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OLPD Chautauqua

Developing Women to Lead and Influence: Applications to HRD, Higher Education, International Development, and Educational Policy and Leadership

March 1, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Continuing Education and Conference Center—St. Paul Campus

The Richard A. Swanson Lectureship Presents:

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Professor of Management, Utah Valley University


Leading Change through HRD Scholarship and Practice: Women and Leadership around the World
Evidence suggests that developing more women around the world to lead and influence is critical to the long-term success of groups, organizations, social movements, communities, and even countries. And, the argument will be made that the foundation for leading this change can and should come through HRD scholarship and practice. In this presentation, Dr. Madsen will share research, cases, and personal experiences and passions to help attendees explore this multifaceted phenomenon and its applications to the scholarship and practice of HRD, higher education, international development, and educational policy and leadership.


Dr. MadsenSusan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Susan has been heavily involved for over a decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders and has had two books and a host of articles published on her work. Overall, Susan has published over 60 articles in scholarly journals and presents often in local, national, and international settings. In recent years she has done research in China, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. In 2012 she presented in sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva on women, leadership, and education and was also an invited panelist at the New York Times. In 2007 she received the Early Career Scholar Award from AHRD and has also received numerous awards and honors for her teaching, scholarship, and service. For example, she was recently recognized as one of the 2013 “30 Women to Watch” in Utah. She recently finished a four year project for the state of Utah; she led research team and community task forces to figure out how to get more Utah women to graduate from college. In the past few years, she has also founded the AHRD Leadership Special Interest Group, the Women and Leadership Affinity Group within the ILA, and the Utah Women in Higher Education Network. Dr. Madsen received her Ed.D in 2001 from the University of Minnesota in work, community, and family education with a specialization in HRD.

Panel Topics

Women and Leadership in Schools/Colleges
Challenges of Developing Women Executives in Large Organizations
Women Leaders in Cross-cultural context
Women and Leadership Development in Asia

Program Schedule

8:00—9:00 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00—9:20 am | Welcome & Update

9:20—10:20 am | Attendee Introductions

10:20—10:40 am | Break

10:40—11:30 am | Panel A & B (concurrent)

11:30 am—12:30 pm | Lunch

12:30—12:45 pm | Announcements & Awards

12:45—1:35 pm | Panel C & D (concurrent)

1:35—2:00 pm | Break

2:00—3:00 pm | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan R. Madsen

3:00—4:00 pm | Response to Keynote


Event is free! Please click here to register by February 25, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Schintz at

Revised February 14, 2014


Event is free! Please click here to register by February 25, 2014


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