From the WEPAN listserv:
The University of Washington has received a grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program (grant SBE-0619159) to offer a series of national leadership workshops for science, engineering, and mathematics department chairs and emerging faculty leaders. These workshops, called *LEAD: Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity*, are focused on providing academic leaders with the skills and resources to address issues related to departmental and university culture and the professional development of all faculty. A pre-workshop mentoring-for-leadership event will also be offered to women faculty. The workshop website is here.
The first workshop will be held July 9-10, 2007 in Seattle, WA.
Note these workshops are also for “emerging faculty leaders” so if you see yourself as a budding leader, why not foward this announcement to your department chair? Chances are she/he will then select you to attend, if anyone is going from your department. Of course it helps if you actually ARE a budding leader who cares about departmental and university culture and professional development.
Apparerently the website won’t be fully functional till Dec. 31 so I can’t give you any more information about the workshop or the mentoring-for-leadership event for women faculty at this time. You’ll just have to bookmark your calendar.