The Fielding Alumni Council invites you to attend in the Third Annual Alumni Track offered at the 2014 All Schools National Summer Session.
The Alumni Track aims to bring more alumni to National Session and broaden advanced learning, collaboration, and success, for Fielding alumni scholars and practitioners. This year’s Alumni Track is packed full of intellectually stimulating topics that are relevant across all schools and is designed to build a community of practice through relationships within the Alumni Track.
All sessions are open to all alumni, students, and faculty. Check the schedule for dates and times. Registration is required. (See below for registration information)
The following session is one of eleven sessions being offered at this years All Schools National Session on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 9:30 - 10:45 am.
Getting Back on Track: Coaching strategies to help women leaders thrive in the face of derailment
by Kevin Nourse, PhD (HOD '09), and Lynn Schmidt (HOD '09)
The primary purpose of this session is to share insights from research we conducted subsequent to our Human and Organizational Development (HOD) experience that extends and integrates our research. In doing so we seek to achieve three key outcomes:
- Help Fielding students, alumni, and students who are executive coaches become more effective in their work supporting the success of women leaders
- Inspire Fielding students to extend our research with their own dissertations
- Demonstrate to existing Fielding students how two HOD alumni have integrated the Fielding experience and partnered to continue learning and advancing the integration of scholarship and practice
There were a number of factors that prompted us to focus on the topic of career derailment, executive coaching and resilience. First, both of us had a compelling need to leverage the time and energy we invested in our dissertations into thought leadership materials that could help a primary focus of our professional practices – women leaders. Since we have interviewed nearly two dozen executive coaches to learn how they worked with women leaders facing derailment to help them thrive, both of us came away with great insights on alternative practices we could use with our own clients.
Second, this research project (and subsequent book we are writing) provided a great way to collaborate post-doc and rekindle the connection we had while at Fielding. In addition, it’s a great way to reconnect with other Fielding colleagues who we have long lost touch – as well as new students and alum who we have yet to meet.
Finally, this effort has prompted us to transition back into a learning mindset as we revisit our original research, review what other scholars have discovered since we completed our dissertations, and integrate new discoveries from our research efforts.
Our real hope is that in offering this session, we can create an on-going network of coaches who have passion and energy for supporting the growth and success of women leaders.
Kevin Nourse, PhD
Principal, Nourse Leadership Strategies
Lynn Schmidt, PhD
HR Talent Management Leader, Group Health Cooperative
More about Kevin and Lynn:
- We are both practicing coaches (Lynn is an internal coach and Kevin is an external coach); thus, we can speak to the practical application of our research.
- The topic represents the integration of our HOD dissertation research (Lynn explored career derailment among senior women leaders and Kevin conducted research on resilience among middle managers who experienced Hurricane Katrina).
- We are both seasoned presenters/speakers; both of us are skilled at engaging our audiences and using interactivity to enhance participants experiences.
- An increasing number of coaches focus on building resilience in leaders they coach.
- Despite all that is known about women in leadership and the challenges they face, relatively few are currently in the senior most positions of organizations; our research specifically focuses on women leaders.
- Lynn has authored several publications on talent management and leadership.
We hope you will take the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues from other disciplines, build your professional network, and enjoy your time on our "virtual campus."
Alumni attend sessions and events at a discounted fee of $150. This allows access to various seminars and events scheduled by any of the three schools along with all alumni events. Registration closes promptly at 9:00 am PDT on Friday, May 2, 2014. After that date a late fee of $50 will apply.
Women in Leadership: Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections
Accomplished women leaders from government and education sectors share their stories about compelling national and global issues.
Fielding Graduate University and Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE), present Women in Leadership: Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota, Santa Barbara. Fielding faculty member and WNGE founder Anna DiStefano will moderate an engaging conversation between highly accomplished women leaders from government and education sectors. This dialogue will be structured as a conversation around women’s ways of leading and will share their stories about compelling national and global issues. This panel will feature: US Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Education at the Folger Library Peggy O’Brien, and President of Fielding Graduate University Katrina Rogers. Members of the public are invited to this insightful dialogue which will open a window into the world of women involved in the compelling issues of our time, both nationally and around the globe.
