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Women in the District Office

Empowerment, Professional Learning, and Networking Sessions

The CAPSS’ Women in Leadership Committee, in partnership with Neag School of Education’s Professors Laura Burton and Jennie Weiner, will offer a seminar series during the 2018-2019 academic year focused on the experiences, triumphs, and tribulations of female superintendents, assistant superintendents and any other district-level administrators who are interested in attending. The purpose of these sessions is to bring focus and voice to the special and unique experiences of women in educational leadership, challenge institutional bias, network with women leaders across CT, learn skills and strategies to enhance effectiveness as a female leader and empower and enlighten others around these issues.


Friday, January 11, 2019 (snow date January 17)

Friday, March 22, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019



Friday, September 21, 2018
This session will introduce participants to how to build an effective network of developmental relationships in their careers and to consider the unique opportunities and challenges for women in leadership.

Friday, November 30, 2018
8:30am -12:00pm
Mercy By The Sea
167 Neck Road, Madison CT 06443
Workplace Incivility
For current and aspiring central office leaders
In this session we will explore the topic of workplace incivility - behaviors often subtle and ambiguous but harmful nonetheless.
We will explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to workplace incivility, discuss why women may experience more uncivil behaviors than men, and why women may perpetrate or be perceived to perpetuate uncivil behavior toward other women.
We will also explore ways to address workplace incivility, both from an individual perspective (how might I contribute to or mitigate such behaviors?) and from an organizational perspective (what can we collectively do to address these issues?).