The second annual institute on educational leadership will be held Saturday, March 20, in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., community leaders and educators will present talks and workshops focusing on this year's theme, "Preparing for the Millennium."
The program will feature small group sessions in three areas: leadership development, personal development, and professional development. "The purpose of the institute is to encourage and develop leadership in women who are interested in making a difference in and through education," says Edwardine Weaver, RSM, director of the Office of Professional Development of the University's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
In addition to group sessions, led by community business leaders, educators and administrators, the opening address will be given by Wanda Miller, media consultant and former television news anchor. Elaine Spaull, associate attorney with the firm Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle and former associate vice president for student affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology, will speak at lunch on leadership, growth and transition. Small group presenters will include Wyoma Best, vice president of communication for Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce; Carole Bilson Brown, international marketing manager for Eastman Kodak Co.; and Ed Cavalier, principal of East High School.
"There is a concern in society about effective and appropriate leadership," says Weaver. "The institute is an attempt to address this issue."
The institute is presented by the Warner School's Office of Professional Development with the collaboration and sponsorship of numerous Rochester-area educational organizations, school districts, businesses, and professional groups. Registration is $65, $60 for members of sponsoring groups, and $39 for full-time students. Registration deadline is Feb. 27.
To register, contact the Warner School at (585) 275-8270.