HERS Programs

Through programs and events, we create and sustain a diverse community of women and gender-diverse leaders who serve as bold agents of inclusive and equitable change in higher education and beyond. Find an opportunity to grow and connect below.

Upcoming PROGRAMS

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2024
PROGRAM DATES: FEBRUARY 29-APRIL 11, 2024

This intensive workshop series is designed to equip you to develop the skills needed to translate institutional values and aspirations into tangible actions that close racial equity gaps in policies, practices, experiences, and outcomes among groups that have been historically excluded, marginalized, and underserved. The series will offer a highly engaging, fast-paced opportunity to learn, share, reflect and practice skills for equity-minded leadership.   

REGISTRATION OPEN!

PROGRAM DATES: April-May 2024

Join us for a five-part series to dive deeper into leading and building teams, motivating and leading at all levels, and managing and resolving conflict. Participants will engage with peers and facilitators as they interrogate their own strengths and develop skills required for new managers and administrators in higher education.

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Registration Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024
PROGRAM DATES: February 22, 2024

“While there are many books about academic administrators, this unique and inspirational volume is the very first to center the perspectives and experiences of Black women leaders in academia. Desperately needed and long overdue, it is full of sage advice and concrete strategies for success, encouraging self-reflection, wellness, and humility; and emphasizing sisterhood, peer mentorship, and collaboration. It should be required reading for all academic leaders!” – Yolanda Covington-Ward, professor and Chair, W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Moderated by:
Yolanda Covington-Ward
Professor and Chair, W.E.B. Dubois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
HERS Leadership Institute Alum: Bridgewater, 2023

You do not need to read the book in advance!

Past PROGRAMS

NOVEMBER 14, 2023 2:00 PM (MT)/4:00 PM (ET)

Book Talk: Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring with Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D.

In her latest book, Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring (Princeton University Press, 2022) Dr. Gasman takes a hard look at the systematic racism and biases in faculty hiring processes and what to do about these issues. Dr. Felicia McGinty, HERS Alum and Director of Outreach and Engagement at HERS, will lead a frank discussion with Dr. Gasman about the state of the faculty hiring, institutional impediments to change, and the concrete actions needed to fix the system.

APRIL 25, 2023 5:00 PM

Leading Change: A Book Talk and discussion with Susan Elrod, Ph.D.

Change is hard and it takes time, patience and strategy. Dr. Elrod will lead a discussion of two of her most recent publications, one focusing broadly on how to lead with a shared leadership approach and the other which provides concrete resources and tools for planning a more strategic approach to leading systemic, institutional change on your campus.

In honor of the birthday of Dr. Lilli S. Hornig (1921-2017), renowned scientist and the first Executive Director of HERS.

Contributions of any amount make a difference and will count toward our goal of securing 103 gifts in honor of Dr. Hornig’s 103rd birthday.

July 6 – 18, 2020
Virtual

Applications now being accepted.

 

$7,699

How will the virtual experience work? Our subjects and speakers have not changed. We will use a mix of on-demand video, networking exercises, and interactive real-time sessions to deliver a transformative experience with greater work-life flexibility.

Deadline
Extended 05/01/2020 (5 p.m. MT)

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June 8 – 20, 2020
Virtual

Applications now being accepted.

 

$7,699

How will the virtual experience work? Our subjects and speakers have not changed. We will use a mix of on-demand video, networking exercises, and interactive real-time sessions to deliver a transformative experience with greater work-life flexibility.

 

Deadline
Extended 05/01/2020 (5 p.m. MT)

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Weekends (Sep, Nov, Feb, March), 2020-2021
Boston metro area (Wellesley & Natick, MA)

The first weekend will be a virtual session to accommodate the uncertainty around fall schedules and health concerns.

 

Weekend dates: September 24 – 26, 2020, November 12 – 14, 2020, February 4 – 6, 2021, March 18 – 20, 2021

 

$8,499 

(Participants will be responsible for their own hotel arrangements)

 

Extended Deadline
08/03/2020 (5 p.m. MT)

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