Alumnae Symposium

In 2019, we debuted the Alumnae Symposium, a professional evening for alumnae to enhance leadership skills, foster professional relationships, and share insights between women and across generations. This year, the Alumnae Symposium will continue as a Lunch and Learn Webinar series to ensure the safety of our community and open up the opportunity to alumnae across the globe. This 3-part series will focus on three highly relevant topics to support alumnae as they continue to learn not just for school, but for life.

Session 1: Navigating Respectful Political Dialogue

September 24, 12:00 pm

Many of us were taught to never discuss we're unsure of how to navigate difficult conversations! In a highly polarized world, learn strategies for engaging in important political dialogue in a productive and respectful way. Hear from Jane Coaston '05, Senior Politics Reports for Vox, and Betsy Sundermann '94, magistrate and Cincinnati City Council member, about how they navigate participating in these conversations with friends, family, and others in their community.

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Session 2: Being an Ally and Confronting Racism

November 12, 12:00 pm

Combatting racism goes beyond not making racist comments yourself. Knowing how to stand up for equity and mutual respect can be intimidating. Join Dr. Kareem Moncree-Moffett '90, UC professor and founder of Moncor Consulting, as she dialogues with Ursuline hosts about being actively anti-racist.

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Session 3: Redefining Success during Turbulent Times

December 3, 12:00 pm

New safety procedures, such as working remotely and quarantining among others, have been challenging for everyone both professionally and personally. What can we learn about how to define success and measure our own worth from these experiences? Alumna JoAnne Peck Kennard '83, Certified Professional Career Coach, and Ursuline Staff Member Emily Menendez-Aponte, School Therapist, will join alumnae to discuss how to adjust our expectations of ourselves and maintain our mental health during these turbulent times. Let’s consider the “silver linings” and what we can take forward from this time.

This session is past. Access the recording.

2020 Alumnae Symposium Lunch and Learn FAQ

How long is each session?

Each session is approximately 45 minutes long.

I don't see a registration form for the session in which I'm interested. Where can I find it?

For each session, registration ends 2 days prior to the webinar. Below are the dates that registration closes. If you still wish to attend, contact Ellen Funk Valentine '08.

      • Session 1: September 22
      • Session 2: November 10
      • Session 3: December 1

Will this be interactive?

The Lunch and Learn will take the format of a webinar. There will be dialogue between the speaker(s) and host(s). Participants will be able to enter questions in the Q and A panel. We will answer as many as possible during the Q and A portion of the event. Participants cameras will be off and their mics muted.

Who are the Lunch and Learns open to?

This webinar series is open to all Ursuline alumnae across the globe. Please note that all times listed are in EST!

Is lunch provided?

Ursuline is not providing lunch. Please feel free to enjoy any food and refreshments you wish during the webinar.

Have further questions?

Contact Director of Alumnae Relations Ellen Funk Valentine '08.