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HERS Institute

HERS Institute

Overview

The Higher Education Resource Services Institute (HERS) is a nationally recognized leadership workshop that seeks to elevate women in higher education. Founded in 1976, the HERS Institute has trained over 5,000 women faculty and staff across the U.S. in intensive residential leadership and management development through their twelve-day programs.

HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders. The HERS Institute and the University of Dayton share common visions. Both are dedicated to the advancement of women in higher education, gender equity and increasing diversity in the workplace. Throughout the institute, women learn skills to utilize in advancing their professional careers. 

The Women’s Center and the Office of the Provost coordinates the recruitment, application, and nomination process of faculty and staff interested in attending the HERS Institute.

Curriculum 

Topics covered during the course of the institute include:

  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Effective Communication
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Campus Politics
  • The Legal Environment in Higher Education
  • Campus Finance and Budgets
  • Organizational Culture
  • Faculty Transitions to Administrative Roles
  • Cultivating Managerial Expertise as an Administrative, Operations and Professional Staff Member
  • Leadership and Scholarship in STEM

Beyond the curriculum, the Institute offers numerous networking and learning opportunities during and outside of course time to connect with members of the HERS community and HERS faculty.

HERS Attendees from the University of Dayton:
2006

Dr. Patricia Hart and Kathy Webb

2007

Julie Mitchell

2008

Emily Hicks

2009

Dr. Janet Herrelko

2010

Dr. Sheila Hassell Hughes

2011

Susan Scott

2012

Chris Schramm

2013

Dr. Linda Hartley

2014

Dr. Leslie Picca

2015

Dr. Caroline Merithew

2016

Dr. Daria Graham

2017

Dr. Jana Bennett

2018

Dr. Lisa Borello and Dr. Kenya Crosson

2019

Christina Smith
CONTACT
Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322
937-229-5390
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