Recent & Upcoming Events ​

Dr. Barbara Kaufman and Dr. Gretchen Bataille

2019 WACUBO Business Management Institute

On August 6, 2019, Dr. Kaufman presented at the Western Association of College and University Officers (WACUBO), Business Management Institute.  The title of her presentation was “Why is Change So Hard?  A Holistic Approach to Effectively Navigating Change.”  The audience learned the differences between technical and adaptive change and develop specific strategies for their tool kits to help employees become more resilient in adapting change initiatives.

2018 CHEC Conference

In October Dr. Kaufman presented at the 2018 CHEC Conference in Sonoma, California.  The conference was sponsored by the CSU, UC and Community Colleges.  The title of her presentation was “A Holistic Approach to Making Leadership Transitions and Structural Change Less Threatening and More Positive to Staff and Administrators”

Managing Oneself Through Unleashing Your Leadership Potential: How Understanding Your Values Can Transform Your Leadership Opportunities

On April 29, 2018 Dr. Kaufman facilitated a seminar for Leadership California’s Class of 2018, which included sixty three women leaders from around the state of California.  The title of her presentation was "Managing Oneself Through Unleashing Your Leadership Potential: How Understanding Your Values Can Transform Your Leadership Opportunities."  Select the button below to explore Leadership California's program for women leaders.

Dr. Barbara Kaufman and Dr. Gretchen Bataille have launched the first article of a series focused on women leaders.  This Q&A with Carol Caley outlines ways that women leaders can more effectively assess their potential leadership opportunities and become more adept at leveraging their strengths as they compete for future leadership roles.

Arizona State University: Advanced Leadership Program

On May 19th, Dr. Gretchen Bataille spoke at the Advanced Leadership Program sponsored by the Arizona State University Office of the President.

NAFSA: International Student Pathway Programs

​On May 31st, Dr. Gretchen Bataille, moderated a panel at NAFSA's Annual Conference  on "International Student Pathway Programs: Build vs. Buy?"

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Recently Published Articles & Conference Presentations  ​

Dr. Barbara Kaufman and Dr. Gretchen Bataille

"Looking Ahead with Hope and Resiliency"

Every campus, every faculty and staff member and every student is touched by what is happening. Universities are tackling the practical issues first, as they should—closing residence halls, putting classes online, addressing student needs for food and shelter. University researchers are stepping up to develop vaccines and tests. University medical schools are in the middle of the crisis, and their faculty and students are getting a first-hand look at the pain and suffering in their university and local communities.

Dr. Barbara Kaufman and Dr. Gretchen Bataille have launched the first article of a series focused on women leaders.  This Q&A with Carol Caley outlines ways that women leaders can more effectively assess their potential leadership opportunities and become more adept at leveraging their strengths as they compete for future leadership roles.

Gretchen and I hope that you find her latest article on the education of international students - "Missing the Boat on our Country's Greatest Export" of interest.  We welcome your feedback.

Recently, Dr. Kaufman was interviewed by Leadership California's communications director, Carol Caley, regarding why women do not "toot their own horns."  

​The article provides insight regarding the challenges women face, as well as practical words of advice from Kaufman on how women can find their voice and become more adept at building on their successes.

Written with Bradley D.  Farnsworth (ACE). January 23, 2017.

​Eleven chapter e-text produced at Auburn University.  Bataille provided commentary on topics including town and gown, diversity, athletics, academics, etc. 

Edited by Dr. Gretchen Bataille and Dr. Diana I. Cordova, Northwestern University's academic director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute.  This book remains a “must read” for campus leaders who find themselves confronted with unexpected events and unthinkable crises.   The edited collection offers first-hand advice and best practices on preparing for and managing a crisis, as well as on handling the emotional, and often long term, toll that can result from dramatic events on campus.

2016 ACE Regional Women's Leadership Forum, CSU San Marcos Campus

Dr. Kaufman moderated a panel of women leaders at the 2016 ACE Women's Leadership Forum on October 14, 2016.  The forum's theme was "Inclusion and the Leadership Ladder."

On July 17, 2016, Dr. Kaufman facilitated a seminar at the Leadership California conference in Los Angeles on "Taking Ownership of Increasing Your Leadership Effectiveness Through Style Flexibility." 


In honor of Leadership California's 25th Anniversary, Dr. Kaufman also moderated a panel of distinguished women leaders that evening on "Lessons Learned on the Leadership Journey."


Click the button below to view her follow-up article "5 Key Takeaways from Successful Women in Male-Dominated Fields"

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Recent Conference Presentations

Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille

US is Losing an Opportunity for Economic Growth. 

The PIE News (March 2, 2018)

International Student Pathway Programs: Build vs Buy?

NAFSA. Los Angeles, CA. May 2017.

International Recruitment in the Current Political Climate

APLU Council on Academic Affairs. Burlington, VT.  July 2017.

Women's Issues: Crossing Boundaries

Melbourne Women's Leadership Symposium.  Melbourne, Australia. July 2017.

"OASIS" (Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy)​

On July 6, 2016, Gretchen Bataille presented the keynote address and facilitated work groups for the DC-based Education Trust program OASIS that brings together eleven minority-serving universities to develop strategies for student success.  The program was held at CSU Fullerton July 6-7, and participants were welcomed by President Mildred Garcia who is serving as the co-chair of this Lumina-funded network. 

Fireside Chat on Higher Education Leadership

Academy for Innovative Higher Education.  Arizona State University.  April 4, 2016.  

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

"Pathway Programs: What Should University Leaders Know?"  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  2016.

Workshop Leader: "Educators' Leadership Academy"

In April, 2015, Dr. Bataille was at Central Oklahoma University to facilitate a workshop for 30 educators from universities throughout Oklahoma

Invited Lectures: "Women in American Society" and "American Education System"

Dr. Bataille was invited to lecture to women students and faculty at the Mody University of Science and Technology in Lakshmangarh, India in February 2015

​“International Initiatives: The Value Proposition for Campuses.”

​Navitas North American Partners’ Conference.  Vancouver, BC.  April 6, 2016.

Convenor: "Roundtable for Women Music Executives"

In November of 2014, at the National Association for Schools of Music in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille moderated a panel of women who discussed the realities and challenges in their discipline.

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