Professional Development

ACE Women’s Network Ohio Annual Conference, Scholarships, and Awards

The ACE Women's Network Ohio (ACE WNO) is a network of women administrators, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Through conferences, workshops, and other resources, ACE WNO is committed to improving the status of women on Ohio’s campuses and throughout higher education. In doing so, the organization supports the mission of the Inclusive Excellence Group and the American Council on Education.

The ACE Women's Network Ohio Professional Development Scholarship supports participation at a conference or workshop, your memberships in a professional organization, and other opportunities that advance your professional development. The Scholarship can provide support of up to $750. Please find more information at Awards.

Find more information at ACE WNO.

Regional Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)

The Higher Education Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is a regional program for faculty and staff women. Since 2004 several colleges and universities in the Greater Cincinnati area have partnered to offer this successful leadership and professional development initiative to women on their campuses. The goal is to support and advance women in academic and administrative leadership positions at their home institutions.

The Institute consists of a series of monthly workshops during the academic year. Planned by a steering team with representatives from each partner school, sessions consist of a speaker, group activities, refreshments and opportunities for networking and reflection.

Nominations and applications are solicited each spring for the following year’s cohort. Jane Goettsch (Women*s Center) serves as Miami’s representative to the regional WILD steering committee. Let Jane ( know if you’d like to be notified when the application process commences.

Institute for Miami Leadership Development (IMLD)

In the Fall of 2011, the Provost’s Office announced the inaugural session of the Institute for Miami Leadership Development (IMLD,) which provides professional development for both current and future Miami faculty and staff leaders through a series of dinner sessions, informal gatherings, and applied experience over an 18-month period. Currently working with its fifth cohort, the IMLD is designed to improve leadership potential among both Miami faculty and staff through:

  • the development of new conceptual understandings of leadership and organizations
  • a broader understanding of higher education as an enterprise
  • strengthened interpersonal skills
  • deeper self-awareness

The ultimate aim of the IMLD is to ensure future leadership capable of moving Miami into a vastly changing and exciting educational landscape. Learn more about the IMLD program and how to apply.