Olivet College

MI ACE Conference Schedule

June 4

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Conference Registration
Poster Presentations

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9 – 10 a.m.
WOCC Welcome Remarks & Interactive Exercise

10 – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
WOCC Breakout sessions

  • Session 1 – Being a Peer Reviewer: Working with accrediting bodies as a reviewer can be a career building and valuable learning experience.  A panel will share their knowledge and experience.
  • Session 2 – Evolution & Responsibility of Title IX: Leading in a climate of change means and evolving scope of Title IX concerns.  Leaders must know the responsibilities of faculty/staff to report and foster a safe campus community and how to manage Title IX issues (e.g., crisis management).
  • Session 3 – Managing Change: Change is constant therefore leaders must understand the dynamics of culture and gain leadership skills to manage change.  Change does not happen without the insight and skills to use influence to build trust, communicate with clarity and overcome resistance.
  • Session 4 – Engaging & Collaborating with Your Institution’s Advancement/Development Team: Changing times have required more leaders to poses fundraising skills. Learn how all areas of the college/university can be effectively supported by advancement services or your development office. The advancement/development office goes well beyond gift processing and can be an invaluable resource for programs. Understand the role of advancement and learn best practices.
  • Session 5 – The Confidence Code: To lead during dynamic change, confident women are required. This session will provide an overview of the blueprint outlined in the successful book, “The Confidence Code.” Participants will discuss the value of action, risk-taking and fast failure as well as the importance of acting on instincts and daring to be authentic. The text proposes that women must make the choice to worry less, stop people pleasing and stop seeking perfection.

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address – Dr. Beverly Walker Griffea, Ph.D., Mott Community College

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Build Your Board of Directors (build YOUR network): Who is in your network to help you move forward?

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 4 p.m.
Closing Speaker – Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha, Pediatric Residency Director, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

4 p.m.
Institutional Representative Training

5 – 6 p.m.
Annual Conference Reception

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Annual Conference Dinner and Panel Discussion