Program Plans

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 Program Plan

  1. Organize Fall Kickoff Workshop presenting leadership tips and summary of program elements.
  2. Schedule two Book Clubs that build skills for women aspiring to senior leadership.
  3. Host two Job Advancement workshops focusing on preparing for promotion and building a toolkit of skills needed for senior leadership.
  4. Host a leadership conference in spring (virtual or in-person based on COVID cases).
  5. Attend ACE Women's Network - Florida Central Region conference, if offered.
  6. Attend ACE Women's Network - Florida State Conference, if offered.

* Planned activities may be offered remotely.

Past Program Activity

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Plans

  1. Offer a Fall kickoff workshop featuring a panel of female leaders discussing strategies that have advanced their careers at Seminole State - September 12.
  2. Host "Invest in Yourself" Workshops in partnership with Human Resources.
    • Part 1 - October 8,  2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    • Part 2 - October 22,  2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  3. Host two Book Clubs.
    • The Confidence Code
      Fridays - 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
      Location - SLM L309 starting September 13
    • Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
      Tuesdays - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
      Location - SLM A123 starting September 17
  4. Coordinate a Job Shadowing program at the College, modeled after the ACE Women’s Network – Florida program.
    Deadline to submit applications is October 18, 2019.
  5. Host a Women’s Leadership Conference - February 21, 2020.
  6. Foster community engagement skills with opportunities to represent the College at various off-campus events.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Plan Completion

  1. Hold a planning meeting for the Steering Committee. Review program outline; plan meet-and-greet.  Meet-and-greet offered 11.09.18.
  2. Meet with Dr. Lorenz; obtain support for Women Moving Forward, including ACE and NAWBO elements.  Meeting 09.17.18; endorsement by Dr. Lorenz.
  3. Attend regional meeting in Melbourne.  Three representatives attended, 09.07.18.
  4. Create calendar for 2018-19.  Completed 09.18.18.
  5. Host a meet-and-greet for female employees.  Meet-and-greet offered 11.09.18.
  6. Seek input on desired programs and activities designed to support development. Survey of all female employees via email in November 2018; results supplemented by written surveys 11.09.18.
  7. Link health disciplines’ faculty to NAWBO Wellness for Winning event (October).  Completed 03.25.19.
  8. Meet with Dean Hugh Moore for specific involvement.  Completed 07.03.18.
  9. Initiate webpage.  Completed 03.25.19.
  10. Attend State Conference. Completed 04.11.19.
  11. Offer two skill-building workshops.Completed 02.01.19 and 03.19.19.
  12. Provide opportunities for campus constituents to attend networking events sponsored by various community partners. Completed 05.09.19.

2018-19 Action Items

Date AddedItemDate Completed
08.08.18Develop meeting schedule for Fall and Spring, every two weeks08.08.18
08.08.18Develop Women Moving Forwardwebsite.
  • Overview
  • Links to related College and community organizations
  • Upcoming conferences of interest
  • Meeting summaries and agenda
  • Action Items (edited from meeting summaries)
08.08.18Meet-and-greet with new President, Dr. Georgia Lorenz.08.22.18
08.08.18Review list of faculty members not selected for Standing Committee roles in Spring 2018; invite to Steering Committee.08.22.18
09.25.18Offer Convocation workshop: “Women Moving Forward: Lessons in Leadership.” Four College leaders discussing their career paths, mentors, formative experiences, and advice.09.25.18
10.01.18Establish dedicated email address, WomenMovingForward@seminolestate.edu10.18.18
11.09.18Offer Kickoff Workshop for Women Moving Forward:
  • Pre-event survey of all female employees: needs assessment
  • Livestreamed event to watch parties at other campuses
  • ACE Women’s Network – Florida officer to describe purpose (Dr. Annie Becker, FIT)
  • Networking icebreaker
  • Looped slideshow of inspiring women leaders; create table tent cards with additional information
  • Table exercises, Lessons in Leadership
  • Closing remarks, President Georgia Lorenz
01.08.19Create two cohorts, book club for Spring 2019.01.19.19
01.22.19Form 2019-2020 planning sub teams.01.22.19
02.01.19Offer skill-building workshop, "Finding the Connections" - networking tips from Dr. John Gyllin, Vice President of Resource Development and Executive Director of the Foundation for Seminole State College02.01.19
02.25.19Plan for April 23 joint social, book club Spring 2019 cohorts 1 and 2.
  • Impact of reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Formation of Lean In Circles, 2019-2020
03.19.19Offer skill-building workshop, “Committee Roles: Your Stepping Stone to Leadership Experience” workshop.
  • Table exercises, leadership without supervisory experience
  • Panel: leadership experiences on committees, from student role to departmental projects to College committees
  • Encouragement to apply for appointment to Standing Committees through annual College survey
04.17.19Schedule June 25 social for Summer 2019 Lean In book club.05.01.19
04.17.19Select a Dean to replace Hugh Moore.06.17.19
04.23.19Poll female employees re: book club selections, 2019-
04.23.19Develop/orient a pool to attend community events.05.25.19
04.23.19Complete 2018-19 Annual Report, 2019-2020 Program Plan for ACE Women's Network - Florida.05.22.19
05.14.19Prepare SkillSoft list:  women's leadership. 
06.04.19Design craft activity for December book club planning meeting. 

Equity and Diversity/Title IX – 05.31.18, updated 07.02.18, 07.10.18, 07.25.18, 08.09.18, 08.24.18, 04.16.19, 05.03.19, 06.17.19, 08.18.20


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