Center for Executive Education Hosting Virtual Webinars, In-Person Workshops for Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer University’s Center for Executive Education recently began a free Women in Leadership webinar series aimed at developing leaders, innovators, problem-solvers and lifelong learners who strive to make a positive impact on their industries and communities every day.

“We are very excited to bring this new series to all women currently in positions of leadership, as well as to those who aspire to be future leaders,” said Jeff Wolfe, director of the Center for Executive Education. “At Mercer University, we have an ongoing responsibility to our students, alumni and to the general public to provide the resources that will make you better leaders through a variety of offerings within our Executive Education programs. The Women in Leadership webinars and workshops are designed to do just that, and I encourage you to register for any or all of these programs.”

The four-session webinar series features speakers from the University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and College of Professional Advancement.

The first session, held Aug. 20, featured Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, associate professor of management, on “The Importance of Negotiating.” Subsequent sessions are planned for Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

Dr. Morgan Kiper Riechel, assistant professor of counseling, and Jordon Beasley, Ph.D. candidate in counselor education and supervision, will speak on “Mindful Decision-Making for Effective Leadership,” Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dr. Jacqueline Stephen, director of the Office of Distance Learning and instructor of leadership studies, will discuss “Leading Virtual Teams,” Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, will address the topic “Is Your Quarantine Business Idea Worth Pursuing?,” Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All sessions are free and open to the public and can be joined by registering online.

Building off of the webinar series, the Center for Executive Education has planned two days of Women in Leadership workshops Oct. 22-23 offered in-person on Mercer’s Atlanta campus or online.

These will feature Dr. Chapman on “Women Who Negotiate: A Hands-On Workshop for Effective Negotiation Skills,” Dr. Stenard on “Validating Business Opportunities,” Dr. Riechel, Beasley and fellow Ph.D. candidates Carrie Elder and Elizabeth Norris on “Mindfulness Leadership in Organizations,” as well as Dr. Lynn Clemons, associate professor of organizational leadership and chair of leadership studies, on “Leading Teams.”

These workshops cost $250 per day or $400 for both days. Special discounts are available for Mercer students, faculty and staff, as well as organizations with three or more participants. Registration is available online and closes Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.

The Center for Executive Education, housed in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, aims to help organizations meet the need for practical and useful knowledge that facilitates critical thinking by maximizing human capital through innovative and state-of-the-art programs. The Center offers a portfolio of customized corporate and open enrollment certificate programs that have been developed by the most forward-thinking minds in academia and the industry. For more information on the Center and its programming, contact Wolfe at