Conferences/Professional Development Opportunities

Take advantage of these upcoming conferences, professional development, and networking opportunities.


Taking Action: A Women's History Month Forum

Friday, March 23 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Anspach 255
A panel discussion on, and an invitation to participate in a conversation about women's activism in the United States. Featuring:
Dr. Kirsten Weber, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Dr. Tisha Dejmanee, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Dr. Brittany Fremion, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Cali Winslow, student representative, Students Advocating Gender Equality
Saceila Gonzalez, student representative, Black Lives Matter
Ashleigh Laho, student representative, Organization of Women Leaders
Facilitated by Dr. Laura Zwissler, Asst. Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Hosted by Central Michigan University's MI-ACE Women's Network, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, the Organization of Women Leaders, the Office of LGBTQ Services, and the Women and Gender Studies Program.


Brown Bag Luncheon Speaker Series

Tuesday, February 27 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strosacker Room, Park Library
Dr. Kimberly O'Brien presents Emotional Intelligence 

Thursday, January 25 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strosacker Room, Park Library
Dr. JoEllen DeLucia presents Women and the Disciplines: A Brief History

Thursday, November 16 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strosacker Room, Park Library
Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Phersson presents Mentorship, Leadership, and Professional Development: Learning at home and learning away

Wednesday, October 18 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strosacker Room, Park Library
Dr. Misty Bennett presents Work-Life "Balance" Interactive Workshop

Thursday, September 28 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Strosacker Room, Park Library
Dr. Claudia Douglass - MI ACE State Chair

ACE WOMEN'S Network Michigan 2018 Annual Conference

The annual Michigan ACE Women's Network conference is set for June 4-5 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. Watch for news of keynote speakers and other special events. Registration will open on February 16. 

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2018 Young Women, Strong Leaders Conference
Hosted by Madonna University

This conference is geared toward college-age and young professional women. We invite you to join us for a day of interactive sessions and networking. Please contact Mitchel Hartman at, call (989) 774-7211 or Amanda Scherr at, call (989) 774-1007. Funding is available for students needing assistance with the registration.

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Do you want something a little closer to home?  Check out some of the upcoming regional conferences, webinars and networking opportunities. Find your interest by clicking the link above.

ACE Women's Network has a diverse list of upcoming national conferences and webinars.  Find your interest by clicking the link above.