For the past 40 years, Fielding Graduate University’s commitment to research and action in support of knowledge and change in relation to women's and gender issues has always been a top priority. In alignment with Fielding’s values and through her personal commitment, Fielding faculty member Anna DiStefano took action on this initiative and founded Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE),a virtual community which serves as a resource for connecting diverse individuals and as a collaborator with other emerging and established networks interested in gender empowerment. It is with the intent to share the importance of and dedication to women’s and gender initiatives that Fielding Graduate University and WNGE are pleased to be hosting such a special gathering of women in leadership.
Registration and more information: http://fieldingwomeninleadership.eventbrite.com
Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 28, 2009. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has led ambitious efforts to improve America’s health and enhance the delivery of human services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including young children, those with disabilities, and the elderly. As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, she is implementing reforms that have ended many of the insurance industry’s worst abuses and will help 34 million uninsured Americans get health coverage. She is also working with doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, employers, and patients to slow the growth in health care costs through better care and better health. Under Secretary Sebelius’s leadership, HHS is committed to innovation, from promoting public-private collaboration to bring life-saving medicines to market, to building a 21st century food safety system that prevents outbreaks before they occur, to collaborating with the Department of Education to help states increase the quality of early childhood education programs. Sebelius served as Governor of Kansas from 2003 until her Cabinet appointment and was named one of America’s Top Five Governors by Time Magazine.
Peggy O’Brien is a veteran educator, entrepreneur, and media expert. With deep experience in public and commercial media, O’Brien has held leadership positions in educational publishing, public broadcasting, the cable industry, and academia. She was most recently recruited by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create groundbreaking digital work in teaching Shakespeare and the humanities. Prior to that, she completed three years on the DC Public Schools leadership team as Chief of Family and Public Engagement, leading work with families and community engagement for perhaps the nation’s most controversial school reform effort. With a PhD in Education from American University and a recipient of many national awards including an honorary degree from Georgetown University, O’Brien teaches, speaks, and publishes on education, Shakespeare, and the power of media.
Katrina Rogers is President of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, a distinguished graduate school known for adult learners in the fields of clinical psychology, human development, organizational leadership, and education. In the course of her career, she has served the international non-governmental and educational sectors in many roles, including executive, board member, and teacher. She led the European campus for Thunderbird School of Global Management in Geneva, Switzerland for a decade, working with international organizations such as the Red Cross, World Trade Organization, United Nations Development Program, and the European Union. She has doctorates in political science and history. In addition to many articles and books focused on organizational leadership in sustainability, Rogers serves on the Boards of the Toda Institute for Global Policy & Peace Research and the Public Dialogue Consortium. She received a Presidential post-doctoral fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation and was a Fulbright scholar to Germany where she taught environmental politics and history.
Anna DiStefano joined the doctoral faculty of the School of Educational Leadership & Change (ELC) at Fielding Graduate University in 2010. Before that, she served as Provost (Chief Academic Officer) for Fielding from 1996 to 2010. She has been a part of the Fielding community since 1983 serving in several senior executive capacities including Vice President of Academic Planning & Program Development, and Dean, Human and Organization Development (HOD). She currently serves on Fielding’s Senate Leadership Committee and also as Chair of the Faculty of ELC.
DiStefano received her EdD and her MEd, both in counseling, from Boston University. Her undergraduate degree, AB in history, was received from Trinity College, D.C. She was also selected as an American Council of Education Fellow (1987 - 1988).
View photos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10152140686323473&type=1
In October, the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) will once again sponsor a series of free webinars open to all. Starting on October 3rd and held live at 1 PM, Pacific, we will hear from colleagues working around the world. Confirmed thusfar are: Dr. Ruthellen Josselson, Dr. Ani Kalayjian, and Melanie St. James. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Time: October 3, 2012 at 1pm to October 24, 2012 at 1pm
Organized By: Anna DiStefano
For more information: WNGE Events
Fielding Graduate University faculty member in the School of Psychology Michele Harway, PhD, ABPP, and alumna Carolyn Steigmeier, PhD, HOS ’98 were each asked to contribute a chapter in Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men, (Holly Barlow Sweet, Ed.), Routledge, 2012 in their series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys & Men. The author of each chapter discussed how she came to understand men and the treatment modalities she has found successful. All are members of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity: Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
Michele authored the chapter: Understanding men’s issues: Assessing and treating men who are abusive. Michele also recently published two books: Engaging men in couples therapy (with David Shepard, Eds.), Routledge, 2011 and Navigating multiple identities: Race, gender, culture, nationality and roles, (with Ruthellen Josselson, Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2012.
