About the Gender Issues in Leadership Academy

Tuition: $995 (includes meals, lodging, program cost and materials)

Participants must furnish and pay for their own transportation. The Gender Issues in Leadership Academy is designed to raise awareness of gender issues, provide networking opportunities and personal and professional development that supports implementation of systems, structures, and practices for the advancement of gender equality.

2014 Schedule

February 20 & 21, 2014 – UCO, Edmond, Patriarchal Culture and Context, Dr. Cia Verschelden

Gender as a social construct – like “race,” “gender” is a social construct that we humans created and, therefore, can dismantle and recreate. In this context, “gender” comes with hierarchies, social role prescriptions, power relationships, internalized identity construct, systems of inequality, etc.

April 10 & 11, 2014 – St. Crispin’s, Seminole, Revisiting Gender: An Inclusive Approach, Dr. David Macey

Gender, as a distinct area of human diversity, affects our experiences of leadership in significant, sometimes unexpected ways. As we become increasingly conscious of the differing ways in which individuals experience, express and think about gender, we recognize the need to develop more sophisticated, flexible and inclusive ways of understanding how individuals experience and express their gender identities. Doing so can help us to expand our commitment to gender equality in ways that will allow all of the members of our organizations, including those who do not conform to dominant gender norms, to achieve their full potential. This workshop will employ group activities, guest presentations and panel discussions and will draw upon contemporary research, case studies, and the lived experiences of presenters and participants to model strategies for understanding and affirming the diversity of gender identities and gender expressions within our organizations and our communities.

September 11 & 12, 2014 – NCED, Norman, Gender, Stereotypes, and Negotiation Styles, Dr. Phoebe Morgan

There are numerous gender differences when it comes to negotiation. Discussing the critical role negotiation plays in our lives and in the workplace, this session will describe negotiation scenarios, delineate steps for principled negotiation processes and present communication techniques for successful negotiations.

November 6 & 7, 2014 – Doubletree, Tulsa Downtown, Politics/Advocacy, Senator Constance Johnson

Equity issues relating to gender bias in Oklahoma: Where can there be movement? What should we focus on? How to navigate Oklahoma politics and discussion about best ways to get involved?

The sessions start at 6 p.m. the first night and end at 2:30 p.m. the second day.

Registration: Application form at www.uco.edu/ela

Application deadline: December 20, 2013

For more information contact: Cary Williams Phone: (405)974.5561 Fax: (405)974.3922 Email: cwilliams56@uco.edu