2019 Annual Spring Leadership Conference

Join us Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 2019 at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa for inspiring speakers, engaging workshop sessions, and a variety of networking opportunities. We’ll explore what it means to move women forward both as individuals and as a diverse group of leaders.

Registration is closed. 

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • 2:00-2:30 Registration & Coffee

  • 2:30 - 3:00 Opening Remarks

  • 3:00-5:00 Concurrent Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshops

  • 5:00-5:30 Break

  • 5:30-7:00 Networking Dinners

    • Groups of 8-10 attendees will be assigned to networking groups for dinner at one of 5 local restaurants (Cost of dinner is covered by registration fee - alcoholic beverages not included).

  • 7:00-8:30 Dessert Reception

Day 2 - Friday, March 29, 2019

  • 8:00-8:30 Optional Info Session: Joining the VWHE Board

  • 8:30-9:15 Registration, Breakfast & Silent Auction

  • 9:30-10:00 Welcome, Announcements

  • 10:00-11:15 Keynote: Linda Tarr-Whelan on The Future for Women's Leadership

  • 11:15 - 12:30 Workshop Session I (see Friday workshop descriptions)

    • Cracking the Glass Ceiling in Higher Education

    • Her College Dreams: How Can We Support First-Generation Female Students?

    • Contemporary Leadership at Small Private Colleges in New England

    • Successes & Challenges Women Faculty Face in Teaching in Applied Fields

    • Sustaining & Empowering Women of Color in Leadership in Institutions of Higher Education through Transformative Leadership

    • Women & Money: Creating Your Best Future

  • 12:30-1:45 Networking Lunch & Raffle Drawing

  • 1:45-3:00 Workshop Session II (see Friday workshop descriptions)

    • Cross-Gen Conversations: Supporting Leadership Development Across Generations

    • Developing a Consulting Practice

    • It All Begins Here

    • Learning Leadership

    • Making an Impact: Leadership Roles in Academia

    • Women's Leadership on Campus: How to Promote Women's Leadership for Students on Campus

  • 3:00-4:00 Coffee Break, Closing Remarks & Final Raffle Drawing

Conference Details

Workshop Descriptions and Presenter Bios

Printable Schedule

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Conference Fees

  • Attend Thursday, March 28 ONLY: $50 

  • Attend Friday, March 29 ONLY: $110 

  • Attend Both Days: $160

Hotel Details

Overnight accommodations available at a special group rate of $170 per night by calling Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa at 1-800-253-2232 (indicate that you are attending the Vermont Women in Higher Education Conference).


Thank you to our conference sponsors!

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Exhibitor Level Sponsor: You Can Leadership

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