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FResHU Leadership Workshops for Female Researchers

  The FResHU Office organizes the workshop below . The workshop is intended for young female faculty aspiring to be academic leaders, and to provide them opportunities to hone their skills in education and administrative management. Through the workshop, you, the participants, will broaden your perspective on ways to maximize your efficiency, and the benefits derived in terms of enhanced organizational, educational and overall research potential, and how all of this impacts your understanding and appreciation of leadership.
  We have invited two eminent professors from the University of California, Berkeley, who have a wealth of experience imparting skills and instilling confidence in young faculty through their original, tailor-made development programs. Sessions include practical activities such as improving lecture and academic presentation delivery and research paper writing. About ten women are to participate from Hokkaido University and another ten from various research universities are anticipated to join us. We are looking forward to proactive, constructive exchange indicative of women scientists breaking ground and ceilings for generations to come. We all stand to gain and learn a lot from the professors and each other.

Workshop Title

“Break the Glass Ceiling with Leadership Skills” (tentative)


20th December(Sat) – 21st December(Sun) 2014


Hokkaido University Conference Hall Room 1

Invited Professors

Dr. Linda von Hoene & Dir. Sabrina Soracco
(University of California Berkeley)

Language of Instruction and Discussion



Female Researcher

Registration Fee



Saturday, December 20th
09:30-10:00 Session 0: Women in the Academy (program overview and introductions)
10:00-10:30 Session 1: Introducing Yourself at Professional Meetings
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Session 2-1: Lightening Talks: Mini Research Presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session 2-2: Lightening Talks (continued)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:15 Session 3: Developing Mentoring Skills
17:15-17:30 Wrap-up and Instructions for Sunday Sessions
Sunday, December 21th
9:00-11:00 Session 4-1: Successful Academic Writing
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Session 4-2: Successful Academic Writing (continued)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 Session 5-1: Women and Leadership
14:45-15:45 Small-group Activity
15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Session 5-2: Women and Leadership: Moving Forward; Wrap-up Discussion

Session Contents(tentative)

  1. Introductory Session: Women in the Academy
    This will serve as an introduction to the program and will also include an activity on introducing oneself at professional meetings.
  2. Lightening Talks: Mini-presentations on Research
    In this session, participants will each give a mini-presentation on their research and get feedback on their oral presentation skills from workshop facilitators and from peers.
  3. Developing Mentoring Skills
    In this workshop, participants will take part in several activities to help them assess and strengthen their mentoring skills.
  4. Women and Leadership, Part I
  5. Using Cheryl Sanders book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead as the point of departure (participants read this work prior to the workshop–I believe FResHu provided them with copies in advance), participants discuss issues affecting women in taking on leadership roles, including obstacles and how to address them.

  6. Women and Leadership, Part II
    In this closing session, participant will present the steps they plan to take in the coming year to develop their leadership skills.

Temporary childcare

Please contact us.


Fill the following 2 files (Application form and Profile sheet) and send to FResHU Office by e-mail.
Deadline: Monday, December 15th, 2014
Application-form/Profile sheet