A Professional Development and Networking Opportunity
Dates, Locations and Registration PENDING
Multiple Locations – 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (With Dinner)
Finger Lakes (Mid-Western – Rochester) –
Western (Buffalo) –
Schedule – 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
4:30 PM – Registration and Social (Cash bar)
5:30 PM – Professional Development Presentation
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Group Process and Reflection
8:30 PM End
For Building and District Level Administrators and Aspiring Administrators
Finger Lakes (Mid-Western – Rochester) Presentation – April 24
Adele Bovard, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Syosset Central School District
Ms. Bovard has served in education for over thirty years as a classroom teacher, principal of elementary and secondary buildings, Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent. She served as Superintendent of the Dansville and Webster Central Schools, and Deputy Superintendent of Rochester City Schools, before taking her current position in Syosset Central School as Deputy Superintendent.
“Developing the Next Generation of Women Leaders”
This presentation will give participants insight into the present reality of women in leadership roles and focuses on specific strategies and dispositions to promote and strengthen leadership in the present and in the next generation. Participants will engage in reflection of personal leadership strengths and on specific actions to strengthen leadership skills.
Western (Buffalo) Presentation – April 26
James Mills, PH.D., Faculty Fellow in the Department of Professional Studies at Niagara University.
Dr. Mills leads the Educational Leadership Program and Accreditation for the College of Education. Over a forty-year career in education, he has been a teacher, principal, and superintendent and served as President of the New York State Council of School Superintendents as well as Chair of their Distinguished Service Committee. During his career, her also has been a professional negotiator and has negotiated over one hundred and twenty-five contracts. He is a recognized expert negotiator and has done extensive research on the process. His most recent interest focuses on emotionally intelligent leadership and the gender divide’s role in negotiations. He recently presented his research at the Women in Educational Leadership national conference. His workshops related to negotiations and collective bargaining have presented yearly for over a decade all across New York State.
“Women Don’t Ask”
Almost everything is negotiable in our transactional society and workplace. School leaders engage in multiple transactional negotiations throughout their workday. This presentation explores the research on “confidence” levels of males and females and its significant impact on transactional exchanges. Female participants will learn why they fail to ask for what is necessary to meet their needs, and why when they do they are more effective negotiators than their male counterparts. The session will provide research that shows that women have 11% more brain neurons in their brain centers for language hearing, use significantly more words per day than men, and most significantly that the female hippocampus is smaller and doesn’t trigger the mechanisms for aggression in the same manner as males.
Costs (includes dinner)
$59 per participant for NYSAWA Member
$79 per participant for Non-Members of NYSAWA [Membership form HERE]
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New York State Association for Women in Administration
James M. Merrins, Ed.D., Executive Program Administrator
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