Why Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

with Jacquelyn D. Elliott, Ed.D.

About This Course

In this interactive session, participants will examine multiple aspects of leadership to include historical perspectives of women in leadership, varying leadership styles and the role of gender in leadership theory. Participants will examine their own personal leadership style and some common missteps to gaining the "corner office."

Learning Outcomes

By participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

  • recognize the difference among the common leadership styles and how to apply each in different situations; 
  • synthesize the path women have taken over the past 50 years to gain leadership positions.; 
  • identify common gender issues as they pertain to leadership to include Mommy Wars, Glass Ceiling, and Patriarchal Construct, among others; 
  • identify one’s personal leadership style via assessment; 
  • create a personal VISION statement for own leadership advancement; 
  • create a timeline for next steps in advancement; and
  • recognize the pitfalls of women's advancement and how to overcome or avoid such obstacles.

Intended Audience

This session will be aligned with the needs of graduate students and professionals with up to 10 years of experience.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).

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