Balance in Uncertain Times, moderated by Dr. Shawn Ricks, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University.
WIELS is a partnership between faculty members in Appalachian State University's Department of Leadership and Educational Studies (housed in the Reich College of Education) and practicing educators. The partnership aims to equip women with pragmatic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them for success as educational leaders.
The symposium theme is Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity. WIELS invites attendees from all sectors involved in educational leadership and current App State students.
Please plan to join on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For full descriptions, please review the online event schedule. Zoom links will be sent out to registrants closer to the date of the symposium.
Thursday, October 6
1:00pm - 1:10 pm - Opening Remarks
1:10 pm - 1:30 pm - Remarks from Dr. Melba Spooner, Dean of the Reich College of Education
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - A Seat at the Table: Keynote Presentation and Q & A
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Navigating the Career Journey: Choices and Lessons Learned Panel Discussion
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Closing Remarks and Upcoming Events
Friday, October 7
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm - Welcome Day Two
1:10 pm - 2:20 pm - How to Lead Well: Preventing Burnout and Achieving Balance in Uncertain Times Panel Discussion
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm - Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm - Break
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm - Concurrent Sessions
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm - Closing Remarks
Because the event will be virtual, there are no registration fees this year; however, in order to plan for digital needs, please register here by Monday, October 3, 2022. Participants are encouraged to donate a suggested amount of $20 or more to WIELS to pay honoria to our speakers.
For disability accommodation, visit odr.appstate.edu.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Precious Mudiwa, WIELS Executive Director, or Dr. Susan Colby, WIELS Associate Executive Director.