Welcome to IFWE 2020: Online and Unmasked
Wednesday December 2 – Thursday December 3, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USDLA and the IFWE team have made the tough decision to postpone this year’s face-to-face event. The good news is we will still gather virtually on December 2nd and 3rd for an abbreviated version.
Inspirational Spotlight: Barbara Fintel Collins
Barbara Fintel Collins is co-founder of Dining for Women, the largest global giving circle movement dedicated to advancing gender equality and well-being for women and girls around the world. With 470 chapters throughout the United States, DFW has educated more than 32,000 global citizens. small gifts have amassed into $7 million in grants to organizations in 60 countries impacting the lives of 250,000 women and girls, and have created a powerful ripple effect into the lives of one million people in their families and communities.
Under her leadership, DFW has initiated partnerships with the Peace Corps, UNICEF, OXFAM, and Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative. Barb was named an Everyday Freedom Hero by the National Underground Railroad. Freedom Center. For more information, visit barbarafintelcollins.com
Inspirational Spotlight: Jacqueline Hammond
Braving the Wilderness & An Authentic Life
Jacqueline helps people and the businesses they work for grow using a mix of marketing, product expertise, sales strategy… and perhaps a touch of magic. She has worked across industries such as Finance, Health Care, and, most recently, Education. While the first chapters of her career were traditional, her current path is anything but. Jacqueline has harnessed her perseverance, strength, and ingenuity — innate qualities in all women — to chart an unconventional course of self-discovery and professional development. Today, she is pushing business leaders to lead less conventional, fearless, adventure-filled lives to find joy, professional satisfaction, and balance.
Inspirational Spotlight: Dr. Christina K. Brogdon
Triumph in Survival
Dr. Brogdon is Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with more than 16 years of experience in the higher education industry. Before her role at North Carolina A&T, Brogdon served as assistant vice president of Human Resources at the University of West Georgia for two years. Prior to her service at West Georgia, she held human resources leadership roles at VirginiaTech, Radford University and Bluefield State College.
Christina Brogdon is a dynamic human resources executive dedicated to employee engagement, talent management and organizational success. She is committed to helping employees “Work on Purpose”. Christina’s journey to success was a difficult path, but her story of grace, resilience and grit provides insight and inspiration for career advancement.
IFWE – ONLINE AND UNMASKED! (and FREE!)
Thinking about how masks have become a natural part of leaving our homes, IFWE UNMASKED allows you to shed that mask while sharing quality time with your IFWE friends and colleagues. In the tradition of IFWE, sessions will include eLearning topics as well as sessions to inspire us to be healthy and productive. And of course, what would IFWE be without a little fun? Get ready for speed networking, the IFWE Happy Hour, IFWE Book Club, and other surprises! The best news of all? IFWE Unmasked! is FREE (but you must still register)!!!
Although virtual, this year’s high-profile leadership forum promises to deliver an agenda that will reach out to the needs of women across multiple e-learning disciplines. The event targets women in the field who are currently in leadership roles, as well as those women who are on the rise in their careers. Attendees include professionals from K-12, higher and continuing education, and corporate, government and military training, as well as from Telehealth and distance learning consultant organizations.
IFWE’s vision includes addressing issues such as changing leadership roles, the quality of deliverables in the workplace, the pace of technology innovation, the future of the global education and training marketplace, the cultural integration of distance learning and e-learning, employment and other options for the future.
What is IFWE?
IFWE is the International Forum for Women in E-Learning, recognizing the role of women leaders in the field. Launched by USDLA in 2004, IFWE includes open discussions, shared ideas, and a number of presentations involving conversations that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into resources that include mentorships, eLearning programs and products, and an opportunity to learn from experts in our profession about relevant topics. In addition, attendees gain a better understanding of how to be a successful leader, up-and-coming leader, or support person in distance and online learning. Whether you are from K-12, higher education, corporate, military, government, or Telehealth, IFWE welcomes you!
Please join our IFWE Facebook Group for announcements and other pre-IFWE information!