Program Summaries

2018-19 

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Women Moving Forward is a program preparing women for leadership roles in higher education. One component is linkages with community organizations so women can develop their leadership skills, build community contacts, and find connections with other leaders to advance the College and their own careers.

This list highlights the organizations, their purpose in the community, the key contact with the organization if Seminole State employees want further information, the College contact who is managing the relationship with the organization, and the ways in which women can connect.

  • Key contact: Dr. Lisa Jones, State Chair
  • College contact: Dr. Lisa Valentino
  • The College is a member institution. Ways to connect:
    • Support Women Moving Forward! This program is a College initiative wrapped around the ACE programs aimed at developing women as senior leaders.
    • Apply for Spend a Day Shadowing program: match with one or more of the 26 Presidents and Vice Presidents in Florida who have agreed to work with a shadow to develop senior leaders. Deadline to apply: February 15. Deadline to complete shadowing: April 30, 2019.
    • Join the Virtual Book Club when it is offered.
  • Key contacts: Dr. Lisa Valentino and Dr. Jan Lloyd-Lesley
  • College contacts: Dr. Lisa Valentino and Dr. Jan Lloyd-Lesley
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect in 2018-19:
    • Attend 2018 Convocation panel on Seminole State leaders’ career paths.
    • Attend 2018 Kickoff event: networking, greetings from Dr. Lorenz, orientation from ACE Women’s Network – Florida, Table Talk, and plans for 2019.
    • Support Lean In Circles: Lean In book clubs, cohort 1 and cohort 2, starting January and February 2019.
    • Attend Finding the Connections workshop, February 1.
    • Attend Enhancing your career through committee service workshop, March 29.
    • Join in the planning for 2019-2020.
  • Key contact: Summer Pessatore
  • College contact: Summer Pessatore
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Watch for emails about activities, if you are a Career Service employee.
    • Share your comments, suggestions, and concerns with the Council before each semester’s Exchange of Views with the College leadership.
    • Bring the mission to life: Communicate, Support, Engage, and Collaborate.
  • Key contact: Kevin Jordan
  • College contact: Kevin Jordan
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Watch for emails about activities, if you are a faculty member.
    • Step up during departmental/area elections or seek member-at-large status.
    • If elected, represent Faculty Senate on College Standing Committees as well as officer positions and committees within Faculty Senate.
  • Key contact: Michael McCurdy
  • College contact: Michael McCurdy
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Watch for emails about activities, if you are a Professional or Technical staff member.
    • Communicate topics of organizational interest and concern.
    • Promote professional development that will provide opportunities to achieve and maintain the highest level of professional competence.
    • Join the Board or volunteer as the PTEC representative to various College committees.
  • Key contact: Kevin Jordan
  • College contact: Chair of the Standing Committee “Committee to Coordinate Standing Committees,” Kevin Jordan
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Check out Procedure 1.0900 to learn about the 12 Standing Committees for the College.
    • Watch for the annual survey in March inviting employees to indicate interest in Standing Committee members; write a quick note about each committee of interest.
    • Represent your area and get involved with Committee activities to develop leadership skills.
  • Key contact: Mae Ashby
  • College contact: Mae Ashby
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Complete an application in May.
    • If selected, participate in eight all-day leadership development sessions in 2019-20. The learning opportunities help participants better understand our College and its context within higher education and the community at large.
  • Key contact: Mae Ashby
  • College contact: members, Advanced Leadership Academy Council: Ashley Navarro, Dr. Kevin Jordan, Dr. Lisa Valentino, Dr. Scott Freeman, Kim Maznicki, Mae Ashby, William Fowler.
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Complete Leadership Academy.
    • Leadership Academy alumni: focus on personal growth and collaboration at roundtable session with Executive Team February 15.
  • Key contact: Sabrina Deshner
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Complete the College survey of committee interests in March; apply to join the Employee Excellence committee.
    • Contribute news and information for On Your RAIDar each semester.
  • Key contact: Bill Fowler
  • College contact: Bill Fowler
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Attend in-person, online, or streamed training on new employee orientation, Microsoft applications, College policies and safety procedures, and skills for supervisors.
    • Consider earning a Professional Development Certificate.
    • Access your choice of 5,000 online courses: business courses, environmental health and safety, information technology, customer service, harassment prevention, among many others.
  • Key contact: Anita Simpson
  • College contact: Anita Simpson
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Respond to the invitation sent by Human Resources to current supervisors.
