PHENOMENAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE Each year, the Siegel Institue hosts a day-long conference welcoming women from the workplace and community, as well as student participants, giving them the opportunity to learn about ethical leadership issues, women's roles as leaders, and the challenges women face, both locally and around the globe. The conference draws women of all ages and backgrounds from metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia. The theme for the 13th Annual Phenomenal Women's Conference is 'Create, Innovate, and Collaborate: New Paths in Women's Leadership." Please join us on March 22, 2013, for this stellar event.
LUNCH AND A BOOK OR MOVIE The Siegel Institute created the "Lunch and a Book or Movie " series of events to bring faculty and students together from the different disciplines on campus to discuss ethics and leadership in a collaborative fashion, informally over lunch. The Siegel Institute invites faculty - along with a student guest - to participate. The first six faculty respondents and their selected students then become the participants for each event. The Institute provides the faculty member and the student with a complimentary DVD of the movie or copy of the book in advance, and provides a lunch for the entire group on the meeting date. This series began with three events in 2008 and, based on positive feedback from faculty and students, the Institute more than doubled the number of events to seven in 2011-2012.
Our first Lunch and a Movie was held on September 14. The movie Bend it Like Beckham used the vehicle of women's leadership in sports to highlight many of the issues associated with today's Anglo-Asian women. The discussion, facilitated by KSU Women's Volleyball Coach Karen Weatherington, was lively and enriching. Department of Communication Instructor Frances Ohanenye shared, "I just wanted to thank you for a very intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching afternoon. I could not have found a better way or a more therapeutically rewarding way to spend my free afternoon. Thank you so much. I am all the better for your enlightening me, and I look forward to many more sessions with you. I feel honored."
DARING DIALOGUES The Daring Dialogues speaker series provides a platform to experts who dare to challenge commonly-held perspectives about social issues, controversies in the media, ways of handling ethical dilemmas, and more. The speaker encourages dialogue with audience guests following a brief presentation. This is a brown-bag, bring your own lunch series with beverages provided by the Institute.
GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE has been revised for the 2011-2012 academic year. Starting in Spring 2012 this experience will meet once a month throughout the semester. Taught by Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director of the Siegel Institute, the course is one of self-discovery that includes dynamic speakers, meetings with top companies and introspective, experiential activities that focus on developing leadership skills.