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A note from Northern Leadership Center Director Nicole Cundiff:

The Northern Leadership Center hosted Dr. Alice Eagly, who presented a lecture and workshop.

The Northern Leadership Center was proud of Dr. Alice Eagly, a Professor of Psychology and of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University, the latest chapter of the Susan Herman Distinguished Speaker Series. Eagly is one of the world’s most renowned psychologists in her field of research, which includes studies of gender, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping, and leadership.

On campus last week, she presented a lecture entitled “Women as Leaders: Progress Through the Labyrinth” and facilitated an all-day workshop with Dr. Nicole Cundiff entitled “Taking a Fine Balance: The Female Leadership Experience” at the Princess Hotel.  Both events had full registration and participation.

“Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders” by Alice Eaglyl

Eagly’s most recent book Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders was used as the framework for the workshop, and a book signing was facilitated during the lunch break. The goals of this workshop were to gain an understanding of the female leadership experience, to discover what it takes to be an effective leader in today’s society, to enhance participants understanding of charismatic behaviors, and to leverage feedback on personal charismatic traits in order to increase participants leadership awareness.

Chancellor Rogers absorbed in "Lean In" by Cheryl Sandberg, one of the books studied at Dr. Eagly's workshop.

Chancellor Rogers absorbed in “Lean In” by Cheryl Sandberg, one of the books studied at Dr. Eagly’s workshop.

A diverse group attended it from the University and the
Fairbanks communities, really leaving a great impression for SOM. Evaluations were excellent with a 4.7 out of 5 ranking from 24 evaluations. Some participants said that they were “engaged the whole time” and that “it was great and we appreciated the variety of lecture, self exercises, and group exercises.”

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