Conference Information

​General Conference Information

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Our Journeys: Pathways to Potential
Annual Conference of the Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education
June 8 - 9, 2009
James B. Henry Center for Executive Development - Lansing, MI
Conference Host: Central Michigan University

Conference Schedule

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Time MI-ACE Administration & Meeting Location
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Young Women Strong Leader (YWSL) Planning Meeting B119
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Regional Representatives Meeting B113
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Web Management Training B120
10: 30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Lobby
  Executive Board Sessions  
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting and Luncheon B106/107
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Michigan ACE Leadership Meeting
IRs, RRS, and Executive Board
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Regional Meetings  
  IRs and RRs  
  Region I B113
  Region II B121
  Region III A139
  Region IV A140
  Region V/VI B141


Time Conference Activity
~ Open to All Registered Attendees
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Women of Color Roundtable

Carole Richardson, Central Michigan University
Mary Henley, Central Michigan University
Jacqueline Rhodes, Calvin College

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner with Legislators

“Current Issues in Higher Education in Michigan: Sharing Strategies for Women Leaders to Engage"

Senator Liz Brater (D-18th House District)
Representative Deb Kennedy (D-23rd House District)
Representative Joan Bauer (D-68th House District, Lansing)
Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-12th House District)
MaryLee Davis, Moderator, Michigan State University

Main Dining Room
8:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Network Reception Shibui Room


Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


Time Conference Activity
~ Open to All Registered Attendees
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Book Sale Lobby
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Newcomers Session

Diane Anderson, MI ACE Network Regional Representative Coordinator, Western Michigan University

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Welcome/Conference Opening

Kathy Wilbur, Interim President, Central Michigan University

Christine Hammond, ACE State Coordinator Michigan State University

9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Video Presentation

Gwladys Austin, Mid-Michigan Community College

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker: “Women Don't Ask - The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change” Sara Laschever
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions I Atrium
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch and Awards

With Special Recognition of Dr. Gayle Davis, GVSU 2009 Distinguished Woman Higher Education Leadership Award Recipient

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions II Atrium
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break w/snack Atrium
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Women's Wisdom Panel

Featuring Women College and University Presidents in Michigan

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Inspiration to Light Your Path

Christine Hammond, ACE State Coordinator Michigan State University

Marlene Kowalski-Braun, MI-ACE State Coordinator Elect