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Join us for May's Book Club Read: Atomic Habits

We are thrilled to announce the next selection for the NAPAHE Book Club!

We are reading Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.  

Please join us for this interactive discussion on forming good habits, breaking bad ones, and mastering the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. The conversation will be facilitated by Michele Byerly, executive assistant to the president at Biola University, and Gem Perkins, executive assistant to the provost at The College of New Jersey.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. MST / Noon PST

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Upcoming AAC&U Webinars - Free to NAPAHE Members

NAPAHE was pleased to collaborate with AAC&U for our annual meeting and conference in DC in January! These virtual events are free to NAPAHE members, regardless of your affiliation with AAC&U. Join us if you can.

Unifying College and University Campuses

Free Webinar: Thursday, February 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Too often, leaders confuse unity with uniformity. But uniformity undermines unity because different people have different viewpoints, even if they belong to the same groups! That's why honoring different perspectives is key to bringing people together.

Easier said than done? The Moral Courage Project provides an evidence-based strategy and toolkit to engage constructively across divides. Its unique program for higher education institutions fosters the skills for healthy conversation and, crucially, the year-round mentorship to turn those skills into effortless habits.

Join us at this free webinar to learn how the Moral Courage Method equips any of us to stand our ground while creating common ground—a paradox that advances pluralism.

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Liberate Your Leadership

Free Webinar: Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Does a job that once brought you joy and purpose sometimes feel like a relentless grind of grueling days and intractable problems? Is the strategy of working longer and harder in times of great stress no longer functional or sustainable?

You are not alone! Across higher education, we are seeing extraordinary levels of depletion, burnout, and turnover. But there is an alternative.

When we move from overextending and rescuing to co-designing, from heroism and self-sacrifice to empowering those we lead, we liberate our creativity and vision, and foster equitable, highly motivated campus cultures.

In this webinar, women of color thought-leaders who have served in senior administrative roles share concrete strategies they have used to take off the superhero’s cape, liberate their leadership, and build capacity in the communities they serve.

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Other Upcoming Opportunities from AAC&U

2024 Forum on Transformational Leadership
 – Providence, RI
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Leadership Institutes for Women and Gender-Diverse Leaders
 – Greensboro, North Carolina
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February 2024 Newsletter

Click here to read the February 2024 edition, featuring a message from NAPAHE's new board chair, updates from January's annual conference and business meeting, upcoming professional development opportunities, and more.