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Leading Through Change: 2013 P&A Women’s Professional Development Conference

Date: 04/02/2013

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free


The P&A (Professional & Administrative) Women’s Council invites you to attend the 2013 P&A Women’s Professional Development Conference: Leading through Change. This one-day professional development opportunity for P&A women at the University of Minnesota will provide information to enhance leadership skills during time of change. The goals of this Conference are to deepen awareness of issues surrounding women’s leadership, pay and workplace equity, and diversity, to provide information on both the history and future of P&A women at this University, and to proactively develop leadership skills and prepare P&A women to lead as the University is changing. This conference will also provide opportunities to network with other P&A women.

Free, lunch will be provided.

Register at: z.umn.edu/leadingthroughchange.


Not Just Administrators: History of P&A Governance
Ann Hagen, chair, P&A Senate

Rights and Obligations of P&A
Donna Saathoff, human resources consultant, OHR

Report on the job family study and what it means for P&A
Mary Luther, Senior Compensation Advisor, OHR

Discussion of the President’s Operation Excellence Platform
Liz Eull, deputy chief of staff, President’s Office

Keynote Speaker
Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Afternoon breakout sessions (select any two)

  • Women and Negotiation

Lori Abrams, Carlson School of Management adjunct faculty, licensed mediator

  • Leadership Skills and Goal-setting

Jessica Jackson, Office of Human Resources (OHR)

  • When You Are the Only One…

Anne Phibbs, Office for Equity & Diversity; Lorna Hollowell, UM-Crookston Student Affairs; Susana Woodward, UM-Duluth Cultural Diversity; and Hilda Ladner, UM-Morris Multi-Ethnic Student Programs

  • How Neuroscience Can Help Us Lead through Change

Rosie Barry, assistant director, Organizational Effectiveness, Office of Human Resources (OHR)


  • Name: Sally Gutierrez
  • E-mail: gutie007@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-4279
  • Sponsored by: Office of Human Resources, Office for Equity and Diversity, Womens Center, P & A Women's Council

More information: http://diversity.umn.edu/women/pacouncil

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Sally Gutierrez, 612-625-4279, gutie007@umn.edu.

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