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March 29, 2017
Lunch & Learn with Gisell Jeter-Bennett of OSU’s Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color
Sponsor: Association of Staff and Faculty Women
Wednesday, noon - 1 pm
Location: Drinko Hall, Room 245
Fee: Members free, Non-members $; registration required

Gisell Jeter-Bennett will share current research on the benefits of serving as a mentor, best practices in mentorship, and ways OSU staff can invest time in supporting the growth and development of women students on campus. This is a brown bag event, please feel free to bring your lunch and eat during the presentation.

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March 30, 2017
CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion Gender Initiative Symposium
Keys for Success: Maximizing Your Personal Brand Presented by: Kathryn Lowell, CEO Image Matters
Sponsor: College of Food, Agricultural, and Enviornmental Sciences
Thursday, 8 am- 2:30 pm
Location: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, 43210; Shisler Conference Center Conference Hall, 1625 Wilson Ave, Wooster, 44691
Fee: Free, registration required

Since 2001, Kathryn Lowell, founder of Image Matters, has been helping clients turn appearance, behavior and communication into competitive advantages for higher productivity and professional success. Lowell delivers easy to understand principles that take people from ordinary to outstanding and from career stagnation to career acceleration.

With degrees from Yale and UCLA and corporate experience in the U.S., Europe and Africa, Lowell is uniquely qualified to address the personal image needs of individuals at all levels of an organization. Her specialty is assisting career climbers achieve the qualities of executive presence. As a Certified Image Professional through the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), she is one of only 125 individuals worldwide with this high-level designation.

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April 5, 2017
ASFW Voice & Influence Series: Women at Work
Sponsor: Association of Staff and Faculty Women
Wednesday, noon - 1 pm
Location: Student Academic Services Building, 281 W Lane Ave, Room 285/289
Fee: Registration required, members free, non-members $5 per session

Join ASFW for a six part series of hour-long programs that leverage the Voice & Influence curriculum designed by Stanford University Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership. The aim of Voice & Influence is “to empower women and men to realize their professional potential and help them create organizations where workers can excel and thrive.” Participants will watch a short video on professional and personal development and then work through an interactive discussion guide in small groups.

Part II: Women at Work, will draw from interviews with hundreds of women leaders in their professions. We will discuss the four persistent patterns of gender bias that were uncovered, as well as the strategies that can be used to overcome them.

Light snacks will be provided.

Please register in advance.

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April 5, 2017
Sexual Civility and Empowerment Committee (SCEC): End of Year Celebration
Sponsor: Sexual Civility and Empowerment Program
Wednesday, 12:45 - 2:15 pm
Location: RPAC Meeting Room #3
Fee: Free

Sexual Civility and Empowerment (SCE) warmly extends a formal invitation for you to attend their Sexual Civility and Empowerment Committee (SCEC) meetings for the academic year. The April meeting will be an end of year celebration.

Committee objectives are as follows:

  • Provide a platform for participants to share personal observations regarding sexual violence at The Ohio State University
  • Educate participants in university protocol and processes in sexual violence prevention and support
  • Create and share action steps for individuals and groups to move forward in their sexual violence prevention and response efforts
  • Draft informed recommendations and feedback for university response to campus and nationwide events involving sexual violence

Please contact the SCEC professional staff co-chair, Natalie Fiato, at SCE@osu.edu with any questions.

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April 20, 2017
Lunch & Learn with Jennifer Beard, Director of The Women's Place
Sponsor: Association of Staff and Faculty Women
Thursday, noon - 1 pm
Location: Drinko Hall, Room 246
Fee: Members free, Non-members $; registration required

Jennifer Beard, director of the Women's Place, will lead a Lunch & Learn session for members and supporters of ASFW. During this time, attendees will discuss the 2017 Status Report on Women, trends in higher education, and current goals and activities for The Women's Place. The discussion will also focus on how attendees can be engaged in these initiatives and will include a Q&A session. ASFW Lunch & Learn events are brown bag activities. Feel free to bring lunch and eat during the presentation. Light snacks and water will be available. If you have questions you would like to ask Jennifer Beard, email asfw@osu.edu.

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April 27, 2017
Your Work, Your Life ... Your Way: 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance
WIMS Spring Seminar Featuring Julie Cohen
Sponsor: Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS)
Thursday, noon - 1 pm
Location: 115 Biomedical Research Tower
Fee: Free; RSVP by April 24

The Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) spring seminar features career and leadership coach Julie Cohen, PCC. In this interactive seminar, participants will examine strategies and actions to enhance satisfaction with work-life balance. Julie will address a new way to define work-life balance, provide an overview of the 7 Keys, and go deeper into an explanation of Key 2 — creating boundaries.

This seminar is open to all Ohio State faculty, staff and students. Please bring your lunch. RSVP by April 24. Questions? Contact FAME@osumc.edu.


April 29, 2017
Ready to Run - Campaign Training for Women
Sponsor: John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Saturday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Location: Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs, 1717 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: $50, Registration required

Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

Ready to Run is the first such program of its kind in Ohio and is modeled after the national program at Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP).

As a one-day conference, the program will address navigating political parties as a potential candidate, fund-raising for success, social media training, and an overview of the key elements to launching a political campaign.

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May 1-2, 2017
23rd Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning
Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Pre-Conference Diversity Training Sessions-Hale Hall, Full NCDRL Sessions-Fawcett Conference Center
Fee: $160 per person, $40 per student; Registration required

On Monday, May 1, 2017, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. will be the featured speaker for the pre-conference. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students in K-16. He has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops.

We will be honored to have an additional powerhouse on Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Christopher B. Howard, PhD, the eighth president of Robert Morris University, a nationally-ranked institution in suburban Pittsburgh, will deliver the closing keynote and participate in a panel discussion. Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a BS in political science in 1991. A Rhodes scholar, he earned his doctorate in politics at the University of Oxford and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. A retired Air Force reserve lieutenant colonel, Dr. Howard served as a helicopter pilot after earning his doctorate, and then became an intelligence officer for the elite Joint Special Operations Command.

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May 11, 2017
2017 Ohio State Manager Conference: Influence
Sponsor: Office of Human Resources Learning and Development and USAC
Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: Ohio Union
Fee: Free, Registration required

Want to build your influence as a manager? Ohio State staff managers have a unique opportunity to attend a free professional development conference on the Columbus campus.

The full-day conference on May 11 features leaders and professional speakers sharing practical tools, examples, and tips to understand and expand your influence.

The conference, hosted by the Office of Human Resources and the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC), is a great opportunity for managers to learn innovative approaches to management, network with Ohio State colleagues, and receive a professional development book.

Made possible through the Staff Manager Development Grant program, this conference brings managers a development opportunity worth hundreds of dollars at no cost to them or their units. Registration opens March 31, 2017 and seats are limited.

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