NORTHFIELD, Vt. —Sixty emerging higher education leaders from across the United States will participate in the June 2023 cohort of the HERS Leadership Institute, hosted this June on the campus of Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. HERS (Higher Education Resources Services) hosts three cohorts of the HERS Leadership Institute each year, including two summer intensive cohorts and a weekend immersion cohort hosted throughout the academic year.
Selected as one of this year's HERS Institute Emerging Higher Education Leaders is Pelin Kohn, Professor of Practice and Leadership Program Chair and Leadership Center Director at Norwich University. During the institute, participants share their vision of leadership and what they hope to contribute to their respective institutions and are then challenged to develop the skills to actualize their professional vision.
Transformational leadership development
HERS Institute’s Emerging Higher Education Leaders is a transformational leadership development program for higher education professionals, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic women capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future. The institute is hosted in a variety of modalities, including a nine-day summer intensive version and a weekend version comprising four weekends throughout the academic year, in order to best serve participants’ needs. Whatever the mode of delivery, the rigorous curriculum, learning outcomes, pricing, and transformative quality of the experience remain the same.
Alumnae of the HERS Leadership Institute emerge better skilled and more confident in leading with their unique voice, providing a much-needed infusion of bold new leadership to their respective institutions.
Diverse participants, diverse perspectives
The HERS Leadership Institute is designed for faculty and staff who generally hold mid-to-senior level positions in higher education and have a desire to emerge as more dynamic leaders for themselves and their institutions. The HERS Leadership Institute is an inclusive program, with a focus on participants who identify as women. All HERS programs and services are open to all regardless of gender identity.
The setting of the HLI replicates what could happen on campus if faculty, staff, and admins were all working together, allowing everyone to gain insight into the unique perspectives of each role and learn from one another. While challenging, HERS Leadership Institutes offer a non-competitive space, and participants build community with and champion the growth of other participants both during and beyond the program.
Participants represent a range of racial and ethnic groups, nationalities, veteran and disability statuses, religious affiliations, ages, and years of experience in higher education, thereby broadening the range of perspectives and insights brought to each session.
June 2023 HERS Leadership Institute participants represent both public (about 58%) and private (about 42%) institutions, and a wide range of geographies and institutional missions. Participants represent 21 states across the United States and come from 41 unique institutions. The institutions are large and small; and include liberal arts, research, and faith-based institutions and community colleges. The cohort comprises faculty, staff, and administrators from a rich array of disciplinary backgrounds.
Learn more about HERS at https://www.HERSnetwork.org
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Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse community of women leaders through leadership and career development programs that support various career stages. Since its founding in 1972, HERS has been a force for change, transforming leadership and strengthening institutions of higher education. Over the past 50 years, HERS has supported the career advancement of more than 7,000 women from over 1,200 institutions across the United States and around the world, helping to shape and support bold leaders for an equal voice in the future of higher education. www.hersnetwork.org
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About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
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