Laura Johnson Leaders: Call for Applications

May 02, 2022
Submitted By: Dina Morris Lyga, The Women's Advancement Initiative

The Women’s Advancement Initiative is currently seeking women faculty and staff to participate in the 2022–2024 Laura Johnson Leaders Program. If you could benefit from, and/or contribute to, this dynamic leadership development program, we urge you to apply. The priority application deadline is June 12, 2022.

Created in 2008, Laura Johnson Leaders is a two-year development program for women faculty and staff at the University of Hartford. In its inclusion of faculty and staff together, this popular program succeeds in not only building leadership and professional development, but also in fostering greater community on campus. Continuing the legacy of Hartford College for Women (HCW), this program was named for Laura Johnson, third dean and first president of HCW, who personified leadership and instilled confidence in the many students, faculty, and staff whose lives she touched.

Participants benefit from an innovative leadership training program, networking, engagement in a campus or personal development project, and exposure to higher level decision making within the University and beyond. Participation is free thanks to the generosity of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s donors—a community of women and men who believe that advancing women’s potential is a personal and collective priority. These donors include faculty, staff, and students who have benefited from one of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s programs, including many Laura Johnson alumnae.

Sessions topics may include:

  • Leadership During Challenging Times
  • Developing Inclusive and Resilient Leaders
  • 8 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Advancing Your Personal and Professional Potential
  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Leading with Your Strengths
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Leadership
  • Appreciating Your Journey in Authentic Leadership

Sessions are held on campus on Friday afternoons, noon – 3 p.m., once a month in year one and once a semester in year two. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Fall 2022: Sept. 16, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4

Spring 2023: Feb. 3, March 3 and 31

Fall 2023: Oct. 6

Spring 2024: March 1

Since 2008, 126 Laura Johnson Leaders have participated in this innovative two-year program. More than 17% have gone on to advanced leadership roles.

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