Carolyn wrote the chapter Coaching Men, which focused on coaching as an alternative therapeutic modality for working with men as opposed to traditional psychotherapy. In her dissertation, "Men in a Cultural Vise: Foucauldian genealogical analysis of the social construction of men as resistant," (Fielding Graduate University, 1998) Carolyn examined cultural views of men through the social construction of masculinity. Based on her research and years of working with men she developed the Men in Action™ Coaching Process, a positive approach with action-oriented tools to tackle real issues in real time by following a plan.
Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men, (Holly Barlow Sweet, Ed.), Routledge, 2012 can be ordered on Amazon.com
Michele can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn can be contact at email@example.comNews Archive
Find Your Space: Womanspace explores friendship and bullying
Fielding Graduate University faculty and author Ruthellen Josselson, PhD , is an international expert on female friendship and teaches at Fielding Graduate University in Baltimore. She presents a community workshop for counseling professionals, women, and girls age 12 and older at Womanspace September 22, 2012. The Pleasures & Perils of Girls’ & Women’s Friendships is sponsored by David Boccignone-Ameriprise Financial, and is based on Josselson’s intensive interview study of girls’ and women’s friendships throughout life. The presentation and small-group discussions will focus on the ways we need friends, what the dilemmas of friendship are, what we learn, and how we grow in friendship.
Please join us in congratulating Fielding faculty member, Dr. Kitty Epstein, PhD for being honored as 1 of this year’s Powerful Women of the Bay award recipients. This award celebrates women that are passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community.
The purpose of “Powerful Women of the Bay Awards” is to recognize the outstanding achievements of women in their chosen career field. Dr. Epstein is a published doctoral faculty member in Fielding’s School of Educational Leadership & Change, with areas of instruction in action research, leadership & change, and structural inequality and diversity. Her work at Fielding exemplifies why she was chosen as a “Powerful Women of the Bay” from a select group of women representing diversity for contributions made in their community to enrich the lives of others.
Congratulations Dr. Epstein!News Archive
“Differences among Turkish Women Immigrants in Germany”
by Andrea Zielke-Nadkarni
TOPIC: This presentation deals with the situation of 2 generations of Turkish women in Germany and their living conditions, which involve social changes from village to city life, from rural networks to urban isolation, and having to live with the ambiguity of traditional and modern expectations all of which show a great impact on their chances of empowerment.
“Empowerment of Saudi Women in the Healthcare Sector through Education”
by Elham Al Ateeq
TOPIC: this presentation provides a brief on the status of Saudi women in the labor force particularly in the healthcare sector; it will provide an example of initiatives to empower women through education, leadership, team building, mentoring and coaching in a newly established nursing college in a rural area in Saudi Arabia. Different obstacles and challenges which face Saudi women in the health care field are also touched upon with recommendations for supporting women's contribution to the country's health development.
"Empowering Women through Education"
by Joyce Lwande Onek
TOPIC: The key to community development is the development of women. Any long‐term change in the fortunes of Africans must look at the next generation‐‐ the children‐‐ and it is the women who raise those children. Empowering women means literally to give them power over their own lives; to release them from the dependency on others. One of the most critical ways to empower women is economically, starting with empowering specific, individual women, who then empower their families, then other women in their community, then women in communities and beyond their own and so on.
Visit us online at wnge.fielding.edu for more information about
Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment.
or upcoming events. News Archive
Fielding graduate Thelma Jackson, EdD (ELC ’02), is being honored as a Thurston County Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America. The honor is given to women who have turned their Girl Scout experiences into successful life accomplishments.
Jackson is a highly regarded and sought-after educational consultant and a leading educational transformation theorist. She will receive the honor on May 2, 2012, in Olympia, WA. Also receiving the honor that day will be the Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington, and Kaleen Cottingham, Director of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.News Archive
Fielding’s Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) has been accepted to be part of the Non-Governmental Organizations of the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations.
This association indicates that WNGE is committed to disseminating information and raising public awareness about the purposes and activities of the United Nations and issues of global concern. Associated NGOs are expected to include information about the work of the United Nations in their own promotional materials.