    • Participate in two-day training, two-hour update, and other activities.
    • Volunteer to join the Great Colleges Supervisory Training Committee: spend a few hours each term planning and implementing learning opportunities for supervisors.
  • Key contact: Cynthia Godby
  • College contact: Yajaira Brignoni
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Select a professional training opportunity and apply for travel funding
    • Enroll in a degree program and apply for funding (non-bargaining unit employees)
    • Enroll in academic courses to promote life-long learning and apply for funding (non-bargaining unit employees.
    • Apply for a mini-grant to support new course creation, innovative instructional materials and equipment, or to design and implement processes that streamline the College’s services and practices.
  • Key contact: Barbara LeBranch
  • College contact: Barbara LeBranch
  • This is a Seminole State initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Attend workshops
    • Participate in webcasts
    • Read the newsletters
    • Join a book discussion
    • Contribute to the Friday Series (topics change monthly)
  • Key contact: Dr. Jordan Camenker
  • College contact: Dr. Jordan Camenker
  • This is a Seminole State chapter of a national initiative. Ways to connect:
    • Visit a meeting (Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM).
    • Join and pay dues ($45 every six months).
    • Observe public speaking
    • Work with a mentor
    • Practice public speaking
  • Key contact: Gaby Ortigoni, President
  • College contact: Janet Balanoff
  • The College is a Trustee. Ways to connect:
    • Business After Hours
    • Special events for Trustees (recently, meeting with Governor of Puerto Rico)
    • Annual Hispanic Business Conference (staff College information table; introduce breakout sessions sponsored by College; staff College information table inside breakout room; attend keynote and breakout sessions).
    • Don Quijote awards gala (December)
  • Key contact: Tanisha Nunn Gary, President
  • College contact: Janet Balanoff
  • The College is a Bronze Corporate sponsor. Ways to connect:
    • Business After Hours
    • Special events for Bronze and higher-level sponsors
    • Eagle Awards gala (January)
  • Key contact: Jennifer Dickerson, President
  • College contact: Janet Balanoff
  • The College is a Supporting Member. Ways to connect:
    • Lunch-and-Learns, Tuesdays, monthly, at the National Entrepreneur Center, Orlando Fashion Square. Recent topics: using social media to promote your business; organizing your business life on verified apps.
    • PropelHer, local competition of business pitches by women entrepreneurs leading to funding by investors (modeled on Shark Tank). Luncheon and final pitches, February 12 at Full Sail.
    • Wine, Women and Chocolate event.
    • Women Who Win program, providing education, mentorship and networking for female entrepreneurs.
  • Key contact: Rogue Gallart, President
  • College contact: Janet Balanoff
  • The College is a Silver sponsor. Ways to connect:
    • Business After Hours
    • Veterans Business Initiative (staff College information table March 5; deliver five-minute presentation on College programs March 5; attend closing luncheon in April).
    • Dining in the Dark (December): co-presented with Lighthouse. Enjoy dinner served by Orange County Sheriff’s Department SWAT unit in night-vision goggles while dining in the dark to increase appreciation for and sensitivity to individuals with visual impairments).
    • Young Entrepreneurs Program: Orange County high school juniors and seniors with disabilities participate in business planning, marketing, and visits to local employers to develop their small-business idea. Needed: leaders to bring this program to Seminole County.
  • Key contact: Catherine Chimera
  • College contact: Janine McComas, membership chair
  • This is an initiative of the Florida College System with a Seminole State chapter. Ways to connect:
    • Participate in professional development and networking conferences (dues-paying members – dues are determined by annual salary).
    • Read and contribute to the quarterly newsletter.
    • Serve at the College level on our chapter’s board, at the region level as a director, or at the state-wide level on a commission or on the Board of Directors.
    • Earn the Certified College Professional credential.
  • Key contact: Sheila Steele, President
  • College contact: Janet Balanoff
  • The College partners with these local businesswomen and educators. Ways to connect:
    • Appreciate them as scholarship donors
    • Coordinate their appearance as speakers at Diversity Workshops
    • Volunteer to lead one-hour sessions at their Saturday morning academies, monthly, for high school males and high school females. Topics: financial literacy, preparing for college, business etiquette, ethics, employment, civic engagement.
    • Attend annual Scholarship Gala
  • Key contact: Bridget Lake
  • The College maintains a relationship with this Chamber [Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce] and others in Seminole County. Ways to connect:
    • Join the Chamber or attend as a guest.
    • Attend lunch-and-learns.
    • Participate in the OBN luncheons, second Wednesday of the month at Tuscawilla Country Club. Exchange information, share contacts, and provide a support system for professional women within the Chamber’s service area.

Equity and Diversity/Title IX, February 1, 2019

Contact

Janet Balanoff
Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
407.708.2963