PhD in Leadership and Change Students and Alum to Present at Conference

PhD in Leadership and Change students LauraLynn Jansen, Cindy Mako Robinson, Kader Gumus, and alumna Dr. Shana Hormann will present at the International Association’s Women in Leadership Conference in Portsmouth, United Kingdom June 15-17, 2022. The conference includes three days of programming including keynotes, reflective conversations, workshops, panels, presentations, and more. The conference will provide space and time for participants to reflect and rejuvenate while inspiring each other and developing research and practice as leaders for today and tomorrow.

The schedule and presentations include:

Wed, June 15, 8:00 to 8:40am: PhD in Leadership and Change student LauraLynn Jansen will present “Integrated Alchemy: Awakening To Your Day Through Purposeful Presence.”

Wed, June 15, 11:45am to 12:10pm: PhD in Leadership and Change student Cindy Mako Robinson is co-presenting a research round table titled: “Exploring the Role of Women Social Entrepreneurs and their Leadership Style.” The session shares the findings of a concept paper and a mixed-method empirical study.

Thu, June 16, 1:40 to 2:45pm: PhD in Leadership and Change student LauraLynn Jansen will present in a panel called “Leadership Development Programs and Pathways for Young Women and Girls.” Her presentation is titled “How Young Women Grow and Lead.”

Thu, June 16, 4:20 to 5:40pm: PhD in Leadership and Change alum Dr. Shana Hormann and student Kader Gumus are slated to participate in the panel entitled “Healthy Connections Mitigate Trauma” The panel will discuss experiences of connection in the face of trauma. The panel will discuss with participants experiences of connection in the face of trauma and will encompass the conference theme of Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders to share perspectives including immigration trauma, crisis organizations and first responder units, and the importance of engaging in communities of practice when working with traumatized individuals, organizations, and communities.

Fri, June 17, 10:40 to 11:50am: LauraLynn Jansen and fellow GSLC doctoral student Cindy Mako Robinson will be leading the workshop entitled, “Women and Leadership Development: Reflective Practice in Mastermind Peer Mentoring Groups” at the conference. This session will examine participants’ reflective practices, participate in reflective practice in a mastermind group session, and share the benefits and challenges of participating in Mastermind group reflective practice.


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Renee Bradford

Renee Bradford, PhD in Leadership and Change student, was recently honored with inclusion in the International Association of Management, Spirituality, and Religion’s (IAMSR) annual conference in Vienna, Austria. The conference brought together participants from eighteen countries and four continents to share insights and reflect on the future of management, spirituality and IAMSR. Bradford is a servant leader, philanthropist and champion for women, children and families. She is Founder and Vision Keeper for First Purse, Inc., an innovative nonprofit organization that empowers girls and young women to be financially literate, invest in their communities and to own their “first purse” of

Alesia Grace Thompson

Alesia Grace Thompson, PhD in Leadership and Change student and Chief Executive Officer and Principal Owner of ClearVision Mediation, recently facilitated an impactful interview with communications coach and author Lorraine Segal which was hosted by, an online resource for the global mediation community. For nearly two decades Thompson has been providing NGOs, families, foundations, and nonprofit organizations with mediation expertise, conflict resolution, and diplomacy.

Kate Carter ’94

Kate Carter, ’94 (Antioch Midwest, MA) passed away of Covid in 2020. Her book, Covenant, was published posthumously in Kate’s memory, by her partner of 25 years, Yvonne Lutter ’99 (Antioch New England, PsyD) in her memory. This never-before-published collection of elegantly crafted, masterful poems was written over 30 years ago by a then-aspiring graduate student. Covenant is a story of love and redemption. Carter’s impressive poetic talent transforms the ugly banality of personal confession into a sublime gift of love with a capital L. Drawing on Celtic traditions, Carter weaves the commonplace story of our brokenness through the strength of

Greta Creech ‘21

Dr. Greta Creech ‘21 (GSLC, PhD) recently published a new research article, “Relationships, power, and ambiguity: how do U.S. intelligence officer responses to toxicity affect support to the core mission?” Dr. Cheech explores U.S. intelligence core teams at the cultural and functional levels, and how intelligence officers respond to toxic interpersonal relationships remains unexplored. Her study found power, agency, and acumen play central roles, along with relational ambiguity and toxic memory as contextual factors. Learn more about Dr. Creech and read her dissertation Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence

Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Faculty Host a Weeklong Workshop

Antioch New England’s Nature-Based Early Childhood Education program faculty, Ellen Doris and Elizabeth Lowe, recently hosted a weeklong workshop with the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union. Cheryl Charles, chairwoman of the Westminster School Board and an early proponent of getting kids outdoors, said the goal is to encourage students to recover from the various social and emotional problems that came out because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is taking children outdoors for learning,” she said, and not just learning about nature. The program provided teachers a crash course on integrating their regular lessons on literacy, math, and science in the outdoors

Rosalind Cohen ‘22 and Jamie Moyer

Dr. Rosalind Cohen ‘22 (GSLC, PhD) and Jamie Moyer, a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change program, recently collaborated with the International Leadership Association to host interactive roundtable discussions during their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Virtual Summit. The summit provides a space for participants to consider and share thoughts regarding her research about the relationship between inclusive leadership, employee engagement, and identity for providing a pragmatic model of talent acquisition. Cohen, CEO and Founder of Socius Strategies, led the roundtable entitled: “Rethinking Recruiting for Talent Connecting Inclusive Leadership, Employee Engagement, and Identity.” Moyer, a Diversity, Equity, and

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